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14 Things You Owned in the '70s That are Worth a Fortune Now

Mental Floss Logo By Stacy Conradt of Mental Floss | Slide 1 of 14: <p>Peter Jackson wasn’t the first one to take a crack at J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In 1978, Ralph Bakshi directed an <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077869/">animated version</a> with the voices of John Hurt, William Squire, and Anthony Daniels, among others. There was a toy promotion to go along with the movie, of course, and though the action figures look a little cheap by today’s standards, they’re anything but. <a href="http://www.ebay.com/gds/18-Rare-Toys-Worth-More-Than-an-Average-Car-/10000000179359481/g.html">According to eBay</a>, a complete set can sell for up to $17,000.</p>

1. THE LORD OF THE RINGS KNICKERBOCKER PLAYSET

Peter Jackson wasn’t the first one to take a crack at J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In 1978, Ralph Bakshi directed an animated version with the voices of John Hurt, William Squire, and Anthony Daniels, among others. There was a toy promotion to go along with the movie, of course, and though the action figures look a little cheap by today’s standards, they’re anything but. According to eBay, a complete set can sell for up to $17,000.

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