From vintage toys and household items to books and records, these relics of the ’70s have matured over time, much like fine wine, appreciating in both age and value.

‘The Lord of the Rings’ Knickerbocker playset

Before Peter Jackson’s adaptation, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy received an animated treatment in 1978, directed by Ralph Bakshi and featuring the voices of John Hurt, William Squire, Anthony Daniels, and others. Alongside the movie, a toy promotion was launched. While the action figures may appear modest by contemporary standards, their value is anything but. A complete set can fetch up to $17,000 according to eBay.