Top 10 most Expensive Toys and Games in the World
Every child loves playing and many parents are ready to pay a good amount for the games and toys they love, and that which can also help boost their cognitive, mental, and physical development. You must have spent quite a few dollars on games until now and maybe your child has the most expensive game in his/her class. However, you will be surprised to know that there are kids games worth up to millions of dollars. Yes, you read that right, and we shall, in fact, discover 10 such most expensive toys and games right away.
From Diamond Barbie to Astolat Dollhouse Castle, here’s a look at top 10 of the most expensive toys and games in the world 2018.
1. Astolat Dollhouse Castle (worth $8.5 million)
This is the costliest toy and certainly the priciest dollhouse ever. The Astolat Dollhouse Castle is worth a whopping $8.5 million because of its best creativity, engineering, architecture, and sculpting. It has a pool, gym, many floors, and 29 rooms. Also, there is a basement, wine cellar, kitchen, armory, stairways, hallways, and seven levels. The bar actually has mini liquor bottles, and there also is a music room, formal rooms, a grand ballroom, and a library. It took 13 years to finish this beautiful dollhouse and it weighs somewhere between 815-890 pounds.
2. L’Oiseiur (worth $6.25 million)
The bird trainer or L’Oiseleur as it is known is French is a moving 4 feet doll created by Christian Bally, a French automata professional. It took over 15,000 hours to finish this project. This automated doll is given motion and life all thanks to its 2,340 steel polished parts. It does not function using any batteries or motors but with the help of spring-driven gears and cogs. The doll is dressed in renaissance garb, which is embellished with pearls and gold.
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3. Madame Alexander Eloise (worth $5 million)
If you had $5 million what would you do? Start a business, buy a car or a house? Or would you spend it on a doll called Madame Alexander Eloise? If you are wondering what makes this doll so pricey then it is because of its 9 carats of diamonds and other costly accessories. Madame Alexander, the doll designer, created only 5 such dolls and each of them wears Christian Dior clothes, Oscar de la Renta fur, Swarovski crystals and Katherine Baumann accessories. This doll has a chubby appearance, blond hair, and has a stylish dog to accompany her.
4. Model Car Lamborghini Aventador (worth $4.6 million)
You can buy yourself a real Lamborghini by spending about $380k, but if you were to buy this toy replica you will have to spend $4.6 million. This 1/8- size car model has been designed by Robert Gulpen, a German engineer, and the reason behind its high price is that it has diamonds, gold, and platinum rims in its seats, steering wheels, and headlights. It took Gulpen 500 hours to make this expensive and rare doll. Now you know why this replica car is so expensive compared to a real Lamborghini.
5. Shimansky Soccer Ball (worth $2.59 million)
You surely will never kick this ball, after all, it is worth $2.5 million. The reason behind this exorbitant price tag is the 3500 carats of diamonds (South African) that it has embedded, including 2640 black diamonds and 6620 white diamonds. It was made by Shimansky, a jewelry brand of South Africa, to honor the 2010 World Cup that was held in the nation. It took Shimansky a full three months to manufacture this stunning piece.
6. Louis Vuitton Steiff Teddy Bear (worth $2.1 million)
Every kid loves a teddy bear and has so many in their collection, however, this one is different. Steiff, a German toy maker, has designed this most expensive Louis Vuitton teddy bear, and it was sold at the Monaco auction for $2.1 million and was bought by Korean Jessie Kim. The bear wears a Louis Vuitton outfit and also has this very brand’s luggage and travel gear. Furthermore, it is made of gold and real fur and has sapphire and diamond eyes. At present, it is displayed in Jeju’s Teddy Bear Museum.
7. Golden Monopoly (worth $2 million)
If you love playing Monopoly this one will win your attention for sure. This version of your favorite game is worth about $2 million and is made of 18 carat gold and is encrusted with jewels. It has been designed by Sidney Mobell, a jewelry designer of San Francisco. It took him a full year to finish making this expensive game. The dice sets alone is worth $10,000 as the numbered dots are made out of full-cut 42 diamonds. The properties of this board game are set in gems, and in totality 165 gemstones have been used. This amazing piece was donated in 2003 to the Smithsonian Museum.
8. The Masterpiece Rubik’s Cube (worth $1.5 million)
If you love a normal Rubik’s cube and have a fat wallet then you may consider spending on this Masterpiece Rubik’s Cube worth $1.5 million. This toy is fully functional and has 185 carats of precious gems – amethysts, emeralds, and rubies, embedded in it. This masterpiece has been designed by Fred Cuellar, an expert diamond cutter, to honor Rubik Cube’s 15th anniversary in 1995.
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9. Gold Rocking Horse (worth $600,000)
You and even your kid must have played on a rocking horse but have you ever thought of gifting your kid a gold rocking horse. Ginza Tanaka, a Japanese jeweler made this rocking horse in 24 carat gold to honor the birth of Hisahito, a Japanese prince, in 2016. This toy weighs 26kg and you would be amazed to know that Beyonce and Jay-Z bought this rocker for their daughter by spending $600k.
10. Diamond Barbie or Stefano Canturi Barbie (worth $302, 500)
Every girl loves and adores Barbie but this one, designed by Stefano Canturi, an Australian Jewelry designer is out of reach of most. This Barbie wears a strapless evening black dress and a choker necklace with square-cut one-carat pink diamond. This necklace itself is worth $300k. In 2010 this doll managed to win a sum of $302,500 and the amount was donated for a noble cause – breast cancer research.
It is not really possible for us to gift our kids these expansive toys, nonetheless, it is good to learn about them. Do share them with your kids too and they will be as amazed as you now are.