It may seem like a lifetime ago, but for those of us that remember, there was something so special about having a giant assortment of VHS tapes and keeping them in pristine condition. What's even more memorable, perhaps, is your prized collection of Disney VHS movies.
TL;DR Any of Disney's "Black Diamond" Classic VHS tapes sold between 1984 and 1994 are being bought online by collectors for thousands of dollars. Read below for more information on the rare editions.
Not just any edition of these movies either, but the exclusive Disney "Black Diamond" Classics, which were only available between 1984 and 1994. If you happen to own any of these collectibles, you'll know that they stood out from typical VHS tapes from the time.
Our favourite Disney classics came in big white boxes that opened like a book, much more fancy than the regular cardboard holders we were used to movies coming in at the time. Well, it turns out that if you happen to still own any of these originals you could be making a ton of money.
Since the "Black Diamond" line was discontinued and replaced with the Masterpiece Collection line, they've become super popular among serious collectors.
Don't believe me? Just look at this "Black Diamond" edition of the Disney classic "Cinderella" going for $9,500 on ebay.
There were only a handful of Disney movies released on this rare line, making it even more sought after. Basically, if you have any of these films in good condition, you'll have no problem selling them for thousands of dollars:
- Robin Hood
- The Sword in the Stone
- Alice in Wonderland
- Sleeping Beauty
- Lady and the Tramp
- The Little Mermaid
- Peter Pan
- The Jungle Book
- The Rescuers Down Under
- 101 Dalmations
- The Great Mouse Detective
- The Rescuers
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Fox and the Hound
If you were curious about what price on average these beauties are going for, look no further.
"Beauty and the Beast" is currently going for over $66,000 (CAD).
"Dumbo" is valued at over $33,000 (CAD) and the price keeps going up!
Basically, if you have any student debt, mortage, loans or payments then all you need is to own a classic Disney "Black Diamond" VHS and you're covered.
So, do you happen to own any of these collectibles?