Karl Lagerfeld once said that “luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.” This seems to ring true for some children’s toys as well, as many creators have given the go ahead to make some pretty lavish and expensive versions of their wares. Read on to learn about seven of the most expensive children’s toys and games ever created.
Number Seven: The Diamond Pacifier (Cost: $17,000)
Not that a pacifier is a toy, but this one is made out of 14-karat white gold with more than 278 diamonds encrusted on the outside. It was originally made for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for their daughter Shiloh.
Number Six: The Golden Nintendo Gameboy (Cost: $30,000)
Available on eBay, this gaming system is made out of 18-karat gold with diamonds surrounding its screen. It was created by Asprey of London in 2006 as a limited edition piece commemorating the machine’s 17th anniversary.
Number Five: The Sapphire-Eyed Teddy Bear (Cost: $84,000)
This very limited edition bear was created by German toy manufacturer Steiff to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the teddy bear. Featuring eyes made with real sapphire, a solid gold mouth, and gold-thread fur, there were only 125 ever made. One sold on eBay recently for nearly $200,000.
Number Four: Egiscoff Castle Doll House (Cost: $256,000)
The doll house is actually called Titania’s Palace and was commissioned by Sir Neville Wilkinson in the 1900s for his daughter, who wanted a home for the fairies that lived in their garden. It took 15 years to complete this 18-room dollhouse, which features small art treasures from around the world. It was purchased by Legoland Denmark in 1978 and has sat on permanent display in Denmark’s Egeskov Castle since 2006.
Number Three: Diamond Necklace Barbie Toys (Cost: $551,000)
She looks like a normal, early model Barbie, but this doll has one very expensive accessory. The one-of-a-kind Barbie dons a strapless black gown and a diamond necklace with a real, one-karat pink diamond in the center. It was created by Australian jewelry designer Stefano Canturi to pay homage to the doll’s “modern yet timeless style.” At least, this one was for a good cause; all proceeds from its sale went to breast cancer research.
Number Two: Golden Monopoly (Cost: $2 Million)
With dice that cost $10,000 by themselves, this 18-karat gold board has around 165 gemstones on it and took a year to make. The board was created by jeweler Sidney Mobell, with permission from Parker Brothers, and has been featured in the Museum of American Finance.
Number One: The Masterpiece Rubik’s Cube (Cost: $2.5 Million)
Created in 1995 by Fred Cueller of Diamond Cutters International, this is the most expensive, fully functional Rubik’s Cube ever made. It features 185 karats of precious gems, including 34 karats each of emeralds, rubies, and 22.5 karats of amethyst. This elaborate toy was designed to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube. Thank you for checking out this list of some of the most expensive toys ever designed. We hope you enjoyed it!