A vintage My Buddy doll without the box or other packaging typically sells for $20-30 in good condition.
But there are a lot of factors that go into determining the value of any particular My Buddy doll, such as …
Which version of the My Buddy doll do you have?
Originally made by Hasbro in 1985, My Buddy was available in two basic versions:
- Brown hair with a blue baseball cap, red overalls, and blue shoes
- Blond hair with a red baseball cap, blue overalls, and red shoes
Both dolls came with either a red, yellow, blue, or white shirt and white socks, and both were available with blue or brown eyes.
The blond doll seems to be slightly less prevalent on the secondary market today (eBay, for example) and can bring a slight premium over the brown doll — sometimes in the $40-60 range.
Hasbro also made and African-American version of the My Buddy doll, and those are less plentiful today. As such, you might expect to pay $100 or more for one of these, depending on condition (as always).
Who made your My Buddy doll?
You might also phrase this one as, “When was your My Buddy doll made?“.
Hasbro discontinued the line in the late 1980s, you seem, and Playskool picked up the torch, issuing brand new lines of My Buddy toys in the 1990s.
The most notable difference between the Hasbro and Playskool versions were that the Playskool My Buddys did not feature removable clothes, but instead had the outfits sewn directly onto the doll’s body (ouch!).
Playskool also introduced Kid Sister, a female version of the doll.
Today, Playskool My Buddy and Kid Sister dolls from the 1990s sell in the range of $30-50, again depending on condition.
How much is a My Buddy doll worth?
We’ve given you some general ideas about how much the most common variants of My Buddy dolls in this space, but, of course, that doesn’t specifically answer the question of how much your My Buddy doll is worth … especially not when you read this, whenever it is.
Since an item is only really “worth” whatever someone is willing to pay you, the best way to determine the value of your My Buddy doll is to find out how much items most similar to yours are selling for. And, by “most similar,” I mean comparing dolls that most closely match yours in terms of version, style, condition, and packaging (e.g., does it have the box?).
A great place to do that is eBay, where folks are buying and selling items of all sorts, day and night. For instance, here are the most recently sold items that you can find by searching the platform for “my buddy doll” (affiliate link).
Other searches you might want to try out on eBay to find the value of your My Buddy doll include (affiliate links):
- my buddy doll hasbro
- my buddy doll playskool
- little sister doll
- my body doll African America
But … will My Buddy turn into Chucky?
Look — there are no guarantees in life. So, if you set off down the path of trying to figure out how much a My Buddy doll is worth, just remember … you could stir up a Chucky inhabitation.
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