Some toys are more than toys. Take the 1978 tall, blue Snaggletooth action figure that Kenner released before George Lucas could clear it (and promptly pulled when Lucas decided that it was “too tall” and his clothes should be a different color). Since it was on the shelves for such a short period of time, it’s one of the most rare Star Wars action figures, and it’s quite coveted by collectors. I was lucky enough to pick mine up at a comic collectibles shop a couple of years ago, but you can still get the tall, blue Snaggletooth at eBay or Amazon.
Much to my dismay, you’ll probably pay less than I did (yes, it was an impulse buy)!