Here’s the Value of Your Strawberry Shortcake Toys in 2022

Is there any character on the planet sweeter than Strawberry Shortcake? First introduced as a character on a Valentine’s Day greeting card in 1972, the titular strawberry soon evolved from just a single character into a whole universe, spanning cartoons, movies, books, games, toys and more!

Of course, there’s no denying that Strawberry Shortcake’s heyday came in the 1980s, which is why today we’re revealing what your 80s Shortcake toys could be worth today. So dust off those berries and comb that hair – here’s how much money could be tucked away in your old toybox!

1. Banana Twirl 1985 Berrykin – $1,252

Banana Twirl was one of the last characters to join Strawberry Shortcake’s gang of friends in the 80s, but that doesn’t mean that she’s any less beloved. Originally, she was marketed as the group’s most outgoing and energetic member: a bundle of energy who loved to dance, run and exercise.

However, in 2007 she was rebranded as Banana Candy and became more stately and presidential, presiding over Banana Boro as the mayor and working as a mechanic in her spare time. This change from Twirl to Candy has made dolls with the original name, such as her 1985 Berrykin iteration, even more valuable – with a base price of well over $1000 even out of the box.

2. Mint Tulip 1985 Berrykin – $1,042

Though many of Strawberry Shortcake’s friends live in or close by to Strawberryland, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t also have friends from further afield. Mint Tulip is probably the most famous example, as she lives in the faraway town of Hollandaise, and first met Shortcake when she embarked on her around-the-world trip.

As you might have guessed from her name, her hometown and her duck Marsh Mallard, Mint Tulip is Dutch, and is a gentle and sweet girl famous for having the most lovingly-tended garden for miles around. Mint Tulip wasn’t featured in the Strawberry Shortcake finale special, but this only increased demand for her merchandise, leading to a starting secondhand price of $1000!

3. Orange Blossom 1985 Berrykin – $700

Aside from the titular Strawberry herself, Orange Blossom is maybe the most popular Strawberry Shortcake character of all. She has appeared in every iteration of the toy line and cartoon, and is famous for her sensitive nature, which makes her the most likely to laugh, cry or both in any given episode of the show.

As is the general rule with vintage toys, Orange Blossom’s popularity and ubiquity work against her in terms of her secondhand value, as many Orange Blossom Berrykin dolls have survived from 1985 until today. As a result, you can expect to pay between $650 and $700 to add her to your collection, depending on the level of visible wear and tear.

4. Peach Blush 1985 Berrykin – $946

Peach Blush is one of Strawberry Shortcake’s less well-known characters, having only appeared in the 1980s television specials and not being included in the cast for any subsequent reboots. In fact, she has only appeared in two episodes of the cartoon to date: Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby without a Name, and Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins.

Despite her limited appearances, this sweet and occasionally sulky southern belle has maintained a cult following amongst enthusiasts, leading to a Berrykin doll that is more valuable than some of the other characters featured in the line. For a 1985 Peach Blush Berrykin without the original box, you can expect to pay between $900 and $950, depending on the level of visible ageing.

5. Plum Pudding 1985 Berrykin – $92

As you can probably tell by her glasses, Plum Pudding is unquestionably the smartest of Strawberry Shortcake’s friends. However, what you might not know is that she’s also undergone the most dramatic transformation of the gang, as when Strawberry Shortcake was simply a group of greeting card characters, Plum Pudding was actually portrayed as a boy!

Pudding’s gender was switched sometime in the late 80s, and her shy, geeky personality was replaced with that of a confident, outgoing scientist. Unfortunately, she didn’t play a very active role in the 80s television specials, leading to low demand on the secondhand market, and a starting price for her Berrykin doll of just $92.

6. Strawberry Shortcake 1985 Barrykin – $426

It’s impossible to do a list of Strawberry Shortcake dolls without talking about the leader of the group herself: Strawberry Shortcake! The unofficial princess of Strawberryland, Strawberry is kind, friendly and dedicated to her friends, often baking them treats and helping them out with their various problems, and doing her best to make Strawberryland a better place.

As the namesake of the 1980s television specials and the various sequels, Strawberry Shortcake occupies an unusual place in the resale market. Though she is obviously not an unpopular character and so has plenty of interested fans buying her merchandise and dolls, many Shortcake Berrykins still exist in circulation as more were made, leading to a middling secondhand value of a little over $400.

7. Strawberry Shortcake Berry Happy Home doll house – $850

Given that Strawberry Shortcake is known as the unofficial princess of Strawberryland, it makes sense that her home is kind of castle-like, complete with rooftop balconies, a gorgeous, secluded porch swing and even a private gazebo. It’s the perfect home for the Strawberry-obsessed, and features more cute furniture than you could shake a stick at!

Not that many Strawberry Shortcake playsets were actually created, and even fewer exist with all the original furniture and pieces still intact. As a result, you can expect to pay over $800 for a Happy Home with minimal wear and tear, even if the original box isn’t present. However, that’s still less expensive than a real strawberry cottage would be!

8. 1981 Strawberry Shortcake and Custard Cat – $83

When it comes to toys tied to iconic 80s franchises, the general rule seems to be this: the older the run of dolls, teddies or action figures, the more they are worth to enthusiasts and collectors. However, Strawberry Shortcake bucks this trend, since the 1985 Berrykin dolls are typically in more demand than the original 1981 run of toys, which came with miniature pets instead of miniature toddlers.

As a result, you can expect to pay just over $80 for an original 1981 Strawberry Shortcake doll, and even less if there is visible damage to either Strawberry herself or her pet, Custard Cat. There’s also the mystery of why Custard Cat is bright pink despite being named after a famously yellow dessert….

9. 1981 Blueberry Muffin and Cheesecake Mouse – $65

Blueberry Muffin has been a steadily important presence in the Strawberry Shortcake world ever since the 2003 reboot, in which she plays a bookish and mystery-obsessed friend of Strawberry, Rainbow Sherbert and Huckleberry Pie. However, she was originally introduced in the 1980s television specials, albeit in a much more limited role.

Blueberry Muffin wasn’t featured in the Berrykin line-up, but she did have a doll released as part of the 1981 run. Since the 1981 dolls are worth less overall, you can expect to pay around $60 for a Blueberry Muffin with her pet Cheesecake Mouse and no original box, with the price dropping further in cases of visible dirt, grime or wear and tear.

10. 1981 Angel Cake and Souffle Skunk – $25

Given that all of their names are derived from desserts and fruits, it’s no surprise that the entire Strawberry Shortcake gang are pretty sweet. With that said, there’s no doubt about who is the sweetest of them all: it’s Angel Cake. Angel Cake is so committed to her angelic persona that almost every line of dialogue she has includes the words “please” or “thank you”, and she even carries around a harp and halo!

Unfortunately, no amount of manners can get around the fact that Angel seems to be the least popular of all the 1981 dolls, frequently appearing on resale auction sites for $25 or under even in the absence of dirt, damage or wear and tear. Maybe it’s because her animal companion is a skunk?

11. 1981 Raspberry Tart and Rhubarb Monkey – $42

Raspberry Tart is another Strawberry Shortcake character who has evolved a lot across the decades. Originally introduced in the 1980s specials as a quiet but occasionally mean antagonist, she soon learned to be nicer and developed a close friendship with both Strawberry and Apple Dumplin’. Then in 2003, her name was changed from Tart to Torte, and she was reintroduced as a sharp-tongued athlete with a heart of gold.

As a result, sometimes you can find original 1981 Raspberry Tart dolls by searching for the year and her new name, since some less enthusiastic resellers will list her with her anachronistic name by mistake. As far as resale value goes, her character is of middling popularity and ubiquity, leading to an average secondhand price of just over $40.

12. 1981 Orange Blossom and Marmalade Butterfly – $58

As Strawberry Shortcake’s best friend from the beginning, Orange Blossom has always been a concrete presence in Strawberryland, even if her importance has waxed and waned over time. Lots have things about her have changed over the various Strawberry Shortcake iterations, from her outfit and hobbies to even her pets.

Later versions of Orange Blossom had her be joined by a horse named Orange Twist or a puppy named Marmalade, and later a dog named Pupcake. Originally though, Orange Blossom’s companion was Marmalade the Butterfly, which is the sidekick she has in the 1981 run of dolls. Given that Orange Blossom is a pretty beloved character, the resale value for her 1981 toy is higher than average, starting at $50.

13. 1981 Lemon Meringue with Frappe Frog – $45

Lemon Meringue is one of Strawberry Shortcake’s earliest friends, and her personality has remained remarkably consistent ever since her debut in the original 80s specials. Lemon has always been the fashionista of the group, often working as a designer or boutique owner, and winning people over with her prim and proper manners.

As another character of medium popularity and importance, her dolls land in the sweet spot of being cherished enough to remain in good condition decades later, but not so carefully stored that lots still exist in circulation. As a result, you can expect to pay between $40 and $50 for a 1981 Lemon Meringue doll, depending on the condition of both her and Frappe Frog… who must be a matcha frappe by the looks of it.

14. Berry Bake Shoppe With Box & Carousel – $180

Though many things about the Strawberry Shortcake universe have changed across the various iterations, one thing that has remained the same is Strawberry’s own love of baking. In almost every iteration, Strawberry has owned a bakery or food truck of some kind, in order to bring joy to her friends and community with her sweet treats.

Therefore, it makes sense that the Berry Bake Shoppe is one of the most popular, beloved and valuable Strawberry Shortcake playsets on the resale market, with a starting price of $180 without the original box and even higher prices when it is included.

15. 1983 Souffle Skunk Plush Pet – $469

In 1983, the Strawberry Shortcake brand expanded outside of hard dolls and toys to teddies with the Plus Pets series. Due to their soft bodies, fewer remain in circulation in good condition today, which has led to fairly high secondhand prices compared to some of the other ranges. In particular, Angel Cake’s Souffle Skunk is pretty hard to find, and so is consequently in high demand.

If you’d like your very own Souffle Skunk to add to your collection, then you’re going to expect to pay upwards of $450 at a minimum, and more if the teddy is in particularly good condition. But can you really put a price on such an adorable face?