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 Post subject: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Because, if so, I put up a slew of Toy Biz X-Men/X-Force/Marvel figures up on Swap Meet and I figured I'd mention it here.

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They're starting to be considered vintage I would say.To me, anything before 1990 is vintage, but that changes as the years go by. 20-25 years old should be a decent determination/cutoff point to say if somethings vintage or not...

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I'd say so as well. I'm not sure there should be a hard cut-off though. I'm starting to think of things pre-2000 as vintage. I'm a big Star Wars collector and I know this is a point of confusion since "Vintage Star Wars" is always used to identify the 1977-1985 era but all of that 1995 to 1999 stuff seems pretty neo-vintage to me. Even Episode 1 toys are starting to command better prices on eBay. It's interesting to see for those of us that have been in the game for a while.

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UncleMarsellus wrote:
... but all of that 1995 to 1999 stuff seems pretty neo-vintage to me.



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Whenever I read about someone referring to Power Rangers as toys from their childhood, it's time to call the 90's stuff vintage or as UncleMarcellus nicely phrased it, neo-vintage. We're going on twenty years with some of these lines now. That's enough time to cover a whole new generation.


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 Post subject: Re: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:35 pm 
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Speaking of which--

can someone explain to me why my loose toy biz galactus is currently going for 41.00 on ebay (and he's missing his power drill thing)-- not that Im complaining-- I just dont understand it-- I though Id be lucky to get 10 bucks for him- especially after they just announced the new one at toy fair.

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 Post subject: Re: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
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The one whose eyes light up? I remember buying that Galactus figure on clearance only to discover that his components weren't working right. I even changed the batteries and everything, but to no avail.

Maybe others had the same problem and are still trying to find one that functions properly.


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 Post subject: Re: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:49 am 
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90's toys are now vintage, 70's and 80's toys are now antiques...

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 Post subject: Re: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
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vancleef9000 wrote:
90's toys are now vintage, 70's and 80's toys are now antiques...

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Actually that is not correct. In purist terms, and according to the U.S. Customs Service, an antique is an item with at least 100 years of age under its belt.
Vintage items are usually regarded as things 25 to 74 years old which means they were made in the 1940s through 1970s and a lot of people can remember growing up with them. Anything newer than 25 years is generally labeled as a collectible.
And now you know...


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 Post subject: Re: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:14 pm 
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Cookie_TXPSY wrote:
vancleef9000 wrote:
90's toys are now vintage, 70's and 80's toys are now antiques...

vc9k

Actually that is not correct. In purist terms, and according to the U.S. Customs Service, an antique is an item with at least 100 years of age under its belt.
Vintage items are usually regarded as things 25 to 74 years old which means they were made in the 1940s through 1970s and a lot of people can remember growing up with them. Anything newer than 25 years is generally labeled as a collectible.
And now you know...
"And knowing is half the battle..." :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
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Vintage to me is 1980s and older (for the most part). I would consider most early to mid 1990s lines as neo-classic especially with the early superhero Toybiz lines, early Power Rangers, Beast Wars and others like Gargoyles, Bucky O'Hare, Biker Mice from Mars, Toxic Crusaders, Aliens, T2 (kenner) and Captain Planet. Stuff like Spawn (mostly because the figs look like staTUES) and Star Wars POTF2 I consider to be modern, even though they may have came out the same time as some lines mentioned above.

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 Post subject: Re: Is 1992/93 considered "vintage"?
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If it helps sell the thing, put it up! I put that on most of my ebay auctions :mrgreen:


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