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 Post subject: Re: What Qualifies as Vintage?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:11 am 
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Jim_Abell wrote:
Don't know that there's a specific reason why, but here cars are considered "vintage" (and qualify for a special plate) at 20 years, seems like that would be a good plan to follow for toys as well...


Yeah, that's probably a good rule of thumb. However, in my mind, vintage stops at December 31, 1989 :D

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 Post subject: Re: What Qualifies as Vintage?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:51 pm 
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Cantina-Dan wrote:

Yeah, that's probably a good rule of thumb. However, in my mind, vintage stops at December 31, 1989 :D


I'd have to agree with that!

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 Post subject: Re: What Qualifies as Vintage?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:40 am 
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For me, it's anything 20+ years or older, although I automatically think of the 1980s whenever I hear the word.

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 Post subject: Re: What Qualifies as Vintage?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:18 am 
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I guess it's all personal really. There's some common answers to this... anything within the last 11 years not at all... but like people post Exo-Squad toys in the vintage thread. I wouldn't call them vintage but then again they don't go in the new purchases thread for newer items. So I guess for simplicity sake they are lumped in with vintage but a toy line from the mid 90s I wouldn't call vintage even if it hasn't been produced in x amount of years.

Today's Star Wars line is considered a continuation from the original but we still seperate the two.

I really think it's more a personal question of taste after a point really.

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 Post subject: Re: What Qualifies as Vintage?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:53 pm 
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It has to be old, and collectible

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 Post subject: Re: What Qualifies as Vintage?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:13 pm 
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texgnome1 wrote:
Thanks Shell. I tried searching but probably didn't put in the right terms lol...

Stewbacca makes a valid point though.


It sounds like they are both right. I'd say the distance between childhood and nostalgia for that childhood is about 20 years.


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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
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Pretty much anything pre Toybiz Marvel (that old 5 inch line) I think once they hit the whole dynamic of toy collecting changed (not nessessarly for the better).

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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:28 pm 
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For me, the hard line on vintage is "once it stops being made." I understand people assigning dates and whatnot, but that's a pretty slippery slope. If it's not being manufactured, it's now vintage, as far as I'm concerned.


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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:13 am 
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zedhatch wrote:
Pretty much anything pre Toybiz Marvel (that old 5 inch line) I think once they hit the whole dynamic of toy collecting changed (not nessessarly for the better).


I agree, but myself don't really use a year as a cutoff for vintage. I believe many early 90s lines qualify like Bucky Ohare and Toxic Crusaders. Lines like POTF2 and Spawn are not vintage and consider these as neo-classic. Definately a style change for me somewhere in the mid 90s.

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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:42 pm 
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To me, vintage is anything 20 years old or older.

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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:45 pm 
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I think "vintage" describes more than just a year designation. For me the word "vintage" implies an original/first creation wave. For example right now there are newer Terminator figures on the shelves. I have a set of "vintage" T2 figures from 1992. Even though it's not 80's it's still considered vintage to me especially compared to the new waves that are out. Same with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and all the other collections that they've made and remade (Star Wars, Marvel/DC, MOTU, Tron, etc, etc.) The original TMNT figures were released in 1988 and were created through the mid-90's. You could buy a TMNT figure in 1995 that I would consider Vintage now that the new TMNT set is out for sale. But in 1995 you could also buy a POTF2 orange carded Star Wars figure. Same year as TMNT figure I would consider vintage, but I wouldn't consider it a vintage Star Wars figure.


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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:40 pm 
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I think most people consider "vintage" to be on a rolling scale (20 years seems to be the consensus), but I have a hard time calling anything from Star Wars POTF2 line and after "vintage". That's pretty much where I draw the imaginary line, I figure I'll always think of it that way.


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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:59 pm 
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I have to agree with what most have said: 20 years should be technically considered vintage, at least when listing things for sale. But, I'm personally not much of a fan of most 90s stuff.

It was the beginning of ridiculous mass production of everything. Like the explosion of non-sports cards like Marvel Universe Comic Cards that I blew all my hard-earned allowance on! (I should have sold my Holograms back then when they were fetching $50 a piece!)


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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:00 pm 
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No offense meant Bryan, but there's toy lines from last year not being made anymore..Toys could still be in the store on clearance, not being made anymore, I can't see them as vintage (just my opinion). I mean, that would make the Justice League sold on Matty collector "vintage". To me, Vintage is newer then "antique" and goes hand in hand with classic. When I see someone on Ebay selling something from 2005 as "vintage" it just looks bizarre to me. As far as people saying for younger people, their vintage might be more recent? Yeah, maybe, but then why isn't ours? 20 years old is 20 years old. When I was a teenager, 80's stuff wasn't vintage to me. There is a definition to the word, most of them refer to wine, but what I found was..

"3. Old or outmoded.
7. representing the high quality of a past time; classic
10. old-fashioned or obsolete. "

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 Post subject: Re: What is "vintage" to you?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:16 pm 
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I've noticed on this season of Toy Hunter anything 50's-mid 80's is called "vintage" anything late 80s-90's is being called "new classics." I'll be curious to see if that label sticks in the industry.


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