Old Toys; now what is your time frame?
Marty asked me to define and antique, ‘officially a toy over 100 years…’ then he said vintage ‘..to me it is a toy that is at least 15 years old’……then he asked me to define the term “Old Toys.” This request had me a bit stumped.
Old Toy, maybe! It is the Batmobile from the 1960’s and made in Japan.
“What is old”, I think to myself, and then I wax philosophical. To me old depends on your reference. In the age of the world as we know it, 100 years is a blink of the eye new. So I roll back to human perception and then reference a lifetime. Then again, I have to roll back to the perspective of the person asking.
Don’t dare ask my kids what is old, because to them, 4 years is old. To them (say my 8 year old), 4 years represents half of a lifetime! So I have to cut her slack.
To me, a Gen X guy, something made in the 1980’s and previous is old. -Or then again maybe the 80’s represent vintage and the 60’s are the time of “old toys.” I stump myself there.
So now I have to roll back my perception and keep it simple. Old toys are anything that aren’t currently in production. -Make sense? This way I can say that the “old Star Wars toys” in Target last year were nice; the new ones for Rogue One are better! 🙂
-Be sure to check out our “Old Toys” for sale here at AntiqueToys. I’ll be inclusive of some soon-to-be classics of the 60’s and may even edge towards showcasing a few from the 1970’s!
Be well & Happy Old Toy Hunting!