Old Toys

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 with Robot driver

Old Toy with Robot driver

Old toy motorcycle picture.

The is the normal definition of an “Old toy”. It is a well used toy from a generation or two ago…. This old toy is an Antique

batmobile-old-toy

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 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!

Best Regards,
Ed