How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

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How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by ChristianC on Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:46 am

Just curious...

I started collecting in early 2013. So it has been about five and half years now. I still consider myself a new collector though. Crazy when you think how long some people have been at this hobby.

So what about you dudes?
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by Commander Clint on Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:07 pm

I dug my childhood toys out of storage in 2007-08.  Then started out finishing off the loose set, trading cards, & comic books.  And got into custom figures shortly after.  That's around the time I meet James (ourchickenshack), when buying some loose figures off of Ebay, and started chatting with him about customs.
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by the89thchris on Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:55 am

Right around three years for me. rockon
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by ChristianC on Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:19 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: That's around the time I meet James (ourchichenshack),

That must be when everything started to go downhill right????
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by ChristianC on Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:21 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Right around three years for me. rockon

Nice one. If I didn't know better, I'd swear you'd been collecting for a lot longer.
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:16 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: That's around the time I meet James (ourchichenshack),

That must be when everything started to go downhill right????

lol! lol! Funny bugger. Razz
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by richard_h on Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:55 pm

Some point in 2012 was when I started to collected toy related items. I was comics, books and video games from the mid 90s. Took a lot to collect 'toys' as an adult!
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by ChristianC on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Some point in 2012 was when I started to collected toy related items.  I was comics, books and video games from the mid 90s.  Took a lot to collect 'toys' as an adult!

So Rich you were into SW comics before the vintage figs then? For me, it was actually reading the EU comics which got me into vintage collecting.
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by robotHivemind on Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:34 am

I started late 2011, early 2012. But, the unfortunate thing is it could have been a lot, lot sooner! When Power of the Force 2 came around, it re-newed my interest in the vintage childhood figures I had. My Star Wars figures and ships, etc. were the one franchise that were not sold or given away by my parents.

While trying to find the "rare" POTF2 figures, it led me to various toy, card and hobby shops. One sportscard shop, that also dabbled in toys, had incomplete loose vintage Kenner figures. I was interested in them, but the guy had them marked at outrageous prices for some reason. He would not budge on price, at all, and kept saying "those are the real, original Kenner deals." He did not even have any of the more desirable figures. He had a Cloud Car pilot for like $30, a Dengar for $40, and a few other others with nothing less than $30. I did not do research and thought I was priced out of the market. Not entirely, I was making decent money at the time, but could not see myself paying $40 for a loose, less-than-ideal condition figure. I did buy a "rare" POTF2 Lando MOC for $35, though! Rolling Eyes

We lived in a smaller town and Star Wars vintage was not all that common to find and being pre-internet to some degree I was not aware of the whole MOC/MISB availability until years later. If I had known what I know now (that prices were not as high then as the guy trying to sell loose), I would have gobbled everything up then.
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by hellhippie on Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:56 pm

wow jeez , i put my first "complete " loose set together in 90 . when i say complete i mean the standard kenner line , no foreign stuff (hell i didnt even know there was foreign stuff) .probably took me 3 years at the time to do ..
sold it . bought records got tattoooed

2nd complete set started 2 months later . many more variants aquired completed it in maybe 96 or so
sold it , bought records got tattoooed

3rd complete set of kenner started maybe 6 months after that . kept it ,got some rarer stuff , dabbled here and there for a while . put it away . got back into it ytou guys know the deal ...
completed it in maybe 3 or 4 years including the droids and ewoks series. decided i am never selling a complete kenner line again . aqired some rarer stuff .. glasslite luke comes to mind . then i found out about the true enormity of the vintage line .
got heavy into variants some years later and here i am .

id say i started collecting in like 88 so well shit thats about 30 years banghead2 fun getting old rockon

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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by richard_h on Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:46 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Some point in 2012 was when I started to collected toy related items.  I was comics, books and video games from the mid 90s.  Took a lot to collect 'toys' as an adult!

So Rich you were into SW comics before the vintage figs then? For me, it was actually reading the EU comics which got me into vintage collecting.

EU led me to Marvel reprints. I was completely unaware of the Marvel comics as a kid and wouldn't have been able to afford them anyway.
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by poncho on Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:58 am

this year marks my 20th year of collecting as an adult. fittingly it seems a good number to bow out on ive hardly bought anything this year.
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by Nico on Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:19 pm

I joined my first vintage forum in March 2013 and started putting my small collection together then, in the months before that all I got was a Yak coin and loose Yak  What a Face I've always loved the vintage figures ever since a got my first Han in 1978 Very Happy
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Re: How long have you guys been collecting vintage?

Post by AdelaidePaul on Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:44 pm

since 2011 (i think). A friend of mine suggested I start since I had about fifty odd figures loose from my childhood
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