|07-18-2009, 08:31 PM||#1|
Banned by request.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Hey guys, I'm back after a 2 month break. We had been in the process of buying a house and came up short on a down payment so I sold off my 25th collection to help get the rest. So, now we are in our new house and I have my very own room for all of my stuff...finally.
I'm looking to get right back into getting my collection going again. As of right now, I pretty much do not have any Joe figures aside from the few I picked up yesterday from the movie line. Here is my issue. I love the older vintage figures. There is so much more stuff available for the vintage figures. More vehicles, more figures, etc, etc. The vintage stuff can get very expensive though, especially since there is sooooo much of it out there.
But, I also really enjoy going to Target, TRU, Walmart, and so on, looking for new stuff on the shelves. I always get that excited feeling I did as a kid when I find what I'm after. Only problem is, some of the newer stuff comes across as very cheaply made. I still love it but some of the stuff just needed that extra effort to make it awesome. Like the new "Ripcord" figure and his hose not having a hole to plug into....wtf?!?
To wrap this up, I'm curious of the pros and cons you guys can have come up with in deciding which to focus on. I am somebody who cannot afford to collect both really.I know this has been asked a hundred times over but I'd really love some up-to-date incite from you guys.
Thanks in advance!
|07-18-2009, 08:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Two steps ahead of you.
You could spend a fortune trying to track down all of the vintage toys and figures and probably never do it. At least with the modern stuff you can get complete versions of the same vehicles and figures with superior sculpting for a reasonable price.That is how I decided what to collect .I only pick up vintage stuff that is compatible with my 25th figures.
|07-18-2009, 08:54 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I'm loving getting "new" stuff, seeing what's coming out, the modern sculpting, all of that.
I don't actively collect vintage, but there is a whole different appeal in collecting the very same thing you had excitement for as a child. Although it is an overwhelming amount of stuff, it is also a finite amount. You know exactly what's out there, there are certain years and eras you can choose to collect, each having it's own "feel" and personal importance.
|07-21-2009, 04:42 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Orange County
I have ALL the vintage that I ever wanted (expect maybe the Defiant, only because I'm still on the fence on wanting it or not).
So for myself, having a 2nd identical collection as the 25th doesn't do it for me.
In hindsight... I should have limited my 25th collection to just vehicles, and maybe a couple of figures.
I think the hunt was the main driving force for me.
The new figures look great and all... but it just doesn't appeal to me when I already have the vintage version.
Looking for: 1x ROCC Missile
|07-21-2009, 04:45 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: No answer
The new figures don't break as easily, have removable accessories, and are all around general awesome blossomness.
The old ones, although there is more variety they easily break and don't have removable gear.
I used to prefer the vintage ones more until I saw the 25th have removable gear. That was an instant selling point and I was hooked from then on.
The winner: 25th, ME, and RoC.
|07-21-2009, 05:05 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
I'd say get what you want. Nothing wrong with having a mix.
I got a lot of the 25th stuff that came out. I'm currently getting the movie stuff. And with my first trip to JoeCon this year, I intend to focus on vintage stuff.
Some stuff you can only get vintage, like a Cobra Bugg!
|07-21-2009, 05:07 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Buy the 25th stuff, they are alot cheaper now.
|07-21-2009, 09:21 PM||#8|
Banned by request.
Join Date: Dec 2008
I'm actually really liking the RoC figures. I'll go back and get the 25th stuff again here and there when I can.
|07-21-2009, 09:24 PM||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Do what I do brother, buy what you like and concentrate on individual years. I am having the time of my life tracking down stuff so enjoy what you do and always set a price limit. I pay no more than 10 per fig (99% of what I have was 5 or less though but 10 is my max)
|07-21-2009, 10:04 PM||#10|
W: Lego 6990 Monorail! :)
Join Date: May 2007
Collecting the vintage stuff is obviously more difficult, but I think it's by and large more rewarding.
First, it's older. It always feels good to have older stuff in a collection, I think. Seems more, I don't know... precious I guess. Maybe that's not the best way to describe it but there's definitely an appeal there.
Secondly, there's just so much to discover. When I started collecting the vintage stuff back in '04 (I think it was that year, maybe '05) I had no idea about the foreign figures, for example. Heck, I didn't even really know about anything past '88. Then there's the reissued RAH stuff they did in the late '90s, plus unreleased figures, Convention sets and figures...
Basically, you'll never get bored with RAH. It can be a long and fulfilling hobby. To me, 25th is just a bonus. What's gonna happen when they stop releasing 25th style figures? Probably won't happen for a while, but it will eventually, and I think a lot of people on this board are going to go away and move on to something else... That's how it is with the newer lines. I say concentrate on the vintage stuff, and buy what you want from the newer releases.
Please check out http://hmcsgreatadventure.com/ - it's a mix of sci-fi, humour and the friggin' Royal Canadian Navy, eh!
Also looking to sell/trade Joes... Need Lego Futuron Monorail, Land Adventure, etc... http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...-t-thread.html
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