Bumping this thread up, hadn't really visited it before. I think I mentioned it in another thread, but the combination of going through some of my old toys from my childhood (my parents were moving) and watching stuff like "Toy Hunter" has really gotten me in a vintage mood lately. I've decided to start looking around and picking up some of the toys I loved as a kid, either ones I always wanted and never had - or just completing ones I do have (or getting better condition ones). My first round of stuff arrived today, from BBTS. I was able to pick up loose/complete Moss Man, Roboto, Man-E-Faces, and Skeletor (I only ever had the "battle armor" one as a kid). I'm hoping to eventually get at least the first two waves of the old MOTU line, and maybe a few others. Then it is onto some Joes hopefully (and continuing on my quest to complete the SW vintage line, which I'm a ways off from yet too).
If the modern line (for SW) ever did end, I think this is where I'd move onto full force with collecting. It is just fun searching around for the vintage stuff, and it really brings back good memories. Plus, there is a finite amount, so you can sort of just work at it as you choose. I don't know that we have a lot of Toy Shows (or shops) around our area, but I think it would be fun to go to sometime. My daughter loves watching Toy Hunter, and really gets into looking at/playing with my old stuff (Castle Greyskull and Snake Mountain are set up in our basement right now), so I think it would be a fun family outing sometime. Maybe we'll have to hit up that place in Des Moines that Darby and Ben mentioned earlier in this thread some day, that's not too terribly far