View Poll Results: Could Classics replace your vintage collection?

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  • Yes, I like mike Classics way better

    54 34.84%
  • Yes, I like mike Classics way better. I even would sell most of my vintage collection

    17 10.97%
  • No way, Classics are awesome, but vintage will always be my no.1

    28 18.06%
  • No way, Classics are nice, but nothing in comparison to vintage figures

    8 5.16%
  • Both are equally important to me

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    Heroic Warrior kk2's Avatar
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    Classics vs Vintage

    The Four Horsemen designs rock. The figures have their vintage look, + also look very updated.
    Do you favor your Classics or your vintage collection?
    Could Classics replace your vintage toys?

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    Vintage are at the top of my list, best ACTION figures ever. Check this link, I want to be in the league of these guys oneday, some are fellow orgers
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    MOTUC are awesome and i love the way the figures are sculpted & the detail put into them but they can never replace the fun/memories i had as a kid with the vintage figures. I'm still looking for some vintage figures to complete my collection and i won't be satisfied until that happens

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    Not sure if I count, since I don't really have a vintage collection. Well, I have all my vintage figures from when I was a kid, but that's just because my parents never threw my stuff out and I never got rid of it. So I wouldn't call it a collection, since I didn't really collect the stuff together on purpose save for when I played with them as a kid.

    If I DID, though, I'd be ignoring them as much as I do now and playing with the Classics figures. I mean, the originals were perfect action figures for a kid (sturdy, simple, fun) but nowadays they are more like display peices. As an adult I find myself playing with figures that have more articulation, since I wana pose them and set up action pics 'n such. The originals won't be doing any of that...so they just sit there. I acknowledge a collection display, but that kinda thing just isn't for me if I can't pick up the display every so often and rearrange it and repose the figures.

    So yes, if it came down to vintage over classics, I'd choose classics because my taste in figures has changed over the years.
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    I would never sell any of my MOTU collection, classics is just an extension of the MOTU collection I started back in 1984.

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    For me the MOTUC is the better!

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    I love both (finally got a Castle Grayskull this past weekend at an antique store-nearly complete-for only $16!!!) (If you can sell me a Vintage Weapons Rack and the small Blaster, I would appreciate it!).

    The original line has a great amount of sentimental value to me and will never be replaced, but I am loving the Classics, and it may be my favorite toyline ever, when all is said and done.
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    IMO, the vintage toys were the worst of its time. No articulation in comparison to toys of that time, over exaggerated anatomies, etc. Classics all the way.
    200X Power Sword, 200X Toon, 200X Continuity.... Yeah, it's all about 200X!!

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    Vintage + childhood = the best Q.E.D.
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    I think one of the weirdest and neatest intangibles of the Classics figures is that they're the biggest figures we've gotten of these characters to date. Thus, in an odd way, the up-sizing makes them the size you remember your Masters of the Universe figures being when you were a kid. You're bigger, and the figures grew right with you. It prevents the disappointment with vintage figures of "man, these seemed bigger and cooler when I was a kid."

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    I already got rid of most of my vintage figures several year ago. I had too many figures that were at one time in great shape but later fell apart because of the black rubber bands.

    When I got rid of my vintage figures I thought that 200X would be the only MOTU products I'd have in my collection. I was ecstatic to see the Classics figures released.

    If Mattel had considered the black band problem and had given the Commemorative Series figures the same leg joints as Fling Fists He-Man then those would have been my favorite figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosicrucian View Post
    I think one of the weirdest and neatest intangibles of the Classics figures is that they're the biggest figures we've gotten of these characters to date. Thus, in an odd way, the up-sizing makes them the size you remember your Masters of the Universe figures being when you were a kid. You're bigger, and the figures grew right with you. It prevents the disappointment with vintage figures of "man, these seemed bigger and cooler when I was a kid."
    Wow, I never even thought of it like that... But you're so right.
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    the vintage will always have that very old feeling that makes old memories flash though your mind, the classics are inspired on that feeling, and they are so ACCURATE, both important to me.

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    Both are equally important to me.

    I'm getting all the MOTUC & if I see a figure I don't have from the old MOTU at a toy show, I'll pick them up too.
    I want my other half.

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    I love MOTU.

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    I don't even own any vintage anymore except for Kowl that I won from eBay recently. Before that, I only had Prince Adam and Kowl as a kid and I lost them many years back. I don't feel nostalgic enough to get any more of the vintage toys. It's mostly MOTUC for me from here on out with an exception here and there.

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    i would sell of all my vintage. i might even box up my 200x collection on display when my motu classics gets to big. i will still keep my 200x though.

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    I only own a vintage Zodac. I gave all of my other MOTU toys away when I was like seven years old. However I still like the classics far better, but my absolute favorite MOTU collectibles were the stactions.
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    Classics all the way....as for vintage I loved the characters/concepts more the the actual figures.
    As a child if the figures knees didn't bend then i lost interest very fast...

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    Vintage may have been larger than life when you held onto the figures as a kid but they look really small and make you feel completely different when holding it as an adult. Same can be said for any toy made in the 80s.

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    I like Classics more, biggest reason is the inclusion of POP (made to match the MOTU characters) and Filmation characters.
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    I say both, I do plan to buy some Vintage eventually, I love the Classics versions of my old Vintage figures, but nothing can beat the nostalgia the true toys I played with as a kid bring. No manner of modern version will ever trump the original feelings I had from the original toys, although MOTUC being the closest along with TMNT Classics are the best modern updates almost exact to the originals.
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    No offense to those who collect vintage, but I was WAAY more interested in the line before I saw how the figures actually looked - the crouching poses, the facial expressions - there's a reason I've (rather feverishly) been collecting Classics, and it's this: Classics finally do the characters justice, comics to cartoons. This is what they always should've been, in my opinion. I guess Mego figures spoiled me as a kid - my first action figure was Capt. Kirk, after all - but I always kinda thought they'd have better poseability, and sculpting that popped! Now, to me, they do!
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    I'd never give up my vintage collection, particularly since I have fond memories of actually playing with them as a kid, but I like Classics way better. The Classics style and sculpts are just fantastic! Also greatly enjoy the inclusion of POP characters (who were characters that I always liked) and N.A. characters (which I originally was never a fan of but have really grown on me with the way they've been incorporated into Classics).
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    TOP 44 WANTS
    MOTU:TungLashor/Gwildor/Dragstor/Saurod/Ninjor/Multibot
    POP:Angella/Mermista/Peekablue/Perfuma/Spinerella
    NA:Crita/Darius/Nocturna/Sagitar/Sebrian/Tuskador/Kayo/Lizzor/
    Andros/Hoove/Quakke/Vizar/Butthead
    TROLLA:DreeElle/Montork/Oracle/Gorpo
    FILMATION:Kittrina/Sunder/Twiggets/Masque/Dylamug/Vultak
    200X:Veena/Miro/Hawke/Prahvus/EvilSeed/Illumina
    MISC:Lodar/Delora/OOLarr/Dare

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