Vintage Toys Australia
Play is a children's natural language and toys are their words. Vintage toys give us a shared language with young kids. They’re experiences we can share, memories we can recreate, and a language we can teach our children.
New Toys Will Never Completely Replace Vintage Toys
Everyone fusses over what’s new. Somehow, people equate new with better. It may be true in some circumstances, but when it comes to toys: the traditional are still favourites among children. Nothing makes kids laugh as hard as a whoopee cushion, nothing entertains kids for as long as dolls and model cards, and no other toy is as beloved as their favourite toy. New toys are novel and fun, but we can’t forget how awesome vintage toys are as well. One reason why, is the Lindy Effect.
The Lindy Effect: How You Know Kids Will Love Vintage Toys
Lindy is a deli in New York. It’s where the Lindy Effect got its name. How? Actors who hung out there, gossiping, realised that how long a Broadway show had already lasted, predicted how much longer it was expected to last. A show that had survived three months, was expected to play for another three months. This heuristic became known as the Lindy Effect. The Lindy effect tells us that, the longer something has been around, the longer we can expect it to stick around. The hot-shot new futuristic toy a retailer is selling just in time for Christmas may get some initial sales, but the chance they’ll still be sold in five years is tiny. In contrast, vintage toys have been around for decades. They’ve been loved by generations of kids, and the Lindy Effect tells us they’ll be loved for generations more. So you can trust that when you by vintage toys, your kids are going to love them.
A Trip Down Memory Lane With Vintage Toys Australia
One of the best things about vintage toys for sale Australia, is that they often are favourites of a child, their parents, and even grandparents. The same vintage toys can become a favourite childhood memory for multiple generations. From Spud Guns to Whoopee Cushions, we can share our favourite childhood toys with our kids. We can laugh all over again, while introducing our kids to an awesome toy. We can relive our memories, whilst creating new ones.
Gift kids these vintage toys and you’ll inspire their imagination, take a trip down memory lane, and give them a time-tested toy. So make sure they find their way into your kids little hands.