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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2007, 07:39 PM »
Don't forget your Minnesota shuttle  ;)  Of course, I offset that for you personally by buying a bunch of your kubricks (see my own tally on page 1)

Oh trust me, I haven't forgotten!  Since my wife paid for it because it was technically a Christmas present, I didn't include it in the total money spent.  :) :)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2007, 12:15 PM »
January:
- Vintage Pee-wee's Playhouse MIB $53
- 2005 Hot Wheels 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Treasure Hunt $1.05
- Millenium Falcon Transformer (Target clearance) $9.07
- TF Alternators Ricochet (Target clearance) $5.28
- The Batman exclusive 3 pack (Target clearance) $5.17
- 400% Jack Skellington Kubrick $50
- Gentle Giant Chewbacca Mini bust $45
- Set of 8 The Burger King NFL Bobbleheads $8.56


Total: $177.13

February:
- BATMAN Movie Batman Figure MOC $5
- BATMAN Movie Joker Figure MOC $5
- Batman DC Comics #441-489 $19
- Milk & Cheese Bowen Magnets $5
- The Dark Crystal movie adapt vintage Marvel comics $3
- The Dark Crystal Urskek Mini Bust $42
- Star Wars series 2 Greedo Kubrick (FINALLY!) $26
- (2) Bearbrick ser. 13 Blind Boxes $20

Total for month: $125.00

Total for year: $302.13

I didn't buy a single figure this past month in a major retail store. It's been a Comic Shop/Online month for me. That will probably change next month once the 30AC figs start hitting...
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #32 on: March 1, 2007, 10:28 AM »
Let's see...

January = $53.91

February = $108.14

Year to Date Total = $162.05

Stuff I bought the past month:
2006 Saga Coruscant Wave (1 opener)
2006 Saga Final 22 [aka Wave 9] (8 carded and 6 openers)
2006 Saga Wal Mart Wave (5 carded and 2 openers)
Star Wars Galactic Hereos 2-Packs (4 openers)

I picked up 22 figures (13 carded, 9 openers) and 4 new GH 2-packs, so it was a busy Hasbro month, but I still came out pretty well for the month thanks to the continuing purge of old crap.  Eventually though I'm going to run out of old stuff to sell...  :-\

March should see the arrival of 16-20 30AC figures, but hopefully I can keep things around the $100 monthly budget...
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #33 on: March 1, 2007, 10:46 AM »
A little spendier this month...

February Total=84.02

I picked up 8 figures from the "Final 22", 1 Galactic Heroes 2 pack, and 1 white deco TIE fighter.  Aside from any extras (Elite Corps/Appo) that I might happen to find, the rest of that new GH wave, and a Tantive BP, I'm caught up until the 30th AC starts hitting (hopefully this month).

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #34 on: March 1, 2007, 01:18 PM »

I picked up 22 figures (13 carded, 9 openers) and 4 new GH 2-packs, so it was a busy Hasbro month, but I still came out pretty well for the month thanks to the continuing purge of old crap.  Eventually though I'm going to run out of old stuff to sell...  :-\


Jeff, when you sell something from your collection do you subtract that from what you spent? I haven't had a chance yet but I may be unloading some stuff starting this month and I want to keep my totals accurate...

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #35 on: March 5, 2007, 10:14 AM »
That's generally the rule.  I never bothered with doing so as it's more fun to see what you actually spend in total, if only to shock oneself.  I think subtracting what you make on the side from liquidating toys is totally fine though.  If I ever thin out my collection, I won't be spending any money anymore ;)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #36 on: March 5, 2007, 11:08 AM »
That's generally the rule.  I never bothered with doing so as it's more fun to see what you actually spend in total, if only to shock oneself.  I think subtracting what you make on the side from liquidating toys is totally fine though.  If I ever thin out my collection, I won't be spending any money anymore ;)

Ahh thanks for the clarification. I didn't subtract last year even though I sold probably double what I spent. Maybe this year i'll subtract and see how it evens out...

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #37 on: March 5, 2007, 11:29 AM »
I subtract the old stuff I sell, because I see it the same way I see a trade.  I get rid of an old item and get something in return for it. 

I'm trading old stuff for money, and then I trade that money for new toys.  I do only deduct the cash for selling stuff IF I use that cash to buy something.  If the cash from selling old stuff is used for something else, then I do not count it.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #38 on: March 5, 2007, 09:01 PM »
January:
Family Guy Volume 4
TSC Imperial R5 Droid
Nirvana CD
Rise Against CD

Total: Approx. $50

February:
Han/Chewie Comic Pack
Tarkin/Stormie Comic Pack
Vader/RFT Comic Pack

Total: Approx. $33

Yearly Total: Approx. $83

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #39 on: March 6, 2007, 03:34 AM »
I've been selling a few things here and there, it goes a long way to reducing my overall cost.

Gross spending:         Net spending:

Jan - $272.33            $211.59
Feb - $264.15            $117.98

Total                        $329.57

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #40 on: March 8, 2007, 12:30 PM »
January:
- Vintage Pee-wee's Playhouse MIB $53
- 2005 Hot Wheels 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Treasure Hunt $1.05
- Millenium Falcon Transformer (Target clearance) $9.07
- TF Alternators Ricochet (Target clearance) $5.28
- The Batman exclusive 3 pack (Target clearance) $5.17
- 400% Jack Skellington Kubrick $50
- Gentle Giant Chewbacca Mini bust $45
- Set of 8 The Burger King NFL Bobbleheads $8.56

Total: $177.13

February:
- BATMAN Movie Batman Figure MOC $5
- BATMAN Movie Joker Figure MOC $5
- Batman DC Comics #441-489 $19
- Milk & Cheese Bowen Magnets $5
- The Dark Crystal movie adapt vintage Marvel comics $3
- The Dark Crystal Urskek Mini Bust $42
- Star Wars series 2 Greedo Kubrick (FINALLY!) $26
- (2) Bearbrick ser. 13 Blind Boxes $20

Total for month: $125.00

March:
- Han/Chewie Comic Pack & (1) Elite Clone Trooper $19.24
- (2) Elite Clone Trooper Figures $14
- TAC Vader #01 Figure & Coin Album $11.75
- (22) various Hot Wheels $21.78
- Pack of Hot Wheels Protector Cases $10.67
- (2) Ikea Detolf display cases w/lights $134.51
- Rocky III Clubber Lang Figure $10.68
- Rocky III Thunderlips Figure $10.68

Total for month: $233.31

April:
- TAC McQ Stormtrooper $7.47
- 400% Willy Wonka Kubrick $60
- (2) GG Hellboy Bustups $12.81
- ML Black Panther figure $3.21
- Mezco South Park AWESOM-O figure $11.81
- Mezco Family Guy Tricia Takanawa figure $8.54
- Mezco Family Guy Seamus & Bertram figures $12.81
- Lego UCS Batmobile $18.44
- Pack of Hot Wheels Protector Cases $10.67
- (5) Hot Wheels $5.29
 
Total for month: $151.05

Total for year: $686.49
« Last Edit: April 23, 2007, 10:54 AM by Madcow »

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2007, 01:12 AM »
I stopped counting at the beginning of 2007. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing....but it's all I could do to take my mind off the fact that I spend too much on Star Wars stuff.

Has anyone else quit counting?  Or has the counting changed anyone's habits?  I haven't visited this thread in a long time....but it's a question I've had on my mind every time I DON'T tally something up now.
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2007, 02:49 PM »
I have to say that I'm one of the people who has been keeping track that has taken something from the past couple years.  I can't believe how much I spend in the course of the year, and I'm doing my best to cut it back considerably this year.  I even stay away from the majority of the higher end stuff, and I know my totals are towards the low end in this thread too usually, but for us - its still too much.  With a wee one on the way this year too, things will have to cut back even more I'm thinking.  I really enjoy collecting, and there is so much more that I'd like to collect, but it is heading towards being scaled down to just my absolute favorite (and cheapest) things.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2007, 07:36 PM »
After posting in this thread the other night, despite my better judgement, I went back and caught myself up to present day (with credit card receipts and my Rebelscum PM, it wasn't that hard).  Turns out I have about half as much from Jan-March of this year as I did in the entire year of 2004.  I thought about it for a moment and then decided to tell my wife, who shook her head at me.


SO....right now, I'm not exactly enjoying this whole "collector's challenge" thing....but I am once again a participant.   ;D
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2007, 08:59 PM »
I thought about it for a moment and then decided to tell my wife, who shook her head at me.


Mine does that right after rolling her eyes.  ;)  But at least this year I'm making an effort to sell extra things to bring my overall expenses down.
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