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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2007, 09:21 PM »
I always get the rolling of eyes from the better half. You should see the look I get when I mention $8000. for a rocket Fett is a good deal.  :-X  ;D

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2007, 10:15 PM »
I always get the rolling of eyes from the better half. You should see the look I get when I mention $8000. for a rocket Fett is a good deal.  :-X  ;D

Well, my wife is a fan too, and helps me a lot with my collection, so she knows when I'm getting good deals and when I'm not.  She's also the driving force behind the Star Wars room in our house (she did Visio drawings of it at work before we ever built it).  She picks up gifts for me from time to time, this Christmas it was the Sideshow Grievous (didn't get the cape though, darnit).

While she's down with the collection, I think she secretly hates when I buy things from lines that she doesn't like.  Like, she absolutely hates the bust ups.  She also doesn't particularly care for the new Unleashed (I actually quit those recently) or the Burger King toys.  When I was buying Burger King toys, she just didn't get that at all.

She Loves the Galactic Heroes, Gentle Giant, Sideshow...etc, etc, but she has a few things she just thinks are really stupid.  Whenever I buy those things, I notice she tends to ask "how much were those?" more....

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2007, 09:03 AM »
i so want to figure this out, when i get home from work i am breaking out the calculator.
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2007, 03:25 PM »
i so want to figure this out, when i get home from work i am breaking out the calculator.

Don't be so anxious my young padawan, it's going to change the way you think about your collection. At least for awhile anyway. Sometimes I look at mine and think "Wow, I've spent enough to pay for a car".  These are TOYS.

Stuff like that.
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2007, 11:31 PM »
March was a great month for me - I only spent a net total of $27.16!  8)

Gross spending:         Net spending:

Jan - $272.33             $211.59
Feb - $264.15             $117.98
Mar - $376.21             $ 27.16

2007 Total                 $356.27

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #50 on: April 2, 2007, 10:24 AM »
Let's see...

January = $53.91
February = $108.14

March = $195.78   :(

Year to Date Total = $357.83

Stuff I bought the past month:
30AC Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith (8 carded and 10 openers)
30AC Darth Vader with Coin Folder (1 carded and 1 opener)
30AC Capture of Tantive IV Battle Pack (1 opener)
Target Exclusive 30AC Order 66 2-Packs (6 openers)
REAL Action Stands (50)


I picked up a giant pile o' Hasbro loot this month, the busiest month I've had so far.  I went way over my monthly budget of $125, but luckily I am still on target for the year thanks to that slow January start.   :)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #51 on: April 2, 2007, 02:56 PM »
January Total=$75.00
February Total=$84.02

Total for March=$185.48

Year to Date Total=$344.50

This month was definitely on the high side for me, much of that due to buying some non-SW stuff (Spidey).

Stuff I bought this month:
TSC Clonetrooper Sergeant
TAC Basic Figures - 5
TAC Vader w/coin album
TAC Capture of Tantive IV Battle Pack
TAC WM Exclusive Treachery on Saleucami Battle Pack
Galactic Heroes 2 Packs - 2
Spider-Man 3 Action Figures - 6
Spider-Man 3 SHS - 6
Spider-Man 3 WM Exclusive Black Spider-Man

Hopefully next month will be slower, but I was fortunate enough to find a couple more TAC figures on Sunday and the Bantha should be arriving today, so that's not a good start to things.  Man, there is a lot of stuff this year :).  I'm nowhere near my goals for average month spending, so something is going to have to change.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #52 on: April 2, 2007, 03:38 PM »
You guys really need to diversify, you know that?  Maybe add some statues or something else along that line.  Sheesh.  One Sideshow statue and I've passed your annual spending to date ::)  Gentle Giant is evil.  Medicom is evil.  Only good thing of late is Hasbro took over Marvel Legends/Spiderman lines and I haven't laid out a penny this year on that stuff. 
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #53 on: April 2, 2007, 04:57 PM »
Yeah, no ****.  I'm pushing $1,000 already between SW and all my other crap.  Granted, about 1/3rd of that was the 12" Jabba and his throne and friends and what not, but still.
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #54 on: April 2, 2007, 05:42 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

March:
TSC Elite Clone Trooper
TSC Elite Clone Trooper
TSC Vader's Astromech
TSC Windu's Astromech
TSC Scorch
TAC Galactic Marine
TAC Galactic Marine
TAC Super Battle Droid
TAC Airborne Trooper
TAC Mace Windu
TAC Concept Stormie
Ilum Battle Pack

Total: Approx. $91

Yearly Total: Approx. $174

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2007, 12:28 PM »
i so want to figure this out, when i get home from work i am breaking out the calculator.

Don't be so anxious my young padawan, it's going to change the way you think about your collection. At least for awhile anyway. Sometimes I look at mine and think "Wow, I've spent enough to pay for a car".  These are TOYS.

Stuff like that.

Ok so i began and started with last month and realized it was entirely too much so i am no way going to do this. Scratch the eagerness. I am back to preferring the unknown.  ;D
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #56 on: May 1, 2007, 10:52 AM »
January = $53.91
February = $108.14
March = $195.78

April = $186.39  :(

Year to Date Total = $549.87

Stuff I bought the past month:
30AC Capture of Tantive IV Battle Pack (1 opener)
30AC Jedi Training on Dagobah Battle Pack (1 opener)
Target Exclusive 30AC Betrayal on Felucia Battle Pack (1 opener)
Wal-Mart Exclusive 30AC Treachery on Saleucami Battle Pack (1 opener)
30AC Star Wars Galactic Hereos 2-Packs (4 openers)
400% Kubrick Shadow Stormtrooper (1 opener)
DC Mini-Mates Green Lantern/Star Sapphire 2-Pack (1 opener)

Another month over the $125 budget.   :-\

While I struck out on the 30AC basic figures this past month, I did manage to grab a pile of clearance price Battle Packs along with the Wal-Mart Saleucami set.  The real star of the month was the 400% Kubrick figure, which accounted for just a bit over half of the month's spendings.  Damn my Kubrick addiction...  ::)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #57 on: May 2, 2007, 05:08 PM »
I think I'm sending you a Gentle Giant bust, just for fun Jeff.  Get you started and all.  $186 in a month?  I have four beers and I spend more than that in a night :-X
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #58 on: May 3, 2007, 10:41 AM »
January Total=$75.00
February Total=$84.02
March Total=$185.48

Total for April=$178.15

Year to Date Total=$522.65

Bought this Month
9x TAC Basic Figures
1x Bantha w/Tuskens BP
3x Order 66 Packs
4x Galactic Heroes 2 Packs
2x Comic Packs

Overall, a higher month for me, with a lot of Star Wars finds this month for once.  I don't think I bought any "other" stuff, and stuck basically with Star Wars this month.  It seems that although things have been a tough find, the releases have been fast and furious lately.  Although, when I think about it, the only Wave 2 TAC figure I actually bought in a retail store was, surprisingly, the McQuarrie Boba Fett.  Everything else (for basic figurse) has been online basically.  Again, the pace is going to have to slow from here on out (I hope).

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #59 on: May 3, 2007, 06:32 PM »
OK so i decided to revisit this  ::)

January = 711.00  :o :o
February = 463.00 a little better (360.00 was for Sideshow Jabba)
March = 398.00
April = 382.00


OK so January was insane. Alot of stuff from Japan came in that month. This month is going to be a big month was again becuase of more Medicom RAH figures and the Celebration IV exclusives.
Anyway,
 year to date ===== $1954.00  :o Am i worst so far?

EDIT-------

Ok i totally forgot about my vintage purchases. That doesnt include the Glasslite C-3PO, vinyl Jawa, and random other vintage Star Wars i have bought. I think bumping everything up another 500.00 is fair to a new grand total of

$2454.00
« Last Edit: May 3, 2007, 06:35 PM by evenflow »
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