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The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« on: January 1, 2008, 09:35 PM »
Time for... The Official Thread for 2008.   :)

For Reference:
The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2006 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2004 Collector's Challenge

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I am really, really hoping to get my spending back below the $1500 per year mark this year. 

I haven't been able to keep my spending that low since I started the Kubrick thing in late 2004 (damn 'brick addiction), but that won't stop me from trying to limit things (and failing miseably) in 2008.  ;)
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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 1, 2008, 09:41 PM »
Well I am curious to know how much I spend a year as my collection has grown A LOT in these past two years, so I am in.
School has been on strike all month. so much for the summer job I was hoping to get D:

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 2, 2008, 03:54 AM »
I'm in too.

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 2, 2008, 09:21 AM »
I sort of got off base with my updates/totals towards the end of '07, but I'm in again this year.  I really hope to be cutting back significantly (I say that every year), so hopefully the totals will be more tolerable.  If Hasbro would just easy up on the figure releases per year a bit, that would help :).  I think money is going to be tighter this year for us, so things are going to have to be scaled back for me - or I'll be selling stuff to fund new purchases.

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 2, 2008, 02:24 PM »
I attempted to do this last year and just couldnt beleive how much i was spending so i stopped. I figure iw ill try it again this year. At $0.00 so far, not bad for only being 2 days in.  ;D  ;)
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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 2, 2008, 03:05 PM »
I might opt back in again just for fun.  I'm mostly caught up on everything I want to be so that side is good.  The bad is that most of what I want isn't inexpensive (12-backs; MR helmets, Gentle Giant stuff). 

So far, so good: $0 and while I've been on ebay while drinking, so far the restraint has been admirable. 
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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 3, 2008, 10:19 PM »
Well three days into the year and I have made my first purchase.

I was able to buy the hardcover of the Star Wars Sacrifice book. it was 30% off and since my sis is a member of the book store i got an additional 10% of that to lower the book to $21. Now I don't have to wait for the paperback to come out :P

im still waiting for goldenagetoys to get wave 9 in though as me and my buddy pre-ordered a case to split.

Total so far: $21.42
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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 3, 2008, 10:46 PM »
Whew, that took a long time to get underway.  I'll make this my January total posting:

Gentle Giant AT-TE Accessory Kit - $24
Marvel Select Emma Frost $15
Gentle Giant Royal Guard bust $22.50 ($34.45 w/shipping)
Marvel Legends Ronan BAF $35.51 shipped
Marvel Legends Reed Richards and Mole Man $8.00
Battlestar Galactica Titanium classic Galactica $6.00 (thanks Mike)
Hasbro comic pack with Keller/Marine. $16.00
McFarlane 3" Winnipeg Jets Bobby Hull $30 with shipping
Kubrick Blue Stars preorder with shipping $60

January total: $228.96
« Last Edit: January 30, 2008, 10:31 PM by Morgbug »
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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 4, 2008, 12:56 AM »
Oh I guess I jump back in again, hopefully this year will be different.  :-X

Thus far: $176.81 US.

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 4, 2008, 01:18 AM »
Oh I guess I jump back in again, hopefully this year will be different.  :-X

Thus far: $176.81 US.

Let's see.  $176.81 during the first 3 days.  So since it's a leap year, we can calculate over 366 days you are on pace to spend $21,570.82.  :P

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 4, 2008, 01:37 AM »
I bloody well hope not, I'm getting sick of Iciban & KD.  :D

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 5, 2008, 10:34 PM »
bought two McFarlene Hockey figures at $4.95 a piece at WM. Bobby Hull and Alew Tanguay. with tax it came out to $11.16

goldenagetoys also charged my buddies credit card so we should be recieving wave 9 sometime this week. so if we were to add that into my total now it would be.... $85.59
man this is tough seeing how much i am spending, and I am still trying to find a new good hockey stick. I'm thinking of getting another Bauer Vaper but $99.99 up here is a little much.

Hockey figures-11.16
Sacrifice hardcover-21.42
wave 9-53.01


Total: $85.59
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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 7, 2008, 02:38 PM »
I successfully kept track in 05 and 06 but failed to keep track in 07 (and 04 too) so I'm going to do my darndest to keep track in 08 and raise my record to 3-2.

So far: $9.69

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2008, 05:09 PM »
I'll try again - last year was depressing, this year should be a lot better.


So far:

1 Gentle Giant AT-TE Tank Gunner Accessory Pack - $23.59


Total:  $23.59

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Re: The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 11:18 AM »
I figured I would give my half way mark intot he month.

Total = $179.98

And i thought i was doing well.  ::)
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