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The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« on: January 5, 2010, 12:32 AM »
2009 is done & gone so onto the 2010 Great Collector's Challenge.

Reference from the past Great Collector's Challenge:

The Great 2009 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2008 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2006 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
The Great 2004 Collector's Challenge

I'll keep the 2009 Great Collector's Challenge pinned for awhile for those who have not posted their damage year end tally yet.

This year starts off with a bang for me, I have already past the $500. US mark & only 4 days in. What's in it for me this year, anything vintage that is eye candy, maybe the odd animated character maqettes (1 on preorder) & animated character keys if any are done this year. SW Kubricks, well you know I can't past them up so that is going to put a hole in the wallet bank account.  :P

I have also been working on my Space 1999 focus so I can see that putting more some more damage "2nd mortage".   ;D

I will have to see what happens before/during C5 & what I can find/get. I can see some $$$$ spent in Orlando.  >:D

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 04:34 PM »
So far so good, as near as I can tell I haven't spent a dime.

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 10:58 PM »
I've done really good in January so far this year. Last year my goal was $2000 and I went over by about $44, all in all a good year. I think I'm going to try for a loose goal of $1500 this year. I've really stopped buying as much and retail has been so slow that i think I can mange that. As long as I don't go over $2000 though I'll be happy.

January - $38

    - Imperial Scanning Tech $8
    - A Very Long Engagement DVD $22
    - 2 Willrow Hoods, Bespin Guard, Snowspeeder Luke, Zuckuss $40
    - Mass Effect 2 Collector's Edition  $22
  
     - **** I got rid of $130

February - $145

     - **** I got rid of $145

March - $68

     - Where the Wild Things Are (bluRay) $23

     - **** I got rid of $91

April- $8

     - Imperial Scanning Tech $8

May- $12

     - 2 Imperial Scanning Techs $12

June- $0

July- $36

     - **** I got rid of $36

August - $526

     - AT-AT Driver, Hoth Leia, Echo Base Han, Bespin Luke, Cloud Car Pilot, Dack Raltar, Dengar, Rebel Snowspeeder $80
     - Xbox Live 12-month $50
     - Halo: Reach Legendary Edition and XBox 360S Halo: Reach Edition Preorders $75

     - **** I got rid of $731

September - $265

     - Xbox 360S Halo Reach Edition $400
     - Halo Reach Legedary Edition $125

     - **** I got rid of $260

October - $0

November - $0

December - $39

     - Vintage Admiral Ackbar, Endor Rebel Commando, and Wooof $21
     - Vintage Gamorrean Guard and Rebel Commando$18

  2010 TOTAL - $489 Profit
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 04:10 PM »
Meh, should have bought it last month for $10 less but I hate doing presells on ebay:

GG Snowtrooper minibust $64.00 shipped. 
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #4 on: February 1, 2010, 06:16 PM »
January
TLC Snowspeeder Pilot Luke
TLC Bespin Guard
Family Guy ESB DVD
The Simpsons Season 20 DVD
TLC Resurgence of the Jedi Battle Pack
January Total: $87.56

My cheapest month in almost two years! :o

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #5 on: February 3, 2010, 10:24 AM »
Ok, I'm going to try to keep better track again this year after getting off last year.  Hoping to reign things in again this year a bit, and should have some slow months coming up until the "vintage" line is released.  Here's the month of January for me:

January
TLC Figures (Luke Snowspeeder, Willrow Hood, Bespin Guard, R2-X2, Zuckuss) - $38
Marvel Universe Secret Wars Comic Packs (3) - $40

Total for January= $78

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #6 on: February 3, 2010, 11:17 AM »
January total: $782.00 US.

More to come as the months go by, Kuby's, C5, animated maquettes...  >:D

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 03:09 AM »
I'm doing really good so far. Including December of last year I've had three months in a row in which I've actually MADE money. :)
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 03:45 AM »
Wow, nicely done Ryan.

January ended up being a lot pricier than expected:  $365.51.  But I added a lot of Vader stuff last month, including the Code 3 Vader's TIE.  I can thank Brent for stealing my money.  >:(

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 10:29 AM »
I'm just waiting for more of your money Jesse.  If it's any consolation I'm taking a lot of people's money these days. 
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2010, 11:23 AM »
I've been doing surprisingly well for just SW stuff.
January was pretty slim pickings all around for me. I didn't find much new, so I didn't even have the opportunity to buy much. All told I got 6 figures. Nothing else, not ships, no battle packs or comics packs. So with tax I spent just a little over $50.
February is shaping up to be about the same. Only 3 figures purchased at full price and 4 figures at a deep discounted price due to TRU's Pres. Day sale, and one Galactic Heroes pack. Current Feb. tally: $50.

I've budgeted $600 for this year (though I can go over). Given that I still need to catch up on the ANH wave (need Chewie with the Orange droid part) and all but the Black Bespin Guard of the ESB wave, I've got some collecting to do before the summer stuff. But beyond that not much until then. So while there will be a lot of stuff then, I still should be able to stay relative close to my budget, even with the AT-AT, Snowspeeder, and Cloud Car.
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #11 on: March 2, 2010, 04:50 PM »
February was a little easier on the pockets.  My biggest expense was on an assortment of stands for my Vader bootlegs.

Jan: $365.51
Feb: $153.55

Total: $519.06

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #12 on: March 2, 2010, 09:44 PM »
February:
Zombieland DVD
Sony Headphones
TLC Ewoks
TLC Rancor Keeper
TLC Willrow Hood ICMG
American Psycho DVD
4GB Memory Card/Mini SD Card
February Total: $95.63

Yearly Total: $183.19

This whole "don't spend money" thing is working out quite well. :D

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #13 on: March 4, 2010, 10:39 AM »
Haven't really bought anything new Star Wars-wise for awhile now, but picked up a few Marvel figures in February:

Marvel Universe Figures (Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Luke Cage) - $28

Total for 2010=$115

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #14 on: May 1, 2010, 09:21 PM »
April:
Laptop Mouse
TLC Plo Koon
TLC Agen Kolar

April Total: $33.54  :o
YTD Total: $322.63