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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 01:14 AM »
Wow. I've completely blown away my goal... I've MADE $803 so far this year. :)
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2010, 03:47 PM »
Wow. I've completely blown away my goal... I've MADE $803 so far this year. :)

Probably a consistent theme for a lot of people with all the downsizing of collections evidenced in the bst threads.  I'm up about two grand overall.  Here's what I can recall buying to this point in the year though...

GG snowtrooper bust
GG McQuarrie Vader bust
Kubrick Dlx Series 1 set
Kubrick Dlx red Bib Fortuna
Vintage Collection Dack/Cloud Car Pilot

That's about it for this point.  I'm aiming at getting a few more things...
Kubrick Dlx series 2 set plus both chase figures
GG Animated Slave Leia maquette

I think that should cover it for this year. 
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2010, 04:28 PM »
I'm not going to get detailed and itemize everything, but I think I've dropped around $2K since July.  Don't think I've ever spent so much on toys in such a short span of time.  Going back to ignoring this thread though so I don't get sad about the sprained bank account.   :)
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #18 on: September 2, 2010, 11:54 AM »
I should probably stay away from this thread too, because I shudder to think what my annual budget is. Thousands I would estimate.

I don't really have a budget per se, I just try to buy everything as soon as I see it on the shelves. Around here if you blink it could be gone and never seen again. Sometimes it can be a real pain to juggle the $$$, but I can usually find a way to make it work. Just this past week I had to dump most of my TVC Wave 1 figures just so I could scrape up the cash to buy the new TCW Slave 1.

I really wanted to get all the new vintage stuff, even the vehicles, but the cost, and moreso the space considerations, dictate otherwise.

On the plus side, my REAL vintage collection is nearly complete, so I won't have to siphon money off for that much longer.
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #19 on: January 4, 2011, 06:42 PM »
Few days late but I finally calculated my purchases from December... $1307.41 for 2010, $1600 less than last year! I think what helped me is that I cut back on DVDs, mainly the big TV show sets. Also the smaller amount of Star Wars toys out there helped (so did the summer clearances!)

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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #20 on: January 4, 2011, 09:25 PM »
Nice work Travis. It sure feels good to come in under budget. :)

I SHATTERED my $1500 goal for the year. Instead of spending money I ended up going nearly $2000 under budget and making $489 back on the year. That's the first time I've ever done that since I started collecting back in '96 and '97. I don't know that I can repeat it, but I'm sure glad to have done that well. I probably would have been a bit harder if OT Vintage stuff wasn't hard to come by around me earlier in the year. I was tight on budget the last few months of 2010 so I did end up passing on a few items I really would have liked to have picked up, like the Target Hoth Battlepacks. But in the end I wound up picking up most everything I really wanted this year. :)


January - $38
February - $145      
March - $68
April- $8
May- $12
June- $0
July- $36
August - $526
September - $265
October - $0
November - $0
December - $39

2010 TOTAL - $489 Profit  :)
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Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #21 on: January 5, 2011, 01:39 AM »
2010 was a busy year of selling items for me as well, but I more than made up for that.  ;)

Grand Total:   $5,407.33 spent.  I did get a number of great pieces:

Code 3 Vader's TIE
Sideshow 12" Vader & 501st Trooper
ESB Koto Vader
Gentle Giant ROTS Vader statue
12 vintage Canadian carded figures
3 Russian carded bootlegs

...and a ****load of carded Darth Vaders, loose figures, and Galactic Heroes.

Previous years:

2009 -  $2,385.34
2008 -  $4,923.98
2007 -  $2,682.12
2006 -  $7,960.96