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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2003, 11:21 PM »
I'm game as well.

However, I'll only keep track of toys, video games, DVD's, books, and CD's.

I will TRY to do this. ;)

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2003, 11:29 PM »
Hey, I will keep track too!  I'm curious now, on what I really do spend.  

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2003, 11:47 PM »
Sure,count me in.I've lowered my intake on the hobby to only a few select focuses so my main goal this coming year is to spend  between $1 - $2k. Yea right.. ::) Still need to finish my loose vintage collection,complete my MOC ROTJ set and buying bootleg,prototypes and anything else biker scout related(slow process for me).These are what I'll  be keeping track of.

If I can manage to pull this off by years end and have any extra $$$ I'll then begin my Imperial Royal Guard and R2-D2 focus. 8)

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2003, 12:57 AM »
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2003, 01:05 AM »
Nice Brent.  8)

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2003, 02:27 AM »
I agree.  As long as the wife never sees this I'm game.

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2003, 04:38 PM »
Boy, you just got that one in under the deadline Brent!  Hmm...  Not sure if I'll partake or not.  With the amount of SW stuff I buy, it'd take a considerable amount of time to keep track of it all.  Not to mention, I'd be a little embarrassed if I came in "1st place" at year's end.  Or would that be last place?   :-\

Perhaps Dale might take me though, since he's got to add in all the damned shipping and customs fees though.  Perhaps Adam too, since he collects a lot more of the high-end stuff...

I'll have to think about it!   :-*

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #22 on: January 1, 2004, 10:41 AM »
I haven't spent a dime yet this year. :)
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #23 on: January 1, 2004, 12:36 PM »
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I do keep track, I have for a couple years on an Excel spreadsheet

Care to share the results for the last few years?

$3,895.00 for Star Wars and $1,640.00 for Lord of the Rings.
I do buy props and that is where the big expense is.  I think I'll probably spend less this year as I'm caught up on all LOTR toys and there isn't much left.
As for Star Wars, the Master Replica prop line up (so far) doesn't interest me (only one item that I really must have) and the toy line doesn't chew up too much cash as I only get one of each (unless it's an army builder).

In 2002, I spent roughly the same amount on Star Wars, it was only a few hundred higher.

It may seem like a lot of money but my girlfriends drop that kind of cash on leather jackets, purses, jewelry, make-up, perfume and what not.  I just choose to use my expendable money on props and toys....to each their own, I guess. :)
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #24 on: January 1, 2004, 01:25 PM »
this sounds like a fun "game"... i'll try and keep a tab on my spending, but now that you put this idea into my head, i think i'll try and keep tabs on everything i spend this year, as far as collectibles goes. man, that's gonna hurt later on...

at least my last two purchases don't count since i made them last year  ;), otherwise i'd already be about $500 in the hole, if not more  ;D

and btw - nice score on that fett helmet, morgbug... that's a pretty good deal, i've seen that one sell for over $100 on ebay recently...

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #25 on: January 2, 2004, 02:09 PM »
OK, so it begins.  So as to leave the initial post in the thread alone, I'll have my post to keep track here on page 2.



January:
1. figs Cory (SW)             $28.50
2. shipping Jim                $47.60                                    
3.
4.
5. customs fees for Kubricks $16.50
6. Kashmir for trade with Jim $7.50; 12" Han Carbonite $15.00 shipped
7. $98.56 McFarlane NHL7
8. $27.46 Acklay (trade bait ok?) and two LOTR figs for Scott-trade
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14. $8.50 shipping for McFarlane trade (jcancinone)
15.
16.$67.27 shipping, 8 packages
17.
18.
19.
20.
21. $9.55 Galaxy Vader shipped
22. $67.50
23.$11.36 for customs fees >:( (Fett helmet)
24.
25.  $~20.00 for trade with Beth
26. $32.15 four new SW figs (in Canada :o)
27.
28.
29.
30. $22 trade bait
31.
Total:$479.45


February
1.
2.
3.
4.
5. $64 shipping ::)
6. $7.75 Killer Croc
7.
8.
9.
10. $50.50 rebeltrader sale (gunner stations, mill. coin, AT-ST)
11. $20.00  Tour Animal shipped :D
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17. $ 36.00 Lego Mos Eisley
18. $37.00 LOTR Trilogy figs (trade)
19.
20.
21.
22. $31.00 Ebay :-X 12" stormtrooper + sandtrooper
23.  $$$$ Kubrick R2???
24.  $225 Vader MR LE saber shipped :o
25.
26.  $55 baseball figs for trade, galadriel, Vader Technic Lego ($7.50) ;D
27.
28.  $15 LOTR trilogy figs
29.

Total  $541.25
SW Total:

March
1.
2. $22 (3 Lego Minis); $30 four HOF figs
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. $139.00 BBTS Kubrick series 2 with Indy
10. $145 SSW.com - Kermit Indy x3, clone bust x2
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19. $69.75 - 7 baseball figs plus shipping to jim.  
20.
21. $81.67 Mighty Beanz, Carnage, shipping to OCB
22. $6.50 customs fees >:(
23. $82.00 5 variants, doombot, 3 hot wheels :-[ - trade bait.  What???
24. $8.00 customs fees
25. $27 Tie Interceptor loose/dlvd
26.
27. $32.00 red skull dlvd :-[
28.
29.
30.
31. shipping for trades $15.32
Total: $658.24


April
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. $96.00 clone pilot bust (should have been in March); $8 customs fees >:(
7.
8.
9.
10.
11. $$ 15.00 danglers; $12 vinty C3PO removable limbs
12.
13.
14.
15. $$83.31 McFarlane NHL8; $105 paypal - Beth, figs.  
16.
17.
18.
19.
20. $ Customs fees $8.21
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.  
26. $6.15 customs fees ::)
27. $61.24 * trilogo Yavin wave figs
28. $152.56 vintage figs win Luke stormtrooper
29.
30.  $$850 catalytic converter replacement :'( :'( :'(

Total: $547.47
SW Total:

May
1. $75.00 Simon for Speeders +; 75.00 three vinty carded trilogos
2.
3. $17 shipping to Japan
4.
5.
6. $$21 trilogo figs
7.
8.
9.
10. $40.79 General Lando vinty
11.
12. $61.54 vinty Anakin/Barada & original 12 display base
13. $49.95 OT original on DVD shipped
14.  $73.25 modern figs shipped ::)
15.  $59.00 EV-9D9 shipped
16.
17.   $58.00 Ltd Hong Kong three packs shipped
18.
19.
20.  $ 58.50 7 NHL8 variants and a tie pilot
21.
22.  $ $100 GITDH and Imperial Dignitary shipped
23.
24.
25.  $12.65 Logray and Klaatu Skiff vintage shipped
26.  $18.83 Lumat shipped
27.
28.  $223.45 Two R2 Kubrick's (this covers off my early bird set from Dale)
29.  $97.92 small lot of vinty's, Yoda brown snake, Rebo band, Luke Poncho shipped
30. $50.00 Amanaman vintage shipped.
31. :o

Total:  $$$1016.88
SW Total:

June
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.  $51.25 lot of 10 vinty incl lando general
6.  $103.33 vintage han/carbonite; wind up R2
7.  $112.50 lot of 10 vinty incl A-wing pilot, pop up R2
8. $7.41 customs fees for Sauron minimates
9.
10.$56 Imperial Gunner, 4LOM shipped
11. 37.12 shipping for three trades: jadesfire, JuvyD, DSJ
12.  $$21.72 rebo band shipped
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18. $30 crusher creel :-[ $8 vinty ebay wins; 16 RHino/black spidey; $13 Boromir, Ring Wraith
19.
20.  $30.00 complete droid factory
21.  $30.53 vintage Leia princess, ben, lot of 3
22.  $18.00 vintage hoth figures complete (6) shipped
23. $5.49 vintage AT-ST driver complete
24.
25.  $28 real stands for vintage (100)
26.  $17.00 three SW figs for trading
27.
28.  $52.56 warok and Luke farmboy vintage shipped
29.  $17.03 customs fees.
30.

Total:  $654.94
SW Total:

July
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. $6.99 vintage tie pilot shipped
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.  $55.95 vintage Ewok lot shipped  :-[
13.
14.
15. $70 vintage yak face shipped ;D
16.
17. $17 shipping for two trades
18. $30 OTC figs (4), $11 schilling variant
19.
20. $10 shipping for 2 trades
21. $9.25 frankenberry bobblehead shipped.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.  $8 customs fees >:(
27.
28.
29. $92.50 blue snaggletooth shipped
30.
31. $6.99 vintage squidhead shipped

Total: $306.68
SW Total:

August
1. $15 Boromir and ring wraith
2. $7.50 movie Doc Ock
3.
4. $85 Luke stormtrooper bust shipped; $7.99 N64 SOTE game shipped
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. $16.97 12" tie pilot shipped
10.
11.
12. $$127.50 Lego Falcon
13.
14. $15 two OTC trilogo figs
15. $183.17 Riddell stormtrooper shipped; $22 vintage Han, Klaatu shipped
16.
17. $30 four OTC trilogos; $37.74 vintage display stand shipped; $16.49 vintage brown hair bespin luke shipped
18.
19. $8 Moria Orc Archer; $15 two OTC trilogos; $46 3 AvP figures, ring wraith
20. $48 stormtrooper bust. 
21. $54 luke stormtrooper bust
22. $16 customs >:(
23.
24. $45, four MLVI figs
25. $11 VOTC Luke; $42.50 three NFL variants; $15 two OTC figs for Juvy; $7.50 Elrond
26.
27. $32 - Unleashed Aayla, Tusken
28. $$23 Vader collector case; $23 VOTC Vader, Yoda
29.
30.

Total:
SW Total: $$928.37

September
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8. $7 OTC fig for trade
9.
10. 10 LOTR figs - Arwen, Moria Orc Archers, Lurtz, Isengard Orc $75
11.
12.
13.
14. 3 OTC figs for trade $22.50
15. 4 OTC figs for trade $30
16. 8 OTC figs for trade $60, Unleashed Leia $21. 
17.
18.
19.
20. 2 McFarlane NFL8 variants $25
21. DVD $48; Jedi Apprentice $35; 2 DVD figure sets $24; Cloud car pilot $8
22.
23. $17 customs fees >:(
24.
25.
26.
27. 4 OTC figs for trade $30
28. $39 Tarkin bust shipped
29.
30. $11 VOTC Leia

Total: $452.50
SW Total:

October
1. Culpepper regular 12.50
2.
3.
4. shipping for trades $25.00
5.
6. blue clone bust up $31.70; trilogy poster $12.99
7.
8. shipping for trades $25.00
9.
10. $25 unleashed bossk, otc fig for me
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21. $116 - bunch of OTC for JuvyD, VOTC 3PO, animated clone troopers, 2 LOTR figs for Beth, Plummer variant
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27. shipping for trade $8.25
28.
29. shipping for trade with JuvyD $31.00
30. chase Leia bust up $7.49
31. brown haired vintage Luke farmboy $ $22.08

Total: $317.01
SW Total:

November
1.
2.
3.
4. shipping for trades $35.65
5. AT-AT Lego  :o $93.48
6.  SSW.com Jango bust, bust ups stormies $88.92
7. SSW.com "stuff" $160.92
8.
9.
10.
11.
12. 
13.
14. 9 - OTC $85 US
15.
16.
17. $30 two OTC, regular MOss NFL10
18.
19.
20.
21. $10.99 hibernation han chase shipped
22.
23. 3 OTC $21
24.
25.
26.
27.  Hmm, 8 OTC = $60 US; umm, 20 VOTC = $215
28.  6 sportspicks chase figures $70 US
29.
30.

Total:$870.96
SW Total:

December
1.
2.  Shipping for trades:  $60
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. $4.97 two Ephant Mon figures ;D
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19. 3 LOTR, 2 OTC, 1 unleashed figure - $64
20.
21. $123.91 Padme maquette, 3 holo emperor
22.
23.  $170 - LOTR/McFarlane NBA variants for trading
24. $98.88 Droids R2 carded shipped; $39 deposit and shipping for GG Vader statue.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29. $29.90 down payment/shipping on GG Vader statue
30.
31. Going out with a bang - $60 shipping - 7 trades :o LOTR figure for myself, one for trade, SL Lizard two pack - > $33; $72 Kubrick vinyl Jawa shipped

Total:  716.66
SW Total:

Annual Running Total:
Annual Total Exculding Shipping:
Annual Star Wars:
Annual Other:
Estimated price tag for year:$5000
Final out come:
Departure from estimate:
Please note:All Money is USD
Completed:




« Last Edit: January 2, 2005, 12:51 AM by Morgbug »
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #26 on: January 2, 2004, 07:35 PM »
OK, so it begins.  So as to leave the initial post in the thread alone, I'll have my post to keep track here on page 2.


Date      Item                                         Amount (US)   Customs Fees   Item Total
01/02    figs Cory                                   $28.50                                       $28.50
01/02    shipping Jim                             $47.60                                     $47.60



Total:                                                                                       $76.10






wow... "jim" must have been pretty heavy if it cost you $47.60 to ship him  ;)

personally, i was going to make my first post my "master" post, and keep all the purchases listed, but give a little update each time i make a purchase, with that purchase amount and the total amount spent in total so far. i guess it's up to everyone to decide how they want to post this stuff. as long as people don't start posting the entire list everytime they make a new purchase, i think it'll be ok. just imagine what some of those lists are going to look like in december!!

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #27 on: January 2, 2004, 09:46 PM »
I've got my first purchases of the year to add. Grabbed a baseball sportspicks fig for 75% off at Target and picked up the 4 animated CW figs.

1/3 - lego hailfire droid, 2 reg priced figs and 4 cheap ones
1/8 - 12" Leia w/speederbike
1/24 - Jedi 4-pack and 2 other figs
2/5 - Jedi Luke + Bar R2
2/7 - Dlx Jabba + Dlx Jabba Denizens
2/12 - WOS Aztec Theater, Power Plant Lunchroom + 1 Series 15 fig
2/14 - the other 5 series 15 WOS figs, 2 SW Novels, Lego UCS Snowspeeder
2/23- 3 SW figs
2/25 - 2 more SW figs
2/28 - 2 green A-Wings, SW book
3/5 - Unleashed Chewy, Luke, Clonetrooper
3/6 - all 4 series 2 animated CW figs, Maul & Obi-Wan Collector Cups
3/9 - 1 SW fig (Tie Fighter Pilot)
3/24 - 7 SW figs (from Yavin and Jabba wave) and 3 12" figs (Yoda, Jedi Luke and Biker Scout  ;D)
3/31 - GG Tarkin and Greedo busts
4/1 - 3 SW figs (Star Destroyer wave), Deluxe Obi-Wan & Jango
4/3 - Big lot of items in trade from Brent: 7 baseball figs, 2 SW and 1 Simpsons
4/7 - GG Biker Scout Bust
4/9 - Red Leader X-Wing, Yellow CW Clonetrooper 3-pack, 6 HOF figs and Yoda/youngling on gold card
4/10 - 6 more HOF figs + J'Quille
4/30 - McFarlane Expos retro variant Randy Johnson
5/3 - Deluxe Ewok w/glider
5/4 - complete set of 8 Tomy Magnets.
5/8 - 4 SW figs
5/8 - Complete set of Clone Wars Trading cards + Sticker set
5/10 - Kubrick speeder set
5-10 - Darth Vader Master Replicas FX lightsaber
5-13 - Re-released Luke and Sidious Unleashed
5-14 thru 7/17 - 4 baseball sportspicks, 5 WOS figs(series 16), BeSharps set, simpsons Flashback set, Military Antiques shop, 3 SW novels, OTC Vader's Tie, Tie Figher and X-Wing, OTC Jedi Council #1, OTC Biker Scout, 4 misc clearanced SW Deluxe figs, 2 red Clone Trooper Unleashed, 12" Obi-Wan, 12" Garindan, 12" Jawa 2-pack, John Kellerman book, 7 misc SW saga figs, CW Battle motion complete card set, GG Green Clone bust, and series 3 Tomy dioramas.
7/18-9/23 - 2 DVD figure sets, GG Bossk bust, Silver Sandtrooper, Spirit Of Bust-ups set, 3 Target collector cup sets, 3 Saga figs, WOTC Minis Starter set and 13 booster packs, Tom Seaver retro variant, OTC Jedi Council #2, WOS Devil homer, 8 VOTC figs, 3 VOTC 12" figs, Endor Ambush TRU set, Skirmish TRU set, 5 Unleashed figs, 36 OTC figs

Totals to date:

Star Wars - $2376.21

Other - $326.53


Total - $2702.74
« Last Edit: September 23, 2004, 09:08 PM by chuckles »

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #28 on: January 2, 2004, 10:10 PM »
And speaking of Jim.... :)

That was shipping (and goods) in arrears, not of Jim himself :-*

I would have used my initial post too, but had to bury it a bit, lest Mrs. Bug comes a lookin' ;)
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #29 on: January 3, 2004, 01:00 AM »
I found the Imperial Dignitary and Achk Med Becq at Wal-mart 1/1/04, so year to date, $9.54.

For the past several years, I've marked an envelope with the year and tried to stick all my SW receipts in there.  Some get lost or misplaced, but it's a pretty good way of keeping a record -- and it's great if I find an item a little cheaper two weeks later!  I've never gone back and added them all up.  I'm not sure I want to know.....

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