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Offline Darth Kenobi

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2004, 04:21 PM »
I updated my list with what I remember getting and but used a general dollar amount for the items I probally need to add a few more dollars.  I have decided also to stop collecting the figures for now and only getting the Bust and eventually MR props since I don't have the room right now to get all of the stuff Hasbro releases.  I'm planning on getting the Vintage Figures for OTC and other special items like the CLone Trooper Figure but decided that I should save up my money for C3 and eventually moving out of my parent's house and since I don't make that much the toy buying has got to go, for now at least.  Hopefully by the time Ep3 comes out I will have enough money then and space to start up again.  

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2004, 05:22 PM »
My bet is you'll actually save money by avoiding the want it now mentality.  I dearly wish I hadn't bought an Ep I figure for the first two years they were available.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #122 on: March 31, 2004, 01:40 PM »
End 'o the month

March $658.24

Year to date $1678.94
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #123 on: April 2, 2004, 10:55 PM »
let's review my year to date:

january 2004:
1/2 - $303 - various momc/loose figures and ships from rebelscum forums
1/7 - $60.33 - 12" biker scout and 12" ewok 2-pack
1/9 - $159.65 - real stands (500 pcs)
1/10 - $28 - star cases
1/20 - $46 - more figures from someone @ rebelscum forums
1/22 - $18 - even more figures from someone @rebelscum forums
1/24 - $30 - wave 1 animated clone wars from target

monthly total for january - $644.98
year to date total - $644.98
year end estimate - $3500
percent of yearly estimate spent so far - 18.4%

february:
2/8 - $26.48 - 2 12" leia w/ speeder at target
2/8 - $60 - unleashed clone, luke, chewie
2/8 - $8.23 - animated yoda at target
2/14 - $10.58 - saga lando skiff and bar2-d2 @ tru
2/18 - $169.70 - total (including cash, trade toys and shipping) for mbna chrome vader bust
2/19 - $41.12 - 9 new saga figs @ tru
2/20 - $15.42 - 3 new saga figs @ tru
2/20 - $354.65 - paypal payment to jedimac for assorted goodies
2/21 - $21.18 - ultra jabba & 3-pack @ tru
2/23 - $78.94 - hall of fame case & shipping for my order @ entertainment earth
2/24 - $85.49 - case of figs bought on ebay including shipping
2/24 - $112.75 - yet another paypal to jedimac for more goodies  ;D

monthly total for february - $984.54  :o
year to date total - $1629.52  :o  :o
year end estimate - $3500
percent of yearly estimate spent so far - 48%

march:
3/1 - $28 - clone wars animated figures
3/2 - $23.17 - jango and obi-wan deluxe and shipping
3/2 - $3.85 - shipping cost for trade
3/13 - $90 - greedo and biker scout busts
3/13 - $95 - art-f/x clone trooper kit
3/13 - $40 - 12" garindan and jawas
3/13 - $24 - animated clone troopers
3/26 - $40 - 6 saga figures
3/30 - $54 - 8 saga figures
3/31 - $16.85 - shipping for trades

monthly total for march - $414.87
year to date total - $2044.39
year end estimate - $3500
percent of yearly estimate spent so far - 58%

march was a slow month for me... not much spending going on. which is a good thing. of course, once these otc figures start hitting, i'm gonna go way over my 2004 yearly estimate...  ::)
« Last Edit: April 2, 2004, 11:02 PM by jokabofe »

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #124 on: April 6, 2004, 08:11 PM »
1/11/04
LOTR Sting Sword
LOTR Uruk Hai Scimitar
$205.23

1/16/04
SW Jedi Warriors 4 Pack
$26.32

1/21/04
MR Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Deposit (Preorder)
$50.00

1/22/04
LOTR Witchking Sword
LOTR Ringwraith Sword
$326.18

1/23/04
LOTR Glamdring Sword
LOTR Strider's Ranger Sword
LOTR Hadhafang Sword
LOTR Narsil Sword
$724.00

1/25/04
LOTR Helm of Gimli
$220.19

1/26/04
LOTR Shards of Narsil
$207.99

1/28/04
Rena Owen Autograph
Leeanna Walsman Autograph
$58.25

1/29/04
LOTR Sting Scabbard
$46.33

1/31/04
Kubrick Carded Boba Fett
$432.78

2/01/04
Pirates of the Caribbean Screen Used Props
$51.00

2/03/04
Red Dragon Screen Used Props
$161.95

2/06/04
LOTR Strider's Hunting Knife (Preorder)
LOTR Legolas' Fighting Daggers (Preorder)
LOTR Anduril Sword (Open Edition) (Preorder)
LOTR Gandalf the White's Staff (Preorder)
LOTR Saruman's Staff (Preorder)
LOTR Helm of Elendil (Preorder)
MR Medal of Yavin (Preorder)
$1120.00

2/07/04
LOTR TTT Limited Edition Soundtrack
$46.52

2/07/04
2 Custom Carded Kubrick Acrylic Display Cases
$29.50

2/11/04
SW Jabba's Denizens Ultra Set
$10.59

2/16/04
SW Jabba Ultra Set
$10.56

2/18/04
Gentle Giant Greedo and Biker Scout Mini Busts
$91.37

2/27/04
MR Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Remaining Balance
$220.00

3/02/04
Figure Cases (Acrylic)
$121.50

3/09/04
LOTR Strider's Ranger Sword Scabbard
$132.46

3/10/04
SW Cup/Figure Sets, Obi Wan and Darth Maul (bought for the cups)
$21.18

3/14/04
Empire Strikes Back Posters (3)
Return of the Jedi Posters (3)
$95.00

3/21/04
Skywalker Ranch Wine
$38.09

3/29/04
C2 Ventures Autograph Album
$15.00

4/05/04
Topps Empire Strikes Back Case Topper Card Set
$27.00

4/06/04
MR Leia ANH Blaster
MR Stormtrooper Blaster
MR Rebel Trooper Blaster
LOTR Herugrim Sword
LOTR Boromir's Sword
$1436.00

Cashier's check was made out wrong, am redepositing, and placing a bigger order lol

4/14/04
Carded Kubrick Droids R2
Custom Acrylic Display Cases
$181.00

4/26/04
Endor Kubrick Set
$65.00

5/04
Clone Wars Trading Cards, 8 Boxes
$480.00

5/04
Clone Wars Season 2 Poster
Clone Wars Pin Set
Star Wars Sticker Set
Clone Wars Postcard Set
$40.00

5/25/04
MR Display Cases (Maul, Training Remote)
$123.00

6/1/04
Boba Fett Film Cel (my collection will be complete once it arrives!)
$132.00

6/1/04
MR Leia Blaster
MR Trooper Blaster
MR Rebel Blaster
UC Sword of Theoden
UC Sword of Boromir
UC Sword of Kroenen (Hellboy)
$1535.00

6/2/04
Clone Wars Giclee Print
$95.00

Year to Date Total: $7139.99
« Last Edit: June 2, 2004, 08:38 AM by BigDumbWookiee »
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #125 on: April 6, 2004, 09:04 PM »
I just like to pop in here and see how much Adam is spending as it makes me feel so much better ;).

As of today I am at $1637.80.

Oh and Brent, you get to add more to your total soon ;D.




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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #126 on: April 7, 2004, 11:44 AM »
Yeah, great.  Just kidding.  Just let me pay you though ok?  I'm actually selling stuff on ebay to buy a new TV, not fund your kids' educations :-*

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #127 on: April 7, 2004, 12:25 PM »
Second purchase of 2004! I picked up issues 1 through 4 of the 'Return of the Jedi' comics... published way back in the day. They were a dollar each, so, I had to grab 'em.

Unleashed
Boba Fett

3 3/4th
Luke Skywalker - Jabba's Palace
R1G4

Comics
Return of the Jedi #1
Return of the Jedi #2
Return of the Jedi #3
Return of the Jedi #4

Total so far : $30

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #128 on: April 12, 2004, 09:58 PM »
Annual amount: $235
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #129 on: April 16, 2004, 11:54 AM »
I for one have cut back on my buying. I now only buy   3 3/4 figures. but every so often I will buy something that catches my eye. ;)

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #130 on: April 27, 2004, 01:57 AM »
I just added mine up with a rough estimate sofar this year i've spent $3500 or there abouts already , damm no wonder the wife was going nuts at me.
I didn't realize that i'd spent that much , but with the amount of catching up i did i guess thats about right.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #131 on: April 30, 2004, 09:02 PM »
end 'o the  month time again...

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january 2004:
1/2 - $303 - various momc/loose figures and ships from rebelscum forums
1/7 - $60.33 - 12" biker scout and 12" ewok 2-pack
1/9 - $159.65 - real stands (500 pcs)
1/10 - $28 - star cases
1/20 - $46 - more figures from someone @ rebelscum forums
1/22 - $18 - even more figures from someone @rebelscum forums
1/24 - $30 - wave 1 animated clone wars from target

monthly total for january - $644.98
year to date total - $644.98
year end estimate - $3500
percent of yearly estimate spent so far - 18.4%

february:
2/8 - $26.48 - 2 12" leia w/ speeder at target
2/8 - $60 - unleashed clone, luke, chewie
2/8 - $8.23 - animated yoda at target
2/14 - $10.58 - saga lando skiff and bar2-d2 @ tru
2/18 - $169.70 - total (including cash, trade toys and shipping) for mbna chrome vader bust
2/19 - $41.12 - 9 new saga figs @ tru
2/20 - $15.42 - 3 new saga figs @ tru
2/20 - $354.65 - paypal payment to jedimac for assorted goodies
2/21 - $21.18 - ultra jabba & 3-pack @ tru
2/23 - $78.94 - hall of fame case & shipping for my order @ entertainment earth
2/24 - $85.49 - case of figs bought on ebay including shipping
2/24 - $112.75 - yet another paypal to jedimac for more goodies  

monthly total for february - $984.54  
year to date total - $1629.52    
year end estimate - $3500
percent of yearly estimate spent so far - 48%

march:
3/1 - $28 - clone wars animated figures
3/2 - $23.17 - jango and obi-wan deluxe and shipping
3/2 - $3.85 - shipping cost for trade
3/13 - $90 - greedo and biker scout busts
3/13 - $95 - art-f/x clone trooper kit
3/13 - $40 - 12" garindan and jawas
3/13 - $24 - animated clone troopers
3/26 - $40 - 6 saga figures
3/30 - $54 - 8 saga figures
3/31 - $16.85 - shipping for trades

monthly total for march - $414.87
year to date total - $2044.39
year end estimate - $3500
percent of yearly estimate spent so far - 58%

april:
4/4 - $16.46 - deluxe saga figures
4/10 - $40 - mr mini luke saber
4/20 - $22.25 - shipping for trades
4/28 - $24.94 - rotj 1985 re-release poster from starwarsshop.com  ::)
4/29 - $5.75 - shipping for trades
4/29 - $54 - loose figures @ rebelscum
4/30 - $17.35 - shipping for trades

monthly total for april - $180.75
year to date total - $2225.14
year end estimate - $3500
percent of yearly estimate spent so far - 63%

april was another relatively slow month for me - my lowest monthly total so far this year - mostly trading to get some new stuff, as it damn near impossible to find anything new around my area.

even though we are only four months into the new year, this tracking has certainly been an eye opener, at least for me. i knew that i spent a lot of money on my collection, but i just never really knew how much. and i'm sure that there are probably a few things here and there that i forgot to record, so this total is probably a little light.

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #132 on: May 2, 2004, 04:32 PM »
I'm around $1000 now, and around $600 for comics/DVDs/moviegoing.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #133 on: May 2, 2004, 09:56 PM »
Wooh, a down month ::)

$$547.47 for April and May is off to a charming start.

Year to date total: $2226.41 :o
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #134 on: May 4, 2004, 02:38 PM »
Accidentaly picked up Part 3 of 3 in the Empire storyline with the Amanamananamana's fighting stormtroopers - Now I'll have to find Part 1 and 2 before I can read any of it.  :-X

Unleashed
Boba Fett

3 3/4th
Luke Skywalker - Jabba's Palace
R1G4

Comics
Return of the Jedi #1
Return of the Jedi #2
Return of the Jedi #3
Return of the Jedi #4
Empire #15(?)

Total so far : $33