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The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« on: January 2, 2005, 06:33 PM »
OK, so it's a new year, and time for a new list. And it looks like I didn't waste any time taking the "lead", if you will. If you're wondering exactly what this is, take a look here for last year's thread, which explains the rules and regulations. The only different thing I was thinking about doing for this year was just making it Star Wars related. Anything and everything Star Wars. Of course, I don't really collect too much else, but if anybody wants to add other stuff as well, feel free.

JANUARY 2005

Most of this stuff is old, and could have been picked up last year, but I was so busy working all kinds of crazy hours for Christmas, I had to wait till today to stop by the comic shop and get it all.

Star Wars items:
Luke X-Wing Gentle Giant Mini-Bust $45
Gamorrean Guard Gentle Giant Mini-Bust $45
Clone Wars Red Arc Trooper Maquette $80
Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette $80
Kotobukiya Boba Fett $100
Kotobukiya Anakin Skywalker $100
Kotobukiya Mace Windu/Yoda $95
Kotobukiya Han Solo $100
Kotobukiya Darth Maul $100
Master Replicas Mini Saber Darth Vader $40
Master Replicas Mini Saber Count Dooku $40
Master Replicas Mini Saber Darth Maul $40
Master Replicas Mini Saber Sith Collection Case $15
Star Wars Sandcrawler $60
Dark Horse SW:Obsession 1 & 2, SW:Empire 25, 26, 27, & 28. SW:Tales 21, SW:Republic 70, 71, & 72 $33
10 VOTC figures (R2, Chewie, Lando, Boba, Stormtroopers x6): $100
4 OTC figures (Lando General, General Madine, Han AT-ST x2): $20
SW Trilogy Gold Ingot poster: $17
Galactic Heroes and Post OTC Cantina Wave @ BBTS: $93.88
Entertainment Earth Exclusive Clone Troops sets: $335.99
12" AT-ST Driver/VOTC Chewie, R2, 3P0/POTC Pablo Jill @ TRU: $60.37
Star Wars Magnet set @ Action-HQ: $102.35
Kubricks series 3: $49
Yoda:Dark Rendezvous @ Barnes & Noble: $7.95
Post OTC Cantina figures (2x each): $52 including shipping
SWS.com exclusive Chrome Stormtrooper bust: $56.94
SWS.com exclusive 2004 Comic-con Hyperspace shirt: $21.94
Action Figure Express exclusive holo sith lords bust ups: $17.94
Loose figures from SiteC here @ JD.com: $31.85
Ep3 preview Grevious/Wookie/R4 & Season 3 Animated Anakin/Grevious @ Wal*Mart: $30.47
12" Luke/Wicket/Jawa & Saga Imperial Officer from RogueJEdiTJ here at JD.com: $36
Shipping for a trade with CorranHorn here @ JD.com: $3.85
Shipping on a few other trades from RS: $15.40

Star Wars Total: $2053.93 :o

Non-Star Wars items:
AVP Captured Alien Queen bust: $80
Army of Darkness mini figures: $75
various comic books: $160 (3 months worth)

Non Star Wars total: $315

Grand total: $2338.933

After last year's major underestimate on the total I would spend, I'm not even going to make an attempt at guessing for this year, with Episode 3 launch and C3 coming up, I expect it to be more than last year  :o

edit: okay, so I've decided to just keep track of everything I buy that can fit in the "collectibles" category, even though my spending is 95% Star Wars, I do buy other stuff on occasion. I won't be putting DVD's in there tho, even if I buy "Collector's sets" of DVD's.

And this month's total is somewhat of an anomaly, since I'm catching up on almost 3 months worth of stuff, and had some extra holiday cash to spend. I don't think I'll be spending this much each month of the new year (or at least I hope I don't  :-\ )

I can't wait till this month ends already  ::)
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 3, 2005, 12:03 AM »
I'll play Dave, I didn't get in on last year's since I didn't know about the thread until halfway through, but I'll give a go at it since I picked up a SW item today. Do we need to make estimates or anything or is that not part of the gig?

1/2/05:

POTF Warok Coin: $3

Total: $3

I got myself caught up on the 2005 Post-OTC figs last week, so just a bit short on that. I don't suspect my tally to increase until the ROTS Preview Wave comes out, but I shall return....

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 3, 2005, 12:09 AM »
You can make an estimate if you want, Jason - but I found out the hard way last year that it's not always the wise thing to do. I underestimated my spending by about $3000 last year. And it hurt me to actually see how much money I wasted spent on this stuff last year. A real eye opener, to be sure. And this year promises to be more of the same, if not worse.

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 3, 2005, 12:13 AM »
based on ROTS and C3 spending, I don't think I could make a good estimate. just seeing how much i will have spent this time next year could be painful enough for me. you're off to a good start though :P

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 3, 2005, 12:13 AM »
My Offical 2005 Collectors Challenge Manifesto!

Prologue:So now on to year 2 of the Great Collectors Challenge. I anticipate this to be a very expensive year, so who knows, eh?
Of note, I will be including the cost of Celebration III at this point. That may change.

Created on January 2nd at 11:58 PM and finalized for posting at 12:13 AM on January 3rd 2005

Key:
*:Target
*&:Wal MART
*-:TRU
*/:K-Mart
*+:Specialty store
*@:Online
PoFR: Point of Future Refrence


January:

1.*@ AT-AT Walker (loose, POTF2) on January 3rd at 1:35 AM

Total: $93.00 (82.00 without shipping)
SW Total: $93.00

Febuary
1.*& General Grevious
2.*& Tion Medon
3.*& R4-G9
4.*& Wookie Warrior
5.*& Wookie Warrior
6.*& Wookie Warrior
7.Online Deal: 3 AT-ST Pilots, 1 SAGA Canadian Han Solo AT-ST, 1 Airspeeder, 1 STAP and 2 extras
8.*@ OTC TIE Fighter
9.*@ OTC TIE Fighter
10.*@ OTC TIE Fighter
11.*@ OTC TIE Fighter
12.*@ OTC TIE Fighter
13.*@ Soviet Aviation Colonel's uniform
Total: $165.92 (-$35.95 in shipping)
SW Total: $81.00 (-$15 in shipping)


March

Total:
SW Total:


April
*& ROTS #1 Obi-Wan Kenobi
*& ROTS #2 Anakin Skywalker
*& ROTS #4 Super Battle Droid
*& ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*& ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*& ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*& ROTS #8 Magna Droid
*& ROTS #8 Magna Droid
*& ROTS #8 Magna Droid
*& ROTS #10 Jedi Master Mace Windu
*& ROTS #12 Emperor Palpatine
*& ROTS #13 Count Dooku
*& ROTS #14 Chancellor Palpatine
*& ROTS #15 Senator Bail Organa
*& ROTS #16 Jedi Master Plo Koon
*& ROTS #17 Battle Droid
*& ROTS #18 C-3PO
*& ROTS #19 Senator Padme Amidala Skywalker
*& ROTS #20 Jedi Master Agen Kolar
*& ROTS #20 Jedi Master Agen Kolar
*& ROTS #20 Jedi Master Agen Kolar
*& ROTS #20 Jedi Master Agen Kolar
*& ROTS #21 Jedi Master Shaak Tii
*& ROTS #22 Jedi Master Kit Fisto
*& ROTS #23 Senate Guard
*& ROTS #23 Royal Guard
*& ROTS #24 Senator Mon Mothma
*& ROTS #25 General Taruffel
*& ROTS #29 Ki-Adi-Mundi
*& ROTS #30 Seasse Tinn
*& ROTS #32 Aalya Secura
*& ROTS #23 Senate Guard
*& ROTS #23 Senate Guard
*& ROTS #23 Senate Guard
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*- ROTS #6 Clonetrooper
*& ROTS #33 Clone Commander
*& ROTS #33 Clone Commander
*& ROTS #34 Clone Pilot
*& ROTS #34 Clone Pilot
*& ROTS #35 Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine (blue saber)
*& ROTS #37 Chopper Droid
*& ROTS #38 AT-TE Gunner
*& ROTS #39 Polis Massan
*& ROTS #40 Mas Amedda
*& ROTS #33 Clone Commander
*& ROTS #34 Clone Pilot
*& ROTS #34 Clone Pilot
*& ROTS #23 Senate Guard
*& ROTS #23 Royal Guard
*& ROTS #23 Royal Guard
*& ROTS #23 Royal Guard
*& ROTS #23 Royal Guard
*& ROTS #23 Royal Guard
*& ROTS Republic Gunship
*& ROTS AT-RT
*& ROTS AT-RT
*& ROTS AT-RT
*& ROTS AT-RT
*+ Chinese/Vietnamese Military Cap (Mao Cap)
*+ Replica 1812 Marine Tunic and Vest
*+ Digiridoo (Included as hobby, I suppose)

Total: $633.00 USD
SW Total: $507-$515 USD

Star Wars Celebration III
To much random stuff to cataloge
Total: Approx. $2000
Collecting: Approx. $200


May
1. *Clonetrooper with Jet Pack
2. *Clonetrooper with Jet Pack
3. *AT-TE Gunner
4. *Super Articulated Clonetrooper #41
5. *Target Clone
6. *Target Clone
7. *@ 10 #6 Clonetroopers
8. *& AT-TE Gunner
9. *& AT-TE Gunner
10.*& Nemodian Grenadier
11. *& Nemodian Grenadier
Total: $180
SW Total: See Above


June
1. *@ 9 #41 Clones/1 Target Clone
2.*#41
3.*#41
4.*#41
5.*@ Marine Jacket
Total: $123.58
SW Total: $113.58



July
1. *-500th Celebratory Vader
2.*@ Quaas Deal
3.*@ Travis Deal
4.* Commander Baccara X3
Total: $122.00
SW Total: $122.00


August
*& 21C Japanese Infantry (x11)
*& Anakin Evo set.
Total: $75
SW Total: $75


September
*& 21C Figs: 2 Ardenees open coats and dress Patton
*& Clonetrooper 3 pack
*& Clonetrooper 3 pack
*- Obi-Wan Pilot
*- Nemodian Warrior
*- Nemodian Warror
Total: $53
SW Total: $35


October
*Nemodian Commander
*AT-RT Driver
*AT-RT Driver
*Clone Commander (green)
*@ Soviet Bushlat Naval Overcoat
Total: $75.00
SW Total: $23.00


November
*-Commander Gree
*-Wookie with "Kshyyyk Battle Bashi"
Total: $10.53
SW Total: $10.53

December
1.*-Bib Fortuna
2.*-Barada
3.*-Barada
4.*-Boba Fett
Total:$23.52
SW Total:$23.52

Annual Total: $1754.55
Exluding Tax: N/A
Annual Total Exculding Shipping: $1714.60
Annual Star Wars: $1471.63
Annual Other: $282.92



Estimated price tag for year: $4000
Final out come: $1754.55 ($3754.55 including total cost of Celebration III stuff)
Departure from estimate: $2245.45


Departure from previous years: 600.44 (2004)... +$1154.11

Margine of error: Anywhere from $10-15

Last Wave found: VOTC ROTJ at Wal-Mar (Demeber 27, 2004)...Saga Collection Pit of Carcoon Wave at Wal-Mart (December 29, 2005)
Wave I'm Currently looking for: Remaining Pit of Carcoon figures
Most Anticipated Figure as of 1-2-06: Captain Maximillian Veers


Please note:All Money is USD


This Years Challenge was completed on January 2nd, 2006 at 3:21 AM EST.
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 3, 2005, 12:14 AM »
you're off to a good start though :P

Yeah, I know  :-\

But most of that stuff was technically from last year, I just didn't have a chance to get out to pick it up until today. I was working so much from the day after Thanksgiving, on till this weekend, I couldn't get down to the shop.
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 3, 2005, 12:16 AM »
Am I the only one expecting a cheaper year?  Yeah, it's C3 and a movie year, but really, the amount of figures should be about the same, if not actually less.  2004 had VOTC, OTC and some new stuff plus newly packaged ships and the Sandcrawler.  

I'm done catchup on a bunch of stuff - busts, lego, vintage - for the most part anyway, so I think I'll be spending a fair bit less.

Put another way, I sure as damn well better spend less. >:(
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 3, 2005, 12:18 AM »
I shall spend a lot of money this year.... and keep track of it too!

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JANUARY

1/2/05
Star Wars Trilogy DVD
$52.46
(Target)

1/21/05
EE Exclusive Clone Trooper 4 Pack (White, Clean)
EE Exclusive Clone Trooper 4 Pack (Colored, Clean)
$79.43
(EntertainmentEarth.com)

1/21/05
VOTC Stormtrooper
VOTC Stormtrooper
$29.75
(OMGCNFO.com)

January Total: $159.18

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FEBRUARY

2/17/05
Family Guy Volume 1 DVD
$32.46
(Target)

February Total: $32.46

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MARCH

3/14/05
Super Soaker
$7.97
(Wal-Mart)

March Total: $7.97

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APRIL

4/2/05
ROTS #6 Clone Trooper
ROTS #6 Clone Trooper
ROTS #6 Clone Trooper
ROTS #9 General Grievous
ROTS #8 Grievous Bodyguard
ROTS #8 Grievous Bodyguard
ROTS #12 Emperor Palpatine
ROTS #13 Count Dooku
ROTS #14 Chancellor Palpatine
ROTS #18 C-3PO
ROTS #17 Battle Droid
ROTS #17 Battle Droid
ROTS #4 Super Battle Droid
ROTS #4 Super Battle Droid
$75.62
(Target)

4/11/05
Lego Jedi Starfighter/Vulture Droid w/ Free Mini Jedi Starfighter
$22.93
(Shop.Lego.com)

4/11/05
ROTS Sneak Preview R4-G9
ROTS #20 Agen Kolar
ROTS #32 Aayla Secura
ROTS #29 Ki-Adi Mundi
ROTS #22 Kit Fisto
$30.33
(Amazon.com)

4/15/05
Lego Tri-Droid Fighter
ROTS #25 Tarfful
$22.71
(Toys R Us)

4/17/05
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Xbox game
$54.12
(Best Buy)

4/22/05
ROTS #6 Clone Trooper
ROTS #6 Clone Trooper
ROTS #17 Battle Droid
ROTS #19 Padme
ROTS #16 Plo Koon
$28.36
(Target)

April Total: $233.57

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MAY

5/4/05
ROTS #33 Clone Commander
ROTS #33 Clone Commander
$19.85
(OMGCNFO.com)

5/8/05
Family Guy Volume 2 DVD
$43.28
(Target)

5/22/05
ROTS Deluxe Darth Vader w/ Med. Table
$10.81
(Wal-Mart)

5/26/05
ROTS #41 Clone Trooper
$12.80
(OMGCNFO.com)

5/27/05
ROTS #40 Mas Amedda
ROTS #43 Wookiee Warrior (Light)
ROTS #43 Wookiee Warrior (Dark)
Bicycle Playing Cards
$19.20
(Target)

May Total: $73.94

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JUNE

6/7/05
Lego SW Weapons
~~ 1 Chewie Crossbow
~~ 3 Scout Trooper Pistols
~~ 10 Stormtrooper Blasters
~~ 1 Boba Fett Rifle
~~ 4 Han Solo Pistols
~~ 4 Leia Blasters
~~ 4 Regular Blasters
$11.45
(LittleArmory.com)

6/8/05
Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
$19.00
(Bought here from Jeff)

6/11/05
ROTS #41 Clone Trooper
ROTS #41 Clone Trooper
ROTS #41 Clone Trooper
ROTS #44 Destroyer Droid
$22.69
(Wal-Mart)

6/23/05
Nintendo DS
Super Mario 64 DS
$194.83
(Best Buy)

6/28/05
ROTS Red Clone 3-Pack
ROTS Crab Droid
Batman Animated Series Volume 3 DVD
$59.06
(Wal-Mart)

6/28/05
Batman Animated Series Volume 1 DVD
$38.96
(Best Buy)

June Total: $345.99

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JULY

7/13/05
NCAA Football 2006 Playstation 2 Game
$54.11
(Best Buy)

7/26/05
Anakin Evolution Set
Energizer Batteries
$28.12
(Target)

7/27/05
ROTS #6 Clone Trooper
ROTS #49 Commander Bacara
ROTS #50 Anakin Skywalker
$17.02
(Target)

7/28/05
Anakin Evolutions Set
ROTS #49 Commander Bacara
ROTS #50 Mustafar Anakin
$32.98
(Target)

7/31/05
ROTS #38 AT-TE Tank Gunner
ROTS #38 AT-TE Tank Gunner
$21.07
(Amazon.com)

July Total: $153.30

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AUGUST

8/6/05
ROTS #41 Clone Trooper
ROTS #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi
$12.73
(Wal-Mart)

8/9/05
500th Figure Darth Vader
$16.73
(Target)

August Total: $29.46

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SEPTEMBER

9/2/05
LEGO Mini ARC-170
$5.84
(Purchased here from Mikey D)

9/2/05
ROTS #33 Clone Commander (Green)
$8.00
(Purchased here from Sith Lord Chaos)

September Total: $13.84

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OCTOBER

10/1/05
Evolutions: Clone Trooper to Stormtrooper
Evolutions: Clone Trooper to Stormtrooper
$42.78
(Wal-Mart)

October Total: $42.78

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NOVEMBER

11/1/05
ROTS DVD
$15.14
(Best Buy)

11/4/05
Evolutions: The Sith
$21.64
(Target)

11/18/05
WWE Bret Hart DVD Set
$21.65
(Best Buy)

November Total: $58.42

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DECEMBER

12/3/05
Seperation of the Twins: Obi-Wan and Luke
Seperation of the Twins: Bail and Leia
$3.63
(Wal-Mart)

12/3/05
ROTS #23 Royal Guard (Red)
ROTS #47 Meena Tills
ROTS $65 Tactical Ops Trooper
Target Exclusive Utapau Shadow Trooper
$29.62
(Target)

12/14/05
ROTS #52 Zett Jukassa
ROTS #68 Wookie Heavy Gunner
$10.33
(Wal-Mart)

12/20/05
Internet Exclusive Wedge Antilles
$14.60
(Bought here from Jeff)

12/20/05
ROTS #57 Commander Bly
ROTS #59 Commander Gree
$14.00
(Bought here from Famine)

12/30/05
10 Blank CD's
Batman the Animated Series Volume 4 DVD
$20.31
(Best Buy)

December Total: $92.49

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SW YEARLY TOTAL: $769.58

YEARLY TOTAL: $1423.93
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 3, 2005, 12:20 AM »
Am I the only one expecting a cheaper year?

I think so Brent, based on what everybody is feeling. With the new movie being released - and a good amount of figures to be released, based on it, not to mention other assorted marketing products - as well as Celebration 3 happening this summer, I would anticipate spending more money this year than I did last year, if that's at all possible. I don't think I'll be adding the expenditures from the actual trip to C3 to my total (i.e. room, food, transportation) but anything that I buy there will be added to the total.

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« Reply #9 on: January 3, 2005, 12:24 AM »
Am I the only one expecting a cheaper year?  Yeah, it's C3 and a movie year, but really, the amount of figures should be about the same, if not actually less.  2004 had VOTC, OTC and some new stuff plus newly packaged ships and the Sandcrawler.

I think based on the Hasbro line we'll probably overall see more, we're expecting what 24 new figures just for the release of ROTS in late april early may? at $7 a pop that's a lot right there, add in the preview wave and vehicles, plus what will come later in the year and Hasbro will probably have a lot in store for us (though not all of it necessarily good :P).

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« Reply #10 on: January 3, 2005, 12:25 AM »
I'm just doing that as a comparison to Celebration II...and the fact that the trip up there does happen to have a good deal of collecting envolved. For me atleast.

2004 was fairly cheap for me, as I passed on most of the OTC and VOTC, and yet, it still came out to be a pretty penny.
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« Reply #11 on: January 3, 2005, 12:27 AM »
Yeah, I suppose, but the figures don't probably add up to that much.  I guess it's the other items associated with the movie I'm not accounting for.  The only things I can think of that come to mind are Master Replica items (I only want the F/X sabers at the moment, so that will be relatively cheap, so to speak) or Gentle Giant items.  

I'm "hoping" to stay away from a lot of the more marginal stuff, but I'm sure I'll eat those words in due time ::)

I'm going to try and keep it below $4000 this year, roughly a 50% reduction.  I've eliminated a lot of peripheral lines during the past year, so it should help a bit.  Minimal McFarlane stuff will go a long way to helping.  If I do Marvel Legens by the case it should help a bit too.  And no more ******* boxes of Kubrick's >:(

Not planning on including the basic C3 expenses either.


I think based on the Hasbro line we'll probably overall see more, we're expecting what 24 new figures just for the release of ROTS in late april early may? at $7 a pop that's a lot right there, add in the preview wave and vehicles, plus what will come later in the year and Hasbro will probably have a lot in store for us (though not all of it necessarily good :P).

Still cheaper than retail in Canada.  TRU sells them at $9.99 a pop already, Walmart at $8.92 which tallies over $10 after taxes.  Granted, we may see similar increases that relate to US prices, but you guys still have it cheaper.  We should get the first round of stuff, but the new material will peter out by mid-August for sure. :-\  At least up here.
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 3, 2005, 12:31 AM »
ahh ok, see i focus primarily on the Hasbro line so I tend to look at spending from that somewhat narrow pov. i'll probably be picking up some vintage kenner stuff throughout the year, including at C3, so that will add to the overall cost. but I guess I shouldn't be spending way too much, we'll see on 12/31/05.

Here's an interesting question to pose: C3 expenditures like hotel and food shouldn't count, but what about passes to the event? And since it's a movie year, do we dare add ROTS tickets? That would probably be insane, for some of us it may count towards half our costs  ;D

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #13 on: January 3, 2005, 12:35 AM »
Well, apon reconsidering I've removed board as it is not collecting related.

Can we keep other things we collect as did last year?
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 3, 2005, 12:37 AM »
You can keep track of whatever you want to keep track of. There's no real set rules as far as that goes. But I would say for the "purists" it would consist of Star Wars collectibles, and only Star Wars. That's not to say you can't add other figures or items you buy, or whatever else you want to add. Up to you.