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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #45 on: April 2, 2005, 11:25 PM »
Here's how I faired today...
Guess total = $576.52

Actual Total = $527.44

My total was a bit smaller that I thought -

I saved some on the fact that there were only Figures 1-32 here in MN (that I saw), so it dropped me by 15 figures ($75 or so).  Plus, I got the Target coupon (another $20 savings).

However, I made up part of the the difference by grabbing the Wal-Mart EB Kit...  ::)

I know, I know - I'm a hippocrite because I said I didn't want it but the damn OCD kicked in.  I can always sell it later/return it if I change my mind.  :-\

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #46 on: April 2, 2005, 11:36 PM »
My guess: $260

$368, so I went over.  I also bought 2 Lava Vaders though and I wasn't planning on them either.  And the Holo Yoda so that was an extra $37

I also bought 2 books that I didn't include but should have I guess.  And that is an extra $36.    So I probably should have counted some of that stuff.  I may also return some of the Jedi I bought tomorrow.  They are great figures but I haven't displayed my Episode I and II stuff for a while and its silly to have extras.  AND I'm cutting back :P

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Re: How much??
« Reply #47 on: April 3, 2005, 01:05 AM »
I'm reading these posts all over of people buying this stuff and it's scaring me.
How much did you guys spend over the weekend??
Go on humour me.
Me i stayed strong and only got 2 red guards for trade thats it.
The stuff didn't do anything for me figure wise , but i have to say walking into a store and seeing starwars like that was really good, and seeing kids getting stuff was even better.
So anyway i spent a measly $26 Aus ( figs were $12.99 at target )
What about you??

I had intended only to buy 3 or 4 figures, and wound up walking out with over $100 in toys. Will have to do an actual tally for the challenge thread in Wattos.

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #48 on: April 3, 2005, 03:43 AM »
Spent about $120 total, though I bought two of those Clone Wars 3-packs for Dale, so it's a bit inflated.

I'll spend even more next week, when I pick up the Darth Vader case and the Early Bird package, IF it's still in stock at WM.com.
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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #49 on: April 3, 2005, 10:33 AM »
At first my wife said you can spend $100.  My birthday is coming up and mom and dad said they would give me $40.  Well I went for the WM Early Bird set and the 12 inch Ultimate Vader and General Grievous.  I ended up paying $200 almost to the penny alltogether.  The wife let it slide though.  I got most everything I wanted.  Now I can slowly fill in the gaps the rest of the year.

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #50 on: April 3, 2005, 11:18 AM »
Cool, just about half of my guess. Total: $381
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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #51 on: April 4, 2005, 12:49 AM »
Here's what I spent on 4/2 (I didn't make it out for midnite madness... but that's a long story).

Target #1 - $356.77 (AFTER the $1 off each figure coupon AND the extra 10% for opening a Target charge card account  ::) )
Wal*Mart - $198.68
TRU - $130.15
Target #2 - $75.18
Wak*Mart.com (early bird sets THANKS DALE  ;D ) - $70.06
Barnes & Noble - $48.27

Total - $879.11  :o

And to think, I was just supposed to be picking and choosing, and not going overboard. Good thing I didn't. Worst part? For some ungodly reason, I decided it would be a good idea to bring my GF with me... WTF was I thinking?? She didn't bitch too much, but she rolled her eyes every time I put another Clone Trooper in my basket/cart.

And I'm not even done yet, there were a whole bunch of figures I couldn't find. None of the stores I hit had anything higher than #32, and the pickings were slim on #25 - 32 so I'm still missing a few here and there.  Picked up a few of the Unleashed, all the 12", Galactic Heroes, Force Battlers, and a few Deluxe figures. No vehicles what so ever, they will have to be at a later time.

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #52 on: April 4, 2005, 04:30 AM »
Here is my total and what I picked up. 

12" General Grievous
2 X General Grievous Unleashed
2 X Obi-Wan Unleashed
2 X Anakin Unleashed
Call Upon Yoda (I had no desire to get this, but after taking him home I have decided he is awesome)

Total $147.07 with tax from Wal-Mart

I still hope to get a Lava Vader & Holographic Yoda, but the nearest TRU & Target are an hour away.   :-\

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #53 on: April 4, 2005, 04:40 AM »
Mine was about $600.  Picked up a couple extra of each of the exclusives for some friends, so technically that doesn't count against my total.  Passed on the larger ships though, to pick up next week with a couple Holo Yodas.

Didn't see Battle Arenes anywhere but KB, so I passed on all of those for now too, saving myself another $120+.  Only other thing I didn't see was the AT-RT, and figures #37-40.  Otherwise, I picked up everything I was planning too, plus some extra exlusives, like WM's diecast ships and Targets Micro vehicles and a couple cup sets.

Refrained from all the books and such as well.  Too spoiler laden, and I don't have the will power to buy them and not look through/read them.  I'll get those next month though.  Fun times though.  Fun times.

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #54 on: April 4, 2005, 06:29 AM »
My guess was $1351.28

Some things I had listed in my guess didn't come out, but I also didn't need the Deluxe figures (found them early) and I was able to get my figures for $4.99 from Target, $5.29 from TRU and $5.24 from WalMart - so the price of $5.99 was off.....Ok so without further pontificating, here are my totals:

TRU: $644.34
WalMart: $163.51
Target: $348.80
KB Toys: $116.56

Total: $1273.21

In case anyone is curious, here is the breakdown of what I bought:
  • 2x Holo Yoda
  • 3x Lava Vader (I actually bought four, but one was for a friend who I got the money from, so I'm not counting it in my total)
  • ~58x Basic Figures (bought 2x of #1 - #32, and one Vader Medic and one Polis Massan, everything else was figures for my son to play with - I don't recall how many for sure, I just let him put whatever he wanted in the basket)
  • 5x Deluxe Figures (2x of the Palpatine/Sidious deluxe, bought 3 more (Anakin/Vader, Grevious & Palpatine/Sidious for my son to play with)
  • 2x ARC-170, 1x Gunship
  • 4x Battle Arenas
  • 2x Early Bird Kits
  • 6x Cup w/Figure Sets
  • 6x Small Vehicles
  • 6x Unleashed
  • 3x 12" Figures
  • 1x Ultimate Villian Vader
  • 1x 12" Chewie Exclusive

I don't think I left anything out, I completed this list from memory, while the total $$$ spent came straight from the bottom of receipts...

Does this mean I'm in the running to be crowned the "winner"?  ;D

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #55 on: April 4, 2005, 02:45 PM »
Here's how I faired today...
Guess total = $576.52

Actual Total = $527.44

Since I took my reciept to Target totday to get a price adjustment, I can knock $53.14 off the total!

Actual Total = $474.30  Woo-Hoo!

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #56 on: April 4, 2005, 03:46 PM »
Nice, a puppy.  The gift that keeps costing money :P

Well, for today I only picked up four basic figures and one deluxe.  Sadly that ran $62 CAD ::) or about $48 USD. 

Last night I ordered four blue guards from TRU.com for $26ish delivered.  Now tell me again why I buy anything in Canada ::)

For the entire release, including what I bought previously it worked out like this:

III-01 Obi-Wan Kenobi x1
III-02 Anakin Skywalker x1
III-05 Chewbacca x1
III-06 Clone Trooper x5
III-09 General Grevious x1
III-10 Mace Windu x1
III-11 Darth Vader x1
III-12 Emperor Palpatine x1
III-14 Chancellor Palpatine x1
III-18 C-3PO x1
III-20 Agen Kolar x1
III-23 Royal Guard x 10 (6 2 blue, 4 red)
III-25 Tarfful x1
III-37 Tri Droid (Medical Droid) x1
III-39 Polis Massan x1
III-40 Mas Amedda x1

Boga with Obi x1
BARC with pilot x1
Deluxe Anakin/Vader x1

So, 29 regular figures, 1 deluxe, 2 vehicles.  Around $140 based on US pricing, a little more with crappy Canadian prices.

Got 12 free figure boxes from TRU though, that was nice.

Modified ::)  Amazon overfilled their orders, what a shock ::) No blue guards for me from them, so I'm down to two and knock $25-ish off my total.  Thanks again to Paul (pmundheim) for helping out with those 2 you got for me :)

I could probably add the shipping cost of the trade for the Target Vader from DBK for my red ARC (Thanks Matt).  I could also probably add the stuff Beth got me and Matt's Walmart "paper" but I'll wait until I have totals to see if there's any shipping.
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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #57 on: April 4, 2005, 03:54 PM »
Here's my totals for the weekend:

27 Basic Figures @ $5.24 each=$141.48
3 Unleashed Figures @ $14.88 each=$44.64
3 Sets Galactic Heroes @ $4.79 each=$14.37
2 Target Cup and Figure Sets @ $9.99each=$19.98
Boga w/Obi Wan, BARC Speeder @ $14.86 each=$29.72
Obi-Wan's Starfighter=$19.86
ARC 170 Starfighter=$29.99
Wal-Mart Early Bird Exclusive=$29.96

Weekend Total=Approx. $330.00

Easily the most I've spent in a day, and actually, the most I've spent in a month (and its just the beginning!).  I've been saving up, but I still got a bit of a pit in my stomach paying that much at once...for toys :P.

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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #58 on: April 5, 2005, 09:45 AM »
I had a doozy of a weekend.  Grand total: $44.37.  Only bought two Unleashed (Anakin and Obi Wan) and two figures (clonetrooper and Tarfull).
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Re: ROTS Opening Weekend Great Collector's Challenge
« Reply #59 on: April 5, 2005, 10:02 AM »
I still can't beleive how much money you guys are spending!!
I just can't can't beleive it, it's actually kinda scary, i have to admit if i went in all gun blazing i would have spent a good $600-700 thank god i'm not!!!
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