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Offline CHEWIE

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Spending too much $$$?
« on: May 9, 2005, 12:57 AM »
I don't know about you guys, but after I find #'s 41-44 and the Mustafar playset, I hope I don't find anything else new for at least a month or so.  I'm in over my head with this stuff... I am sure I've spent at least $1000 on ROTS stuff so far. 

Thoughts?  Anyone else in this situation?  Damn my failure to control my obsession.   :(

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« Last Edit: May 9, 2005, 12:58 AM by CHEWIE »

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #1 on: May 9, 2005, 01:07 AM »
My financial advisor told me to say "No comment."   :P

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #2 on: May 9, 2005, 02:49 AM »
Each little figure cost $5.24 and I keep buying every week... I'm also buying SW lotto scratchers and I have yet to win...   >:(
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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #3 on: May 9, 2005, 03:02 AM »
I am completely drained, I need a summer job, and fast. I want so much more but I can't afford it. :'( :(
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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #4 on: May 9, 2005, 08:07 AM »
Yep I have to quit for a few months.  But what sucks is all the fun stuff is probably coming out soon.  Not that the earlier stuff wasn't.  But things like Vader with Medic Table, Vader 500th, Mustafar Anakin, etc will have to wait awhile. 

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #5 on: May 9, 2005, 08:47 AM »
Low on cash?  Isn't that why they invented plastic? ???

But seriously, ouch, I may have to start taking the bus soon if I keep this troop building up.  And unfortunately, the summer is when the good stuff is coming.  The next wave, even though it already started to hit, is pretty much a building wave.
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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #6 on: May 9, 2005, 09:41 AM »
I am so low on cash its not even funny. I still need the deluxe and 41-44.
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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #7 on: May 9, 2005, 09:54 AM »
I've been spending more than enough too, although things have slowed down a bit lately.  I planned for this somewhat, so its not like I'm skipping meals to pay for figures, but it does seem like a lot of money spent on "toys" lately :).  I know there have been a number of things I've picked up, but then not opened when I got them home, while debating if I really needed them and if I should take them back (Mustafar playset is in that category now).  I'm kind of looking forward to things slowing down a little bit too, I think I've spent almost as much already this year as I did all of last year....but I guess I should have expected that with a movie year.

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #8 on: May 9, 2005, 10:09 AM »
I'm pretty sure most of society views us as criminally insane.
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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #9 on: May 9, 2005, 10:33 AM »
I'm not breaking the bank by any means, but I'm definitely spending too much.

45 figures out in just over a month... somewhere around 10 of them army builders....  8 deluxe, 7 or 8 vehicles, and on and on and on.   Absurd.

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #10 on: May 9, 2005, 11:52 AM »
Well, let me see on what I have so far -

BASIC FIGURES

Preview Wookiee - 12
Preview Tion Medon - 3
Preview Droid - 2
Preview Grievous - 1
#1 - Obi Wan - 1
#2 - Anakin - 2
#3 - Yoda - 2
#4 - Super Droid - 0
#5 - Chewbacca - 1
#6 - Clone Trooper - 24
#7 - R2D2 - 1
#8 - Bodyguard - 4
#9 - Greivous - 1
#10 - Mace Windu - 2
#11 - Darth Vader - 2
#12 - Emperor - 3
#13 - Dooku - 3
#14 - Palpatine - 2
#15 - Bail Organa - 2
#16 - Plo Koon - 2
#17 - Battle Droid - 24
#18 - C3PO - 4
#19 - Padme - 2
#20 - Agen Kolar - 6
#21 - Shaak Ti - 3
#22 - Kit Fisto - 3
#23 - Blue Guard - 4
#23 - Red Guard - 2
#24 - Mon Mothma - 2
#25 - Tarfful - 3
#26 - Yoda - 0
#27 - Obi Wan - 2
#28 - Anakin - 1
#29 - Ki Adi Mundi - 5
#30 - Saesee Tiin - 2
#31 - Luminara - 3
#32 - Aayla Secura - 4
#33 - Clone Commander 4
#34 - Clone Pilot - 10
#35 - Palpatine - 2
#36 - Grievous - 2
#37 - Chopper Droid - 2
#38 - AT-TE Gunner - 8
#39 - Polis Masan - 2
#40 - Mas Amedda - 2

DELUXE FIGURES

Obi Wan - 0
Grievous - 1
Palpatine - 1
Anakin/Vader - 1
Yoda w/ Cancell - 1
Clone w/ Jetpack - 1
Vader Medical Table - 1

VEHICLES

Boga - 1
AT-RT - 2
Tri-Fighter - 1
BARC Speeder - 4
Wheelbike - 1
ARC-170 - 2
Gunship - 1
Anakin's ship - 1
Obi Wan's ship - 1

PLAYSETS

Windu vs. Palpatine - 1
Mustafar - 1

MISC.

EE Clone sets - 4

With taxes and paying a bit extra for a few of these, I figure I've spent over $1500.00 actually in the last 5 weeks!  Oh God... no wonder I am broke as a joke.

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« Last Edit: May 9, 2005, 02:35 PM by CHEWIE »

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #11 on: May 9, 2005, 02:29 PM »
Here's what I've bought so far...

Basic Figures
Preview Tion Meddon - 2
Preview Wookie - 5
Preview R4 - 4
Preview General Grievous - 2
#1 - Obi-Wan - 2
#2 - Anakin - 3 (2x first version, 1x Dooku saber version)
#3 - Yoda - 2
#4 - Super Droid - 2
#5 - Chewbacca - 2
#6 - Clone Trooper - 8
#7 - R2D2 - 2
#8 - Bodyguard - 3
#9 - Greivous - 2
#10 - Mace Windu - 2
#11 - Darth Vader - 2
#12 - Emperor - 2
#13 - Dooku - 2
#14 - Palpatine - 2
#15 - Bail Organa - 2
#16 - Plo Koon - 2
#17 - Battle Droid - 4
#18 - C3PO - 2
#19 - Padme - 2
#20 - Agen Kolar - 2
#21 - Shaak Ti - 2
#22 - Kit Fisto - 2
#23 - Blue Guard - 4
#23 - Red Guard - 4
#24 - Mon Mothma - 2
#25 - Tarfful - 2
#26 - Yoda - 2
#27 - Obi Wan - 2
#28 - Anakin - 2
#29 - Ki Adi Mundi - 2
#30 - Saesee Tiin - 2
#31 - Luminara - 2
#32 - Aayla Secura - 2
#33 - Clone Commander - 4
#34 - Clone Pilot - 7
#35 - Palpatine - 4 (2x Red Saber, 2x Blue Saber)
#36 - Grievous - 2
#37 - Chopper Droid - 2
#38 - AT-TE Gunner - 6
#39 - Polis Masan - 2
#40 - Mas Amedda - 2
#41 - SA Clone Trooper - 3
#42 - Nemoidian Warrior - 2
#43 - Wookie Warrior - 2
#44 - Destroyer Droid - 2

Deluxe Figures
Obi Wan vs. SBD - 2
Grievous - 2
Palpatine - 2
Anakin/Vader - 2
Yoda w/ Cancell - 2
Clone w/ Jetpack - 3
Vader Medical Table - 2
Vulture Droid - 3 (2x Blue Stripe version, 1x all Brown version)

Battle Arenas/Playsets
Obi-Wan vs. MagnaGuard - 2
Anakin vs. Dooku - 2
Palpatine vs. Mace Windu - 2
Mustafar Playset - 2

Vehicles/Beasts
ARC-170 - 2
Gunship - 2
BARC Speeder - 3
AT-RT - 3
Obi-Wan's Starfighter - 2
General Grievous' Wheelbike - 2
Tri-Droid Fighter - 3
Anakin's Starfighter - 2
Boga w/Obi-Wan - 2

Exclusives
TRU Holo Yoda - 5
Target Lava Vader - 4
Target SA Clone - 6
Target Figure w/Cup - 2 of each = 6 total
Early Bird Kits - 3
DV Carrying Case - 2
C3 Darth Vader - 4
Case of EE SA Clones

Miscellaneous
ROTS Unleashed Wave 1 - 2 each = 6 total
Attacktix Starter Kit - 2
Attacktix AT-RT - 1
Attacktix Boga - 1
Attacktix Booster Pack - 24

I think that about sums it all up. It doesn't look like I forgot anything, but I may have. At this point, I'm scared to know the total just in basic figures alone it's over $700 (assuming that each figure cost me $5 plus 6% sales tax). I have to be either at or just over $2K at this point.
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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #12 on: May 9, 2005, 02:33 PM »
Wow, you've spent an assload too!

I forgot about the Tri-Fighter and the Battle Arenas... and the damn EE Clones... better add those to my list.   And I just found Mustafar on my lunch break.  :)

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« Last Edit: May 9, 2005, 02:34 PM by CHEWIE »

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #13 on: May 9, 2005, 02:37 PM »
I've gone completely ape****, but I keep telling myself this is it: The last BIG Star Wars moment; the final movie; the completion of the Saga; the return of Vader to the big screen; it MUST be celebrated with complete indulgence and total excess! :D :D :D

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Re: Spending too much $$$?
« Reply #14 on: May 9, 2005, 02:45 PM »
This looks like fun...

BASIC FIGURES

Preview Wookiee - 2
Preview Tion Medon - 2
Preview Droid - 2
Preview Grievous - 2
#1 - Obi Wan - 2
#2 - Anakin - 2
#3 - Yoda - 2
#4 - Super Droid - 2
#5 - Chewbacca - 2
#6 - Clone Trooper - 6
#7 - R2D2 - 2
#8 - Bodyguard - 3
#9 - Greivous - 2
#10 - Mace Windu - 2
#11 - Darth Vader - 2
#12 - Emperor - 2
#13 - Dooku - 2
#14 - Palpatine - 2
#15 - Bail Organa - 2
#16 - Plo Koon - 2
#17 - Battle Droid - 2
#18 - C3PO - 2
#19 - Padme - 2
#20 - Agen Kolar - 2
#21 - Shaak Ti - 2
#22 - Kit Fisto - 2
#23 - Blue Guard - 5
#23 - Red Guard - 7
#24 - Mon Mothma - 2
#25 - Tarfful - 2
#26 - Yoda - 2
#27 - Obi Wan - 2
#28 - Anakin - 2
#29 - Ki Adi Mundi - 2
#30 - Saesee Tiin - 2
#31 - Luminara - 2
#32 - Aayla Secura - 2
#33 - Clone Commander 11
#34 - Clone Pilot - 11
#35 - Palpatine - 2
#36 - Grievous - 2
#37 - Chopper Droid - 2
#38 - AT-TE Gunner - 10
#39 - Polis Masan - 2
#40 - Mas Amedda - 2

DELUXE FIGURES

Obi Wan - 2
Grievous - 2
Palpatine - 2
Anakin/Vader - 2
Yoda w/ Cancell - 0
Clone w/ Jetpack - 1
Vader Medical Table - 1
Vulture Droid - 1

VEHICLES

Boga - 1
AT-RT - 1
Tri-Fighter - 1
BARC Speeder - 1
Wheelbike - 1
ARC-170 - 1
Gunship - 0
Anakin's ship - 1
Obi Wan's ship - 1

MISC.

EE Clone sets - 4