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Keeping up with figures
« on: March 26, 2003, 12:37 AM »
How do you keep up with the figures you have? I just list mine on a spreadsheet to kepp up with waht and how many I have. Are there any good programs out there to use? Just looking for tips. Thanks.

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2003, 03:07 AM »
I do it the same way John, on an Excel spreadsheet.  I just list all of the figures, including the upcoming figures as they're announced, with numerous cells following each one, where I fill in how many I have of said figure - including carded and loose, and how many I still need.  I have additional columns for movie, cardback, pack-in, etc.  Gotta stick with it, or you can lose track really quickly!

I think there's a couple sites out there that run figure collecting databases, but I always get an uneasy feeling that they may not be as reliable as me tracking my own collecting on my own computer.  Just my opinion though...

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2003, 02:17 PM »
Everything that I own with the Star Wars name on it is in an Excel spreadsheet.  It is very detailed, and it's a defnite must for any collector.  I use it so I know what I own, and it's also used for insurance purposes.
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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2003, 03:14 PM »
I took this week off and since I had nothing to do today, I went through and updated my figure list. I was surprised that I have  about 220 figures! Thats probably not much to some here but pretty good for me.

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2003, 06:09 PM »
That's a lot of figures there!  Are the all carded, loose, or a combination?
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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2003, 08:38 PM »
That is all carded ones, with multiples of some. I have about 50 loose ones.

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2003, 09:59 AM »
one of u kind fellas wanna send me a master copy of your spreadsheet?  ;D

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2003, 10:29 AM »
I keep my list on an excel spreadsheet as well. I just started doing this a few weeks ago so I only have maybe half of my collection entered so far. But it's definately the way go as it's so highly customizable and easy to work with.

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2003, 10:46 AM »
I do keep track of my LEGO in a ACCESS DATABASE. IT works pretty well.  :o


Again, someone send me the figure template please  :'(

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2003, 10:24 AM »
Mine's on an Excel spreadsheet with different tabs for different items (Carded figs, Loose, Vehicles, Lego) with columns for quantity, if the item is trade fodder (carded figs only) and comments, which is no where near being updated.  Once I get a new item, I update the list.

I still have to do a tab for all the misc stuff I have (mugs, glasses, Hallmark, etc) but I do have most of it written down.  It just needs to be put on computer.

And James, if you're interested in my template, send me an email at mdavidson@corjen.com and I'll forward it to you.  
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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2003, 11:59 AM »
I've got a spreadsheet of my Vintage collection, but not my modern... There's just so many of them...

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #11 on: April 3, 2003, 12:39 AM »
It's all in my mind.  Mwah hahahaha.  Now if that don't scare ya, nothing will.  

I know most everything I have, simply by memory.  There are a few gaps as I traded quite a bit away last year, but still, it's pretty easy to know that POTF2 is complete, carded, except for Darktrooper, who remains a gap.  Too much for one figure, though I suppose it won't really come down in price.  And I suppose I paid just as much for that accursed wedge figure.  

I reckon there are about 150 loose figures and probably a couple of hundred carded.  Somewhere around that number anyway.  

I used to love the checklists at collectstarwars.com.  Wave by wave was pretty neat.  I think Hasbro has done an interesting thing with respect to tracking with the Saga line and numbering the figures (at least on US cards).  The lists here are pretty good and straightforward.  

Must be my age preventing me from using a database 8)
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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #12 on: April 4, 2003, 09:32 AM »
what you say is true, especially when you're a completist... Cause basically, I know I have one of everything and so on lol ;) no seriously, i mean I will eventually know I have one of everythign when I am done :)

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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #13 on: April 4, 2003, 11:12 PM »
Well.  Yeah.  that's the short way to say it.  

But there aren't really anything but our type, are there?
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Re: Keeping up with figures
« Reply #14 on: April 5, 2003, 05:10 PM »
some of us don't smell as bad as others, though  :P  ;)   ;D