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Offline Brian

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Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« on: August 24, 2005, 11:29 AM »
This doesn't have to necessarily relate strictly to "other collectibles", or even to just Star Wars.  As I've been weighing options lately (with input from the Mrs.) on what collectible lines I might branch off into, if any, the issue of price is definitely a big point.  It just got me to thinking about how much is too much to spend for a collectible.  I think everyone has a different "top dollar" depending on budget, but I was just curious what was the most some of you have spent (or would spend) on a single, individual collectible.  I know I am a definite lightweight, due to budget constraints, so I think the most I've spent for a single item in my collection was for the POTJ B-Wing ($40 plus tax).  That's the highest I can think of off hand.  Of course, that doesn't help the cumulative total for the year(s) when you factor in all the figures, glasses, misc, etc.  There have been items I've considered, but the timing just hasn't worked out yet (FX Lightsabers, Gentle Giant Mini Busts, and SW Kubricks in particular).  Anyways, if you don't mind sharing that is, what is the most you have ever spent on an individual piece in your collection?

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005, 11:42 AM »
Hmmm....

I think the most I've ever spent was about $175 (including tax) and it was spent on this:



My DC Direct Prop Replica Green Lantern Power Battery.   ;)


When it comes down to Star Wars, the most I've spent on a single item would probably be the Saga Imperial Shuttle, which worked out to about $140 with tax and shipping and everything.  Stupid FAO - I definitely don't miss them being a major retailer...  >:(

Runner-ups include my Kubrick Max Rebo Band box set ($128 shipped from Japan) and my Kubrick Early Bird Set ($120 shipped from Japan).

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 11:48 AM »
Just recently...$174 (with shipping) for the Medicom 12" Vader

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 11:57 AM »
Until recently, I think my OTC Falcon was the priciest collectible (I believe it was almost $90 with tax - bloody stupid Canadian retail).

But I've blown that away since I've ordered the 3 upcoming Sideshow statues: Obi-Wan ($275US), Darth Vader ($350US), and General Grievous ($450US).

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 12:11 PM »
The most I've spent of my collection is $148 on the GG Chewie statue.

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005, 02:47 PM »
Hmm...  Not sure, but off the top of my head, I'd probably guess the Code 3 Falcon, which ran me mid-upper $200's (with acrylic case)...  :-[

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005, 02:51 PM »
Weequay FF or Unleashed vader 'redemtion'
I don't know how much I've spent because I hav'nt spent it yet
..but I will and they'll likely both be over 350$ :(

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005, 02:52 PM »
Piece of cake:  $350 plus shipping for shock trooper helmet from EE. 

Still waiting to see if the guy comes through with the 501st helmet.  If so, that will be the champion.
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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005, 02:59 PM »
$320 US for the LE Obi-Wan Saber from Master Replicas.

Luckily, I had a $50 off code for joining the collector's society.
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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2005, 03:01 PM »
I've purchased the MR Yoda, Dooku, Mace and AOTC Obi-Wan sabers (not at one time mind you) and the Code 3 Falcon.
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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2005, 03:34 PM »
$1000.00 on a Don Post lifesize Stormtrooper.

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2005, 10:08 PM »
 :-[

$500 on a Toy McCoy 12" Indiana Jones, which I later traded for SW props (Han ESB Blaster, ANH Vader saber). That's the most I think I've spent on a single collectible so far, but there may be a Master Replica AT AT in my near future...  :P

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2005, 07:29 AM »
$400 (Including Shipping) for the upcoming Sideshow Vader!!!
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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2005, 08:36 AM »
Hmmmm, good question and a tough one to answer. Personally, I'm more about quantity than quality... I'd rather take $600 and spend it on 100 figures instead of just 1. But that aside, I'm pretty sure the most I've ever spent on a single item for my "collection" is probably this:


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This was an exclusive at the old Warner Bros. Studio Stores, I miss those so much. They had the best stuff.... If I remember correctly, it ran me about $850... but it's huge, and limited to 350 numbered pieces, and came framed in that nice wood frame. I've got some WB and Disney sericels, but I don't think any of them were much more than $450 - $500 each...

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Re: Most You've Ever Spent on a Single Collectible
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005, 11:49 AM »
I believe it was $500 on a Luke ROTJ Elite lightsaber.