I will have been with my current employer one year as of April 4th. I'll be getting a pretty significant raise at that time. It should be about $400 a month after taxes. The car I'm driving now is a 96 Chevy Beretta. It's old and junky, but it's paid for. It's nice not having a car payment. I could go out and buy a car, but the kind I want would be $400 a month with only a small down payment. Thus making me have a nicer car, but no extra money each month. I could save up, but I'll only be able to put back about $5,000 a year if I stash it all back. It would take a really long time to save up enough to buy the car I want and I don't think the Beretta will last that long. Nor would I want to drive it for that long even if it did. So I need some pretty significant cash now to put down. On top of that, there is a time sensitive investment I want to get into. I'd like to put about $2,000 into it. It is low risk and has a good chance of turning into $10,000 in 5-7 years. Plenty of money, but again too long to wait to buy a car. If I put the money into that as soon as I save it, that's $2,000 less to put towards the car, thus making it a longer wait to get the car. I really don't want to forgo this opportunity as it has a huge potential for profit. So I need $2,000 without hendering my purchase of a car. Needless to say, at only $400 a month, I just can't save up as much as I need to in a short enough period of time. These factors are making me seriously consider selling my entire collection of TFs. I've sold a bunch already, pretty much only keeping G1, BW, some alts, MPs, and classics ( with a couple Tits mixed in ). I look at guys like 100% complete Metroplex or still walking 100% complete Omega Supreme and know I could get up to $200 for each of them. However, I need them to have my G1 collection complete. Plus, I could save that up in a month after my raise, so it's hard to justify selling them. If I sell any G1s, I'd have to sell them all. It's easy to look at a figure or two and just say that it didn't cost a significant amount. But when I look at the total for selling all the guys like Metro, Omega, Anime Astrotrain, Sunstorm, TFC Prime, Megs, Soundwave, Blitzwing, etc.., it adds up to quite a bit of money. I'm trying to decide what the magic number is. The dollar amount that would make me say, "Ok, that's alot of money. I've got to sell them." I want to keep them all, but I have more important things I need money for. However, it has to be a significant amount to be worth parting with. I like my TFs, so it wouldn't be worth selling them if I don't get enough to put a dent in my financial plans. What do you guys think? Should I just keep them? Should I sell them now? Or should I wait til the movie comes out to decide? I think there will be a wave of nastalgia that will come after the movie and it will drive the price of some of these rarer pieces through the roof. Not only that, but these other problems may have solutions by then and I could keep them. Or the investment opportunity may take off early and I'd get in too late to make any real money. I guess I need to make a detailed list of what I have and start checking prices to get a ballpark for what they'd bring now.