How much are you spending this year?

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  1. JScience

    JScience Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I'm anywhere near you guys and I feel like I've splurged.

    BH Voy OP - $20
    TFPRiD Dlx Bee - $15ish
    BH Smokescreen - $4 ($15 if you count the giftcard I FOUND)
    G1 Kup - $5
    G1 Hot Rod - $5
    TFPRiD Wheeljack - $10
    TFPRiD Kup - $10
    TFPRiD Voy Bulkhead - $28 with shipping
    G1 Perceptor chest piece - $5

    $102 since Jan 1, 2013. I don't think I've forgotten anything and I'm certainly not done. Oh, and this doesn't include what I've spent on my other hobbies :p 
     
  2. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    Trying to keep it somewhat reasonable this year, but still...

    - TFP Voy Ultra Magnus $35
    - TFP Voy Thundertron $35
    - TFP Weaponizer Prime $35
    - The 4 Kreon combiners 12.50 x 4 = $50
    - 4 individual Kreons 3.50 x 4 = $14
    - 2 Universe Scouts 3.50 x 2 = $7
    - FOC Voy Soundwave $23
    - FOC Voy Grimlock $23
    - BH cyberverse Airachnid $10
    - BH cyberverse Twinstrike $7
    - BH cyberverse Smokescreen $7
    - BH cyb Commander Optimus $10
    - BH cyb Commander Predaking $10
    - TFP FE dlx Vehicon $25
    - 2 TFP dlx PRiD Vehicons $30
    - BH dlx Smokescreen $16
    - BH dlx Ripclaw $16
    - BH dlx Lazerback $16
    - TFP dlx Airachnid $10
    - TFP dlx Rumble $10
    - TFP dlx Kup $20
    - TFP Voy Bulkhead $20
    - FOC G2 Bruticus $70
    - BH Voy Optimus $23
    - BH Voy Predaking $23

    So about $550 so far, plus $80 or so in taxes and shipping. $630 gone. Yoinks.

    I cancelled my FortMax pre-order (have an acceptable but quite incomplete original FortMax already), cancelled my 3p pre-orders. Going to have to stick to mostly Hasbro retail to stay reasonable this year.

    Stuff I'm definitely getting this year:

    - BH Voy Shockwave $30
    - FOC dlx Starscream, Kickback, Ultra Magnus 16 x 3 $48
    - Hasbro MP Soundwave $120
    - Gigantic FOC Metroplex $100
    - Takara MP Prowl $85
    - Generations Voy Springer $30
    - Generations Voy Blitzwing $30
    - BH Ultra Predaking $65 (?)
    - Generations dlx Trailcutter $16
    - Generations dlx Hoist $16
    - Generations Voy Sandstorm $30
    - BH dlx Skystalker $16
    - BH Voy Grimwing $30
    -3P Smart Robin/Brainstorm $70

    Around $700 plus tax and some shipping, going to easily be $800 or so.

    So if I maintain disciple, $1500 this year. That's a big if.

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    If one went all in on the 3P combiners, major figures, and the Takara MPs and reissues, this could easily be a $7000 year. That's a freaking car, or a year's rent/mortgage for some people. Which is why I get so annoyed when other fans say it's crazy or stupid to not pre-order and buy every 3P and Takara MP figure that comes up.
     
  3. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    Going All Out! Beast Hunters, TFC, Mastermind Creations, Mastershooter, Fansproject, Generations, Masterpiece
    Just nothing from Igear.

    Charticon is going to be the biggest hit to my budget.
    Just have to decide on how many Metroplex to stockpile.
     
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  4. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

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    And MP Soundwaves with all 5 minions!!!

    Two very big items that will go up in price easily.
     
  5. NemiMonkey

    NemiMonkey Whippin Dem Fungals

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    Dropped another $17 for another box of 10 SP Microns

    So not I'm up to $68....although counting shipping it's actually around $90
     
  6. graymer

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    As much as it takes me to get all the MP figures I need.
     
  7. tekering

    tekering Missing Member

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    First-quarter summary: $3,728 USD. :gen069: 

    With the bulk of MMC's Predaking, FansProject's Menasor, and TFC's Superion still to come, a trio of Masterpiece Datsuns, plus all the various ROTF/DOTM Leader Optimus add-ons and accessories (and a Titan-class Metroplex looming on the horizon!), it's only gonna get worse from here...

    At this rate, I'll be over $14,000 by Christmas. :drunk 
     
  8. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Forgot to update my first post in this thread, but have now.

    Up to the end of April I've spent £966.91, that's almost a grand in 4 months.

    And right now I can't see anything I want except Cyberverse stuff and maybe Generations Metroplex... still not 100% decided on him. If I do get him it'll be the TT version, I want the two guns and paint.
     
  9. tekering

    tekering Missing Member

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    Had to re-calculate and update my post, due to a couple unexpected price changes:

    I'm very impressed that Robot Kingdom are deliberately reducing their profit margin to maintain the lowest possible prices (even returning money already paid)!

    In the meantime, I also received a $16 refund from The Book Depository because they "no longer have IDW's Robots in Disguise vol.1 in stock." A quick online check shows that's a lie, and they've simply raised the price to $25, choosing not to fulfill my order from last month's listing. That's the sort of dick move I usually expect from online retailers; RK, on the other hand, have affirmed my faith in the fan-funded third-party scene. :thumb 

    At the moment, you can still order Takara's version from Anime-Export for about the same price Robot Kingdom is asking for Hasbro's version. Being in the UK, I'd say that's a no-brainer. :) 
     
  10. Sharpfinger

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    US$50,00 with FINALLY EZ Animated Prowl Clear Smoke Version.

    Now I need to wait FM and Prowl to arrive...
     
  11. xMostWanted559x

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    I'm at about one grand
     
  12. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    One grand, just updated my original post (#8970265)
     
  13. blackma

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    To the date:

    MP-10B Black Convoy $190
    MP-12 Sideswipe $105
    MP-14 Red Alert x 3 $320
    Quakewave $160
    Generations Springer $40
    Kre-O Minifigures Collection 1 and 2 $40
    TFC Hercules $500
    Hegemon $115
    YotS Omega Supreme $165
    Classic Jetfire-Warpath-Mirage $100

    $1735 (my wife is gonna kill me :horse:  )
    (and preoder for Prowl & Bluestreak... and on the way MP Thundercracker)
    I think it is too much... I need teraphy right now.

    For Sure:
    MP-13 Soundwave
    MP-10 Optimus Prime
    MP-*everything*
    MMC Predaking
    TFC Uranos
     
  14. Philip164

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    I don't know, but between last year and this year I spent way too much. Should have skipped the entire non-cyberverse line... And I should have skipped Optimus Maximus... nah I actually do kinda like Optimus Maximus... I am allowed to like a bad toy.

    So far I bought all the new Cyberverse figures: Airachnid, Smokescreen, Soundwave, Prowl, and Predaking.

    I also regrettably got BH BB and Wheeljack while they were on sale for $10, and with two $3 coupons ($14 total for both), As I didn't have the previous version's; but I ultimately think they should have just given use straight repaints for BH's. Deluxe Smokescreen is Ok, frustrating to transform, and too thin in Robot mode.

    All of the Micro-changers form the preview wave and wave 1, the combiners, Trailbreaker, and Windcharger.

    I also bought Grimlock, and tried to buy Blitzwing, but I ultimately had to return Blitzwing twice, I do not plan on trying to re-buy Blitzwing again. I am not lost on the irony of likeing Optimus Maximus, but hating Generations Blitzwing.

    So far, all I need to get are the 4 remaining Cyberverse Predacons, Micro-Changers wave 2, and 3 if they are suppose to come out this year. And wave 2 combiners again if they are suppose to come out this year.
     
  15. rosewater

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    This is my first year keeping track, as well as trying to stay within a budget of $100 per month. So far, I'm at $574.39.
    I should be below 500, but it's really hard to do without skipping stuff I know I'll have to pay through the nose for if I wait.
    Or I could stop collecting altogether. After 22 years. I don't think so.
     
  16. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    I don't even bother to keep track these days, but I know it's waaaay too much!
     
  17. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    Well, sold off over a grand in figures and have promptly reused that to fund future purchases. Not sure how to found that since the collection itself funded it. About on target for the year though- no major unexpected purchases and several I held off on which I think we're good decisions.
     
  18. bobbyjack

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    Oh yeah. Forgot to update this when I bought Blitzwing on Monday. $261 and counting...
     
  19. bobbyjack

    bobbyjack Well-Known Member

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    Got Classics Jetfire, Cyberverse Commander Shockwave, and Cyberverse Stealth Bumblebee this week. I've gone over the $300 line and am now at $326.
     
  20. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Not much. I get to pay for college this year, so toy funds are limited. Thankfully, there isn't really too much out there, Transformers or otherwise, that I'm interested in for the foreseeable future.
     

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