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Old 01-01-2013, 04:07 AM   #1
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How much are you spending this year?

JimTheJIRRMan is going a year without Transformers, and we'll see how well he fares and how much money he ends up saving.
Most of us, of course, don't have the motivation or the willpower for such an endeavor, so instead I suggest this:

Use this thread to track your purchases in 2013.


Try and keep a record of everything Transformers-related you buy this year, and record your expenditures in this thread.
Let's see how much we actually spend on this hobby, and whether or not we can help each with personal goals like cutting back or downsizing our collections.
I know I'm damned near out-of-control, but it's difficult to evaluate how far without an objective frame of reference... That's what this thread is for.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:08 AM   #2
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1/1: $135 - Mastermind Creations Reformatted R-01 "Terminus Hexatron"
1/3: $97 - The Allspark Almanac, vol.1+2, plus The IDW Collection vol.8
1/4: $105 - Transformers Animated storyboards and animation model sheets
1/5: $32 - TakaraTomy Animated TA-39 Jetpack Bumblebee
1/8: $166 - Shapeways upgrade parts by Calloway75 and Fakebuster83
1/10: $80 - ART Feather Bumblebee
1/18: $67 - ToyWorld TW-02 "Aurora"
1/20: $30 - Animated Sentinel Prime & Waspinator
1/23: $55 - Animated Shockwave (and some 3rd-party Japanese TF comics)
1/26: $175 - TakaraTomy Arms Micron AM-30 Rumble, AM-31 Frenzy, AM-32 Wildrider, and MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave
1/27: $185 - Mastermind Creations Reformatted Feral Rex R-02 "Talon Aerial Assaulter" & R-03 "Bovis Supply Specialist" (BBTS pre-order)
1/28: $130 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-03, TG-04, TG-05, TG06, TG-07 Fall of Cybertron Bruticus
1/31: $138 - FansProject Function X-02 "Quadruple U" & X-03 "Smart Robin" (BBTS pre-order)

2/1: $107 - ToyWorld TWH-01 "Hardbone"
2/2: $145 - FansToys FT-03 "QuakeWave"
2/3: $120 - FansProject Causality CA-09 "Car Crash" & CA-10 "T-Bone"
2/10: $337 - Planet X TX-01 "Project Genesis"
2/24: $18 - TakaraTomy Arms Micron AM-34 Jet Vehicon General
2/25: $34 - TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-15 Rumble & Ravage
2/26: $123 - Perfect Effect Motobot PE-DX02 "Aranea" and Dr. Wu DW-TP01EX "Thunderclap" (for Prime Wheeljack)
2/27: $123 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-08, TG-09, TG-10, TG-11, TG-12 Fall of Cybertron Deluxes

3/2: $35 - Universal Studios "Transformers: The Ride" deluxe Evac
3/9: $22 - Keith's Fantasy Club CST-01J "Rhinohorn" Justice Version
3/13: $47 - Jim Sorenson's The Ark II and Activision's War For Cybertron for PS3
3/24: $76 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-14 Fall of Cybertron Soundblaster, Masterpiece MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw
3/27: $248 - The IDW Collection vol.2, plus 18 back issues of the Transformers Collectors' Club magazine (2009-2011)
3/29: $20 - Chevrolet Universe Swerve

4/6: $110 - IDW Robots in Disguise, Autocracy, and Rage of the Dinobots trade paperbacks, plus The IDW Collection vol.2
4/17: $20 - Perfect Effect SFX PE-11 "Scouting Force X" oversized KOs
4/27: $253 - TFC Toys Uranos F-16 Falcon, AV-8B Harrier II, Fans Want It FWI-3 "Jet Power Upgrade Kit"
4/28: $180 - TakaraTomy Transformers Encore Fortress Maximus
4/29: $62 - TakaraTomy Transformers Go! G11 "Hunter Optimus Prime" and G13 "Hunter Shockwave"

5/3: $120 - FansProject Causality CA-11 "Last Chance" & CA-12 "Down Force"
5/9: $57 - HeeroToys WST Sideswipe, Red Alert, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Sunstorm, Dirge and Ramjet
5/10: $26 - Keith's Fantasy Club CST-02J "Justice Ironpaw" (BBTS pre-order)
5/17: $80 - IDW More Than Meets the Eye trade paperbacks
5/25: $210 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-17 Blaster and TG-18 Skywarp, Transformers GT GT-01 GTR Prime and GT-02 GTR Saber
5/30: $50 - Mach 5 M5-01 "Gauntlet" (BBTS pre-order)

6/10: $37 - U.F.O. replacement smokestacks (for Leader Ironhide) and robot hands (for Leader Optimus)
6/12: $13 - TakaraTomy Animated TA-33 Rodimus
6/26: $48 - TakaraTomy Transformers Go! G12 "Dragotron" and G04 "Gaidora"
6/30: $38 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock

7/19: $85 - Dr. Wu DW-TP08 "SkyBreaker" sword (Blue) and SXS-R01 "Continuously Variable"
7/27: $32 - Diarobo DR-1001 "Profia Trailer" and DR-1002 "ENEOS Tank Lorry"
7/28: $113 - TakaraTomy Transformers Go! G06 "Hunter Smokescreen" and G07 "Bakudora", Transformers GT GT-03 GT-R Megatron
7/30: $73 - TakaraTomy United UN-14 Decepticon Lugnut, Hasbro Fall of Cybertron Shockwave and Generations IDW Bumblebee
7/31: $174 - Dr. Wu DW-TP06 "Changeable Face Plate", Lucky Rogers JK-01W "Junkion Warrior" Add-on Set, Transforming Exo-Suit Daniel & Spike, Botcon 2011 Animated Autotrooper

8/05: $19 - IDW More Than Meets the Eye vol.4 trade paperback
8/28: $122 - FansProject Function X-1 "Code" and Dr. Wu DW-TP09 "Dark Tyant [sic]" sword
8/31: $19 - IDW Dark Prelude trade paperback

9/1: $80 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-21 Springer and TG-22 Blitzwing
9/2: $49 - TakaraTomy Transformers Go! G08 "Budora", Fall of Cybertron 2014 Calendar
9/11: $166 - MakeToys MT-03 "Hyper Novae" exclusive first edition with translucent parts
9/16: $29 - TakaraTomy Arms Micron AM-33 Final Battle Megatron
9/20: $115 - Keith's Fantasy Club EAVI Metal "Mugen Scope" and ART Feather Chip Chase with tank
9/23: $116 - U.F.O. Annular Trailer (silver version) and Dr. Wu DW-P16 "Origin" die-cast Matrix of Leadership (blue version)
9/27: $120 - ToyWorld TW-03 "Trace" and TakaraTomy FJ Optimus Prime
9/28: $205 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-23 Metroplex and Transformers GT GT-04 GT-R Maximus
9/29: $44 - TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

10/1: $26 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-24 Optimus Prime & Bumblebee
10/14: $40 - TakaraTomy FJ Optimus Prime
10/17: $96 - X-Transbots MM-II "Master Mini Stax" and U.F.O. Prime AXE (Grey)
10/18: $104 - Hasbro Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters Ultimate "Beast Fire" Predaking
10/20: $16 - IDW Robots in Disguise vol.4 trade paperback
10/24: $15 - TakaraTomy Animated TA-07 Starscream
10/27: $84 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-25 Orion Pax & Megatronus, MP-18 Masterpiece Streak

11/13: $19 - TakaraTomy Dark of the Moon DA-12 Air Raid
11/30: $45 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-27 Trailbreaker & Hoist

12/2: $18 - IDW More Than Meets the Eye vol.5 trade paperback
12/15: $46 - TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen
12/20: $194 - Planet X PX-02 Caelus, X2 Toys XT003 Trailcutter/Hoist Upgrade Kit, Cubex Ancestor Rebuilder Series 01 "Engineer Huff" and Dr. Wu DW-P13 "Dr. Evil"
12/27: $40 - TakaraTomy Generations TG-29 Sandstorm
12/28: $38 - IDW Robots in Disguise vol.5 and Monstrosity trade paperbacks
12/30: $232 - Unique Toys UT-G02 "Sharky" set, Perfect Effect Motobot PE-DX-03 "Warden"
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:23 AM   #3
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:48 AM   #4
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Well, so far, $130 because I plan to get all of Generations Wave 3 and 4. And then I'll probably get most of the Beast Hunters line. Eventually.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:52 AM   #5
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TFC Phantom and Eagle cost me $80 each, plus $25 in shipping.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:02 AM   #6
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:23 AM   #7
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Well, so far, $130 because I plan to get all of Generations Wave 3 and 4. And then I'll probably get most of the Beast Hunters line. Eventually.
Wave 4? You mean Grimlock and Blaster ?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:38 AM   #8
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My drunken self is seriously thinking of stopping, selling everything that is not G1-G2, and call it a day. I'm finding the fandom in the Hockey card community to be MUCH more aligned with my vibe.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:00 AM   #9
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Probably will spend too much.

Technically I will still be buying Fortress Maximus as I have to pay the remainder of the price when it's ready to be sent. Then there's MP-10 which I'll be getting end of the month.

Hopefully won't spend as much as I did last year, but then I was making up for 10 years of not really bothering.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #10
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