|12-12-2008, 01:40 PM||#41|
Join Date: Dec 2007
i just buy one of each
exception is troopers i buy 2.
and i open everything
|12-12-2008, 01:53 PM||#42|
Join Date: Nov 2008
You can always just gift your stash to me...that'll make room.
|12-12-2008, 01:58 PM||#43|
Scrap Iron's Sidearm
Join Date: Jan 2008
"Hello everyone. My screen-name is RAR and I am a Joe-a-holic."
[Pauses, tears streaming down face]
[Blubbers] "That was so liberating!"
|12-12-2008, 02:53 PM||#44|
Don't call me Dataframe!
Join Date: Aug 2008
|12-12-2008, 05:33 PM||#45|
Bovine Excrement Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Next to my Refrigicloset©
I only buy what I like, and I try not to get more than one of each character. I've had ok luck here selling off the extras from multipacks and such (still only have 1 Duke). I'm also an opener. Even still, space is an issue, as well as cost. I'm kinda glad it looks like I 'll be getting somewhat of a break with Resolute and the movie.
|12-12-2008, 06:30 PM||#46|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Tales of the Dead Eleven:
--How is it that I'm wearing a grey undershirt... but my bellybutton lint is still blue?
|12-12-2008, 06:46 PM||#47|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rockin' in the Free World
First, you have to keep yourself from being a completist, you don't need every figure. I am cutting back my Joe purchases quite a bit with Waves 12 & 13 (only getting 3 total figures from these 2 waves), and I am also skipping quite a few comic packs. If you already have a character, you don't need every other version of it. Waiting to purchase some figures can also result in just getting a different, possibly better version later on.
I skipped the Duke/Red Star and SE/Hard Master packs as I'm not that worried about having the unique character that comes in each. I'm not getting the CC/Tripwire pack because I will just get Tripwire with the element that I want for the Mass device and save a few dollars by not getting yet another CC. Skipping the CC/Gung Ho and RNR/Deep Six packs since I have all those characters already.
I decided I don't need to get the Resolute figures which will save me a bit of money. As the line goes on I'm finding it easier and easier to skip various figures and just getting the ones I really want.
|12-12-2008, 08:03 PM||#48|
Sigma 6 Aficionado
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dirty Jersey
I save money by sticking to characters that
A) I loved as a kid
B) Look Cool
C) i don't try and be a completist..that leads to the dark side...
|12-12-2008, 08:10 PM||#49|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
I've been a collector (mostly Star Wars, did the Toybiz Lord of the Rings line, and then GIJOE after the TRU ARAH Blueshirt 6-packs) since the late 1990's. I was a completist for a while. 10 years of collecting experience has given me this wisdom: Only buy what you want. Don't tell yourself you have to have a complete set. You then put yourself at the mercy of the company and whatever crap they choose to make.
|12-12-2008, 08:30 PM||#50|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I save money by cutting out expenses like food, and clothing for my children. and when I run out of room I just kick one of the kids out and take there room. It's a simple solution!
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