2009 was quite an exciting year for us , figure collectors. Quite a few awesome figures from Alter and GSC were being released throughout the year. Not surprisingly, those figures put a big hole in my wallet. However, I managed to hold my self back a bit in comparison to 2008. I don’t have statistics but I remembered that I bought a lot in 2008 since I just started collecting ^^;;.

Below is full list of my expenses in 2009. It ranges from figures to collectibles. Note that I didn’t include pre-ordered figures because there is no charges on my credit card until it’s been shipped. In addition, I left out BRS from the total because it has not been charged to my credit card yet.

Item Manufacturer Shipping (Yen Price (Yen) Points Total(Yen) Total($CAD)
Saber Maid Ver. Alter 3,600 7,410 13,725 $169.44
Nendoroid Saber Lion GSC 2,715
Signum Alter Ver. Alter 3,600 8,360 11,960 $147.65
Kanzaki Kaori Kotobukiya 4,000 6,460 15,685 $193.64
Excellent Model Claymore Clare MegaHouse 5,225
Golden Darkness GSC 3,200 5,881 9,081 $112.11
Holo GSC 2,400 6,785 9,185 $113.40
Saber Lilly Glass Cospa 1,500 950 -950 1,500 $18.52
Saber Lilly Cushion Cover Cospa 2,220 2,375 11,055 $169.44
Saber & Saber Alter Cushion Cover Cospa 2,375
Saber Lilly Long Strap with Cleaner Cospa 1,330
Saber Lilly T-Shirt White L Cospa 2,755
Saber Lily -Distant Avalon- GSC 5,400 8,867 -2,847 11,420 $140.99
Fatina Alter 4,000 7,790 -301 14,656 $180.94
Nendoroid Saber Lily GSC 3,167
Fate-T-Harlaown True Sonic Form Alter 4,000 12,160 -532 15,628 $192.94
Dengeki G’s Festival April Issue $35.00
Dengeki G’s Comic Festival 2009 spring $35.00
Dakimakura $80.00
Fate/stay nights Saber Portraits $50.00
StrikerS Visual collection $110.00
Otome and Yume sketches (2x$20) $40.00
Afro Samurai sketch $12.00
Fate/Unlimited Codes $115.80
Kobato Calendar $30
All about Clamp book $30
Grand Total $1,976.87

I think I managed to cut it down by half at least in comparison to 2008.

piechart

Scaled Figure 9
Nendoroid 2
Art books / Magazines 5
Collectibles (Dakimakura, glass, cushion covers, etc) 9
Figma 1

My scaled figures contribute to the majority of my expenses and my Fate T. Harlaown figure is my most expensive figure in 2009. So what’s your most expensive figures ? did you go over your budget for 2009 because of impulse buying ?. What’s your target for 2010 ? getting more figures/merchandise or less ? As for me, I manage to keep my figure buying limited to 1 per month and it’s even less than 1 per month due to delays. I guess my new year 2010 resolution is to buy less figures/merchandise ^^

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