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    I don't have a budget per se, but each pay I just scrape my leftovers (after mortgage, bills etc etc etc.) into my savings account and that pays for toys as I want them.
    As others have mentioned, there can be long gaps between purchases because new toys aren't released every week - they come in waves. So when a new wave comes out I'll spend up, but then there will be a time when the spending goes down until the next wave is released. e.g. Wave 8 of Studio Series just hit stores, which is why you'll notice that I've made review threads for some of these figures (Bumblebee, Soundwave) -- I'm picking up Arcee later this week too. But yeah, after that it's pretty much just wait until the next wave hits.

    And yeah, occasionally I'll buy something here or there, or I might pre-order some stand-alone toys like MP Spinout, but generally that's how it works. Save money during the ebbs and spend during the flows. On the whole I tend to save more than I spend because most of the year is spent waiting for new releases. And I have to admit, I've been saving a LOT during this whole COVID19 isolation thing - not surprisingly because I'm not going out or socialising etc. anymore, so suddenly all the money that I would normally spend on petrol, eating out, movies, travel etc. is just being saved instead (so I've made a handful of impulse buys like getting a loose MP Forty-Four (pretty cheap though)).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unicran View Post
    Yeah nah... the way Guiness makes you count and prove is super time comnsumeing, and costly to get "experts" to verify.... There's a thread somewhere about what Griffin found out.

    If only they could just take our lists and say "Yep, that's a record..." This guys number is 2,111... even i could beat that... back in 2011! (1984 to 2010 = 2180)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krayt View Post
    Yeah nah... the way Guiness makes you count and prove is super time comnsumeing, and costly to get "experts" to verify.... There's a thread somewhere about what Griffin found out.

    If only they could just take our lists and say "Yep, that's a record..." This guys number is 2,111... even i could beat that... back in 2011! (1984 to 2010 = 2180)
    It is a business after all, they gotta make their money somehow I guess. Obviously there's a bit of dissonance between that reality and the general public consensus of Guinness as the "official" source of all world records. There are at least many online databases like Wikipedia that are organised collectively for the sake of having human knowledge available.

    The 'Gamer Editions' or whatever of the GWR books are laughable as well, pretty much just a compilation of random well-known game facts and little sections on well-known franchises. Few records to actually be found, which is super disappointing given so many feats in all the different facets of gaming culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krayt View Post
    Yeah nah... the way Guiness makes you count and prove is super time comnsumeing, and costly to get "experts" to verify.... There's a thread somewhere about what Griffin found out.

    If only they could just take our lists and say "Yep, that's a record..." This guys number is 2,111... even i could beat that... back in 2011! (1984 to 2010 = 2180)
    That's the annoying thing about it... they require you to send in photos of everything and a video of the collection, which proves your number, but then also want 2 independent but knowledgable people to witness a complete count of the collection on video. Each option is difficult and time-consuming, but having both is redundant, so it would be a lot easier to only need to submit one of the two.

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    Why can't we be happy for another collector of our shared hobby?

    Instead we mock those who put themselves through the arduous GWR process. I recall an American guy who copped a barage of ridicule a few years back. That's what I dislike about our fandom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unicran View Post
    Why can't we be happy for another collector of our shared hobby?

    Instead we mock those who put themselves through the arduous GWR process. I recall an American guy who copped a barage of ridicule a few years back. That's what I dislike about our fandom.
    Who was mocking the guy? I was mocking Guinness.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unicran View Post
    Why can't we be happy for another collector of our shared hobby?

    Instead we mock those who put themselves through the arduous GWR process.
    Are we? I thought we were talking about how much we spend on toys. Have I missed something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Are we? I thought we were talking about how much we spend on toys. Have I missed something?
    Does this mean you have me, Bidoofdude AND GRIFFIN on your blocked list.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krayt View Post
    Does this mean you have me, Bidoofdude AND GRIFFIN on your blocked list.......
    Don't forget me. I'm so sick of Gok's stupid block list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Have I missed something?
    It's bound to happen when you block people.
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