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JakofallAces
01-30-2008, 05:37 PM
Since i got horrible reviews of that other poll here is one that i think is a little better, i will keep this private also:cool:

Edit: Just so everyone knows i spent 400 on faceplates (Damn you Ghost for tantalizing me with those plates)

gameking28
01-30-2008, 06:24 PM
Since i got horrible reviews of that other poll here is one that i think is a little better, i will keep this private also:cool:

Edit: Just so everyone knows i spent 400 on faceplates (Damn you Ghost for tantalizing me with those plates)

I don't have an exact number, but it's 900+ for sure.
Damn, it's somewhat upsetting to think that I have over a grand invested in pop-art plastic. But oh well. Everyone needs a hobby and mine is collecting gaming memorabilia.
I blame Microsoft. If I hadn't gone to Zero Hour I probably wouldn't be a faceplate collector.

JakofallAces
01-30-2008, 06:44 PM
I don't have an exact number, but it's 900+ for sure.
Damn, it's somewhat upsetting to think that I have over a grand invested in pop-art plastic. But oh well. Everyone needs a hobby and mine is collecting gaming memorabilia.
I blame Microsoft. If I hadn't gone to Zero Hour I probably wouldn't be a faceplate collector.
wish i had gone oh well i lost out, but hey the stuff u have is awesome

SpaceGhost2K-XBA
01-30-2008, 09:36 PM
You had to be 18 to go to Zero Hour and a bunch of the winners were under that. I knew they'd have room, so I contacted one of the MGS Community people (Arne) who stuck his head in the forums once in a while. I told him I thought he's have a lot of empty chairs and that a friend of mine and I wanted to go. He got us press passes and we had the run of the place. I think that was a consideration when they made nominations for the MVP thing, too. We stuck our necks out.

If you want something, don't be timid. You've got nothing to lose. If you get told "no," you've lost nothing. But if you get a "yes," well you wouldn't have had it if you didn't ask, ja?

I spent well over a thousand dollars I didn't have to spend, on faceplates last year. I'm over $300 and it's only January.

Stupid crystal plate. Which I got today, by the way.

cheezymonkey999
01-30-2008, 10:30 PM
I spent hundreds before xmas... but since i got my new 2008 Scion XB WOOT! i dont have alot of faceplate money left over. Thats why i havent been on here as much. I am still collecting though...

Silent-XBA
01-30-2008, 10:42 PM
I haven't spent much so far, I'm under $100 spent on faceplates.

gameking28
01-31-2008, 03:34 AM
W00t! 3 votes for 900+
See, I'm not the only crazy person here after all! :p

Nato King-XBA
01-31-2008, 07:06 AM
I am about 700 or so by mid summer I can see me over 500 so I am going to pass that number for 2008.

SpaceGhost2K-XBA
01-31-2008, 02:52 PM
$110 on Kasumi
$140 on Trusty Bell
$250 for IdolM@ster LE set (with game and plate and figs)
$75 for Chromehounds
$50 for Qee with figures
$70 for Gorillaz
$100 for You Are Next. I think.
$80 for Amsterdam
$100 for Avril and Joss signed plates

and countless plates for $20-$40.

That's off the top of my head. I didn't go into the room and look at the wall or I'd remember some more.

So far in January:
Crystal Plate: $180
NASCAR 08: $45 (with game, though)
Call of Duty 4: $45
WWE Triple H: $16
Stuntman: $40
Rainbow Six: Vegas: $45

NASCAR and Triple H are on the way, R6:V and Stuntman went to Elite who's forwarding them to me.

gh0st_r1der
01-31-2008, 06:08 PM
I think I flipped over $3000 in faceplates in 2007.

JakofallAces
01-31-2008, 06:10 PM
I think I flipped over $3000 in faceplates in 2007.

HIGH ROLLA and damn ghost how much you make*edit* from selling plates:rolleyes:

Ry
01-31-2008, 06:13 PM
O-100, gonna spend some more I hope. Yay, #500 :D

gh0st_r1der
01-31-2008, 06:13 PM
I have a job, actually 2 jobs, ... uuuh 3 .... I don't know ... should I count Ebay inconsistent source of money as a job ? .. then 4

moltenluv
01-31-2008, 06:43 PM
I think I flipped over $3000 in faceplates in 2007.

I am in the same boat as you except I know I have shelled out over $3000. If I wasn't so lazy I would add it all up and get the exact figure but I really don't feel like it. Heck we are barely into 2008 and I have already spent over $1000 (that includes shipping costs as well as the cost of the actual plate). I am still waiting for all the plates to come in before I take some pics and update my collection.

JarkMan
01-31-2008, 06:46 PM
ive only bought my silver faceplate (which im painting now) and one from spaceghost

JakofallAces
01-31-2008, 07:00 PM
ive only bought my silver faceplate (which im painting now) and one from spaceghost

we all started someplace:cool:

gameking28
02-01-2008, 02:52 AM
Man I'm really afraid to tally up what I spent in 2007. The better part of my collection was purchased in 2007 and the more I think about it the higher the total goes.

JakofallAces
02-01-2008, 06:29 AM
Man I'm really afraid to tally up what I spent in 2007. The better part of my collection was purchased in 2007 and the more I think about it the higher the total goes.

STOP thinking just accept it a ton and that you would feel better if you didnt know or you could also :bang:that will help you forget

WARTH0G DRIVER
02-01-2008, 09:10 AM
I only collect Halo Trilogy based faceplates.. (for now)

so.. i'm probably going to say $90 spent last year on faceplates..


:cheers: mmmm... faceplates..

INSANEKID13
02-01-2008, 11:17 AM
i am a noob at the faceplate collecting thing i only have a few...

any recommendations on where to get them?

SpaceGhost2K-XBA
02-01-2008, 04:58 PM
i am a noob at the faceplate collecting thing i only have a few...

any recommendations on where to get them?

At this point, I don't know if I would even consider retail. Just about everything available at a retail store can be purchased cheaper online. It's hard to say "just go here" because prices change, things go in and out of stock, etc.

Until we get our database up, check out www.lowdown411.com. On the top right there is a link to the faceplate index. There are pictures there of a majority of faceplates that have been made. That's a good place to start for making a "shopping list." Also look at the pics of the collections of the members here.

We try to give people a heads up when we see something on eBay or a site. In some cases, there are plates that a number of us want, and then we just go into the arena... and whoever comes out... vertical... gets the plate.

I made a thread about how to start a collection back there somewhere. There's a couple of mindsets to take: I want a bunch, fast. Or, I want the best and will take my time. Different people here collect in different ways.

ali rock 110
02-08-2008, 07:54 PM
I've just hit the 2 month mark and I'm over a grand. I set a limit of 20 faceplates and no more but I think I'll double that on customs alone. While SpaceGhost and Ghost Rider have a some of my business, Ebay has gotten a healthy share of the pie. I don't regret spending one dime and I really wish I could afford artist Paval stuff.

Laters

Ali

FatBox
02-08-2008, 09:08 PM
Jesus you guys must have money to just throw out the window to spend that kind of money on something that doesn't affect your gaming at all. I haven't spent a cent, all I need is my console and Halo.

SpaceGhost2K-XBA
02-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Jesus you guys must have money to just throw out the window to spend that kind of money on something that doesn't affect your gaming at all. I haven't spent a cent, all I need is my console and Halo.

Lots of people collect stuff that doesn't do anything except sit there and look pretty. You know, the Mona Lisa, the statue of David, etc. I have pictures on my wall that cost me money but don't affect my gaming, either.

cheezymonkey999
02-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Lots of people collect stuff that doesn't do anything except sit there and look pretty. You know, the Mona Lisa, the statue of David, etc. I have pictures on my wall that cost me money but don't affect my gaming, either.

yea... what he said

racingfreak92
02-10-2008, 12:18 PM
Outfit Faceplate: $12
Twister Faceplate: $7
Test Drive Unlimited Faceplate: $12
Assassins Faceplate: Free
Fear Faceplate: $20
Viva Pinata Faceplate: $10
Saints row TSZ Faceplate: $10

Total: $81

JEJE13
02-10-2008, 03:03 PM
More than 1000 It's sur !! Only for 2007 :confused:

ChRoNiK120
02-15-2008, 05:17 PM
damn i just realized that i spent way more than 900 bucks but i put 800 - 900 wow im a mess.