Another month, and time again for a new update on this project, where I started out with 5 euro and going to grab myself a StarMax Bomber for the collection.
Right, let`s kick in the door as an opener...
Yup, that`s right, I got him! Well, mostly at least... He still needs a fresh right body gun as that one got broken off in transportation, but heck, that`s peanuts. I know a Dash coming my way in the not so far future once I got that little piece sorted out.
In the end, I managed to exchange it for a Super Sentai toy I scored at the auctioneer house again. the benefit I have there, as you can see by most of my hauls, is that I am about the only person there intrested in old toys. As such, like recently, I can take along 2 or 3 full boxes of toys for a few euro and use those as great trade values.
I started out last month with this in the pool, but as I already have the ship now in my closet, you can imagine how hectic I have been e-mailing, group trolling and Facebook PM`ing around to get to this point.
1 Lion King Game
1 Kre-O Bumblebee kit
a set of 4 small toy cars
4 Dino Rider characters
a Dino Rider Protoceratops
4 GI Joe Backpacks
A remaining budget of 2.85 euro
As expected, it was mostly the Dino Riders that pushed the budget upwards. With that, I managed to grab no less then 3 lots, including as unexpected budget generators the 1973 Faller racetrack which I managed to trade around with the track parts, and a heap of old Barbie Shelly dolls. Add to that a box which had a LOT of old toy parts, and it was a full bomb...
Of all of the above stuff in the pool, I only have Bumblebee and the Lion King game left, and now a whole heap of other little nifty toys and elements.
But the bottomline is, I managed to exchange some big size playfigures of *I dunno which japanese live action sentai series* for a StarMax, which had a value of about 115 Canadian dollars... which is ubercheap to begin with.
So what have we learned so far?
1. Wait long enough for whatever toy you`re looking for and eventually it`ll come along
2. If you put in a lot of effort, you can generate a big toy from a measly 5 euro bill lol.
There will be one last update in this series, detailing the ship in all it`s glory as soon as I have exchanged some loose parts for the missing one, and then Dash will be here as well, but until then, hunt on!