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View Poll Results: How Much Have You Spent on Indiana Jones??
$0 - $1,000 21 35.00%
$1,001 - $2,000 12 20.00%
$2,001 - $3,000 12 20.00%
$3,001 - $4,000 2 3.33%
$4,001 - $5,000 3 5.00%
$5,001 - $6,000 1 1.67%
$6,001 - $7,000 1 1.67%
$7,001 - $8,000 0 0%
$8,001 - $10,000 3 5.00%
$10,001 - $15,000 2 3.33%
$15,001 - $20,000 0 0%
More than $20,000 3 5.00%
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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How much have you spent on Indiana Jones?

Pull out a pencil and some paper and add it up. How much have you spent on Indiana Jones over the years? Costuming, collectibles, and media mainly.

So I'm talking about hats, jackets, pants, whip, bag, etc., etc., plus toys, Sideshow figures, screen used props, replicas, and the list goes on.

Don't forget about theater tickets from way back when, cassette tapes, CDs, VHS tapes, Laser Discs, DVDs, (blue ray discs, and 3D versions soon), books, and comics.

(Vacations don't count, unless the sole purpose was to go to an Indiana Jones shooting location.)

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Old 05-06-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Very interesting question, goodeknight, and a good idea for a thread. Since your poll choices are probably in U.S. dollars, I wonder if there are any websites that could calculate exchange rates from the 1980s-present?

This will take some time to add up but since I only buy video & printed material, my total won't be anywhere near the REAL collectors and gear guys/gals. (Les David of throwmetheidol.com will probably have spent the most...with Indyclone25 as a good runner-up.)

Now to dig out my old tickets stubs...How much was a movie at the theatre in 1981 Canada? $2.50? $3.50?

P.S. I see a few people have voted but haven't posted. Who is the one with the +$20,000?
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Very interesting question, goodeknight, and a good idea for a thread. Since your poll choices are probably in U.S. dollars, I wonder if there are any websites that could calculate exchange rates from the 1980s-present?

This will take some time to add up but since I only buy video & printed material, my total won't be anywhere near the REAL collectors and gear guys/gals. (Les David of throwmetheidol.com will probably have spent the most...with Indyclone25 as a good runner-up.)

Now to dig out my old tickets stubs...How much was a movie at the theatre in 1981 Canada? $2.50? $3.50?

P.S. I see a few people have voted but haven't posted. Who is the one with the +$20,000?

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:59 PM   #4
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I got to say I spent a little over $1,000 over the years. From everything to movie tickets to figures to gear, food products, and magazines.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:00 PM   #5
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Ha ha! O.K., Les...give us the REAL number because +$20,000 (U.S.) is much too vague... (Though, I would imagine the co$t is incalculable!)
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:57 PM   #6
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While I have a lot of Indy-stuff, there are really not many big ticket items. The movies themselves, YIJC, books, posters, and a few toys here and there maybe nets approaching 1000 at the absolute most.

Then my hat puts me over that bracket.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:40 PM   #7
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I've probably spent almost $200 for my stuff.And I did get one Indy thing for free.I can't count every Indy thing I own,because most of my Indy stuff I got as gifts(but not the Indy item I got for free).

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Old 05-08-2011, 12:18 AM   #8
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I've probably spent almost $200 for my stuff.And I did get one Indy thing for free.I can't count every Indy thing I own,because most of my Indy stuff I got as gifts(but not the Indy item I got for free).

Here is the item I got for free.


A Snickers candy display that came out for Indy 4.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:08 AM   #9
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I probably spent around $550 on my Indy items. A lot of my stuff are either home-made or gifts from my family.

I can't count movie tickets (except for KOTCS) because I was only a little kid the time TOD and LC came out. I never got to watch ROTLA on the big screen as I was very small the time it was shown.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:12 PM   #10
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I'm either under or just around $500. Heck, I'd love to have more, but storage is a problem.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:13 PM   #11
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After re-buying the YIJC and the Dark Horse comics, commissioning a card because I knew the artist from work for $60, and all the books, it's right around $1000. Including $150 for access to screenplays on PDF, particularly Indy. All my stuff fits in a single storage box.

I can add a $3-4K poll option if you want.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:37 PM   #12
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I'll confess that some whip purchases have pushed me into the four digits. Otherwise, trying to avoid the collector's bug.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #13
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im willing to spend big bucks on a full sized Derigable from LC. untill then i am stuck with hopes and wishes
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:29 PM   #14
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i don't even know what i have spent on indy stuff ---- i will have to sit and inventory it all.
but if i had to guees it would have to be between 1001-2000 dollars
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #15
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I'm probably close to 2 grand, mostly because of the vintage figures and the sketch cards, which I've got a ridiculous collection of.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:13 PM   #16
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I've probably spent almost $200 for my stuff.And I did get one Indy thing for free.I can't count every Indy thing I own,because most of my Indy stuff I got as gifts(but not the Indy item I got for free).


I forgot I also bought the Wide Screen DVD's of Indiana Jones,so it probably brings me to a little over $200.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:43 PM   #17
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Between toy's (vintage, new & customs), books, comics, posters, multiple copies of VHS, DVD's, movie ticket's I would say I have shelled out about $2,500 over the years on Dr. Jones.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:37 AM   #18
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i don't even know what i have spent on indy stuff ---- i will have to sit and inventory it all.
but if i had to guees it would have to be between 1001-2000 dollars

I'm just guessing, but I think you will be surprised when you sit down and inventory it all. You own everything you review right?

I came in right around 1500, not as much as I thought. Big ticket items are my whip ($400 for a 10' Joe Strain), and my custom Wested Jacket ($275).

A lot of my other gear is close enough, so it's not too pricey. But it adds up when I add in all the novels, comics, posters, figures, etc., etc. I don't go for Sideshow stuff, and I don't buy anything and everything Indy related. I pick and chose.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:42 PM   #19
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Great Question , I think on Paper i am close to $2,000. I added up price of figure's when i was a kid , all the Dp hats i went threw and the original VHS , the making of VHS all the Young Indy VHS, and now the new DVD of all the movies, And the new Box sets of the Young Indy.Very Interesting ,that's till now i am still planning on getting a new fedora this summer.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:51 PM   #20
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I really have no idea. I said 6-7k, but it might be more then that. I know I spent a good 7-800 when the KOTCS came out on figures and such alone. I have all sorts of stuff that I'm now starting to get rid of, or at least try. I ended up buying all the stuff I could get my hands on and then it sat in the attic until now. eBay will be my friend here in the next few weeks. I know I'm not going to get anything out of it, but I want to get rid of most of it.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:25 AM   #21
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I really have no idea. I said 6-7k, but it might be more then that. I know I spent a good 7-800 when the KOTCS came out on figures and such alone. I have all sorts of stuff that I'm now starting to get rid of, or at least try. I ended up buying all the stuff I could get my hands on and then it sat in the attic until now. eBay will be my friend here in the next few weeks. I know I'm not going to get anything out of it, but I want to get rid of most of it.

Wow, man. You must've bought a ton of Ugha's, Russian's and German soldiers for army building or something to spend that kind of money on the new line! Or does this include vintage stuff?

My philosophy for the stuff you want to unload? Wait until there's a new Indiana Jones event, man. If you do it now, you'll get killed. Now is when we should be buying stuff, not selling it.

I've got the equivalent of a 2nd set of vintage figures that I'm waiting to unload either during an anniversary announcement, or a new movie announcement.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:59 AM   #22
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My philosophy for the stuff you want to unload? Wait until there's a new Indiana Jones event, man. If you do it now, you'll get killed. Now is when we should be buying stuff, not selling it.

I've got the equivalent of a 2nd set of vintage figures that I'm waiting to unload either during an anniversary announcement, or a new movie announcement.

Wise advice. Buy low, sell high.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:33 AM   #23
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I forgot I also bought the Wide Screen DVD's of Indiana Jones,so it probably brings me to a little over $200.


Yesterday, I bought original copyrighted novels of the first and third Indy movies.So, I still spent a little over $200.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:04 PM   #24
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Glad this topic came up...Gave me an excuse to actually look at what I have spent.... I actually kept an inventory of all the Indy stuff I have bought since 1993.... just tallied it up.....$14,027.02!!!!
Thats not including stuff I bought prior to 1993 or the countless movie tickets for all 4 films... if I could account for that Ii believe I would be close to 20 the grand mark!
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:17 AM   #25
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I actually didnt count my DM whip or mk VII bag... with those Im over $15 thousand.... If I counted gifts, stuff bought before 1993 and movies theatre tickets I am over 20 thousand.
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