Instant-fix shopping therapy combined with being spurred into panic buying as much old school goodness as I can for a new son (multiple games with multiple complete forces for each, natch) is great fun but it's also just about the worst time to be spending. Time to confess my sins publicly and dump the guilt - yay!
My increasingly inaccurate top five most expensive single figure purchases (not including P&P)...
#5 Wood Elf Captain (£17.79)
I didn't expect to pay a quarter of the price but I really wanted this specific guy with the axe and the hawk (my woodies feature animals and axes heavily) so I'm also in a bit of a quandary about doing the head swap I planned - seems sacrilegious to damage something this pricey.
#3 Imperial Crusader Robot (£24.70)
#2 Life Elemental (£26.00)
#1 Games Day 1991 Space Marine Captain (£29.77)
Well, since 1992 anyway, when I started this hobby. Saw the picture of him in one of the first WD's I bought by which point of course he was totally unavailable to me and pre-ebay days stayed that way. These come up every now and then but sit at offensive BIN prices, so when this one came up as part of a shop clearance with another one or two I found my chance.
I'm still not at all sure what to do with him, and really don't want to screw him up so I'll take my time. The (fortunately much more common) terminator armour version of this guy I've painted up as deathwing which inclines me to echo that, but I've already got the classic winged helm dark angel captain to fill that role. The hellboy-like power fist suggests Crimson Fists to me, and I've also been looking for opportunities to do Luna Wolves and Alpha Legion. Choices, choices.