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14th Nov '17 8:35:17 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Webcomic/NerfNOW'' has this opinion about ''[[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/2199 Hearthstone]]''.
6th Nov '17 3:31:26 PM ClintEastwood
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* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriese19ProphecyOfDoom Prophecy of Doom]]": [[spoiler:the villain is a toy collector who turned his toys into bombs to get the money to buy more toys]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriese19ProphecyOfDoom Prophecy of Doom]]": "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE18BewareTheGrayGhost Beware the Gray Ghost]]": [[spoiler:the villain is a toy collector who turned his toys into bombs to get the money to buy more toys]]
6th Nov '17 3:30:46 PM ClintEastwood
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* Right before the submarine is submerged in ''Film/CrimsonTide'', Gene Hackman offers Denzel Washington a cigar with the admonition not to get too used to them, as they are "more expensive than drugs."

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* Right before the submarine is submerged in ''Film/CrimsonTide'', Gene Hackman Creator/GeneHackman offers Denzel Washington Creator/DenzelWashington a cigar with the admonition not to get too used to them, as they are "more expensive than drugs."



* This is a borderline Meta example since it's based on RealLife, but ''Series/PawnStars'' shows the opposite side of this trope with some people who make a living off it. The Harrisons frequently buy things because they know they'll be able to resell them to collectors who are willing to pay huge sums of money for antique guns, classic cars, historic documents, pop culture memorabilia, etc. Though sometimes one of them will buy such items for their own collections, especially if Rick encounters a rare item connected to his idol Creator/SteveMcQueen.

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* This is a borderline Meta example since it's based on RealLife, but ''Series/PawnStars'' shows the opposite side of this trope with some people who make a living off it. The Harrisons frequently buy things because they know they'll be able to resell them to collectors who are willing to pay huge sums of money for antique guns, classic cars, historic documents, pop culture memorabilia, etc. Though sometimes one of them will buy such items for their own collections, especially if Rick encounters a rare item connected to his idol Creator/SteveMcQueen.Creator/SteveMcQueenActor.



* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Beware the Grey Ghost": [[spoiler:the villain is a toy collector who turned his toys into bombs to get the money to buy more toys]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Beware the Grey Ghost": "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriese19ProphecyOfDoom Prophecy of Doom]]": [[spoiler:the villain is a toy collector who turned his toys into bombs to get the money to buy more toys]]
10th Oct '17 7:28:19 PM TitoMosquito
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-->"You see, I need the money to buy more toys. I love toys. They can play songs. They can dance. They can even eat money. Oh, boy, can they eat money. All my money. [[spoiler: And then I remembered an episode of The Gray Ghost. And I knew what else a toy can do. It can carry a bomb. It can hold a city for ransom. Oh, the power of the toy. It can earn millions. Millions for the little old toy collector, me.]]"

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-->"You see, I need the money to buy more toys. I love toys. They can play songs. They can dance. They can even eat money. Oh, boy, can they eat money. All my money. [[spoiler: And then I remembered an episode of The ''The Gray Ghost.Ghost''. And I knew what else a toy can do. It can carry a bomb. It can hold a city for ransom. Oh, the power of the toy. It can earn millions. Millions for the little old toy collector, me.]]"
31st Aug '17 12:46:07 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]]. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]].Ragueneau. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.
30th Aug '17 11:44:17 AM ZombieAladdin
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* One issue of ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'', when it was still a print publication, had a two-page illustration on its take of a collectible card game tournament. A tag pointing to a competitor pointed out that he "spent $1,000 on a deck to compete in a tournament with $250 of prize money."

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30th Aug '17 6:26:33 AM CosmicFerret
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''On back issues of TheFlash."''

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''On back issues of TheFlash.ComicBook/TheFlash."''
25th Jul '17 4:15:07 PM GM_3826
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** This is because the bikes are one of only a few things that expensive that are actually reasonably priced. Poké Balls, a technology that lets people convert Pokémon into digital data... [[MagicFromTechnology somehow...]] costs as much as a bottle of water straight out of a vending machine. The game's currency is actually a CulturalTranslation of yen: a bike that could easily be folded up and fit into your backpack really ''would'' cost that much. Unfortunately this is lost on Western audiences.

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** This is because the bikes are one of only a few things that expensive that are actually reasonably priced. Poké Balls, a technology that lets people convert Pokémon into digital data... [[MagicFromTechnology somehow...]] costs as much as a bottle of water straight out of a vending machine. The game's currency is actually a CulturalTranslation of yen: a bike that could easily be folded up and fit into your backpack really ''would'' cost that much. Unfortunately this is lost on Western audiences. It's not that the bike is incredibly expensive: it's that the player is actually carrying around very little in the way of money and doesn't realize it!
25th Jul '17 4:14:12 PM GM_3826
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** This is because the bikes are one of only a few things that expensive that are actually reasonably priced. Poké Balls, a technology that lets people convert Pokémon into digital data... [[MagicFromTechnology somehow...]] costs as much as a bottle of water straight out of a vending machine. The game's currency is actually a CulturalTranslation of yen: a bike that could easily be folded up and fit into your backpack really ''would'' cost that much. Unfortunately this is lost on Western audiences.
10th May '17 2:15:38 AM SSJMagus
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** On both ''{{Series/Pawn Stars}}'' and ''{{Series/Counting Cars}}'' the word "boat" is said to be an acronym for "Bust Out Another Thousand".

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** On both ''{{Series/Pawn Stars}}'' and ''{{Series/Counting Cars}}'' the word "boat" is said to be an acronym for "Bust Out Another Thousand".[[note]]This is one of the three most popular jokes amount boat owners. The others being that a boat is "a hole in the water that you pour money into" and that "the two happiest days of a boat owners life are the day he buys his boat and the day he sells it."[[/note]]
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