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Title: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Decar on April 22, 2016, 10:28:22 AM
We've got some quick fire Completionist polls over the next few weeks - they'll probably be running slightly faster than once a week so keep your eyes peeled.

This time we ask:  Do you need all the Phantom Boxes to be complete?

Phantoms are everyone's favourite expansion (really) and have been released in 6 different coloured boxes representing the traditional Carcassonne colours: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Grey, Black

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/general/carcassonne_gefolge_103225_1.jpg)

Do you need all 6 to feel complete or are you happy with just one?
Do you even need the phantom expansion, Did you just pick up the jubilee edition?

Let us know below  :(y)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: ooh_jim on April 22, 2016, 12:42:18 PM
Whilst I managed to get my hands on all of the Phantoms - including the alt colours thanks to michmedia - I have no urge to collect the boxes, or even hold onto the one I have.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Christopher on April 22, 2016, 12:46:57 PM
I don't need the other colours. As it's not a playable item, like the school bags, having different colour containers makes little difference. I have red and yellow, but only because I wanted two sets of phantoms. If I got the opportunity to buy the black box, I probably would, but only because I play with black.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Neil on April 22, 2016, 03:40:02 PM
I really only need one but when I was searching for it they were all priced at $15-20 each on ebay. I found a listing (it's still active for those interested) of a guy in Germany selling all six for $30. Well, I intended to give some away to friends once they arrived but all six of them do look rather nice up on the shelf so I'll probably keep them all.  ::)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: kettlefish on April 22, 2016, 03:52:44 PM
The phantom is made of plastics. And a plastic figure is still no wood figure.
Many years I didn't had a phantom expansion.

In 2011 the phantom and the jubilee edition - both with plastic figures.
I've called with HiG and asked them if they like to make the same mistake than the other publisher with Catan...

I am not a fan of plastic figures - I told this to HiG.
The first members meeting at the Spiel in Essesn was in 2013. Moritz Brunnhofer and the HiG-Team prepared surprising bag for all the participants of this members-meeting. Moritz Brunnhofer and I talked about what should come into the bag. He remembered that I still hadn't the phantomes...
The bag was filled with some mini-expansions, the dragon and the fairy figure and the phantom expansion.

I have a phantom expansion since that members-meeting.

 
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: whaleyland on April 22, 2016, 05:21:32 PM
I also am not a fan of plastic figures and I only play with Phantom really because the transparent theme works for that figure. Still, the idea of getting all six cases died when I realised that the cases couldn't even hold all the pieces of a single player colour. I consider this a major faux pas on the part of Hans im Gl├╝ck. I'd be much more interesting in getting all the cloth bags over getting all the plastic meeple cases.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: asparagus on April 23, 2016, 12:40:51 PM
I bought my phantoms on ebay and they did not come with a box at all.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: SRBO on April 23, 2016, 02:24:04 PM
I have a set of 9 phantoms per color. A guy once had a whole set of 8 of them and I bought it for a really small price. Only have a purple box and no interrest in getting more of them
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Decar on April 23, 2016, 11:58:22 PM
Not sure if you know but, If your phantoms didnt come in phantom cases, you probably have meeple from the jubilee edition, they usually come in little plastic boxes just big enough to fit 8 meeple inside.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 24, 2016, 12:10:19 AM
I have one set of phantoms and one box, which is purple (grey?). I think I remember choosing purple because it generally serves as the neutral colour in the game (dragon, Count etc), so I thought it would be appropriate for the phantom box. But really it doesn't matter to me.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Decar on April 24, 2016, 12:13:54 AM
Sorry I couldn't resist:

https://youtu.be/VgB5_2Hcg0s
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: JT Atomico on April 24, 2016, 07:36:08 AM
I have all six colours of the box, with a set of eight phantom meeples in each (I had to buy two spare sets to get enough for that ::)).

(http://s31.postimg.cc/c531ockgr/phantoms.jpg)

One of the reasons that I bought them all (except pure completionism) was because I was interested in The Wicker Man (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=448.msg9115#msg9115) fanspansion or some variant of it. I have not actually played it yet, but I wanted to make sure I had the necessary components just in case!

 :black1-meeple: :red-meeple: :yellow-meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :violet-meeple:
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Decar on April 24, 2016, 07:42:23 AM
Great photo JT Atomico - I'm glad there's at least one other insane completionist out there like me :p

I'd not seen this expansion, so I'm going to have a look now.

I think this poll has separated the completionist 'men' from the 'boys'   ;D
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Halfling on April 24, 2016, 07:46:27 AM
I bought all 6 and sold 5 leaving me the red box meaning this is a free expansion for me.  hurrah!
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 24, 2016, 08:01:59 AM
I think this poll has separated the completionist 'men' from the 'boys'   ;D

 :(y) O0

A lot more boys than men though...
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: lomdr on April 24, 2016, 09:10:20 AM
With when I got into Carcassonne, as well as my first set missing the meeples, I chose the 'cheaper' option at MeepleSource and got 50 meeples.  With that, I painted 40 of them for a normal set and had 12 left to do whatever with, so with a mirror ball top coat 6 of the remainder became phantoms.  Of course, after I completed the set of my custom phantoms (right after I painted them on the friday the postman came with my Carc 2 stuff) I saw a set of 8 clear that I could have used to do a phantom set too, but I'm all out of money in my bank XD (some of it went towards some promos on BGG for other games that I own and some of it went to a deck of cards from Artscow for a PNP game that I got from BGG and want to complete)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Fritz_Spinne on April 24, 2016, 09:53:08 AM
I don't need all boxes, but I have them all. I bought them on ebay , someone wanted to get rid of some phantom-expansions together.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Decar on April 26, 2016, 11:22:46 AM
After 40 votes - I doubt this is going to change much:

30 of you think 1 is just fine (I don't believe it), while only 5 of you (us) think you need all of them to be complete.

I'm surprised no one voted for the jubilee considering how many of you described them, although I think some of you acquired them from resellers of the jubilee edition.

Anyway, it's great to hear your thoughts and opinions!

We're moving on in quick succession to another favouritism poll:

What's your favourite spin-off score-track? (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2666.0)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Paul on April 26, 2016, 11:45:03 AM
Goes without saying that a true collector gets every deviation of one item. :) Also, I am glad I was able to acquire them all at the local store.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: SettlersOfMon on May 07, 2016, 01:53:47 PM
I have all sets with eight meeples in each colour. I had to buy a bulk lot in order to get complete translucent sets, but I love playing with them.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: danisthirty on May 08, 2016, 01:05:24 AM
I went for option 1. Like it says on our profile page "Small expansion (2011) - collect all 6" :)

I have all 6 of the phantom cases, and have complete sets of phantoms (8 ) in about 10 or 11 different colours.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #12 - Phantom Boxes
Post by: Curt194 on May 08, 2016, 01:56:46 AM
Like almost everyone else, one does me just fine. I was lucky and got my player colour (blue) which probably helped me feel satisfied with this.

I can see why people would want all 6, they do look really good together, but I'm not really a completionist outside of playable items.