It Is Him wrote:I was down for this until I saw the price tag. $65? Ouch. At $30 this set would be a no-brainer, but for double that, I may have to pass.
If I understood the source I assume this info came from, it was that the original, handmade kits came to $65, but it's expected these would be less...more along the line of $50 or so. Still, $50 is way too much for something like this, regardless of how cool it is. Especially when you're looking at needing multiple sets.
MJ has an order form for individual pieces (the resin cast versions), and if you add up all the components being offered in this set, you would've paid $65 for everything (including hand-painted). Both retailers (Robot Kingdom and Ace's Toy Store) have preorders up and they are about $55 each. So, in essence you save $10 by getting these sets in an exclusive color scheme. There are 8 individual pieces, which may or may not be worth the price to some, but if there will be a limited run for these then he probably couldn't offer these at a much lower rate. If it's ever feasible to make another combination of pieces or different color scheme in higher numbers, then maybe the retail price will be lower and better fit for others.
Either way, I've been wanting to order these pieces for awhile now, and having a bundle and a savings were the right incentive for me.