Kibble wrote:He's kinda cool looking actually...not $150 cool, and certainly not the $200 he's ballooned up to, but if he were the cost of that POS 'Ultimate' Prime I might consider getting him. I'm kinda of at a loss how they got rid of the Buster paint job and are still charging what they are, though.
TRU charged 8,000 yen for Buster Prime. I've seen Jetwing Prime at some places for as low as 10,100 yen. So it's not that much more expensive (in Japan). The reason it's so expensive in the US is because of how far the dollar has fallen against the yen.
To give you some idea of how that works, look at MP-01. It was generally sold for about 10,000 yen. Back in 2006, that would have been about $82. Today, it's about $122. Same cost in yen, but a HUGE difference when converted to dollars.