RodimalToyota wrote:for 90$ it should have at least metal feet, and rubber tires.
With that and the bad door lines, I'm canceling the PO.
What horsecrap, a large Deluxe figure for 90$, NO THANKS.
How do you go from MP-10 to this?
Except it's not rec. retailing for $90 in Japan or on Japanese online stores. Anyone paying that much is going through an importer and so they can't really be surprised when there's such a discrepancy between what they're paying and Japanese RRP.
With online import retailers like BBTS, you're effectively paying Japanese retail or close to it plus an importer's markup (nothing against them for doing that, just that these days it's often cheaper to get Japanese stuff from Japanese online retailers than it is from US importers).
Even if they're getting it at Japanese wholesale, meaning there's no double markup; you're still paying for their shipping to get it from Japan, plus a markup on that as a part of their costings. Ultimately you're paying for convenience and quite a premium for it too I might add.
Rec retail on these when you import them yourself is $70 and if you'd gotten in with a preorder on HLJ.com for example, you'd only be paying $59 +shipping which is about half of what BBTS and other US online retailers are going to want to charge you.
My advice to anyone caught out by this is next time a MP like this or any other Japanese figure shows up- check out Japanese online retailers and get in early. Otherwise you'll wind up paying a premium for them.