This won't help you much as Im in the UK and not Canada, but it's interesting to see your prices. I have mine pre-ordered from Anime Export because overall they USUALLY come out cheaper than most options (Amazon Japan does seem a bit cheaper but a bit of a faff, plus I'm not sure how good they are for UK consumers, but I digress). I've been using them for years and thus far had no issues and only ever been charged customs once (because I ordered two MP36 in one box which despite them under declaring was enough to catch the attention of HRMC but I digress). I'm predicting (depending on the exchange rate at the time I play postage) he's going to cost me £200-210 (£175 for megs, £25-35 EMS shipping...indeed SAL would be cheaper but take almost a month.. I am considering this though as I can pay less and let everyone else work out the issues before I get it in hand...but I digress again). Now that is $340 Canadian. So yeah...I'll be paying roughly the same as you. My other option would be to go Domestic with the excellent Kapow Toys, TFS-Express or In demand Toys who would set me back £275, £220 and £220 respectively. So I'm pretty impressed you have so many 'reasonable' options. I put that in inverted commas because theres nothing reasonable about the price on this figure! I have to say I'm confused. I assumed he/she was a Beast Wars Fan born in 1986? but I'm flabbergasted that someone who'd call themselves that hasn't watched the show for over 15 years, never played with the original Scorponok toy and isn't aware of his Cyberbee! A whole epoisde hinged around it plus it's memorable in it's bizarreness! I mean what's a Bee got to do with a Scorpion? I HATE Scorponok, but I did track down the original toy and back when I was all completist about the show cast, and I rewatch Beast Wars and Beast Machines once every year or two. We can but hope, I think the high prices are to do with what they think they can get away with. I cant see any future BWMPs being much cheaper than £50-60 and that would be someone like Rattrap or Waspinator. Plus... Indeed. Tigatron might escape a high price as you'd expect him to share a lot of engineering with Cheetor, but yeah those guys are pretty big and will have a price tag to match I expect. As cool as Dinobot is I find his proportions a bit off with the rest of the BWMPs, especially the size of his head...it's bloody huge! YES I know it's show accurate but that is where I start to get where Perfect Effect are coming from with their figures by making little design tweaks fix some of the awkwardness of 20+ year old CGI 3D models. PE Gorira is about 2 (massive) heads larger than Dinobot, I certainly would not want or be able to afford an official MP TM2 Primal that is 4 (massive) heads taller! Personally I have a price and height/size limit on my collection. Its why I don't have any Titan Class figures and avoided FT Phoenix (even though he looks great) and we are near smashing that price limit.