I have seen some threads here about people saying Takara charges way too much for their TF toys. I just wanted to correct everyone real quick on this. They are not charging as much as you think they are if you take into account the conversion rate. You can look here: Japanese Yen: CURRENCY:JPYUSD quotes & news - Google Finance In 2007 the exchange rate was .008. Now a days, it is .012. That is 50% increase for US Consumers. Let's use 2010 Unicron as an example. The site has him at 10,500 Yen (WELCOME TO TRANSFORMERS 2010 - ƒ†ƒjƒNƒƒ“@2010ƒGƒfƒBƒVƒ‡ƒ“@| TRANSFORMERS GENERATION@ONE). That is $127. If you take this down to 2007 exchange rates, your talking about $81 or so. That is pretty good, considering in 2005 this bad boy was $50 in the US. Not to mention the Takara toys in many instances are nicer as they contain more paint detail and chrome. So it makes sense the difference in cost.