Well, there it is, then. Yeah, this is the thing that's making me want to bow out of MP. Nothing to do with whether it's affordable--I can buy these all day. I just refuse to pay these amounts. And people argue how the parts count and engineering is driving the prices up (which has truth), yet the animated-style Prowl and Wheeljack are selling at $80. I bought MP Wheeljack in a group-buy with my friends, and after shipping it was $48. The group buy was simply a way to save on shipping. No way that's an $80 figure (and the prices for carbots at TRU were always way too high to begin with). I got lucky and bought Cheetor through ta similar group-buy for around $65. When the other figures started coming out at $250 and $300, I sold him. I just decided, as much of a BW fan as I am, I'm just not dropping that kind of money on these things. Which is sad, because it was a line I wanted to get into. Oh--and the quality has been subpar across all the MP lines. Maybe not consistently, but enough where I just wouldn't want to take the chance.