You'll have to excuse me, but I never meant to discredit Takara's excellent work on the Masterpiece line. Most of the figures they put out in it have absolutely superb sculpts, and incredible articulation as well. Nevertheless, I still cannot bring myself to pay upwards of $300 for one figure, regardless of the quality and accessories. Of course this is all just personal preference, since plenty of people out there would gladly shell out the cash to buy the official Takara product; it's all about perspective and personal taste. Extremely condescending attitude aside, you make a very valid point, but I would still recommend being respectful of the buying habits and opinions of the other Transformers fans out there that maybe don't have as much spending cash.