I feel you, but you can always go with the much cheaper, better painted, and in some cases, better made KO. I have LT02, and BA Prime, which were both better made, better painted, aaand cheaper than the official MPM Prime. I also have LT01, which is better painted and cheaper than the official MPM Bee, as well BMB's OSKO MPM Beetlebee. Again better painted plus it was modded to be a little more screen accurate. LT01 - $45 LT02 (my first one) - $100 (only bcs he was sold out everywhere at the retail price of $60, so I got him on eBay) BA Prime - $104, not $124 BMB Beetlebee - $45 And I currently have the OSKO Firrage on preorder for $60, which is what the original one sold for bfr. So you can get some early good deals on MPMs if you wait for the right time. Oh also, you can now get KO MPM Screamer for $80. Again, better painted and they got rid of the butt flap.