Fellow TFW2005ers, With the recent announcement of MP-36, as well as Takara's new business model of releasing unique figures (not simple repaints) as TTMall exclusives, there has been a lot of heated discussion centered on the cost of this hobby. Is it getting too expensive? In my opinion, that should be left up to the individual to determine. That said, on this forum for TF fandom, there is no 'one-source' place a member can go to look at the pricing history of the Masterpiece line (at least not one that I know of). I came up with the following for a recent forum post: HLJ has a search option where you can list all items, including ones that have been discontinued. Using the "sort by release date" option, I was able to put together this list of Takara's list price and what HLJ sold them for, both in Yen. I made note of pack-in accessories where appropriate. For some reason, I'm missing MP-14, but I think it was the same price as MP-12. My nice spacing got eliminated after I posted. The 'key' to the list is: MP#, Takara price, HLJ price, note on conditions that may impact price. MP-01 9800 7840 no trailer MP-02 9800 7840 MP-04 18000 14400 w/ trailer MP-03 9800 7840 MP-05 9800 7840 MP-06 9800 7840 MP-03* 10000 8000 Japanese release of US version MP-03G 10000 8000 MP-07 10000 8000 MP-08 13000 10400 MP-09 16800 13440 MP-1L 10000 8000 no trailer MP-10 22000 17600 trailer & Roller + accessories MP-11 13000 10400 coronation gear MP-12 5800 4640 MP-13 15800 12640 w/ Condor MP-14 MP-15 4200 3360 two figures MP-16 4200 3360 two figures MP-10B 12800 10240 no trailer MP-17 5800 4640 MP-18 5800 4640 MP-19 6500 5200 first major remold of existing character MP-12G2 6500 5200 MP-13B 15800 12640 w/ Ratbat MP-20 6500 5200 MP-21 6000 5100 minibot w/ Spike exosuit MP-22 18000 14400 MP-23 6500 5200 MP-24 18000 14000 MP-25 7500 6000 flight stand MP-26 7000 5600 no flight stand MP-27 10000 8000 new size class, w/ accessories MP-28 8000 6400 slightly larger than normal car-bot MP-29 16800 13440 w/ accessories & electronics MP-30 10000 8000 w/ accessories MP-31 18000 14400 MP-32 12000 9600 w/ accessories & electronics, new BW scale MP-33 14000 11200 new size class, w/ accessories MP-34 7000 5600 MP-35 14000 11200 MP-36 23000 18400 TTMall Exclusives MP-11SW 14904 MP-11NT 15984 significant remold I'm wondering if a group of us could keep this list updated, and perhaps expand upon it by including this like: price per cm, price per kg-m^3 ,average US price (or other currencies), add in some more exclusives, Hasbro MPs, etc. Again, the goal here is to show MPs prices in order to look at facts and trends, not argue perceived worth, 3P vs. official, or other opinion-related topics. Maybe I'm just a nerd. If this doesn't interest anyone else, I'll try to update this when I can.