Just because you can't afford to buy it at the moment its first released doesn't mean you won't have a chance later. Both MP-1 and MP-10 and its various colour variations have been re-released several times over the years. Both have also been released by Hasbro.....the Hasbro one could also be cheaper. I've been caught up into must buy Takara MP Sideswipe at first release because Takara lost the license to lamborghini scare a few years ago ending up in me paying a large premium to TFSource for a bunch they had to get from a 3rd party. Also, got caught up in must buy Takara MP Soundwave when it was first released....because he was new? forgot why... yet years later, he's reissued again, Hasbro has that special where he comes bundled with all those tapes, and sold in store (no shipping!) etc Actually, has there ever been an MP where waiting resulted in no way of buying him later either because all stock is gone or the price skyrocketed?