I always read and hear a lot of folks complaining about how things are way too expensive or way overpriced, then they bring up rent, car payments, mortgage payments etc. to try to emphasis getting their point across. Is 1 Masterpiece figure reeeally going to prevent you from paying all your essential bills? is buying a 20.00 Deluxe going to cause you to starve or not pay for gas? It's funny how as children we damand so many things not caring about cost. Then all the sudden when we become adults we complain about the prices, the quality, the imperfections etc. If this Hobby is so expensive, don't they think it would be a good idea to find a much more cheaper and more cost effective Hobby? I myself am out of work and scrape by, and can still find ways of paying for this Hobby and enjoy it for what it is. I also still manage to pay all the important bills and put food on the table and clothes on my back. Sure I don't have car payments but that's my choice because I take public transportation. People make it sound as if it's costing thousands just to buy 1 toy. (sure if your a super high-end collector) The point people gotta understand is that if you plan ahead, budget, and buy in moderation, you can afford the big purchases and still pay all your bills just fine. So why panic so much or short change yourself while at the same time risking your enjoyment to own what you love Enjoy the hobby and have your fun. is paying 100+ for a figure really that terrible? It's an expensive Hobby we knew it getting into it. But i still say it costs more to Smoke or being an alcoholic. Just some thoughts I had. What are you thoughts and opinions on this subject, fellow board members?