You're free to choose where to purchase your Masterpieces from, but then don't complain about the price if you choose Kapow for example. You could have purchased MP-44 for 220 GBP on the day of release from Amazon Japan, and MP-52 for 130 GBP. Hound was a disaster for many people. We can keep discussing that, but all releases after that have not been that bad. The issues that MP-52 has are not that widespread as it seems? And I would not call them serious issues, when comparing them to the Cyberverse Bumblebee that I got my oldest son, which couldn't stand up anymore after about a week due to loose legs. Both MP-52s that I received only had very minor issues. See above. MP-52 was much less than 200 GBP. And personally, I don't miss a waist swivel at all. Just browse through the MP-52 thread and look at all the photos posted. The rest of the figure makes up for the lack of waist swivel if you ask me. 500 USD is not a good price. But you didn't have to pay that. See above. MP-44 was around 300 USD.