Personally, I'd suggest anyone take a good look at the upcoming Magic Square MP Prime for someone that wants something like this. He looks better proportioned, the head looks better too, and he's less then $130 IIRC. For something that's just gonna sit in a display cabinet out of the box, MS makes a very attractive option. Not for me, but it's nowhere near as close to insane like what Takara is offering. You know, there's this belief among "highend" collectors that the more expensive something is means it's a "premium" collectable, kind of like the whole "Apple Tax" thing people use when talking about the price difference of Apple products. I fear Takara has jumped onboard that train.