I do not criticize the price of the figure, it seems to me that there is a Market for everything, it seems to me that this has more to do with a comment made by @Rich, if you are a good sculptor, a good painter, if you work the vinyl masterfully then It is also art, and who could determine the price of art? art is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I also understand the feeling of frustration of many members who are fans of HxS since day one and that the price that some of their figures have reached limit you to collect them, because as some of us might consider it a piece of art for others it is still simple toys. I hope not to offend anyone but I feel that this thread spends more time criticizing the way in which the artist markets his pieces rather than talking about the pieces. At the end of the day I do not believe that Mr. Hirota reads this thread and if that were the case, he would not change his way of marketing his pieces, he has already found his niche and is already at the level that many artists would like to reach.