Recently, we asked our readers what would take to make Mini-Z even more popular, the vast majority answered: a cheaper Car! IMHO a MR-02 EX, which is a great entry level car, should not cost more than $100 (w/transmitter). Another item that has been getting more and more expensive through the years is the Autoscale Bodies, costing as much as $50!! when they should not cost more than $30.
All across the Internet, we see discussions on Mini-Z Forums about this subject and everyday, more people is getting away from the Mini-Z because they simply cannot justify its cost when comparing w/ some larger scale cars. It is sad to see so many Mini-Z Collectors selling their collections on ebay, because they simply cannot keep up w/ the actual price increase to maintain their collections up to date.
Let's hope Kyosho is seeing this :-)