I don't know about that. I mean, I can't answer to Lucky Hobby as I am not familiar with them, and they don't currently list these Avengers kits on their site. However, Big Bad Toy Store is offering pre-orders of the unpainted kits for $57.99 each. HLJ has them for ¥3,360, which works out to $42.50 with the current exchange rate. Even when you factor in shipping, I think HLJ will still work out to be cheaper. Perhaps some other stores will offer them for less as the release date approaches, but they're not going to be cheap!
It sure would be nice if Dragon got a North American license to sell these in the US officially. I wonder if Moebius still has the Marvel Studios license in their back pocket. Hmmm....
SUNGOD - Yes, they're plastic kits, but not necessarily styrene. Technically speaking, all of Pegasus' kits are plastic kits.
FYI - Here's the parts breakdown for Iron Man:
Personally, I'm intrigued by these kits. I want to pick up at least one of them just to check it out. I'd like to get them all, but as I said, they're not cheap.
I hear ya'! And if you do see a Chinese vendor selling them for cheaper than HLJ, PLEASE post a link here. I love HLJ, but I gotta pinch the pennies hard these days!In GENERAL Japanese vendors like HLJ tend to be higher on Chinese made items. Dragon tank and airplane kits cost 20% more from HLJ than they usually cost from Hong Kong or even their US MSRP.
I have my doubts these will be available in the U.S. and if they are they will be very expensive. Remember, Dragon will need to get the liscencing rights from Marvel, who are owned by Disney. Disney has a huge reputation for being stingy with liscencing and when they do release the rights, they charge a ridiculous amount of money for them. They are are the poster boys for corporate greed. Let's hope they will be available here for a decent price.