Originally Posted by Styrak
Dude, it retails for $500 USD overseas, what did you expect?
36,900 yen which is about $482 CAD
You'll be paying at least 800 bucks for one in Toronto since
A) pretty damn hard to get
B) import fees and taxes.
plan on spending over $1k if you want it with a battery and a few extra clips.
The battery not standard and neither are the clips.
Personally I'd go for a cheaper gun. One of my buddies out here (in Japan) has a SOPMOD and I've played a few games with it. Aside from the bb's not dropping out during mag changes, and the bolt coming back when the clip is empty (and that only happens if you set up your mags properly) it is not that realistic looking of a gun. My m4 which has all kinds of upgrades shoots better, looks better, sounds better, feels better. Yeah it still drops BB's out when I change mags... but I don't really care that much.
All about preference though. If you got your heart set on it, it's a pretty decent gun.