Hmmm I dunno...
Perspective or not, $60's pretty outrageous for something being produced now with no tooling costs. I'll wait for it to come down in price and, if nothing else, get it later than everyone else.
It's just not that good to me in the first place... I was going to justify it by using it as a set piece for SW Minis battles games since it'd make a possible objective or something, but beyond that the RA-7 was my only desire from it.
I just can't compare it with the vintage toy... It'd never replace it to me. There you're getting something they're not making right now and which has real nostalgia. But here with the modern crawler it's just a watered down, dirtied up version of the original...
That RA-7 is neat though, I like it.
I'd like to see what Hasbro's MSRP was in ink on this beyond what the actual charge is. I recall multiple people contradicting me (at the time) that the Shuttle was selling for its legitimate MSRP and that it was as low as Hasbro could get it... Then we found out that wasn't so much the case.
Diamond's never been exactly cheap with their exclusives, and old SW exclusives sold for higher than their MSRP so I'm wagering it's spiked for the Crawler as well.
I think $50's even too much for this though... It's not that big a vehicle even.