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Not of complaints about what we're being sold, because it is disappointing that the tyres are hollow, but of constant bleating about prices.
Unlike most of you I live in Australia, where the price of a Dragon 1:72 kit was around the A$25 mark when I first started buying them, but is now closer to the A$20 mark. Dragon didn't drop their prices, the Australian dollar went up
And the US$ went down. Yeah, I know it's not enough alone to cause a big drop, but it's one of those things that snowball, a little bit here for transport, a little bit there for the kit, a little bit more for distributors oncosts while they struggle to survive, and in the end the cost at the point of sale is higher
Not to put too fine a point on it, but you guys have had it easy for so long that this seems like the end of the world to you. The rest of us outside the USA may or may not also be hurting due to the current economic climate (I just took a $35k pay cut and our economy is *great*), but mostly those who have suffered from occasional bouts of unaffordability know it's not permanent and don't bleat so much.
By the by, there are actually good reasons for moulding wheels hollow on the rear, to do with reducing shrinkage and sink marks, but I am sure that Dragon could have fixed it by moulding a ring shaped insert for the rear. No, I don't whether that's why the wheels are moulded hollow, and I don't know why thay didn't provide inserts. A lot easier to fix than bloody moulded on sand channels though!