Yeah, I don't understand how they can justify asking for more for R2 compared to Fett and Vader when he's half the size. Are they thinking the vac-metal dome is supposed to make it more expensive? I definitely wouldn't pay more than $1000 for him.
I was so close to purchasing the Fett, but just couldn't justify the price...and I'm sure my wife wouldn't have been happy when the large crate arrived. Maybe one day when I win lotto, I'll find one on ebay.