Thanks for the response. It's been more than two years since I visited both branches. So hearing this is the case, I wonder if Star Case is a cheaper option. They are in Suginami, and my 2017 visit to the shop has me planning to return in 2020-2021.The photo is from the Nakano store.
They also have it at the Akihabara branch.
I don't know their connections, but they certainly got a couple of waves in.
You know, you raise a fair point about it being an import.
One that does indeed seem quite hard to find even in the States.
Therefore, all things considered, such a price shouldn't be too surprising.
I wouldn't part with the cash, but yes, someone will.
And thanks. My best guess is that a Star Wars otaku with money will buy it from them. It's something I am guilty of doing here. Thankfully I am not living there right now. Otherwise I might have been that Star Wars otaku with money.