I thought I sent a reply to this...But anyway.
I'm actually envious of you guys there. Well maybe the travel distance is longer, gotta factor in gas, time spent etc. as compared to Singapore, but you should compare your prices to what we get here as equivalents (rounded up dollar):
MU/Capt/Thor/IM Singles - US$16
MU 2-Packs - US$29
MU Sentinel (Original) - US$103
MU Sentinel (Clearance) - US$56
Iron Man Legends 6" - US$40
Captain America 6" - US$32
Marvel Legends 2012 - Has not hit yet, but one of the above 6" prices
This was ever since Hasbro took over. Toybiz figures were similar to US pricing. One advantage here is that from one end to the other end of the country takes about an hour and it's a small community so we do get updates rather fast and efficiently.
Now THIS is absolutely ridiculous.
I totally feel you bro! Thats the reason why sometimes I prefer to buy & trade online... On a side note, we do get the latest MU wave earlier at TRU at around US$10 last christmas, I hope this would carry on :)