How much I expect to pay and how much I want to pay are two totally different questions! I wish they asked what I would like to pay. Because I'm pretty happy with the $5 Rubies costume batarang I have, and I really don't think that a prop like this would be reasonably priced like that. Prop is a word like collectible which just seems to give companies the leverage to charge more than they would otherwise. Mattel should be able to make a nice inexpensive plastic batarang and sell it mass market!