Probably, his parents told him he can spend his military allowance on these
And it is quite difficult to obtain Mikoto figures as well
And regarding DE, I am using a Feather Popular
23SGD (about 18USD) for it
Yes, a cheap razor and a lot of plastic but I like the TTO (though it may wear out) and I like the build quality (always felt Made In Japan stuff is good)
For brush currently using an Omega synthetic brush, hope to upgrade to a badger or boar brush if I am happy with DE shaving in long run
For cream using some Indian cream of some brand as a temporary solution till I can find the brand of cream I am looking for (which I was unable to find today)
I paid so little for mine but of course, I didn't get felt style. Mine is smooth metal up top. I don't have a problem with it.
It feels and SOUNDS so good when you shave. The chhhh sound of satisfaction as it cuts fast and deep. Mainly because of how cheap the blades are so they are easy to replace.