Tomio of Shoei has the latest news on their MP44 series for World War II reenactors and collectors as they are now going full production of these series this year. Expect these to be available by Summer of 2011. Pricing can be read at their website and interested resellers can contact Tomio as soon as you can... "Dear Friends, Thank you very much for your continued patronage.
We are going to manufacture MP43/1, MP44, and StG44 (WWII last stage type) model gun this time. A manufacture total is 150pcs. Those sale is being planned in the end of June - the beginning of July, 2011. When there is an order, please tell me which type is required. Each number of manufactures is assigned in 150pcs. We will not manufacture most except the number of the orders.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you always.
Greetings from Japan.
Shoei Seisakusho Inc., Japan"