Look them up on eBay - I recall having seen these little RC cars before for much much less than $119. Who cares if it blows up after a few weeks, most people tend to chuck their toys away after a few weeks anyway
If it's not BRG, goto Supercheap, grab a can of spray paint mask it up then spray no scoops up the bonnet? Not a problem either, get a knife or something then cut a hole there
Lots of stores around Brisbane have them for around $180-200. But all the ones I've seen are 1:6 scale. But for $180-200....you can probably buy a lot of 6 on ebay, and then divide them amongst people here.