I was in Japan last week and I got my wish. Muji (a sort of Japanese Ikea) was having a sale. The comlete set in the picture (minus the stuff on top) was only 25,000 yen. It came out to about $220. It turns out though that no one wants to ship a package that has a circumference plus length of over 150 cm. The post office wanted to charge me almost two hundred dollars to take it by air (it's somehow too big for a boat), and the airline wanted to charge me nearly as much as an oversize baggage charge.
Fortunately, the woman at the airline counter was in a far better mood than those we spoke with on the phone. I asked her if I had to pay extra and she said, with a bit of a wink in her voice (if such a thing is possible), "If I measured it, it might be oversized, but it looks ok from here." To which I replied, "So, you don't really need to measure it then."
"Only this time." By which I think she meant, "not today."