I agree with trc65, pricing is up right now for the low angle block planes, as I have been looking at them myself.
Also on the new Stanley, have read that there quality control needs to be improved, as some have reported japanning flaking off the lever cap, and other place's, sole's not true and so forth. Not to be expected from a 90 dollar investment.
A Low angle Stanley fine tuned coupled with either a new Hock or Veritas blade would be ideal and probably cheaper than a new Stanley
I don't have any "part planes" I keep restoring them.