Due to problems with distribution and other factors, many exclusives are never released in foreign countries or are prohibitively difficult to obtain (such as convention exclusives). This is largely a fact for the toy industry. Many American Transfans do not realize this, but our fellow fans in Europe, South America, and other continents do not get the same selection of figures North America and Japan do. Fans in foreign countries are not lesser fans- their devotion to the fandom is often just as impressive, if not moreso, than the Americans. American fans can purchase Botcon exclusives without attending the convention. This is a fair deal, as attending the convention is expensive, and the figures are often very well-designed. However, it has been stated that it is far more costly for foreign fans to gain access to these and other exclusives. The non-Americans can probably state the exact cost. The non-Americans should have access to the same prices and figures that the Americans do, with the only difference in cost accounting for shipping. It is obviously more costly to ship to Germany than the USA, and charging more for shipping is acceptable. However, it has been stated that the fees exceed this.