Shipping from Japan for an item this big , even with an exchange rate difference, is an ass kicker. Best to stick with a local vendor on city bots. After shipping and the cut paypal or your credit card takes for the currency exchange, you'll be lucky to save all of $20 USD. With a local vendor you don't have to worry about shipping damage / returns. Still going to get it just so I don't have to worry about exploding leg(s) (hopefully). Hopefully I'll get a printed TT comic out of it ^^. He does look darker gray and bluer purple in the last pic though with the side shot of the box: I would think there has to be a reason for the big gab in releasing it between NA and Japan.