You know what is funny? Just because distribution is bad in major countries, especially America. It gives private sellers from other countries where distribution is okay an excuse to increase the price of the toys even if they do not plan on shipping overseas where distribution is bad. This eventually creates a "market price" for the toys in the future when the toy line is over, and you cannot find the toys in departmental stores anymore. These particular toys where distribution was bad in other countries will command a higher price in the secondary market than other toys of the same price point, distribution number and popularity from the same toy line even though distribution of these particular toys were not even bad in that country in the first place. Oh well, I guess this is human nature; always finding ways to advantage themselves.