Condensing behind spoiler as important to some but not all... Spoiler: More on Taxes (US) - Important, but Does Not Apply to All Thread Members NC in US also has similar tax laws, though I am not a tax expert, and when I file my annual taxes via online service, it asks if you have made any online purchases from businesses not in NC or abroad. If I say yes, it asks if I have records of them and if any individual ones were over a certain dollar amount. I say no to both and it suggests the average amount spent and to pay tax on that, (which I do, in case audited for some odd reason, as I would have no idea, so I just cover mine). Supposedly, if you paid taxes to other states or countries (such as on vacation, etc.), you can list that and it is supposed to be applied and adjusted, but again that's too much to ask people to keep up with in my opinion. Most US and large international sites collect your state sales tax and are supposed to handle that on the back side, unseen by buyer. For international, only the larger ones with a US presence would normally do that, with some exceptions. I know NC sales tax is listed on my Amazon.co.jp invoices, collected on outside US eBay purchases, and one of my former proxy companies in Japan charged it for the actual product, but not services... Many online companies in other US states collect taxes based on your state not theirs; there are some smaller ones that are exceptions or don't collect any, like these little Etsy and similar sellers; I don't know how they get away with not collecting it and I couldn't keep up with all that. I know sales taxes vary by state, county, and city in NC, and some states do not charge any sales tax or vary in how applied, so it is a mess to be honest. To make a very clumsy segway back to the toys... Should be only ~2-4 weeks (depending on seller and shipping) for those getting these from Japan!!! I'm getting excited. I really need to clear space for at least 1, ASAP!