I have an answer for this, since I studied this while trying to find a way to get what I want for cheap. I ended up lucking out on Brainstorm (which is his "Masterforce Wars" era version), as demand on him has increased even more after the introduction of the "Headmasters era" in Transformers Legends. - You have your rare pieces: "LG02" Optimus Primal (Convoy), "LG09" Brainstorm, and "LG12" Windblade. Pretty much... The rare pieces earned this because of age, increased demand, and other factors if the rumors are true. The high demand pieces factor in why the fans want them, along with the impact it has on both TakaraTomy and the secondary market. - You have your high demand pieces that have received reissues: "LG10" Arcee. - You have your high demanded pieces that are demanding high prices: "LG25" Blurr. And in Blurr's case, the fact he is series accurate in color (despite being the official update to the JG1 character) shot up demand on an international scale. As opposed to Arcee, who was a much demanded figure (but this one is not officially her). So much that one secondary market placed his value at $50-$75 range during the pre-order stages. But if you are lucky, and in Japan, the primary market may still have him for around $20 (before tax). (I am basing this on the sole Toys"R"Us photo I had taken on my birthday.) Other than that, some import shops will get more stock. If not, the immediate demand may force TakaraTomy to reissue him before they begin the next stage of their series.