GSC Figured out how autistic collectors are. The addiction of collecting will justify overpaying for an extra faceplate. It's a really ugly business practice, but GSC is a company out to make money like any other.
Premium Bandai is realizing this too. They are now making lewds out of their most popular franchises. Nami BB swimsuit sold like hotcakes. Got a recolor, 2 other characters to make a swimsuit set, and now this version (pic related).>>135172281
They do care about the American/foreign market. They have booths at every major convention worldwide, made and just updated their English order website, and partnered up the Miku Expos. GSC knows foreigners have money. Their online prices vary between their Jap site and the English site.