I've been hoping to find some purchasing advice on the "Alola Vulpix" plush released this year at the Japanese Pokémon Center, as well as the "Snow Festival" Vulpix. Both seem to be Japan exclusive, and currently the normal Alola Vulpix goes for $40-$60 on ebay and some other sites. The Snow Festival one is actually a bit cheaper ($35-$40). I'm considering purchasing one or both, but wondered if I should wait on the normal one, in anticipation that it will be restocked or even released in America.
The Snow Festival one I feel like is the safer purchases, as I don't think they'll make anymore, and it was ~$20 at the Japanese Pokecenter Online store, whereas the normal Alola Vulpix was only ~$13.
I'm pretty new to purchasing Pokémon plushes, and this is will be a gift for my brother. So with all that, here are the questions I have:
For the normal Alola Vulpix, should I expect...
1) ...it to be restocked in Japan?
2) ...it to come to America?
3) ...it to climb or drop in value (according to your previous experience)?
For the Snow Festival Alola Vulpix, should I expect...
4) ...it to be restocked in Japan?
5) ...it to come to America?
6) ...it to climb or drop in value?
I mostly want to avoid paying $50 for something that I will be able to get for $20 later.
Thanks in advance!