I shop for a lot of different collectables/toys, etc. on eBay, and the only items that consistently have high shipping is MOTUC - presumably, they are passing on the very high DR shipping on.
It was $35 to get Neotessa for me - because I begrudgingly went back to standard shipping. With USPS it would have been $40. It's incredible. $15 to ship one figure standard UPS. if I bought an extra at day of sale prices like I would like to, it would be $37 to $42 to get one freaking figure. That's just crazy.