8 figures a month have to wait, simce we get shipped 4 times, four of those figures can be checked right away! Fisto is the only time in the 5 years that there was a strange shortage, despite everything else that has happened in the line - QC etc, that has only happened once in 5 years!
The option is different, it is international express, not DHL...that may be a VERY GOOD CHANGE!!!
The quarterly option is $30 cheaper per shippment, and faster, and no matter which option is taken, the package value will be high enough to get customs charges either way. I would much rather save $30 and have my figures arrive in 24 hours from being shipped!