Elite Keyboards is supposed to carry Leopold. Original ETA was February, then apparently pushed back to middle March, which is still tentative.
Diatec, the maker of Filco, was supposed to announce a new north american distributor back in mid January. When I emailed them a few weeks ago, they then said towards the end of February, which gives them one business day left to announce something...not too likely. Hopefully soon though.
Either way you look at it though, we should have a North American choice between Filco and Leopold in the not-too-distant future. Too bad they will both probably be more or less exclusive to the respective distributor. But on the plus side, I'm hoping both will be close enough in quality that there will at least be some competition between the two brands. While I want a $100 Filco or Leopold, it's probably not going to happen yet.
Damn Noppoo and KBC distributors, where are you?