Would be pretty surprised if VMP repress this given that they haven't got exclusivity on the reissue & demand won't be that high from their core audience. Could easily see a scenario where Thes takes surplus stock from VMP and flogs it on his website.
Not sure how they worked this release out, but would suspect that VMP reached out to PUTS rather than the other way around.
Regular release is dirt cheap - £19.99 shipped via Amazon & similarly cheap in the US.
Meant to bring this up before: I've found myself wondering whether the reissue might have been received/perceived a bit differently (by everyone, myself included) if the news about it hadn't been leaked prematurely..?
In any event I believe it was somewhat less than ideal that VMP were unable to protect their digital mockups from being discovered by random redditors/members of the N&G forums, had to subsequently rush their official announcement and Thes was effectively (intentionally?) relegated to cleanup hitter, posting his/the P's official "reveal" several days after the proverbial cat was out of the bag.
In a perfect world everyone should have published the information at the same exact time (including the fact that there would be 2 different variants/price points). That way there wouldn't have been (as many) different interpretations of who was/is responsible for making this happen, should be credited with certain contributions or made final decisions.
I'd hesitate to say the standard/retail reissue is "cheap". It's fairly/reasonably priced. It might seem cheap by comparison as record prices on average have been skyrocketing in recent years. (And while some of this is the result of regular inflation, a lot of it is also due to increasingly "luxurious"/gimmicky releases, people charging premiums for "exclusives" [e.g. the colored variant] and the familiar industry tendency to try and maximize profits; ironically the very same things that led to the demise of physical media in the past...)
Have amazon finally figured out how to properly ship records BTW? Last I heard they were still using oversized cartons and customers receiving damaged sleeves and/or records was pretty much par for the course. Sure, you might be able to get a refund or exchange, but personally I'd rather go with more reliable specialized record vendors.