Back when I was in elementary school I wrote the Jim Henson company and asked them innocently enough if they had any old Muppets they were throwing out and if they'd mail me one. What I got back was a very nice form letter stating that the Henson Company could not, for legal and copyright reasons, sells any puppets, new or used, or any patterns used towards their creation. Obviously I was disappointed. So seeing as how they're now selling what appears to be a pretty good replica, it almost seems weird to me, like they've revoked their old copyright standards and practices. Of course, it's Diney now, not the Hensons, so I realize all bets are off. But given that my interest in the Muppets is still as strong today as it was when I was ten, I'd obviously buy one of these Kermit copies if I had the cash.