That's the thing that bugs me. The nicheness of the collector's market. Indeed there are times when something can succeed based on nostalgic property that has not even so much as a new series in the works. That sort of stuff can do quite well in comic shops and stores that cater to collectors both casual and more moderate. I'm speaking of course in general. Nice to know that Hanna Barbera merchandise featuring Hong Kong Phooey and the Flintstones can still be released, even though both cartoons don't have a single thing in production, and even the DVD's are long since gone. Especially since the era that grew up with the Flintstones outside of cereal and vitamins is getting older. But it's those more sturdy retail giants that are the problem. Movie merchandise is disposable, it can sell really well before the film's release to after it's on DVD and can be cleared out for turn around. Unfortunately, that pressure is exactly what makes toy companies have to embrace movie merchandise. That's one of the reasons Transformers Animated ended early. Wal*Mart wanted more movie TF merch. Same deal with the Green Lantern animated series. Wal*Mart refused to carry a toy line because of the movie's failure. As far as Muppets are concerned, I do think that they can survive in a purely nostalgic context without a movie. Disney seems to be wembling about which context they want to keep them in. I think they tied too much to the movie success, when t-shirts and plush toys can still sell to those who prefer the older projects/the casual "I remember them" crowd. They've been too cautious in between films, and I think that hurt them in the long run. As for the merchandise we've had, I'm 60- 75% satisfied. I'm in the minority, but I really don't care to see another action figure series. I hate to say Palisades nailed it and no one should ever do one again. But rather, I just don't see a successful one with characters that haven't been released yet. I'd much rather see collectible smaller figures, like PVC's. But ones that are either released single or in pairs. Maybe a set. Smaller, cheaper figures would ensure more character coverage, and not the same Main 5 we always see. I kinda wish there were more smaller things like party supplies and kiddy stationary and the like. But the only thing I'm really disappointed by is the lack of a Disney Store bean bag line up. Then again, there wasn't one for several other movies either. Not even Wreck-it Ralph, except the really poorly selling Sugar Rush characters. Sigh. Not even a smaller Baymax or Fred. But there were new Muppet Pez, including never before made Animal. Kinda wish they had a new Gonzo to go with the new Fozzie. Other than that, small things like Keychains would be nice. I like the Hallmark line of products.