This was posted today on the New York Times website: "While Jim Henson, the mastermind behind the Muppets, died in 1990 at age 53, his legacy lives on. Lisa Henson, the co-chief executive (with her brother Brian Henson) of the Jim Henson Company, has paired the family business with 4Kids Entertainment to develop merchandise using their father's pre-Muppet designs. "We love the vibe, if you will, of this artwork and how it can be applied to clothing, educational toys and games," she said. Alfred R. Kahn, chief executive of 4Kids Entertainment, said Jim Henson "had sketches in his books that were absolute products — not just designs," he said. The merchandise ideas — from monster-shaped lunch boxes to baby chairs with other-worldly legs and arms — will be introduced at Licensing International, a trade show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan from Tuesday through Thursday."