The thing is though, take off your fan glasses and look at it from a professional toy buyers point of view. From my experience the things they look for are :- - The Brand and how popular it is, as of right now - Past sales and related merchandise available which would draw sales to the line - Quality and safety of the product - The price point as with regards to the product itself and how it compares to others on the market. The quality factor is just one of many, and i can't see a toy buyer going mad over these and ordering lots of cases just because they are a bit better looking than others, because the price point will likely be much higher. He or She will already have things like Simpsons, He-Man or Osbournes Mini's sitting there on the shelves (which are even articulated) and selling like hotcakes at $10. He or She will probably make their decision as to buy into the line 'en mass' by the conclusion that they look superior to the others in store, but they are more expensive. That leaves the decision more or less down to a question of whether the Muppet brand will be strong enough to move lots of PVC's with competition already in the market, and they'll look at what other Muppet branded stuff is out there, not much aside from the Palisades figures which do fairly well but certain figures do tend to sit on shelves, even when being produced in small quantities. After all this, i could see them maybe testing the waters by getting a crate or something but i couldn't see them buying up cases like hotcakes. I think even though these will be higher quality, they should be priced competitively to the other products on the market - maybe $15.99 at most. Hardcore Muppet fans may be gung ho for expensive and really detailed PVC's but it's really not good to go for a much higher price point because the 'average joe' will likely leave them on the shelves, especially if in some cases there is the rest of the Palisades line sitting there too and looking more impressive for less money. I know these will be sold in card shops and things as well, but i would think surely they'd need larger quantity sales coming in from a chain retailer like TRU. I know plenty of people will disagree and say there's plenty of room for the Muppet PVC's as well as other brands, but you've all heard it for yourselves straight from Ken how toy stores hate getting left with unwanted merchandise, and at the end of the day, it's Palisades who have to give them credit back so that they can drop the prices and put them in the bargain bin.