Things look terrible, but I cannot stress this enough... we as fans have an obligation to help these guys out. We need to sure up any money we have set aside for collectible stuff and put it towards Sesame Street collectibles. Nothing major, either. Check out the Target dollar section... they have a Sesame Street book Starring Herry... as well as stickers and other little fun things. And then there are the collect a pals (See merchandise section)... at 3 bucks each, they're not too shabby... A little bit goes a long way. I'm not saying to go out and buy Elmo Live dolls... but if you're looking for a T-shirt and they have Sesame Street ones, and something else you like... go for the SS one.