It's sad really the whole toy market. It really just boils down to movies and toons. Muppets are now seen really as collectable items, thus that moves them into the deadly and expensive collectable market. Which as we have seen is really hard for Muppets. Look at the MR Muppet replica's as a good example. I bought all 3 of mine new for $450. I can't believe the Fraggle Rock DVD collection is now on sale for only $60 dollars, down from $120! And as for the new toys that are successful like Transformers. They are being totally changed and developed into there movie counterparts and away from their original G1 (generation 1) roots. Sorry, but I kinda like the more human appeal and look that the 80's toys and cartoon provided than the Michael Bay "Armageddon" look and feel, but I'm 37 and not 10 I saw from the ToyFare report online that the new Devastator toy alone will be $100! And I bet every kid in town will be pestering there mom and dad for it! Just goes to show what a movie can do for a brand!