A couple of weeks back I started a thread about my concerns about collecting the Muppets figures. I felt that due to the re-paints, exclusives etc that this line would self destruct! I put the post in Muppet Central to see what you thought and I got some pretty good responses. The only problem is that most of you are die hard muppet fans so some may say the replies could be biased. Since then I have discussed my feelings with other collectors on action figures boards and it would seem there are a LARGE amount of people who agree with me! I had a large volume of replies most of which were along the lines of: Too many exclusives - I wont collect! If I cant get hold of things with ease I dont want any! This line is destryoed before it started! Another general feeling was that people flat out will not buy any in dispute of the exclusives and some people have already sold there wave 1. The most important feeling and trust me it was mentioned by many...people feel this line will die sooner than later due the exclusives. Oh and before you all jump at me...... Everyone remember this and if you dont call them and they will be happy to tell you. Playmates destroyed their own toy line due to their exclusives and low production numbers. They admit it and said they would never do it again. They learnt their lesson and realised collectors want to be able to get everything and give up if they cant. It is no use someone saying oh there is no need to buy Beaker in the bag it was an error...rubbish! Collectors see this as a different figure and want it. How many Star Wars collectors buy 10 of the same figure just because it may have a picture of typing error. It is this simple and plenty of people backed me up - this line is NOT aimed at collectors! At the end of the day that could be the downfall of the line! I hope not but when one of the main reps at Palisades tells us not to buy a beaker in a packet as its a mistake that is enough proof to prove they dont appreciate the feelings of true collectors.