Yup, Michael's up here had the Halloween stuff out in full force, though with "crafty" stuff I guess some time to make the actual items isn't that unreasonable. And it's only 10 weeks away.
Still no Christmas stuff out here yet. Last year was a new record for early though. As soon as school started (1st week September) it was out in force.
The only good news is that up here, our toy aisles drop off considerably during the spring and summer seasons, so both back to school and Christmas harken of more (good) toys on the pegs.