Word on the Palisades boards is that Retail is balking at the line. Too kiddy for collectors and too adult for kiddies
That's the problem I've seen with the line all along. I grew up watching Sesame Street, but I'm not about to shell out $10-15 for an Ernie figure. My kids watch Sesame Street, but I'm not about to shell out that money for an action figure that quite frankly is made for adults and will probably break with minimal playing.
I think this whole thing is kind of reflective of the toy industry in general. There's too much that's geared towards adults, much of which is somewhat esoteric to begin with.