I didn't even realize they existed! Well, now I'll be off to Sears to purchase some pieces. It looks like they have Ralphie's house on Sears.com for about $26 but people are paying $50 for it on Ebay.
I have a bunch of Dept. 56 pieces that I have picked up over the years but only like some of the figs and pieces. I need to do a major purge but haven't had a chance to yet.
I remember I bought a ton of Starbucks cafes years ago when it retired and a seller was getting rid of them at 50% off. I paid about $18 or so a piece and was selling them for $60-$70. I think they are now selling for over $100 now.
"The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith."