I could be wrong but I feel like American Disney sees Duffy as a kid thing and not a collector thing. And from my experience, most of the people who decide this stuff for Disney are really out of touch with what the fans are clamoring for anyway. Half the time, they don't even set foot in the parks to see what's going on. And unfortunately, everything seems to be money-driven — if it doesn't make a profit, it's out. If it does, let's reproduce it in every way possible till we beat it into the ground.
Anyway, even if you're a person who cannot sew, you can still visit a thrift shop & re-imagine (and there's a glue called FabriTac that works like a charm for the sewing-challenged), you can shop at Build A Bear, or buy doll clothes ... or just leave Duffy naked. He's furry, I don't think he minds. It's the bear that matters not the clothes. And Duffy is so charming, he will shine through all the baloney. I see it happening all the time.
And also, I know Duffy isn't just for kiddies, but sometimes it starts with the littlest ones. Kiddies don't let boundaries the adults set up get in the way of imagining things. All those kiddies I see with Duffy (and lately there have been a lot) are going to go home and dress Duffy in something they have laying around. They'll make it work, as Tim Gunn says. And they will grow up loving Duffy and thinking up stories for him and giving him a life. He will go on trips with them and have big adventures — isn't that what Duffy is about? And Duffy will be their favorite childhood thing that they will hold onto forever.
Take away Duffy because American Disney isn't treating him right and you take away all those stories. I wouldn't wish that for the world, not even to save the brand and keep it as it should be. Also, I think there will always be people who get "it" no matter what "it" is, and people who don't. It's hard to change that. No matter how well-intentioned Monte Moldovan is when it comes to designing stuff for Duffy, I guarantee his hands are tied by people who don't get "it".