I have purchased the 5 medal Garden Panda Series set earlier this week. I look forward to receiving it. I agree with Numistacker in that it appears (from the pics) to be an innovative design and a well executed sculpt and finish. For me with medals, that's the only thing that I can say will consistently have me interested in a medal....excellent deign and execution of the sculpt and finish. I don't care if it's a "popular" theme or series. I don't care if it's not .999 silver or if it simply copper, bi-metallic, bronze, or brass. I will only reward (with my money in the form of purchases) a mint or sponsor of a medal when they take great effort to hire the appropriately skilled artists and employ the best techniques of production....otherwise I won't be interested in supporting the release at all regardless of whether or not anyone else does and regardless of the hype.