I don't know anyone who isn't excited for these stamps. They made a big splash in this year's stamp preview. I, for one, am just glad to not have more flowers. There's a nice story about the design process (that's what the animated gif at the top is from) at the USPS Stamps blog. I think they are a lot of fun and am looking forward to putting them on my outgoing mail. They are being released tomorrow, Saturday, July 11th.