Nice article on the BBC News website today about how difficult it is to find toys or action figures of female characters from popular films. The most recent example, as mentioned in the article, was the clear lack of Black Widow figures following this year’s Avengers movie – she plays a big role throughout and yet, no toy.
It’s a problem that needs to be addressed and will hopefully get better – I’m not a parent but I have two young nephews who are just getting into Star Wars and this weekend I was looking to pick something up for them. Tons of stuff from the earlier films and plenty of Kylo Ren stuff from Episode VII but Rey – one of, it not the principal character – was nowhere to be found.
However, and not wishing to make light of the subject, a couple of things did make me smile; first, this line:
Wonder Woman – the world’s most prominent female hero – is also not immune. She once disappeared from a set of Justice League sheets, ironically replaced by notorious bed wetter Aquaman.
Ha! Aquaman still gets no respect!