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  1. First Trailer for Batkid Documentary Batkid Begins Is Here, Just as Emotional as You’d Expect

    The hero Gotham deserves.

    New Line Cinema's documentary chronicling the heroics of cancer survivor Miles Scott and the support he received from the San Francisco community will be out on June 26th before expanding to a wider release in July. Ready your tissues and crime-fighting gear.

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  2. The Mary Sue Exclusive: A LEGO Brickumentary Clip Celebrates Ladies Who LEGO

    That Rivendell, tho.

    In this exclusive clip from the Jason Bateman-narrated A LEGO Brickumentary, champion builder Alice Finch shows off her incredible model of Rivendell and talks about LEGO's increasingly gender-neutral focus and the importance of teaching girls to build.

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  3. Orange Is the New Black Funkos Are Finally Here, We’re Holding out for Sophia

    Ickle babies.

    Personally I wish there were a few more character options available (I don't really need a Pornstache, thank you) but Funko's new figurines sure are cute.

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  4. UK Toy Company Aims to Represent Disabled Kids in New Line of 3D-Printed, Customizable Dolls

    Just the beginning.

    In response to Toy Like Me, a Facebook campaign run by parents of disabled children and calling for "greater diversity in the toy box," UK toy company Makies has expanded their line to include hearing and walking aids for dolls as well as a doll with a birthmark.

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  5. [UPDATED] Disney Just Mocking Us At This Point; Replaces Black Widow with Captain America in Toy Based on Black Widow Scene

    You didn't see that coming?

    This is some troll-level shit.

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  6. Gendered Toy Categories Disappear From Amazon.com Sidebar, Giving Us Hope for the Future

    More like this, please.

    We give toy and clothing companies a lot of grief for making gender-biased product decisions, but they're not the only part of the consumer pipeline that plays a part in the problem. Retailers divide toys up between "boys' toys" and "girls' toys" rather thoroughly, but it looks like Amazon might be getting out of the tell-kids-how-to-play game.

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  7. Here Are All the Game of Thrones Products You Could Ever Want*

    *previous statement untrue, you will always want more

    Posting articles about Game of Thrones the TV show or book series is fun, but posting articles about Game of Thrones STUFF is really, really fun because then I want it all. We've posted tons in the past -- from the recent beer release to the Telltale video game -- but this week we were invited to a full product showcase and we have many pictures to tempt you with.

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  8. Invisible Women: Why Marvel’s Gamora & Black Widow Were Missing From Merchandise, And What We Can Do About It

    Disney does not care about Marvel’s female market, which makes us virtually invisible. I could probably populate Pluto with the amount of Princess items Disney makes. But where are Gamora and Black Widow? This exclusion of women from Marvel movie merchandise is completely purposeful. I know; I was there.

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  9. Playmobil’s Netflix TV Show SUPER 4 Looks Super Fun

    "Ruby" is the best pirate name, imho.

    If, like me, you grew up with Playmobil constantly underfoot, take heart: with a Netflix series set to premiere next week, the classic toys are now bigger than ever. That means we're not old yet, right?

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  10. Warrior Goddesses: Why Female Action Figures Are So Important

    Teela!

    For children of the '80s, action figures for girls were a new phenomenon on the market. Girls of my generation had a taste with the 1970s Lynda Carter Wonder Woman doll, but prior to that, toys marketed specifically to girls were often fashion dolls or baby dolls.

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  11. Parents Are Terrified of Talking Smart Barbie That Remembers What Kids Say

    This is nuts.

    Barbie already has a general sense of controversy around her; you know, because of her shape, her career choices, her existence as a toy. Well, now she has the ability to listen to her playmate. And respond back. And remember everything. Totally not creepy at all.

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  12. Rumors of Hasbro Cancelling Princess Leia Figurine Lead to #WhereIsLeia Fan Campaign

    She'll be back.

    What gives, laser-brain Hasbro execs?

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  13. Burn it With Fire: LEGO Friends Now Giving Beauty Tips to Girls With ‘Difficult’ Faces

    Wyldstyle is NOT amused.

    The LEGO Friends have always been a bummer considering LEGO's otherwise pretty decent track record of creating toys that offer representation without gendering, but this latest development is truly disappointing. LEGO execs, I sentence you to a lifetime of stepping on bricks of your own creation.

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  14. Legal Justice League Spotlights the Ladies of the Supreme Court in LEGO Form

    Because we ALL want a LEGO Sonia Sotomayor of our very own, right?

    Artist Maia Weinstock has created an amazing tribute to the women of the Supreme Court by immortalizing Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan as custom LEGO minifigures! As she says on her site: This set of custom-designed LEGO minifigures, U.S. Supreme Court replica, and SCOTUS library/study aims to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the legal realm, and to encourage girls and women to work toward high positions in the U.S. judicial system.

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  15. FINALLY The Avengers Age Of Ultron Black Widow Funko Pop! Is Here And She Is Rad

    Her sticks! Eeeeeee!

    We were as bummed as anybody when the first batch of Age of Ultron Funko Pop! tie-ins featured all the dudes of the team—including The Vision, even!—and nary a Natasha in sight. Well, THANK GOD they've finally announced one for a May release, and she is exceptional. Look at the belt and bite details! Her hair! The sticks! The firmly planted feet that won't knock over like so many daintier figures! (Lookin' at you, Season 1 Daenerys.)

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  16. The Season Finale of Star Wars Rebels Has Afforded Us Another Female Character Toy

    As if that reveal wasn't cool enough on its own, Hasbro has announced we'll be getting a new toy of you-know-who. [Spoilers for the Season 1 finale of Star Wars Rebels ahead.]

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  17. Things We Saw Today: We’ve Got Your Gamer Certification RIGHT HERE

    Officially notarized by the sovereign state of dgaf.

    We fully recommend that you show this... card to anyone who questions your gamer cred. And for the same low price of free, it even works for nerd and geek cred, too! What a bargain!

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  18. DC Gives 11-Year-Old Girl Who Asked for More Female-Lead Content Her Own Superhero

    Those glasses! My heart!

    Back in January we told you about Rowan Hansen, an 11-year-old comic lover who hand-wrote a letter to DC sharing her frustration over gendered toys and lack of representation for female fans. Nearly a month later, Rowan and her message that "girls read comics, too" are still gaining traction, with the fifth-grader appearing on an NBC Today segment this morning to accept a token of DC's "commitment to fulfill their promise" to create more "superhero fun for girls."

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  19. Why Didn’t They Make Batman Riding a Robot T-rex Toys When I Was a Kid?

    Not that age is a thing which would stop me from purchasing it...

    Excuse me, "Batman riding a robot T-rex which is also a jail for bad guys toys."

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  20. Hasbro Backtracks on Star Wars Toy Question, Starts Listing Names Of Female Character Toys They Already Have

    "And there's Slave Leia, and that other lady, a-and..."

    Remember that interview from yesterday about Hasbro's Star Wars toy line, and how curtly they shot down the idea of more toys based on female characters? Hasbro has felt that disturbance in the force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in annoyance, and has asked "to have this answer revised" in an attempt to silence them. Wait, I think maybe this metaphor is getting away from me.

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