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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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