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Are the women of Star Wars under represented in the action figure realm?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Amidala Starkiller, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    I'm really beginning to think that they are.

    If you look at the '02 Saga basic line, seven female figures were made out of 53.

    [ul]
    [li]Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) [/li]
    [li]Padmé Amidala (Arena Escape) [/li]
    [li]Padmé Amidala (Coruscant Attack) [/li]
    [li]Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) [/li]
    [li]Taun We (Kamino Cloner) [/li]
    [li]Tusken Raider Female (With Tusken Child) [/li]
    [li]Zam Wesell (Bounty Hunter) [/li]
    [/ul]
    And the '03 line doesn't look much better. I was very disappointed with the fact that no Princess Leia?s were on the '03 saga list.

    Now I don't know the reasons for this. Going by the all the peg warmer Padmes at my local Wal-Mart I guess that they don't sell as well. But the Ep 1 Queen Amidalas sold well didn't they?

    *sigh*
     
  2. k3po

    k3po Jedi Knight star 6

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    As James Brown sang....."Its a man's world."
     
  3. LittleGreenMaster

    LittleGreenMaster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'd have to agree with you Ms. Starkiller [face_mischief] Although there are more male characters, They are missing many background women characters. Here's a point, Conceivably Padme & Anakin are the Heart of AOTC right? ;)
    They've made Seven AOTC 4" Anakins already...
    Hangar Duel
    Outland Peasant disguise
    Deluxe w/ Geonosian
    Deluxe Flipping
    Tatooine Attack
    Upcoming Speederbike & Wedding & Clone Wars versions

    How many 4" Padme's from AOTC ?[face_plain] 4
    Arena Battle
    Pilot
    Droid Factory Escape
    Upcoming Wedding version

    They Definitely Need to make a New Leia soon, How about the outfit from the end of ESB :D It's been a while. And they're Waaay behind on Padme figures from both AOTC & TPM ;)
     
  4. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    Although there are more male characters

    That is very true LGM.

    I would get really mad when i go to Wal-Mart and see 6 different Jango Fetts when there are sooo many Queen Amidala and Padmes that still haven't been made.
     
  5. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    I feel the same way, Amidala Starkiller!! :(
     
  6. Legolas_Greenleaf_

    Legolas_Greenleaf_ Jedi Youngling star 3

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    You forgot about Aayla Secura, Ashla and Barriss Offee coming out soon, Starkiller.
     
  7. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    lthough there are more male characters

    yes, how many more females can you name for them to make . is it more than a few ? its not like they have something against female, they just dont know what to do. I do agree with you though...

     
  8. Ternian

    Ternian Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Female figures I can't wait to be made:

    Senator Amidala
    Padme in Apartment
    Dinner Padme
    Picnic Padme
    Corde (before explosion)
    Dorme (handmaiden)
    Dorme (freigther farewell)
    Aya Vida
    Bultar Swan
    Lexi Dio
    Supi
    Pampy

    oh, the list goes on! :D

     
  9. bitterlt

    bitterlt Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I agree-they do need more figures of Padme. They detail they put into her gowns is great.
     
  10. Quickstrike34

    Quickstrike34 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well, I'm sure the Sterotype that Action Figures are a boys thing dosent help. Allthough, I see just asmany Females shopping as Males in the action figure isles.

    I for one, would like to see more Female Figures though, so many remain yet unmade. :)
     
  11. Devi

    Devi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    They sure are! Especially female EU characters. (I want an Isard action figure!!!) If they can make a Kyle Katarn figure, why can't they make Jan Ors?
     
  12. NiktoJedi9

    NiktoJedi9 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I agree! My female Jedi are far outnumbered by male Jedi! I want a Yaddle, a re-make of Adi Gallia, a Butlar Swan and a Stass Allie. :) The Jedi in the movie were a good mix of male and female, it would be nice if the action figures relected this also. I think it would be good for young boys buying the figures if they could see more strong female characters along with strong male characters.


    And please Hasbro, a decent Aurra Sing would be nice! :(
     
  13. Quickstrike34

    Quickstrike34 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I want to see some females from the Expanded universe, Always wanted to collect the Solo Kids + Tenel Kel(Sp?) and Lowbacca :)
     
  14. NiktosRule

    NiktosRule Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well NiktoJedi9 your female jedi won't be as outnumbered with the new Barriss Offee and Aayla Secura's that are coming out this year.

    I agree that there is a lack of female character toys but that could be contributed to a lack of females in the movies.

    #1 female on my list is Depa Billaba.
     
  15. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    They sure are! Especially female EU characters. (I want an Isard action figure!!!) If they can make a Kyle Katarn figure, why can't they make Jan Ors?

    You are so right

    What about Winter or Jaina Solo. There are so many woman in the EU :(

    Cool women too :(
     
  16. Legolas_Greenleaf_

    Legolas_Greenleaf_ Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Female figures I want:

    Sarissa Jeng
    Stass Allie (even if it would be a repack of Adi Gallia's body with a new head}
    Depa Billaba
    Ayy Vida
    Lyn Me
    Tonkinka (sp?) Sisters
    Ann and Tann
    Yaddle
    All the Padmes they can make (decent ones please!)

     
  17. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    Don't forget preview Zam.
     
  18. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I agree that women are somewhat under-represented, but this was even more pronounced in the vintage line. There were only 5 Leia figures produced, and not one of them was the Slave Leia :( ;)


    I would respectfully disagree with Amidala on the point of 2002 not being a good year for female figures. On the contrary, I would say it was the best year we've had yet. We had more female background and minor characters that year than ever before. This was without the presence of many Leia figures. To be honest, there aren't many more Leia figures that can be made. I can only think of the Medical Bay version from the end of ESB, which is almost identical to the ANH versions.

    Amidala figures on the other hand, I hope we get lots more of someday. Hasbro really scored with its Princess Leia Collection in 1997. I hope we see a similar release with Amidala in various outfits from TPM and AOTC in the future.

    Oh, and for the record, I voted for Rabe in the recent Hasbro poll ;)
     
  19. NiktosRule

    NiktosRule Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Legolas_Greenleaf they have made a Lyn Me figure. She was in the Jabba's Dancers cinema scene 3 pack. Unless you want a resculpt of her she is available.
     
  20. Padme_Anakin_Fan

    Padme_Anakin_Fan Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I don't think so. Leia and Pamdé are great role models. :) And all the rest of the Jedi females.
     
  21. Ternian

    Ternian Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Personally, I would have preferred some Portrait Editions of both Padme and her handmaidens.
     
  22. BushiFox

    BushiFox Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The problem is just that, women action figures do not sell very well. The "stereotype" that action figure is a male dominated market, well, its not a stereotype. But, yes, female figures are traditionally shelf warmers, so, until it makes hasbro a lot of money, don't expect them to be taking over the line any time soon.
     
  23. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    Here's the female figs I've got listed of '03

    Sith Witch
    Padme Amidala (Droid Factory Chase)
    Aayla Secura with Super Articulation
    Bariss Offee (Jedi Padawan)
    Padme Wedding Dress
    Padme in Tatooine Travel Outfit

     
  24. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    Sith Witch will be interesting.
     
  25. Blue_Lurtz

    Blue_Lurtz Jedi Youngling

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    When did Hasbro announce Sith Witch and Padme in Tatooing Travel Outfit?
     
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