Good news, geek girlfriends: The perennial marketing curse that seems to obliterate female act heroes from toys and collectibles won’t be calling on Ghostbusters . Director Paul Feig took to Twitter to make sure love know that act fleshes of all four of the female results are a priority.
The brand-new Mattel action figures are the first review love have had at offerings for the movie. They feature the main throw members: Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, and and Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann.
After spending years asking, “Where’s Black Widow? Where’s Gamora? Where’s Leia? Where’s Rey? ” it’s justifiable that geeks evoked for Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake were worried that movie’s product lines “wouldve been” stunted. After all, the track record of collectible, apparel, and toy makersisn’t the greatest when it comes to passing women “members attention” on shelves that they get on screen.
But perhaps thanks in part to the Internet’s habitual calling-out and campaigning for the inclusion of women in tie-in products, we’ve determined the explosion of conventional gendered market which places emphasis on selling male references to young male consumers. It’s gotten a lot more difficult to pull stunts like swapping a dinosaur’s gender from female to male, or erasing a female reputation from one of her most famous vistums, without generating a public din. Followers have pictured a willingness to convey their concerns to everyone from the accumulates and product makes to the film’s chairman 😛 TAGEND
Luckily for love, Feig is more than aware of the arguing around the erasure of women as act fleshes, and he was quick to assure love that it wasn’t going to be a problem with Ghostbusters 😀 TAG 6 TT
Fear not. Action fleshes of our Busters have already been in production for months. Several kinds& sold separately. https :// t.co/ ucW3xdaLWx
Paul Feig (@ paulfeig) January 7, 2016
On Twitter, love were quick to praise the brand-new modelswhich review almost as refrigerate as their real-life counterparts. On collectible report websites like Toy Ark, nonetheless, reaction was swift, with commenters scoffing the film as part of the feminist plan. The act representation for comedian Melissa McCarthy allured the most directed review from moviegoers who detected she wasn’t funny.
But for love who want to see women getting equal shrift in toy and collectible accumulates, Ghostbusters will give. Feig promised that Mattel wouldn’t be the only product-maker getting on board 😛 TAGEND
Personally, there’s already a place on my shelf for a Funko Melissa McCarthy figurine. With Mattel‘s female-designed DC ComicSuper Hero Girls lineup and Hasbro promising to deliver 6-inch and 12 -inch act fleshes of Rey later this month, it seems like 2016 could be a great year to visit your local toy accumulation and grab some female act figures.
And remember: Bustin’ gender stereotypes builds you feel good.
Photo via Paul Feig/ Twitter