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23rd Nov '17 12:37:28 AM lalalei2001
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* ''WesternAnimation/LadyLovelyLocks'' never made toys for Hairball, Duchess Ravenwaves' lackey, or Shining Glory, the powerful wizard. Longcurl the mother dragon is an interesting example as while her babies got toys, she didn't.



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* [[http://www.nevermadetoys.com/ Never Made Toys]] is a website that based on this phenomenon. It's primarily based on the 80's cartoons.

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* [[http://www.nevermadetoys.com/ Never Made Toys]] is a website that based on this phenomenon. It's primarily based focused on the 80's cartoons.
23rd Nov '17 12:20:05 AM BNSF1995
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** Arcee was created for the 1986 movie and was a prominent character in the series after that. Hasbro wouldn't make an action figure that was based on her G1 appearance until 2014 (her first action figure was a repaint of Beast Wars Blackarachnia in 2001).

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** Arcee was created for the 1986 movie and was a prominent character in the series after that. Hasbro wouldn't make an action figure that was based on her G1 appearance until 2014 (her first action figure was a repaint of Beast Wars Blackarachnia in 2001).2001, and her ''Energon'', movie, and ''Prime'' incarnations also had toys).



*** Alpha Trion, Elita-One, Chromia and Moonracer actually ended up getting exclusive botcon toys eventually (though Moonracer and Chromia have to share). We're still waiting for Firestar.

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*** Alpha Trion, Elita-One, Chromia and Moonracer actually ended up getting exclusive botcon toys eventually (though Moonracer and Chromia have to share). Chromia later received a mass-released toy in the ''Thrilling 30'' toyline in 2014, Alpha Trion in the ''Titans Return'' line 2016, Moonracer has been confirmed to received a toy in the ''Power of the Primes'' line in 2018, and reports from reputable sources state that Elita-One will have a toy in the same line, serving as a combiner torso. We're still waiting for Firestar.



*** It was a ''long'' road for Transformers for the first female toy character to come along. First, again, in 1986 there was Arcee, who was a main character in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' and season three, and would have been in season four. No toy of her was ever made. In ''1996'' there's Beast Wars, and we get Airazor - whose toy was made first. The decision to make her a "her" came later. She gets an upgraded, obviously-female toy, the first Transformers toy intended as female from the start, but the character never takes on that form in the show. And again, Blackarachnia's original form ''effectively'' doesn't get one at all. Finally, in 1999, Blackarachnia gets an upgrade, and that form has a toy. That's ''13 years'' between the first female main character and the first instance of a female character having a toy in her likeness ''intentionally.''

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*** It was a ''long'' road for Transformers for the first female toy character to come along. First, again, in 1986 there was Arcee, who was a main character in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' and season three, and would have been in season four. No toy of her was ever made.made, though a prototype was. The first actual female Transformer, Freezon (from the Tyco slot car set), wasn't established as female until 2014, and the first Transformer who was explicitly female, Minerva, was a Japanese-exclusive (though her toy was a redeco of Nightbeat, the latter deco made available in Japan via mail order). In ''1996'' there's Beast Wars, and we get Airazor - whose toy was made first. The decision to make her a "her" came later. She gets an upgraded, obviously-female toy, the first Transformers toy intended as female from the start, but the character never takes on that form in the show. And again, Blackarachnia's original form ''effectively'' doesn't get one at all. Finally, in 1999, Blackarachnia gets an upgrade, and that form has a toy. That's ''13 years'' between the first female main character and the first instance of a female character having a toy in her likeness ''intentionally.''
5th Nov '17 3:34:37 PM Raptorslash
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* While all four (later five) of the ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'' became toys, only two of their archenemies, the Raptors, did. Spittor, the Raptors' resident EvilGenius, never got a toy, and neither did the recurring human and alien characters.
30th Oct '17 3:16:21 AM valar55
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But not this character. This is the EnsembleDarkhorse of the toyline-driven media, that bursts into the scene like a HighlyVisibleNinja with a rocket launcher and a banner reading, "[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Buy all our playsets and toys]]" only, after rushing to the toystore mouth drooling and brow sweaty you find out, he doesn't have his own toy. Often they'll be TheAce, appearing for a brief storyline, showing up everyone else, and then never seen again--not in the story and ''never'' in the toy aisles.

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But not this character. This is the EnsembleDarkhorse of the toyline-driven media, that bursts into the scene like a HighlyVisibleNinja with a rocket launcher and a banner reading, "[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Buy all our playsets and toys]]" only, after rushing to the toystore mouth drooling and brow sweaty sweaty, you find out, out he doesn't have his own toy. Often they'll be TheAce, appearing for a brief storyline, showing up everyone else, and then never seen again--not in the story and ''never'' in the toy aisles.



In a boys' show, generally the TagAlongKid, the armies of {{mooks}}, and in older series, the TokenGirl will be need to be created for the show, and in a girls' show it's the same for the the villains in general.

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In a boys' show, generally the TagAlongKid, the armies of {{mooks}}, and in older series, the TokenGirl will be need to be created for the show, and in a girls' show it's the same for the the villains in general.
28th Sep '17 3:54:52 PM comicwriter
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* Due to its ContestedSequel status among the fans, it's relatively rare for characters from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' to be featured in merchandise for the series. The main exception is Ibuki, who has EnsembleDarkhorse status. For instance, she and Remy were the only characters from ''III'' to be featured in SOTA's beloved ''Street Fighther'' action figure line.
28th Sep '17 3:49:59 PM comicwriter
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** In general, a lot of the characters from the live-action TV shows don't get figures, usually due to the shows being aimed at more adult audiences, or the characters [[NotWearingTights eschewing toyetic costumes in favor of street clothes]]. For instance, as of 2017, [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] is the only character from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' to actually have their own action figure (not counting the action figures Coulson got for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'').

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** In general, a lot of the characters from the live-action TV shows don't get figures, usually due to the shows being aimed at more adult audiences, or the characters [[NotWearingTights eschewing toyetic costumes in favor of street clothes]]. For instance, as of 2017, [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] is the only character from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' to actually have their own action figure (not counting the action figures Coulson got for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'').
28th Sep '17 3:47:12 PM comicwriter
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** In general, a lot of the characters from the live-action TV shows don't get figures, usually due to the shows being aimed at more adult audiences or the characters [[NotWearingTights eschewing toyetic costumes in favor of street clothes]]. For instance, as of 2017, [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] is the only character from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' to actually have their own action figure (not counting the action figures Coulson got for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'').

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** In general, a lot of the characters from the live-action TV shows don't get figures, usually due to the shows being aimed at more adult audiences audiences, or the characters [[NotWearingTights eschewing toyetic costumes in favor of street clothes]]. For instance, as of 2017, [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] is the only character from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' to actually have their own action figure (not counting the action figures Coulson got for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'').
28th Sep '17 3:43:13 PM comicwriter
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** In general, a lot of the characters from the live-action TV shows don't get figures, usually due to the shows being aimed at more adult audiences or the characters [[NotWearingTights eschewing toyetic costumes in favor of street clothes]]. For instance, as of 2017, [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] is the only character from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' to actually get an action figure.

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** In general, a lot of the characters from the live-action TV shows don't get figures, usually due to the shows being aimed at more adult audiences or the characters [[NotWearingTights eschewing toyetic costumes in favor of street clothes]]. For instance, as of 2017, [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] is the only character from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' to actually get an have their own action figure.figure (not counting the action figures Coulson got for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'').
28th Sep '17 3:42:29 PM comicwriter
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** In general, a lot of the characters from the live-action TV shows don't get figures, usually due to the shows being aimed at more adult audiences or the characters [[NotWearingTights eschewing toyetic costumes in favor of street clothes]]. For instance, as of 2017, [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] is the only character from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' to actually get an action figure.
17th Sep '17 9:31:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'': Barbie's parents only exist in books. They've never appeared as their own dolls.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', The Stingers were created to sell toys, as parents thought The Misfits' dolls were too scary. The Stingers' toys were never created due to the cancellation of the series.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
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The Stingers were created to sell toys, as parents thought The Misfits' dolls were too scary. The Stingers' toys were never created due to the cancellation of the series.series.
** Regine and Astral were meant to have dolls but the franchise was cancelled before they could be released.
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