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22nd May '17 8:38:12 PM rjd1922
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** They [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Category:TV_and_Movies_Exclusive_Ponies occasionally dipped into this trope]] for background characters during the G1 and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 G3]] eras, most famously with First Born (from ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue From Midnight Castle]]'') and Fiesta Flair. Fiesta Flair from G3 is an interesting example. She was never put into the toys and her design was reused for Candy Apple but she appears prominently in specials, even as a cameo in G3.5 long after her time.

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** They [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Category:TV_and_Movies_Exclusive_Ponies occasionally dipped into this trope]] for background characters during the G1 and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 G3]] eras, most famously with First Born (from ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue From Midnight Castle]]'') and Fiesta Flair. Fiesta Flair from G3 is an interesting example. She was never put into the toys and her design was reused for Candy Apple but she appears prominently in specials, even as a cameo in G3.5 long after her time. Danny, the brother of human protagonist Megan Williams from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' and TheOneGuy along with Spike, never had a toy either.
16th May '17 3:02:16 AM MarkLungo
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* Speaking of which, ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' only existed to push a line of Marvel action figures from Mattel. Despite this, a ''lot'' of prominent characters from the series never got their own figures, including most of the Avengers and X-Men. What makes this so jarring is that a few characters who didn't appear in the comic ''at all'' like Comicbook/TheFalcon, Baron Zemo, and Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} ''did'' end up getting figures.

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* Speaking of which, ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' only existed to push a line of Marvel action figures from Mattel.Creator/{{Mattel}}. Despite this, a ''lot'' of prominent characters from the series never got their own figures, including most of the Avengers and X-Men. What makes this so jarring is that a few characters who didn't appear in the comic ''at all'' like Comicbook/TheFalcon, Baron Zemo, and Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} ''did'' end up getting figures.
16th May '17 12:27:25 AM CaptainTedium
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** Despite most of non-{{Elseworlds}} figures being based on ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', being mentioned on the file cards, and being one of the main villains, ComicBook/{{Bane}} never got a figure in the ''Legends of Batman'' toyline. The closest is the figure for the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' toyline, which resembles the comic character than the film one.

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** Despite most of non-{{Elseworlds}} figures being based on ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', being mentioned on the file cards, and being one of the main villains, ComicBook/{{Bane}} never got a figure in the ''Legends of Batman'' toyline. The closest is the figure for the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' toyline, which resembles the comic character more than the film one.


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* A downplayed example happened with the ''ComicBook/{{Madballs}}'' comic book published by defunct Marvel Comics subsidiary Star Comics that was based on the toyline of the same name. The main story of the seventh issue, which served mainly as [[MerchandiseDriven an advertisement for the Madballs Head-Popping Action Figures]], featured Snake Bait as one of the Madballs that got bodies. While Snake Bait was a Madball that already existed, given that the comic was based on the toys and not the other way around, a Head-Popping figure of Snake Bait was never made.
15th May '17 2:29:14 PM Brainiac0982
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* Speaking of which, ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' only existed to push a line of Marvel action figures from Mattel. Despite this, a ''lot'' of prominent characters from the series never got their own figures, including most of the Avengers and X-Men. What makes this so jarring is that a few characters who didn't appear in the comic ''at all'' like Comicbook/TheFalcon, Baron Zemo, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and Kang the Conqueror ''did'' end up getting figures.

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* Speaking of which, ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' only existed to push a line of Marvel action figures from Mattel. Despite this, a ''lot'' of prominent characters from the series never got their own figures, including most of the Avengers and X-Men. What makes this so jarring is that a few characters who didn't appear in the comic ''at all'' like Comicbook/TheFalcon, Baron Zemo, and Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and Kang the Conqueror ''did'' end up getting figures.
29th Apr '17 9:30:34 AM nombretomado
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* It has become an ongoing point of criticism of the toy industry that female characters are often omitted from toy lines. Or, if they appear at all, it's in limited-edition release or very expensive prestige editions. A (very short) list of examples include the Creator/GalGadot version of Franchise/WonderWoman, who was omitted from most toy releases related to ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Rey from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (toys featuring her didn't start to turn up until well after the film was released), the MarvelCinematicUniverse version of Comics/BlackWidow, Alice from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' films, The Creator/JenniferLawrence version of Comics/Mystique, etc.

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* It has become an ongoing point of criticism of the toy industry that female characters are often omitted from toy lines. Or, if they appear at all, it's in limited-edition release or very expensive prestige editions. A (very short) list of examples include the Creator/GalGadot version of Franchise/WonderWoman, who was omitted from most toy releases related to ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Rey from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (toys featuring her didn't start to turn up until well after the film was released), the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse version of Comics/BlackWidow, Alice from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' films, The Creator/JenniferLawrence version of Comics/Mystique, etc.
25th Apr '17 9:40:14 PM MarkLungo
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* Many characters and vehicles from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', such as the Ecto-Ichi.

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* Many characters and vehicles from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', such as the Ecto-Ichi.Ecto-Ichi, although the main cast is well represented in the toyline.
** Elsewhere in [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} that franchise]], while most of the heroes of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' got action figures, HandicappedBadass Garrett Miller was conspicuously absent from the toyline (although a prototype figure exists).
25th Apr '17 8:52:59 PM eroock
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In MerchandiseDriven media it's typically pretty easy to set apart the characters whose toys are getting advertised. They're the ones that take the spotlight in any given story, save the day in the end, etc., or are otherwise just made to look cool by the narrative itself. They'll have more character development, more detail in their character model, more gadgets; everything about them ''screams'' toyetic in loud plastic-mould colors.

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In MerchandiseDriven media it's typically pretty easy to set apart the characters whose toys are getting advertised. They're the ones that [[KidAppealCharacter take the spotlight in any given story, story]], save the day in the end, etc., or are otherwise just made to look cool by the narrative itself. They'll have more character development, more detail in their character model, more gadgets; everything about them ''screams'' toyetic in loud plastic-mould colors.
19th Apr '17 11:22:26 AM smalltime
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** In the episode "Danger Fan" Penfold, Colonel K, Squawkencluck, Greenback and Stiletto are shrunk down and put in packaging similar to what the real life action figures come in. If that's anything to go by, it's possible there was a Squawkencluck figure planned at one point.
10th Apr '17 2:59:09 AM smalltime
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* The ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' action figures made by Tiger Toys in 1992 included Penny and Brain, Dr. Claw and MAD Cat (showing Dr. Claw's face for the first time) and multiple different Inspector Gadgets that all did different things, but there was no Chief Quimby figure, even though they even included a generic MAD agent.
9th Apr '17 11:46:59 PM smalltime
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* For the 2015 reboot of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', there are toys of Danger Mouse, Penfold, Greenback, Nero, Stiletto and even Colonel K, but no toys of Professor Squawkencluck or Jeopardy Mouse.

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* For the 2015 reboot of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', there are toys of Danger Mouse, Penfold, Greenback, Nero, Stiletto and even Colonel K, but no toys of Professor Squawkencluck or Squawkencluck, Jeopardy Mouse.
Mouse, other Danger Agents or other villains.
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