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Frozen (2013) was released just shy of 2 years into me being the parent of a daughter. I was at the height of my determination that the princess-industrial complex was not going to dominate her childhood. Over the course of the next year, I saw Frozen merchandise everywhere – plenty of pink, or pastel shades, …

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It’s that time of year when people are buying girls gifts – but not wanting to waste their money, many buyers tend to stick to more traditional present ideas. So, here’s a few ideas for anyone looking to get something less stereotypical for a girl, based on things our daughter has enjoyed (or soon will…!) …

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Search for Atlantis is the seventh collection of DC Super Hero Girls comics, written once again by Shea Fontana, with art by Yancy Labat. In this story, we have the teenage Meera introduced to the mix – an older version of the character appears in the Aquaman movie played by Amber Heard. She joins superhero high …

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DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle is the 5th graphic novel in the girl targeted DC brand, that also encompasses cartoons, toys, books, and other merchandise. The comics have been hugely successful, unlocking the world of superheroes to a new generation & demographic who may not have felt welcome before. Written once again …

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Smyths Toys sent us these 4 LEGO City Mining sets to review. They’re exclusive to the store, and came in very handy keeping us occupied on the recent snow day! LEGO City, while initially featuring sets based around city life, has become the catchall label for their bulk standard building sets. So outside of the …

The post LEGO City Mining sets – Representation Matters appeared first on Man vs. Pink.

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To counter the passive princesses often targeted at girls, it’s been a regular parenting pastime of mine to seek out stories with female characters who subvert this stereotype. Fitting neatly into this are the LEGO movies, which have given us a succession of kick-ass women. Unfortunately – while these characters are proactive and engaging – …

The post LEGO: We need to talk about your Trinity of ‘strong female characters’ appeared first on Man vs. Pink.

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Like many a Star War parent, I’ve been keen to get my child into all things involving the galaxy far, far away from an early age. But beyond simple nostalgia and wanting to share a part of my childhood that brought me joy – there is a another motivation. Since being the father of a …

The post EDF Energy using Star Wars to encourage girls into STEM appeared first on Man vs. Pink.

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These DC Super Hero Girls toddler dolls are the latest addition to the growing line of toys aimed at girls. How do they compare with the other toys available as part of the brand? The DC Super Hero Girls line – DC superheroes reimagined as teenagers – has been a great disruptor in toys and …

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There is a great disturbance in the force. The Star Wars The Last Jedi rating is 12 in the UK, PG-13 in the US. Does this mean that Star Wars Episode VIII is not suitable for young kids? In the UK, the original trilogy were all rated U – as were episodes I and II …

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You see a lot of gift guides doing the rounds this time of year, and you will often find gendered ones for boys or girls. For the past few years, I’ve pulled together my own alternative Christmas Gift Guide for girls – and here is this year’s suggested list. The aim has always been to …

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