Remember last year when the #WheresGamora hashtag called out the lack of Gamora toys in the Guardians of the Galaxy toy line? Well, it’s happening again. Natasha Romanov, the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is a huge part of the Avengers team and one of the only women in the Marvel films. At the moment, she’s also the only female Avenger. With Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out, you’d think we’d get to throw our money at them and walk home with a Black Widow toy. However, of the 60 products that Marvel and Disney have out for the film, only three feature Black Widow. Not exactly a great percentage. If you’re a Natasha fan, you can head to Target and purchase a tote bag, a men’s t-shirt and a figure that’s part of a LEGO set.
Our friends over at Heroic Girls (you remember these young ladies from the #WheresGamora video they made) just started the hashtag #WheresNatasha to call out the toy companies for yet another egregious lack of female toys.
Not only that, but they started a Change.org petition to “Include Black Widow in all Avengers-related toy lines, clothing and merchandise.” I’ve signed it and I hope you will, too. It’s about time something changes.
— Heroic Girls (@HeroicGirls) April 27, 2015