Crusader wrote:Here's some advice: be sure to have your browser filters in place before typing "fantasy warrior woman" in your Google image search.
It does appear times have changed. Women warriors it seems have opted out of chainmail bras and gone for sturdier materials like silk and sheer linen.
Heir of Black Falcon wrote:In the end getting more female characters in Castle sets is the first big move..... Whether fighters or not is not an issue in the end, easy to place a weapon, shield and helm on them as any fig.
The chainmail fantasy chicks are not gone. Surprisingly it seems a great deal of women still like propagating it. I do living history re-enactment and got invited to a fantasy group’s event not long ago…. Quite a few could have qualified as what many stereotype as a fantasy female warrior.
Sir Dano wrote:Off topic: While I am a huge fan of both Fantasy style and "fantasy" style warrior women, when it comes to a fight, I'd rather have the fully armoured one at my back, which is why all of my female figs wear full armour, and not Slave Leia bikinis.
Karalora wrote:(Is there a better place we can talk about stuff like this? I hate dragging threads off-topic.)
(Is there a better place we can talk about stuff like this? I hate dragging threads off-topic.)
natelite wrote:mog likes a manly woman... but seriously...lara croft types are fictional. you won't get a sexy, deadly woman ever.
Mog wrote:Oh believe me. A "Lara Croft" figure would be the last thing I'd want. That would just be switching from male-dominated sets designed to be appealing to boys to female-dominated sets designed to be appealing to (slightly older) boys. But what about sets designed to appeal to girls? I'm not talking about busty warrior babes here, just stronger and more prominent female characters who do more than just sit around waiting to be rescued.
I guess the beauty of LEGO is that a girl could create that story herself - just snap a sword into the princess's hand, and call it a day! - but it'd be nice if LEGO did more to encourage it.
I'm personally of the opinion that LEGO shouldn't need "characters," but if characters are going to exist, there should at least be characters to appeal to everyone. Just IMO.
“If a brave and handsome knight doesn’t get here to rescue me soon, I’m escaping on my own!”
The King’s only daughter is beautiful and brave, but a little headstrong. When the Evil Wizard captured her, she tried to escape so many times that he had to lock her in the Skeleton Tower. Now she waits for a hero to come to her rescue…if she doesn’t get away herself first!
More enlightened.... come on Karalora this is getting a bit on the soapbox side is it not. Most of us here clearly have agreed it'd be nice for TLC to make some more female fighter figs but I think you are getting a bit carried away.
And not those repulsive MMORPG's that give male sprites functional-looking armor but female sprites "armor" that resembles fetish gear, with an exposed midriff and thighs.
However, it annoyed me even more that the girls' lego at the time was paradisa - which was only a step away from barbie in my eyes
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