I looked around to see if this has been discussed, but didn't find anything. Anyone else hate these as much as I do? I would just avoid them altogether, but my little girl loves the animal sets, but she too has no use for the doll-like minifigures that come in the Friends and Princess sets. If she wants to play with dolls, she plays with dolls. For Lego play, she likes the classic minifigures. It drives me crazy because besides the minifigures, the rest of the Friends sets go together just fine with the City / Superhero / Star Wars sets that me and the boy play with. Ok, maybe not seamlessly, but we all have pretty good imaginations. The Friends minifigures ruin it all. They don't fit into other vehicles, tower over normal minifigures, have stupid hair pieces that fall off too easily, etc. etc.
Right now we just pretend they are evil alien super villains. I do wish my daughter and all the other little girls out there could get some girl minifigures that weren't dumbed down versions of dolls. Am I missing something? Anyone else see any redeeming qualities here? Any chance they will go away forever?