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Exactly. It has been something I have been saying for a while now.
It is why all my kids, and especially my girls LOVED the Egyptian Playmobil line, and all my kids, but especially my girls did not have interest in the Egyptian Lego line. With as much as my kids enjoyed the Playmobil line, an Egyptian Playmobil line should have been an absolute no brainier, and something I should have bought all the sets on.
Instead, Lego really lost out on my money, I felt they just completely missed the mark. Instead of being some exciting adventure/explorer themes, with lots of trap doors, treasure, etc. It was yet another highly focused on the boy market, fight the bad guys.
As a girl and now a woman, I've certainly enjoyed the boys themes as-is, but I also recognize that I'm not typical.
From what I have seen, it is the combination of the lack of female minifigs, and focus almost exclusively on fighting (good/bad) and vehicles, as opposed to sets that make for great story-telling. My girls loved HP, and not because they were just obsessed with HP, but because it
- had multiple female minifigs
- had sets that were not only fighting/vehicle focused...set that we're great for story-telling
They loved the train, which is a vehicle, and they enjoyed the good/bad fight focus, BUT HP included many story-telling elements, from Hagrid's Hut to The castle, to Diagon Alley.
Monster Fighters in several aspects hsimmer similarities to Harry Potter.
There are gender-neutral themes where Lego has simply missed the opportunity to include female minifigs -- think of Time Cruisers, for instance. I'm not sure why minifigs in gender-neutral themes aren't split 50% male/female, so the female minifig is not a token minifig.
Bride of the Mad Scientists Monster
Witch - done, in CMF series 2 and the recent Halloween packs
Cyclops (?) - more mythology than monster
Bride of the Mad Scientists Monster - bride of Frankenstein
Hunchback - Igor
bride of Frankenstein, isn't the same as the bride of the monster. Frankenstein was the man. The monster had no name. If you knew this plz ignore my jibber jabber.
I guess they could make both women, I know which I'd prefer.
Penny "Oh. My. God. You're about to jibber jabber about jibber jabber!"