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Frankly, I'd be more concerned about bad, uninspired writing. Whether or not something is a 'statement' is irrelevant if it gets the show cancelled. You can make 'statements' all day to an empty room...
(I suppose someone should mention the Nazis or Hitler so we can be done with this circular nobody convinces anybody to genuinely consider the other POV 'social justice' discussion.)
Me and my dumb comments would rather have the Emperor's comfy chair. Those Jedi tuffets look uncomfortable.
Why the criticism of 'organic'? That's an odd throw-away inclusion. Personally, I hate the word 'proactive' because it literally is a redunant made-up work. Organic has a few actual meanings.
Even in the absurd scenario where the Doctor can no longer be played by a male, there is no reason they cannot be black.
J. K. Rowling is known to be of two minds when it comes to her work. She's also expressed regret at pairing Hermione with Ron and some of the ways she concluded the story. Dumbledore's sexuality is just one example of this U-turn, and it's not even a change.
When has there been a significant backlash against a slight male majority in minifigure line-ups? I'd argue people sooner get their pants in a knot over a female majority. Either way, it's not a popular opinion at all and certainly not one many people listen to.
You're concerned that your identity is being compromised, and that's fair enough. I'm not going to lazily label you a racist or sexist or whatever just because you feel everything you're familiar with is at risk of being permanently compromised. However, I think you're incorrect in your assumption that they will.
TL:DR Human life is important, what shape or form that life takes is not.
Daleks in Manhattan Showdown - top of Empire State construction with Dalekanium panels, Dalek Secc, Doctor, Martha and Laszlo minifigures.
Blink playset - Wester Drumlins build with play features like moving panels to reveal messages under the wallpaper and trapdoors for figures who are caught by the angels. Sally Sparrow, Larry Nightingale and weeping angel minifigures.
Rosa Parks Bus - Bus with Rosa Parks, Doctor, James Blake and Graham O’Brien minifigures.
Oh, as human life evolved in Africa then spread out, reaching Britain via the land bridge before the channel was created and then followed by Angles, Saxons, Vikings, Normans etc. There's no such thing as a native Briton.
Rather than the Daleks in Manhattan set I would replace it with a mid sized Battle of Canary Wharf set. With a spinning time vortex and a couple of daleks and cybermen.
The Ghost monument would be a good way to get the current Tardis team and be an alien location as well.
I was speaking of the actual stories, if they can be called that, of the most recent season. That and the fact that the one white guy on the cast is there to apologize for all of the "evil" things white men have done. I couldn't care less what gender or skin hue the doctor is/has.
The fact is that the ratings are in the toilet and people are moving on to other things. There's no impetus for Lego to throw money at it right now when there are better and more profitable enterprises and licenses to capitalize on.
The 'risky' themes have been Angry Birds, and the upcoming Overwatch sets. Also geared to kids.
Unless it's an Ideas or Architecture set, I wouldn't expect any more Dr. Who.
I wouldnt say that it is a risky line. Its popularity has remained pretty strong. The numbers of people watching Dr Who has gone up over the last couple of series. It has a bigger female audience as well. Sure it isnt as big as Star Wars (what is) but it is more popular than the simpsons or angry birds. Both were declining when made.
But I doubt, given that Dr. Who does not enjoy the same popularity in the North American market as elsewhere, that there will be a similar follow-up set. (One never knows when LEGO opts to sneak in an AFOL set.)
Considering there really is no objective way to discuss a product or franchise's universal popularity - I don't agree that Angry Birds, Simpsons or Dr. Who is necessarily more or less popular. They appeal to different segments of the market.
I would love to have just one more set - 13 Doctors CMF please!
I'm sure X-Men are as well, and we got a ton of those!
(hoping the sarcasm is obvious here :)
(Slowly shuffling away to apply for a gaming license...)
@Shib Bah, I cant remember that far back! Cant remember what I did yesterday. I would love a Darlek Sec figure as well. It was a interesting premise. Although, wasnt a great story.
On that subject, I think a large scale Dalek, akin to #75871 BB-8 or #75974 Bastion, would be interesting. A thirteenth Doctor could be included too, given the imminent arrival of the Daleks in the New Year special!
A $150 or so UNIT Mansion from the classic series.
Courtroom from Trial of a Timelord.
Tim Shaw’s pod