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The New Ghostbusters Movie Toys Are Apparently Just For Boys…

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Paul Feig may have taken the challenge of a Ghostbusters reboot as an opportunity to put some funny female heroes on the big screen — but it seems like the toys are trying to stay cootie-free or something.

As toys tying into the July 15 flick hit shelves last week, fans started noticing something.

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While there ARE action figures of the leads — a Rey or Black Widow situation would have been impossible given the all-female cast — the packaging on the other toys is a little disconcerting…

You guessed it! No girls on the packaging!

Take the Sidearm Proton Blaster:

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And this one, the Proton Pack Projector:

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Yep, no icky girls in sight!

It appears even though the heroes are women, the target demo for the toys is still little boys. Because heaven forbid a girl actually want to look up to a blockbuster movie character!

[Image via Mattel.]

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