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Not to enter gender stereotyping for one moment but toys involve utility and interaction. We don't just want Spidey, we want his webshooter as well. Can those batarangs stick into the wall?
Dolls are different. You dress them up, you prop them in a seat and serve them tea, you tell them stories. They don't have to move out of their boxes but they do like nicer on the dresser.
My son's Darkseid doll stands atop my stereo but most doll owners prefer a figure less stern and prepossessing.