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In any case, I noticed a few odd combinations of toys I thought I'd let you know about.
Lego Disney Princess. Lego, I think (as I collected them in the early 90's, mostly the astronautical sort), appealed a bit more toward the boys. And I wasn't surprised at all when they worked with Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc., even releasing video games (e.g. with Batman and Indiana Jones). Lego Rock Band was weird, but now it's brought in an alliance with the Disney Princess empire, along with all its controversy. Not sure how well it will sell. My daughters are novice Disney Princess fans, and I doubt they'd be interested. Building blocks and square-shaped figurines with peg-holes aren't the same as being able to dress and accessorize dolls that look just like the movie.
Star Wars Transformers. Perhaps the Empire and the financially-strapped Rebel Alliance realized they could consolidate and simplify their army production by making their battle droids and combat vehicles into one unit (including making fleshly characters into cyborgs). Is this battle happening on earth or in a galaxy far, far away? Things must be changing.
Maybe a big-screen movie is needed to help answer all these questions, and just when you thought both these franchises' movies were done.
Any other odd toys or toy combinations you want to add?