Let's look at statistics for the Star Wars The Force Awakens 3 3/4 inch and 6-inch action figure lines up to this point. We are one week away
from the movie's release and we thought it would be fun to share some stats which we pulled from our database.
People are finding un-announced figures on shelves, and new waves of Star Wars figures have been found in international markets already, so we are only taking a look at Star Wars action figures in the 3 3/4 inch and 6-inch toy lines for The Force Awakens which have been
entered into our system so far.
The numbers will give us an overview of where Hasbro placed the focus for both of their Star Wars action figure lines.
Since September 4th, Force Friday, we've received 69 THE FORCE AWAKENS action figures.
Out of the 69 The Force Awakens figures, 17 were released in the 6-inch scale, and 52 were released in the 3 3/4 inch scale. So
we are looking at a 25% to 75% ratio in favor of the 3 3/4 inch action figure line.
Out of the 69 total figures we received 11 droids, 11 aliens and 47 humans. 16% droids, 16% aliens, 68% humans. The clear winner here are human characters.
If we assume that all the Stormtrooper, aliens and droids are male that
leaves us with 5 female action figures (2 x Captain Phasma, 3 x Rey) and 42 male. That's a ratio of 11% female vs. 89% male. Even if we wouldn't count troopers or characters where the sex is undetermined at this point, male characters would
win by a large margin.
It's no surprise that the most released villain is Kylo Ren, but it's a bit of a surprise that the most released hero character is Poe Dameron and not Finn or Rey.
The most released Stormtrooper is the basic First Order Stormtrooper (released 10 times), First Order Tie Fighter Pilots (4x), followed by the First Order Snowtrooper (3) and First Order Flametrooper (2).
As a fan of 3 3/4 inch action figures it's nice to see that Hasbro still places the emphasis on the 3 3/4 inch line. There is far more product available for 3 3/4 inch fans than there is for 6-inch action figure collectors. Over the past year there have been numerous discussions
about the lack of female characters in Star Wars and in the Star Wars action figure line, and that trend hasn't changed just yet.
Hasbro also understands that fans love troopers and they've done a great job to make sure that the basic First Order Stormtrooper, Tie Pilots and other troopers are getting out there.
Thanks for reading a quick rundown of some of the stats. We might take a more in-depth look into the entire Hasbro action figure line-up (including prequel figures/original trilogy figures/star wars rebels figures) by the end of the year.