L-R: A colorful display of 1/6 playscale figures: GI Joe Army National Guard (a recent arrival), Power Team Elite Asian S.W.A.T. figure, another recent acquisition; and GI Joe "Grunt" (inherited from Son)
Now that I have added an authentic-looking Asian action figure to the mix of several African Americans and the Caucasian "Joe" inherited from my son, this segment of my collection needs a Hispanic 1/6 scale action figure. Whenever he arrives, if he has actually been made, Ernesto (prenamed) will be my first Hispanic male action figure. I visualize him as a deep-tan complexioned, dark-haired, dark-eyed, handsome, muscular (okay enough adjectives already) action figure.
I have a series of questions:
- Other than the unattractive Hispanic figure by Triad, are there any affordable others from which to choose?
- Has Ken ever had a Hispanic friend?
- Why are Asian and Hispanic action figures underrepresented?
- Is there no demand for Asian and Hispanic action figures or are major doll manufacturers merely focused on producing and selling dolls that look like the so-called majority?
Close-up of my new and relatively new men
Your leads on helping me find my missing in action Ernesto to add to this mix will be greatly appreciated.
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