When I was a kid there weren’t many diverse choices when it came to toys, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, cartoons, and comics.
I would often draw my favorite characters and change their skin color.
When I got my Action Jackson doll, I would pretend he was 007 or King of the Jungle (which a Black Character seemed more of a logical choice anyway) or Superman or Batman.
During my evolution as a collector, I would focus on finding diversity.
I searched and bought my kids dolls and toys of color. Imagine how fun it was to find things that my children could relate to?
I must admit this day and age is becoming awesome and interesting. Entertainment has become a little more diverse than it was when I was a kid.
Lead characters and heroes are slowly appearing in an interesting variety of interpretations.
There is definitely room for improvement but it’s nice.
I created this group not as exclusion but as an inclusion to...
So if you have an outlier, something slightly different, something left, right, up, down of norm.
And please, tell us how or why you consider your post part of the Diverse Universe.
Maybe it’s the subject matter.
The creator, the character or characters…
For years Kevin Clash voiced Elmo.
Cree Summer is the queen of voice-overs, from video games to cartoons, she voiced a myriad of characters, from shows like Inspector Gadget to Teen Titan GO!
Howard Chaykin had a character that was pre-op trans in one of his books.
Todd McFarlane created Spawn.
Dora the Explorer and Home are animated shows and movies with little girls of color.
Dwayne McDuffie created ICON and many others.
These are just a fraction of examples. Help me to discover more.
“Viva La Difference!”
Let’s celebrate our differences.
Let’s have fun!
Most important of all, let’s be kind!
Collectors of the World Unite!!!