When I was younger I always felt self conscious about being a girl and
liking boy things, so I asked my mom one day ‘Would you have rather had boys than girls?“ and then my mother said the most supportive thing to me concerning my gender, "Why? I would rather have girls who like boy things. Its just the same.” And then for the next few years I loved being a tom boy. (up until high school of course but you know that’s another sort of hell that everyone has their own way of coping through.)
So I played with boy’s Actions figures AND girl’s toys. I only played with the plastic girl’s toys, not the barbie toys because I hated their hair getting into everything. Shall I regale you the story of Mulan on Jurassic Park and how she and Malcolm fought their way through the Raptor nest? Or how Pocahontas and Esmeralda were actually sisters and also Jedi and had to join together with Han Solo and fight Emperor Palpatine? No? Kids have awesome imaginations, you can’t tell what they will think up.
This whole 'gendering’ of what girls and boys play with is ridiculous and actually stifles children’s imaginations. Making a certain character 'Girl’s toy only’ and another character 'Boy’s toy only’ hurts kids ability to see these characters as equal.