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By a lot of accounts, Netflix’s Jessica Jones was a successful, popular show.

Though the ratings were disputed by Netflix execs, the “hacked” ratings suggest the show was the most popular among the 18-49 demo.

Over on Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a 93 percent approval rating.

And the show has been awarded a Season 2.

But, there’s no Jessica Jones merchandise.

A 7-year-old and his dad today were combing for Deadpool character merch in the toy aisle at Target. The Deadpool movie is rated R. But, this very-much-not-17-year-old kid was excited to look for the character Fabrikation on the end cap.

Jessica Jones doesn’t have a rating, but it’s certainly not for kids.

However, there’s no adult merchandise, either. There aren’t any Jessica Jones Valentines on the card aisle. There aren’t Jessica Jones Dooney and Bourke bags. Not even a single T-shirt.

Here’s what you get when you search for Jessica Jones on the official Marvel store.

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Jessica Jones is one series in a Marvel/Netflix partnership that will end with The Defenders series bringing the characters together in Hell’s Kitchen. So far, Daredevil is the only other part of this partnership to stream.

Good news for you if you want Daredevil merchandise: It’s plentiful.

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Merchandise based specifically on Netflix’s Daredevil series is planned for next month. (And looks awesome.)**

Other franchises have been called out lately for not producing merchandise for girls or with female characters. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was called out for not including Rey in most merchandise. Just lack week, fans questioned #WheresRey in the Monopoly game.

I like Jessica Jones. A lot.

So, if Marvel made a $200 bag with Jessica Jones I would be tempted. If they made $2 Valentines, I would buy them in bulk.

Time to step up, Marvel.

Give this girl something to spend her money on.

In the meantime, I made some free Valentines.

Here you go:

 

**Information on merchandise specifically tied to Netflix was added. h/t to Mitch Schwartz.

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