Jan 30 2012
Toys classified as “dolls” face import taxes twice as high as other toys do. Dolls are toys that are (only) humans, as opposed to, say, teddy bears. In 2003, Marvel successfully convinced the U.S. Court of International Trade that mutant action figures are not actually humans, even the ones that look human (e.g. Professor X).
PS: Biologically speaking, Marvel mutants probably count as the same species as humans. If two organisms can have fertile offspring, they are (biologically speaking) part of the same species.