Talk:Action figure

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Article based on English Wikipedia

This article or parts of it were created based, in whole or in part, on this version of the English Wikipedia article. The complete history of the article can be found there. Nataly8 (talk) 13:57, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Bibliography LRNJEOZ (talk) 06:22, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

The History of the Action Figure by: Jon http://actionfiguresbuff-jon.com/the-history-of-the-action-figure/

Action Figure http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_figure

The Action Figure- a quick history By Christopher Moshier http://www.comicbookbin.com/actionfigurehistory101.html

Behavior Science Journal :Action Figures and Men http://www.springerlink.com/content/y33414382n323x51/

Change in sociocultural ideal male physique: An examination of past and present action figures http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1740144505001026

Action Figures: men, action films, and contemporary adventure narratives By Mark Gallagher http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Ni4m2cl22hcC&oi=fnd&pg=PP8&dq=action+figures&ots=iYDbl3asB0&sig=LtxSMwHDvONbObE38FODwlCGvds#v=onepage&q&f=false

Barlett, C., et. al., Action Figures and Men. Sex Roles v. 53 no. 11/12 (December 2005) p. 877-85

How action figures are made http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Action-Figure.html

Collecting action figures http://buyactionfigures.com/Collecting-Action-Figures

Action figure companies http://www.list-of-companies.org/Toys/Action_Figure/

So, this assignment asked you to list 10 peer-reviewed sources. Review Wikipedia's rules at en:Wikipedia:Verifiability and en:Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources and watch the video linked from Oncourse in "Library Resources" on this topic. Your first source is a blog, for example, which is not generally a reliable source (much scholarship has been done on action figures, so you don't need to resort to blogs, which are hard to prove reliable). Your second source is Wikipedia itself, which is not reliable. You need to make sure that all of your sources are like the peer-reviewed journal articles and book you list, such as "Action Figures and Men" or Action Figures: Men, Action Films, and Contemporary Adventure Narratives. Awadewit (talk) 19:45, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
Google Scholar I found several returns with Google Scholar and the first one is likely to be a very useful article (of course, the next step is actually tracking down the source text...) -Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 17:55, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
That first article is available in full online as both HTML and PDF. Looking at the Action figure article on the English Wikipedia, I see just two sources cited that I would classify as acceptable. One of them is the article linked just above (Pope, Harrison; Roberto Olivardia,Amanda Gruber, John Borowiecki (1998-05-26). "Evolving Ideals of Male Body Image as Seen Through Action Toys". International Journal of Eating Disorders (John Wiley & Sons, Inc) 26 (1)), and the other is "Nelson, Anders (2005). 'Children’s Toy Collections in Sweden—A Less Gender-Typed Country?'. Sex Roles (Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.) 52 (1/2)". You need to generally avoid the blogs, advertising sites and such that made up the bulk of the "sources" in the English Wikipedia article. -- Donald Albury (talk) 12:28, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Outline

<code> ==History==
1. First action figure
2. Production
  A. Companies
3. Changes to Figures
  A. Basic action figure
  B. Moveable Action Figure
  C. removable/clip-on parts
  D. Sound
==Major Action Figures==
1. List of different figures
  A. TV shows/Movies
==Gender and Action Figures==
1. Talk about relationships between boys and their figures
2. Body image and action figures
==Action Figures today== 1. Most popular
2. look of the action figures
==Other types of action figures==
1. action figures for girls
  A. Barbie
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What does this mean? πr2 (talk • changes) 03:03, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
L390 This is one of several pages being edited by students for a course at en:IUPUI. The student has proposed an outline above for how she intends to edit this page over the course of the semester. -Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 07:53, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
This sounds like an excellent article! Awadewit (talk) 05:51, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions for improvement

Your outline looks like you have a good plan for your article, however, it doesn't look like you have gotten much of it finished. I think you have a really good plan, I hope you follow through with it. I found some really cool sources at the downtown library for my article, maybe you could Google Scholar your topic and find some awesome sources to help you out some. Good luck. Meganblair1 (talk) 04:29, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions for improvement.

There were no ref to check. I totally understand b/c they are harder to do then I thought! :)

I think the simple English is good. I think kids and ESL people will be able to understand what is being said.

I'm looking forward to learning more about how they are made. I think that was a great topic to add. I think the children esp boys love to know the insides of how toys are made.

I think it's a good start. Each topic just needs more information.

Suggestions for improvement from Awadewit

Here are some suggestions for improvement:

  • Remember that you need to have sources for any information that you add.
  • I would encourage you not to use lists in the article. Write full paragraphs about the topic.
  • You really need to start adding more material to this article soon, as the deadline is approaching and it is difficult to add a lot of material quickly.

Your outline looks good - you just need to do the work! Awadewit (talk) 01:14, 27 November 2011 (UTC)