Articles tagged action figures

Where Did All the (Action Figure) Girls Go?

The scarcity of the Black Widow action figure on toy shelves has me thinking about what we think we know about gender identity in play, be that play with toys or play in video games.

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Gotta Catch ‘Em ALL: Being Programmed to Collect

On reflection, I feel like I know why I want to catch 'em all. I feel as if I have been programmed from birth to collect, and even more specifically, to associate play and entertainment with collection.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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