have you created Theory.org.uk action figures?
the success of the Theory.org.uk Trading Cards, it was clear that the public had
an appetite for social theory in accessible forms.
we don't really learn anything from the figures, do we?
The toys are intended to promote discussion. Playing with the action figures
leads to questions such as "Why is Giddens holding a book called Modernity
and Self-Identity?" and "Who's this bald one?".
action figure of Giddens / Foucault looks nothing like them!
Since when did action figures look exactly like their human counterparts?
(Anyway, the Giddens one isn't bad, and the Foucault one is, well, bald, isn't
can you send me an action figure?
sorry, the action figures exist only as binary bits and bobs in cyberspace.
I read in the newspaper that you can buy these action figures! Send me one! Yeeeess....
The figures seem to have acquired a certain 'urban myth' status. For example the
UK Sunday newspaper The Observer (11 Nov 2001) has told its readers about
"the Michel Foucault action figure doll currently available (in America)
with 'removable French cloak' for the price of $15". So the figures are slowly
becoming more 'real' in the world, in some freaky postmodern sense, but nevertheless
they DO NOT EXIST and I cannot send one to anybody! Sorry.
Gauntlett of Theory.org.uk made this.
to the main action figures page.