Talk:Toy

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Former good article nominee Toy was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Toy:
  • Expand history of toys to include more recent centuries
  • Clean up and annotate references
  • Worldview perspective
  • Add section on popular toys and fads (beanie babies, pet rock, rubix cube, tickle me elmo, scooters) (in other countries too...)
  • Commercialism and marketing
  • Socialization and self-image through toys (see Barbie)
  • Safety hazards - deaths, injuries from toys
  • Notable toymakers (milton bradley, ?)
    • He was a game maker, game companies and board games added to "See also" section. Zephyr103 10:09, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Fix the Image/text ratio.

List of most popular toys throughout time[edit]

There are good sources out there and plenty of images, I think. Would this be a viable article? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:15, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Hafspajen (talk) 02:22, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Now I'm thinking that a revamp of List of toys might be better. Please see Talk:List of toys#Revamp. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:47, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Why no Dolls?[edit]

Hafspajen (talk) 02:32, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Not entirely sure what you're suggesting here, but much of what we discussed at Talk:Teddy bear#Images seems to apply here too, ie many of the images are copyright violations, not identifiable for encyclopedic purposes or of low notability. If you're suggesting that entire gallery of images be added to this article, that would be undue weight since this article is an overview of all types of toys. Siawase (talk) 09:28, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


  • Providing a big amount of good images to choose from, to add to Anna Frodesiak's article. This article doesn't have any dolls either, with the exception of the doll the little girl is holding in her arms. It is clearly biased. Also this was an answer to someone commenting abowe, Anna Frodesiak, who asked a question. Many of the images abowe are might work nicely in her article. and don't forget that these articles, the poorly imaged teddy bear and toy are viewed often by children. Childrens LIKE IMAGES: About pictures, se below. Hafspajen (talk) 13:43, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

About images and galleries[edit]

Images in the gallery collectively do have encyclopedic value and add to the reader's understanding of the subject. Galleries are not discuraged. Please see also this discussion here, Talk:Charles Marion Russell.

Per WP:IG:

Images are typically interspersed individually throughout an article near the relevant text (see WP:MOSIMAGES). However, the use of a gallery section may be appropriate in some Wikipedia articles if a collection of images can illustrate aspects of a subject that cannot be easily or adequately described by text or individual images. The images in the gallery collectively must have encyclopedic value and add to the reader's understanding of the subject.


  • Image use policy say: Sometimes a picture may benefit from a size other than the default; see the Manual of Style for guidance.


  • Manual of style: **As a general rule, images should not be set to a larger fixed size than the 220px default (users can adjust this in their preferences). 'If an exception to the general rule is warranted', forcing an image size to be either larger or smaller than the 220px default is done by placing a parameter in the image coding.


  • The exception from the general rule is most art and art related articles that they do fall into this cathegory, and they are this exception to the general rule .


Also toy and other articles may benefit by images. Hafspajen (talk) 13:37, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm familiar with image policy, and I'm not blanket against galleries. But, as I have said repeatedly, the image galleries you put together here and at Talk:Teddy bear have specific issues, namely potential copyright issues, lack of information about the images, and WP:UNDUE issues. Notice how the art gallery examples you posted above deal with older subjects, where copyright isn't an issue. From looking at the galleries in some of them, each image also seems clearly identified, as to what location they're from, who created the work and when, and in some cases they also have encyclopedic context like how they are particularly notable or what movement or style they belong to. These older art articles are quite different from articles that deal with contemporary toys, or a mix or contemporary and older toys. For some older types of toys, it might be possible to create galleries similar to the ones you linked, but it hinges on finding free images where encyclopedic information about the subject is available. Here is one example: Peg wooden doll Siawase (talk) 12:38, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Nice. Hafspajen (talk) 18:27, 3 April 2014 (UTC)