ASK A QUESTION Muñeco (como Ken, Max Steel...)
hello everyone! Somebody recommended me this website and I'm here because I'm trying to teach basic English to some teenagers. Well, we're going to work with Toys vocabulary and I'm not sure about saying "muñeco" in English, I mean a kind of toy like Kent, Max Steal, Buzz Lightyear, etc. In Mexico "muñeco" is a standard word to refer to any toy with human or animal form. Thank you so much.
Muñeco could be a doll if it is usually a little girl's (like barbie dolls), it could be a toy as in the case of more general objects such as toy cars or other play things, and it could be an action figure usually when it is a replica of a super hero or an action star such as Superman, Buzz Lightyear, etc.
I always hear the word "mono" used when referring to action figures. (México)
Dolls like Buzz and Max Steel are action figures.
Thanks to everybody! Then how could you call a kind of toy like Kent (Barbie's partner)? I found boy doll
Yes, in Spain we use "muñeco" too when referring to Kent, Max Steal, Buzz Lightyear, etc.
I would use muñeco for any doll (barbie or ken) as well as action figures (as they are just dolls) and for small soft toys for infants and young kids. Transformers and the like may be something else.