Comic book superheroes, like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman have been popular more or less since the advent of officially licenced action figures. The action figure today, though, is a very different beast. Choices abound in a range of different price points and scales, allowing almost anyone, from child to collector, to pick and choose among their favourite 5 star films and characters, as well as their preferred toy producers.
NECA, who specialise in the 7” and 1/4 scale sector, are a firm favourite among fans. With many figures on offer from the world of cult science-fiction and horror, often exhibiting startling levels of quality and detail for their comparatively affordable price-point. Also with an abundance of TV movie licences, McFarlane Toys have broadened their horizon even further, offering popular figures from the world of music and even sports.
It's hard to summarise action figures without mentioning Hong Kong based manufacturer, Hot Toys. Founded in the year 2000, Hot Toys continues to advance the technology used in the making of sixth scale action figures, raising their range of poseable Movie Masterpieces to the realms of art.
You don’t have to be a collector to enjoy a likeness of a favourite pop-culture persona, and there’s some great figures to choose from.