Action figures have long been a favorite type of toy by most kids around the world. These toys that are highly popular among boys, which depicts many of their favorite childhood superheroes from movies, books, or video games. For the same reason, adults treat these action figures as collectible trophies as if they’re fine pieces of art. The main purpose of these action figures have already evolved through time, from a play toy for kids, it has also become a collectible that adults invest on.
With so many action figures that have come to be today, it can now be divide into subcategories. These action figures range from toys, memorabilia, collection, and display figures. These different types of action figures have their own purpose:
Mini-figures are toys that portray a miniature and cartoonish version of characters that are popular. The characters that are in a form in mini figures look like draft versions of their original forms. This action figure is not really suitable as a play toy for kids. Most of the time, these mini figures are just used as display objects of a specific cartoon, movie, or superhero character. The extremities of these toys are not really movable, and most often than not they’re not really the perfect action figure for kids because they don’t have a very flexible build. However, they’re the perfect toys that could serve as a souvenir for a very sensational character or movie.
One of the most popular mini-figures are the Funko Pop characters. The funko characters reanimates movie characters into a dwarf looking toys, from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Kung Fu Panda Character, to the avengers. These mini figures are great toys for kids and kids at heart to collect, especially if they’re big fans of the movies mentioned.
Collectible toys are the physical reanimation of iconic figures, objects, and even characters of a certain show or movie. Most of the time, these collectibles are a set of toys that could be completed by purchasing every available toy for a certain movie or show that’s available. These collectibles may also come in a single set, which showcases various characters or iconic objects from a certain tv show or movie.
Nothing buts the pleasure of materializing the characters that are only seen in video games, that is what video game character toys are made for. Video game characters like Gundam, Metal Gear, Animal Crossing, Assassin’s Creed and the likes are some of the most famous toys under video game characters. These video game character toys may also come in different types, many of these characters are released as mini figures.