Monday, March 31, 2014

The Most Wanted Toys In The Universe Are Action Figures?

The Most Wanted Toys In The Universe Are Action Figures?

The increasing popularity of action figures brings some great new products. Action figures have been very popular since the 1950's. With the very first G.I. Joe action figure created, the world of action figures snowballed into a universe of collectibles. After the 1st G.I. Joe came to life, the hit sci-fi film Star Wars produced tons of action figures from those great characters. Kenner had spawned some of the greatest collectible action figures on the planet from the movie Star Wars.

The most popular size to collect is 7", However other common sizes include 3", 3 3/4", 12", and 18". Plastic or vinyl is what most action figures are made from. Practically, all figures come with accessories such as: weapons, interchangeable limbs, props, base stands, and much more. Clamshell, boxed, or carded are all methods of packaging that action figures come packaged in.

As the popularity of action figures increases, there are new manufacturers that pop up every year. Some manufacturers include: NECA, McFarlane Toys, and Jakks Pacific. NECA licenses tons of movies, musicians, video games, and much more. McFarlane Toys also licenses many films, as well as television shows, and musicians alike. Part of McFarlane Toys strength is in their sports picks series. These include figures from many pro sports including NFL, NBA, NFL, and NHL. Movie characters could be some of the coolest action figures ever made. With such detail, lots of great films have been licensed by manufacturers. Figures from films such as Iron Man, Batman, Gremlins, Hellraiser, The Simpson's Movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spiderman, and more. While movie action figures are popular, licensed action figures from hit television shows are extremely popular as well. 24, Lost, The Simpson's, The Girl's Next Door, Futurama, South Park, and Family Guy all have quality action figures made from characters of each of these shows.

Action figures are purchased by some for displaying. However, once one starts purchasing one, the collection usually begins. Collecting action figures is a hobby for some, for others it is a collecting empire. If an action figure is rare or a limited number of them made, this raises their value. The condition of its packaging is also a determining factor of the value.

A great way to find the latest action figures that have been or are to be released is to attend a toy convention. Almost all action figure manufacturers attend toy fairs. So, if you just can't get enough, toy conventions are a great way to keep up with what's new. You can meet new people that love action figures just as much as you do.

With some many fun looking characters in the world of action figures, isn't it about time you've started your action figure collection today?

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