Published on July 27, 2018

"Marvel"ous Marvel Action Figures Guide

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"Marvel"ous Marvel Action Figures Guide

Action figures are extremely versatile because they can be both toys and collectibles. Whether you are looking for the perfect toy for your child's birthday or you're a collector, there's a little something for everyone! One of the things we love the most about action figures is that, if you're fine with taking them out of the box, you can use the articulated joints to pose them to create some pretty cool (or silly) scenes. Kick back, grab yourself a shawarma and keep reading to find the perfect Marvel action figure!

Marvel Legends Action Figures

Marvel Legends Figures

Black PantherHulkThundraNova
Iron ManWaspBlizzardValkyrie

The Marvel Legends action figures are great for both kids and adults. They are 6" action figures with articulated joints, but they have a few extra joints in the ankles, wrists and the neck to help with more complicated poses! Not only does the Legends series have Avengers action figures, but they also have other Marvel characters like Blizzard and Thundra.

Marvel Select Action Figures

marvel select figures


Marvel select action figures are a little more detailed than the Legends action figures. The Marvel Select figures usually come with a base and may also have small accessories that would not be suitable for young children. (Make sure to look in the item description for the list of what comes included with the action figure!) These action figures are great for collectors or decorations in an older child's room, and the included base is a great way to help display your action figure.

Bandai Marvel Action Figures

marvel bandai figures

ThanosBlack WidowCaptain America
Black PantherIron ManIron Spider

The Bandai Marvel action figures are some of the most detailed and realistic action figures! These are big kid toys (a.k.a. for adults). These figures are very collectible, but we won't judge if you prefer to take them out of the box and pose them in silly scenes for your Instagram or Twitter. (We would love to see your creative endeavors!)

Avengers Assemble Action Figures

avengers assemble figures

HawkeyeCaptain AmericaIron ManTornado Blade Iron Man

Avengers Assemble! While you won't need to actually assemble your action figures, the Avengers Assemble action figures are made to be played with. (That doesn't mean they're off-limits for collecting!) These action figures usually come with small parts because they can shoot bullets, shields and the like. Little Iron Man and Captain America fans will love these, but we won't blame you if you get some for yourself to fire shots at co-workers over your cubicle wall barriers!

Other Marvel Action Figures

other marvel figures

Action figures come in many shapes and sizes, and there are a few other types of Marvel action figures that might tickle your fancy. If you like giant, 12" action figures, you might like a Gentle Giant Captain America action figure. If you're looking for an action figure with personality, the Power FX Thor action figure talks! Feel free to browse for other fun and unique action figures!

Action figures are great because they are so versatile! You can play with them or collect them, and they make great gifts and collectibles. You can also pose them invading your breakfast and gain social media notoriety! (Please share your goofy action figures pictures if you have some!) Did you have a favorite action figure as a child? Do you still enjoy collecting action figures as an adult? Let us know in the comments below! For more options, check out our other Marvel toys and collectibles or our Marvel gift guide!

Angela Poch
Angela Poch

Angela Poch is an Inbound Marketing Specialist and Resident Crazy Cat Lady at, where she is an assistant editor and writes about Disney, Pokémon, and gift guides.

What’s fun for her? Angela keeps busy playing video games (Fire Emblem, Pokémon, and Skyrim are her favorites), drawing, sewing, and taking silly pictures with her cats. You can follow her on Twitter @AngelaPoch1 or her cats on Instagram @stardustnebulanova.