Collectible Action Figures
We all remember those magical moments. You would sit in the middle of your room playing with your latest action figure. Some played exclusively with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures. Others loved to go on robot adventures with the Transformers. Of course, there were the G.I. Joe kids, too. Then the teenage years hit and it’s no longer “cool” to play with toys, so you’re forced to stash them away in some box and they often sit there for years. Well, we ask a simple question! Why? Action figures are awesome. Getting older shouldn’t disqualify you from playing action figures. In fact, getting older should grant you access to the best action figures on the planet! Well, it seems like plenty of people agree with us, because toymakers like NECA and Funko have been cranking out some really great collectible action figures.
It can be daunting. The realm of collectible action figures, or the totally awesome toys that adults are allowed to play with, is so vast, you might not even know where to begin. There are collectible figures from It, obscure video game figures, Deadpool collectible figures, and God of War figures. No worries, though, because we’re here to help! We’ve scoured the planet to create a stash of the most collectible action figures on the internet that won’t necessarily break the bank. We’ve put together a quick guide to help introduce you to collecting. We’ve also compiled a list of some of our favorite figures, so strap in and enjoy some high-quality toys!
Funko Action Figures
Funko is synonymous with cool collectibles. Ever since they showed up on the scene in 1998, they’ve truly been doing some impressive work! They craft tons of different styles of toys, including the adorable Funko Pop action figures and the ultra-stylish Rock Candy series. They’ve successfully created a great starting point for any collector since their different figure lines are both pleasing to look at and quite affordable. If you’re looking for a great place to start collecting, then you want Funko! They also cover some of the greatest pop culture movies and cartoons, so you should be able to find themed action figures that fit your taste. We’ve picked out a few of our favorites below.
Funko Rick and Morty Action figures
Nothing is hotter than Rick and Morty. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the show has claimed the title of top comedy cartoon. It has cultivated a devoted fan base and it also happens to have inspired some really great collectibles. So of course some Funko Rick and Morty action figures quickly followed! Our favorite one is this Mr. Meeseeks action figure. It perfectly recreates the lovable character from the show, but we highly recommend that you don’t request help with your golf game. He may not be able to help you take a few strokes off your game. This Rick Sanchez figure is another great option since it brings you the brilliant and amoral scientist in a tiny size that will fit nicely on your computer desk.
Funko Stranger Things Action Figures
If you’re anything like us, then you just can’t get enough of Stranger Things. The Netflix show came out of nowhere, bringing the world a retro horror series that we never knew we needed! Now, we’re not sure we can live without it! Waiting for new episodes can be a rather excruciating endeavor, but it’s much easier when you have some Funko Stranger Things action figures to play with while you wait. We carry a ton of different versions, like this 3 pack of Eleven, Lucas, and Mike, or this 3 pack that comes with Will, Dustin, and the Demogorgon. You can leave them in the box and admire them on your bookshelf, or break open the package to create some epic Hawkins, Indiana adventures of your own. Just be wary of taking these figures to the upside down… they may not make it back if you do!
NECA Action Figures
Funko isn’t the only great toymaker in the game! NECA also has a skilled touch when it comes to creating collectible action figures that you can be proud of. While Funko often looks to merge affordability and accessibility with fun and cute styles, NECA tends to lean towards heavy detail and niche themes. They’re one of the only ones who would tackle making crazy figures like Ace Ventura, or Eddie from Iron Maiden! They even made a near life-like action figure based on the iconic Christmas movie, Elf. There’s really a wide range of cool themes you can choose from. Just take a look below.
NECA Aliens Action Figures
What do you think of when you hear the word “alien”? Do you think about those little green men with bulbous heads and big black eyes? Not us. We think of the terrifying beast that terrorized Ellen Ripley throughout the course of the Alien movies. That bug-like exoskeleton, that creepy tongue with razor-sharp teeth, and the deadly tail make it look like something of a nightmare. Of course, those same features make the Queen Alien figure a sight to behold. And if you plan on having the Queen around, you’d better make sure to have a Ripley figure to take care of it after it goes on a rampage.
NECA Predator Action Figures
Nothing can really match it. The mystery and excitement that builds in the original 1987 Predator film. It slowly picks off highly-trained military personnel as the tension builds. When the creature is finally unveiled, Dutch finds out that reality is much worse than anything he could have imagined! These officially licensed Predator action figures that NECA designed help recreate that stunning moment in cinema! We carry a 2018 Predator which recreates the look from the Shane Black-directed movie, as well as the iconic Jungle Hunter Predator that faced off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original film. Now, if only we could get our hands on a Dutch figure so we can fully recreate the movie in stop-motion animation. It’s one of our side projects.
NECA Horror Action Figures
Horror movies have really made a comeback recently. From truly eerie entries in the horror movie library like Hereditary to the devilish remake of Stephen King’s It, we’ve been devouring a smorgasbord of soon-to-be classics. Oh, and what about Get Out? That’s another slum dunk horror movie this year! It’s also revived our interest in some of the classic movies, like Halloween, Child’s Play, and Friday the 13th. NECA has crafted some pretty solid memorabilia, including action figures based on Jason, Michael Myers, Chucky, and the classic Pennywise from the 1990 iteration of Stephen King’s book.
Hasbro Action Figures
Hasbro is another big contender in the collectibles game. Aside from wacky toys like Nerf Guns and board games, they make some really great collectible toys! For example, cool toy weapons from the Star Wars movies and Marvel collectible action figures based on the cinematic universe. They also designed the Star Wars Black series and the Marvel Legends series of action figures, which are both great entry-level collectibles for those trying to gather up figures on budget. If you want an accessible, yet high-quality figure, then you might want to consider many of our Hasbro action figures.
Hasbro Star Wars Action Figures
Star Wars is a pretty obvious choice when looking to start a collection. The original collectible Star Wars figures made by Kenner in the 1970s kicked off the craze. That was followed by a resurgence of figures in the 1990s, then finally a perfection of the line with the Black Series of figures beginning in 2013. It started small with just a few figures, but then began to grow each year with new entries. Whether you’re a fan of the classic-looking Darth Vader figure, or you want to pick up Lando and young Han Solo, these Hasbro Star Wars action figures will look great in your collection.
Hasbro Marvel Action Figures
Let’s talk superhero action figures for a minute! The Hasbro Legends series continues to deliver the widest range of collectible Marvel action figures around. They’ve managed to craft a figure for all of the big Marvel movies and they made sure to create a spot on version of Black Panther. They’ve also managed to capture the Hulk in all of his smashing glory. They even do Spider-Man right! Just check out these Venom and Carnage action figures, which perfectly complement any Spidey action figure collection out there.
DC Collectible Action Figures
DC collectible action figures are also rather hot ticket items for any action figure collection. Superman and Wonder Woman are great places to start. Both of the Justice League heroes have a long history and recent movies that have been quite successful. As big Wonder Woman fans, we especially like this figure. But if we really want to get into DC collectibles, then Batman figures are really where it’s at!
Batman Collectible Action Figures
It’s hard to talk about comic book action figures without immediately thinking of Batman. After all, he’s spent most of the last century foiling bad guys across the planet with nothing more than a few gadgets and his wits. We have an array of cool Batman collectible action figures. This classic Batman figure features some great comic book style details, while this Joker action figure seems to come straight from his appearance in the New 52 continuity. Finally, Square Enix action figures took a swing at creating their interpretation of Robin and ended up with this cool adult version of the Boy Wonder.
Nendoroid Action Figures
Although extreme realism in action figures can make our sense of wonder go wild, it’s not the only option. Nendoroid has does an outstanding job of creating downright adorable versions of our favorite pop culture characters. These Nendoroid action figures put a Chibi-style anime spin on comic book characters like Batman, as well as video game characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda. Here are some of our top choices when it comes to Nendoroid figures.
Batman Nendoroid Figure
When you mention Christopher Nolan, the first thing that most people think about is The Dark Knight Trilogy of movies. The movies carry that dark and gritty style that makes you wonder if Batman could exist in real life. It really creates a grounded Batman experience. But Nendoroid even managed to make Christian Bale’s version of Batman seem adorable! This Batman figure perfectly blends the cute Chibi style with the iconic movie character.
Legend of Zelda Nendoroid Figure
Okay, be honest. How many hours did you sink into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. 50? 75? 576? Hey, we’re right there with you. We still haven’t uncovered every little secret waiting to be found in the incredibly deep video game. But we can commemorate our arduous journey by quietly admiring this heroic and adorable version of Link! The Nendoroid Breath of the Wild Link figure is cute and super poseable, so you can set him up in any cool combat position that you can think of!
Monsters, Inc. Nendoroid Figure
Monsters, Inc. is one adorable Disney movie, so it lends itself quite well to Nendoroid’s signature style. Just check out this little figure set, which includes Mike Wazowski and his little pal, Boo. It even comes with a little door, like the one in Boo’s closet. You can easily recreate some of your favorite scenes from the animated movie. Any Disney fan will enjoy adding this little gem to their Disney figure collection!
Overwatch Nendoroid Figure
Now, a little something for the hardcore gamers! Overwatch is a game that’s swept the gaming world by storm since its release in 2016. It shows no signs of slowing down or stopping, with brand new characters being added on the regular. Our favorite is still Tracer, the time skipping Brit with a peppy attitude and rapid-fire gameplay that has yet to be topped. This Overwatch Nenodroid figure of her is an easy addition to any video game collection.