An action figure is a posable character figurine, made of plastic or other materials, and often based upon characters from a film, comic book, video game, or television program. These action figures are usually marketed towards boys and adult collectors. Redressable action figures are sometimes called action dolls to distinguish them from those with all or most of the clothes molded on.
It is argued that action figures are particularly popular with boys because they represent traditional masculine traits and are closely associated with the public sphere. While most commonly marketed as a children's toy, the action figure has gained wide acceptance as an adult collector item. In such a case, the item may be produced and designed on the assumption it will be bought solely for display.
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... Dalek Battle Packs (two remote controlled Daleks with either a Ninth Doctor or Rose Tyler action figure) at the end of 2005, increasingly larger waves of action figures were released in two scales - 5" and 12 ... Retailers and fans were united in praise for the productions and the action figure range won the Toy Retailers Association's Boys Toy of the Year Award in 2006 ... Even more figures were produced when Series 4 of the revived series hit our screens ...
... of cookies in order to get 20 box tops for a Pajama Man action figure with titanic elbow thrust, a group of cookies spring up and lead Sam off to Mop Top Island, where a ... boxtops he will get the Pajama Man action figure with titanic elbow thrust and you get to see pictures of Sam and the action figure at the end credits ...
... Both as an action figure and comic book character (first drawn by artist Jim Watson in a strip written by Gerry Day) Baron Ironblood appears dressed in all white suit (jacket and trousers) with a red 'V ... Various editions of the figure were produced with either black or white gloves ... As an action figure this helmet is removable, revealing a Caucasian male with white hair and a dark goatee beard ...
... Figures of the original Masters of the Universe line included many unique "action features" Battle Armor He-Man and Skeletor had rotating chest plates to represent varying degrees of damage ... Other features emphasized aesthetic rather than action, such as the flocked bodies of Grizzlor and Moss Man as well as the unique scents of the latter ... In 1987, Mattel introduced figures for the television series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future ...
... A Munny is a figure made out of vinyl with movable joints ... The figures are sold blank and the owner can decorate them using pens, pencils, markers, paint, and other supplies ... While designing a Munny and other vinyl figures has gained mainstream attention in recent years, with many other companies and individuals designing similar platforms, the initial idea was undertaken by taggers (il ...
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“And the friend not hesitates
To assign just place and mates;
Answers not in word or letter,
Yet is understood the better;
Is to his friend a looking-glass,
Reflects his figure that doth pass.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
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