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Posted August 17, 2012 by Nick Lenihan in Collecting Overview
 
 

Action Figure Craze – What’s It All About?

You may or may not be able to remember when you were a kid and your parents brought you to a toy store. I remember this quite well. I would always run right to the action figure aisle. But what is the action figure craze for adults?

Kids are not only the people that buy action figures, in fact, adults buy action figures quite frequently. Action figures these days are causing an action figure craze. The figures are so detailed and well done. Action figures are a work of art along with toys.

Movie and TV Show Action Figure Craze

Some people love to see movies or TV shows and then pick up their favorite characters in action figure form. Movie and TV show figures make great collectables. This is popular to people of all ages. Many modern day action figures appeal to people of all ages.

You can buy movie action figure sometimes before movies are released for quite a fair price. Once the movies are released the prices will raise especially if the movie is extremely popular.

Comic Book Action Figure Craze

Many people love action figures that are based on their favorite comics. There are thousands of action figures made each year that are related to comic books. I personally prefer to collect these figures more than other ones.

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Sports Action Figure Craze

Sports action figures appeal to many adult collectors and sports fans. You can get some highly detailed figures of your favorite sports star. The figures will be detailed down to every small logo that the stars have on their uniforms.

I don’t like to collect sports action figures. They just aren’t appealing to me at all. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I don’t watch sports.

Popularity

Action figure popularity can change dramatically if there is big interest caused by the release of a new movie. For example, Batman items enjoyed an increase of popularity caused by The Dark Knight Rises.

You can also expect action figures to increase in popularity when there is a death of retirement of a current actor. For example, when Heath Ledger died in 2008 Joker items increased quite a bit in popularity.

It doesn’t matter what age you are you can participate in the action figure craze too.


Nick Lenihan

 
Nick is toy fan, geek, and action figure collector. When not geeking out about action figures and keeping up with the latest Toy News, he likes to pretend to play guitar. He's just another one of those pop culture fanatics that likes to share his passion with the world.


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