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Collectible Action Figures
The glue that binds all of us is indeed the broad category known as collectible action figures. Those words alone do not really describe what the hobby is all about. Collectibles of any kind are typically a broad, and action figures are no different. First off, we need to elaborate on what exactly constitutes an action figure that is also collectible.
What Qualifies a Figure as a Collectible?
As with any type of collectible, there are various tiers of collectibles, typically relegated to price differences. In terms of action figures, we have ones that you can buy at an average store, to the one of a kind pieces of art that are painstakingly created by hand, as well as everything in between those two. However there are some key differences in the types of figures you can get, so we’ll break that down for you.
Many Years ago, breaking down this category would be a lot simpler. In recent years the number of companies creating figures has increased substantially. Companies like Hot Toys, Sideshow Collectibles, Blitzway, Asmus Toys and many others are creating figures at various scales at a staggering pace. Figures of all scales are being produced, from 1/18 to 1/4 and even larger, there is no shortage of figures in the market these days. Companies’ offerings are typically varied by location. For example you could go into a local Toys ‘R Us and find a NECA figure for 20 dollars, or you could go online to a collectible action figures website and find a Hot Toys figure for 250 dollars.
While the numbers may be daunting, the most important part of collecting figures is you, the collector. No two collectors have the same interests and as such, you should collect what you want. If you want to collect Funko Pops, you’re a collector of collectible figures. If you want to collect Hot Toys Iron Man armors, you’re a collector of collectible figures. The only thing that you should ask yourself is what you want to collect. Do you want to collect a high end 1/6 scale representation of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan or would you rather have a scale figure of the Bandai Soul of Chogokin Voltron GX 71? It does not matter what you collect, as long as you enjoy it.
How Much Money Does The Collectible Industry Make a Year?
The Collectible Action Figures market is large, its blossomed into a 1.8 Billion Dollar a year industry, with a seemingly endless amount of figures available you would think it would be difficult to find a community that would cater to your interests. While One Sixth Society is primarily a One Sixth Scale based website, we welcome all types of figure collectors, and as such we hope to provide a hub for all sorts of collectors to come and interact with one another.
What Can You Expect from One Sixth Society?
We will have news, reviews, and other types of content regarding other types of collectible figures besides one sixth scale offerings. Many figures will be looked at and discussed, and we certainly welcome all types of collectors to interact. Bridging gaps and forging friendships with different collectors is one of the ideals that One Sixth Society truly believes in.Close
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