Stop-motion animation expert Animist walks us through the process of posing an action figure of Street Fighter’s Sakura Kasugano, as she delivers a series of deadly blows to a Red Bull can. This making-of video is well worth a watch, but if you’re in a rush, you can skip to the finished sequence here.
THE BEST Action Figures
Among The Mandalorian’s many influences are Westerns and samurai movies. This collectible from Bandai celebrates the series’ Eastern influences, envisioning Din Djarin as a rōnin, a wandering warrior with no lord or master. The 6.7″ tall figure includes a real cloth cape, rifle, blaster, and a katana.
Toymaker Super7 celebrates the 1988 John Carpenter classic They Live, putting on their special sunglasses to reveal the creepy ghouls living among us. The retro-style 3-3/4″ collection includes a man and a woman, along with limited edition OBEY and SUBMIT variants in black-and-white.
Medicom presents one of the toughest takes on Batman, inspired by the armored bat-suit in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. It features an aging Bruce Wayne beneath the hood, ready to beat down the most violent Gotham City criminals. The 6.3″ tall figure includes three heads, interchangeable hands, and a cloth cape.
MezcoToyz present a boxed set of action figures inspired by Walter Hill’s classic film The Warriors. The retro-style 5 Points set includes Swan, Ajax, Cleon, the Baseball Fury Leader, and Baseball Fury Lieutenant, along with tiny baseball bats, spray paint, a Molotov cocktail, a pipe, switchblade, chain, and spiked wooden plank.
Looking for something to complement that Nozilla figure on your bookshelf? Illustrator Noger Chen and Black Seed Toys are back with another playful anthropomorphic kaiju. This three-headed gold dragon monster is ready to hit the schoolyard, and comes complete with a mini Nozilla toy figurine, dodgeball, and trading card game.
Medicom’s 1/6-scale premium figure of Mando features his Beskar armor and lots of articulation. Our gunslinger wears a real cloth cape, and carries both his blaster pistol and Amban sniper rifle, along with a flamethrower gauntlet. The set also includes a scale version of Baby Yoda aka “The Child”. Drops 12.2020.
The Muppets regulars Statler and Waldorf are here to heckle all of your other action figures. Diamond Select Toys’ set includes both of the grumpy old men, along with a balcony for them to hang out in while they look down their noses at the rest of the world. Figures stand 3″ to 5″ tall.
One of our favorite characters to emerge from The Mandalorian is IG-11. The robotic bounty hunter didn’t last long but the Taika Waititi-voiced droid certainly left a lasting impression. Hot Toys‘ sixth-scale figure measures 14″ tall, has 29 points of articulation, and has a light-up mechanical head. His waist can even spin 360º.
Diamond Select Toys presents a series of screen-accurate action figures based on the original characters in the 1982 film TRON. The 7-inch figures feature the iconic circuit board designs from the movie, and each has 16 points of articulation. Wave 1 includes Tron, Sark, and Infiltrator Flynn.
Premium toy maker Hot Toys is showing off a deluxe 1/6-scale collectible figure of Miles Morales as he appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The figure features 30 points of articulation, two great face sculpts, interchangeable hands, a fitted Spider-Man suit, and some of Miles’ everyday clothes.
NECA’s Bob Ross action figure depicts the artist as he appeared in his show The Joy of Painting. The figure stands 8″ tall and is fully articulated. It comes with a large easel display, a palette, two brushes, a palette knife, and a painting of happy little trees.
An incredible 1/6th scale figure of Half Life 2 protagonist Gordon Freeman, decked out in his iconic armor, with 25 points of articulation and details like removable eyeglasses, a crowbar, pump-action shotgun, a light-up gravity gun, and more. The Mondo exclusive version includes a Headcrab. Drops 11/22/19 at 12pm CT.
Super7’s Transformers G1 Super Cyborg is a line of action figures that depict our beloved Autobots and Decepticons in their classic cartoon style, with the added bonus of a removable chest plate that exposes their inner workings. The Megatron figure is available from TF Source.
Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective X-Men action figure features the mutant-loving Magneto in his classic purple and red costume. The figure is about 7″ tall and comes with two heads and nine hands, including two with force effects that have magnets on them.
Bandai has released an impressive Soul of Chogokin action figure of the super robot from Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, aka the Vehicle Voltron. All 15 vehicles are here, and snap together to form an 11″ tall mech. It comes with a ton of weapons and four pairs of hands.
The leader of the Autobots becomes the first Transformer to join Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi line. This G1-inspired Optimus Prime action figure stands 5.5″ tall, comes with an axe and a rifle, and is incredibly articulated for lots of posing flexibility.
Mondo’s sixth-scale Kratos action figure is based on the character’s appearance in the PS4 title God of War. It comes with two heads, six hands, a Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos, Mimir, his shield, and more. The exclusive variant comes with fully upgraded Axe and Blades.
Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid action figure of Doctor Strange from Avengers: Infinity War. It comes with a lot of parts and accessories for a ton of posing options. You get three faces, multiple hands including the many arm effect, magic circles and more.
Hot Toys’ Deluxe Avengers: Endgame Hawkeye action figure showcases the new look of Jeremy Renner’s character. The toy comes with a masked head, a removable hooded vest and arm guards, 12 pairs of hands, a bow, a katana, a dagger, 10 arrows, 12 arrowheads, and four shuriken.
Hot Toys has released its sixth-scale action figure of Tony Stark’s sleek Mk. 85 armored suit in Avengers: Endgame. It has 30 points of articulation, its color scheme calls back to his original crimson and gold armor, and will come with movie-accurate accessories.