The Geek Action Figure: the Soul of the Geek and the Iconic Object of Pop Culture!
"Show me your action figure collection, I'll tell you who you are!" Okay, that's not quite the original version of that famous adage, but it's just as effective, if not more so when you're in front of a geek who's into action figures of all kinds. Much more than a simple toy or a quickly forgotten fashion phenomenon, the geek figure of pop culture has become in a few decades a real art object, symbol of a rich, original, constantly evolving culture and bearer of strong and unifying values. For whom, why, how... Today, we're going to reveal everything about action figures!
Why Such a Craze for Geek Pop Culture Figures?
The figure is the must have of the geek, whatever their world or their favorite media:
• Science fiction with the worlds of Star Wars, Star Trek, Dune, Halo, Alien...
• Fantasy with the worlds of Tolkien, Game of Thrones, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter...
• Japanese manga and anime with titles like Death Note, One Piece, Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball, Grendizer, Naruto...
• Superheroes from Marvel, DC Comics or Avengers.
These fictional worlds presented in various ways (paper manga, video games, movies and anime, series and sagas, comics and comic books) have fascinated children and adults for decades. The figure is a concrete extension of the imaginary worlds and heroes that fascinate them and each geek appreciates it in their own way.
The Player: Extend the Adventure by Recreating an Entire World
For a child (or an older child), there's nothing like a beautiful figure in the likeness of their favorite characters to appropriate an imaginary world in which they can create their own stories. Both fun and educational, figures allow children to work their imagination and develop their creativity while having fun, alone or with others.
Action figures are also a great way to entertain several generations at the same time: a geek parent will be more than happy to have a good excuse to recreate their favorite pop culture world and pass on their passion to their children! You can even make cross-overs if you feel like it. Ever wonder what would happen if Luffy and his pirate crew from One Piece crossed paths with Hiccup and his Night Fury Toothless from Dragons? Or if Master Chief landed in the middle of Star Wars' Clone Wars?
The Artist: Original Artwork to Display to Make a Style Statement
Sometimes misunderstood and taken lightly, a figure collector is nevertheless just an art lover like any other! They like to share their world, their sense of aesthetics and the values that the works they exhibit in their library or in a carefully arranged showcase carry. The only difference: the chosen medium!
However, figures allow you to go further than a painting or a photograph: they allow you to put an imaginary world on stage and to convey a message. Depending on your mood, you can reproduce a funny scene or a dramatic or intense moment from your favorite story, or even tell your own story featuring your favorite characters.
The Nostalgic: Figures to Keep a Child's Soul
For big kids, those adults in spite of themselves, collecting action figures is a way to preserve their past and go back in time when the urge strikes. A Grendizer figure or a Dragon Ball figure placed on a corner of a desk for collectors born in the 80s, one of Pokemon, Disney's Lion King or Terminator for those of the 90s generation... Already back then, the choice was vast. Some may have become collectors over time, so be careful not to damage them!
The Collector and Their Credo: "They Belong In a Museum!"
Just like Indiana Jones, the geek figure collector sees their acquisitions as real treasures that must be preserved at all costs. From the receipt to the packaging kept intact, they are true collectibles that grow in value every year. For some collectors, buying rare figures is an investment in its own right that can be very profitable, provided they are patient and on the lookout for good opportunities.
Why Are Action Figures So Successful With Fans?
Official licenses and creators of derivative products have understood it well: the figure market is in perpetual evolution and knows how to keep its fans loyal. A true fan of the Knights of the Zodiac or Albator will never be satisfied until they have all the figures of their favorite heroes in their window. For each character, there are a variety of figures: humorous, serious, in combat position, with this or that type of weapon, on this or that type of vehicle... Each one represents an aspect of the hero's personality.
If you are looking for a gift for your favorite geek, you will find here the figure which corresponds to them and which is missing from their collection! Depending on their age, their tastes and their expectations, you can choose the figurine they need to complete their collection of superheroes or Jedi. Giving a figure to a fan can also be an opportunity to introduce them to a new character and a new universe, or to offer them the latest parody version of their favorite character. You hesitate to offer a figure from the Naruto world or a figure from the Pokemon world? How about a Pikachu figure in Kakashi cosplay! Success guaranteed!
What Are the Different Types of Geek Figures?
As you have understood, there are almost as many figure lovers as there are figure styles! To help you find the figure you're looking for, we've broken down our vast selection of figures into different categories. All you have to do is to let us guide you!
The Funko Pop Figure
This vast collection of big-headed action figures now touches every pop culture universe. Every major character now has their own little caricature in the form of a Funko Pop figure! What will you choose today? A Jon Snow Pop from Game of Thrones, an Olaf Pop from Disney, a Natsu Pop from Fairy Tail, or why not all three! These cute little figures are space saving and affordable for everyone.
The Collectible Figure
Rare, old or limited edition figures put on sale on the occasion of special events (the release of a movie, the end of a series, a holiday like Christmas or Valentine's Day...), collectible figures make the happiness of collectors who can expand their collection and find the most beautiful figures they miss. Good opportunities do not wait: if you are a collector, stay on the lookout!
The Articulated Action Figure
Ideal for recreating the adventures of your favorite heroes or villains and inventing your own, articulated action figures allow you to move your character for an even more fun and realistic gaming experience. There are different types of articulated action figures, from the most basic to the most elaborate. It's up to you to choose your style!
Busts are true works of art, reproducing a 3D portrait of your favorite heroes in great detail. The tradition of the bust dates back to before antiquity, so why not continue it with colorful, iconic characters like Batman's Joker, Marvel's Iron Man, your favorite member of DC Comics' Justice League, or why not your favorite video game hero! Be sure to have room to proudly display your bust.
The Action Figure
Action figures are a favorite game for kids. They usually represent an anonymous hero or villain from universal culture (a knight, a soldier, a princess, a mage or an evil wizard...) that the child will appropriate to create his own story. When they represent a defined character from a known universe, the child can extend the adventure he discovered through a cartoon, a movie or a manga for example.
The Miniature Figure
Miniature figurines are both made to play with and to collect. A bit like Pokemon, you have to catch them all! You'll be able to find all your favorite characters in an original format that's easy to display and carry. Wherever they are, kids can continue the adventure with their favorite heroes!
The Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, a stormtrooper's helmet from Star Wars, the lightning bolt or wand from Harry Potter, Abin Sur's ring from DC Comics' Green Lantern... Replicas are popular collectibles for fans and collectors!
The Manga and Anime Figure
The figure craze was born out of the manga culture in Japan and quickly spread to the rest of the world. With each release of a new successful manga or anime, its fans immediately snap up figurines of the various characters in their new cult world. It must be said that manga characters, particularly colorful and characteristic, lend themselves particularly well to figurine art!
The Music Figure and the Sports Figure
The success of figures now goes far beyond the world of cinema, series and manga. These are now your favorite singers, actors and sportsmen that you can find in the form of a figure to collect. Don't wait any longer to build your own little personalized Grévin museum!
To be sure to be the first to receive the figurine of your dreams before everyone else and without fear of stock shortage, you can pre-order it on our site! Don't miss a single opportunity to expand your collection with your cult characters from TV series, movies or manga, and take the opportunity to discover new universes!
How to Properly Choose Your Pop Culture Geek Figures?
Like any product appreciated by a large audience of fans and amateurs, figures inspired by characters from movies, series, manga or even video games are victims of their success. Counterfeits, cheap products of bad quality, even dangerous because they don't comply with the safety standards in force in the toy market... The traps are numerous and it is even more difficult to distinguish the authentic figure from its pale copy when buying on an online store.
That's why we recommend that you check your product carefully before buying it, especially if you want to buy a collectible figure. Look at the indications on the label and the packaging, check that the quality of the reproduction (level of detail, quality of paint and material, etc.) corresponds to what you are told (especially in terms of price)...
If you buy a collectible item or a limited edition, don't hesitate to ask for supporting documents that prove the authenticity and value of the figure. If you buy on the Internet, make sure the site you are buying from is serious and do not hesitate to compare prices by doing a quick search. Customer reviews can also reassure you in the choice of your online store.
To simplify your task, we select each of our products with care in order to offer you a wide range of figurines always up to date and at the best price in each category on our online store!