The 10 Best Action Figures

Updated December 15, 2016 by Daniel Imperiale

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Although it is a lot more fun to play with the poses these action figures are capable of, true collectors will insist on leaving them untouched in their original packaging to ensure their value remains at its maximum for the future. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best action figure on Amazon.

10. NECA Part 3 Jason

Culled directly from the screen images of the 1982 3-D classic "Friday the 13th Part III," the NECA Part 3 Jason comes complete with his signature machete, as well as a slew of other tools used for the destruction of sinful young teenagers throughout the film.
  • over 25 points of articulation
  • lenticular packaging recreates 3-d
  • design limited to one film only
Brand NECA
Model 39702
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

9. Disney Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear

Owning a toy based on a character who is, in his film series, a toy based on a character is about as meta-collectable as you can get, and the Disney Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear is an incredibly faithful replica of that original spaceman.
  • utters 15 phrases
  • extendable wings
  • somewhat sloppy paint job
Brand Disney
Model pending
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

8. Medicom Joker MAFEX

Heath Ledger's Joker has become the standard by which all the character's future performances will be judged, and the Medicom Joker MAFEX lives up to that level of cultural significance by creating a very good likeness and supplying him with the tools of his trade.
  • alternate head and hands
  • rocket launcher and playing cards
  • weak neck junction
Brand Medicom
Model APR148224
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

7. Star Wars Big Figs Darth Vader

Any remotely logical philosophy would argue that the light side cannot exist without the dark side to give it identity, so the Star Wars Big Figs Darth Vader is a necessary addition to the shelves of any collector who truly wishes to attain balance in the universe.
  • ten authentic voice commands
  • 3 aaa batteries included
  • mask is not removable
Brand Star Wars
Model 96762
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

6. Diamond Select Deadpool

In biology, one can scarcely describe an organism without, at some point, referring specifically to its environment. To give their customers a sense of that environment, the creators of the Diamond Select Deadpool have included a small chunk of the character's world.
  • dual guns and swords
  • shell casings litter the ground
  • limbs are on the stiff side
Brand Diamond Select
Model MAR101468
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Star Wars Big Figs Rey

While the size and detailing on the Star Wars Big Figs Rey ought to please younger fans of the series, the replication of Daisy Ridley's face leaves a lot to be desired. The figure could pass for the actress in profile, but it looks very little like her head on.
  • convincing lightsaber
  • seven moveable joints
  • rey's staff not included
Brand Star Wars
Model 96758
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Underground Toys 5-Inch Sherlock

If likenesses in figurines freak you out, you'll want to skip over the Underground Toys 5-Inch Sherlock, as they've essentially put Benedict Cumberbatch under a shrink ray to create this disturbingly accurate representation of the famous detective.
  • bends to play included violin
  • skull and phone accessories
  • some poses break the sculpt line
Brand Underground Toys
Model SHK01344
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Star Wars Big Figs Kylo Ren

By far, the most impressive thing about the Star Wars Big Figs Kylo Ren is the company's attention to his clothing, from the crinkle in his leather sleeves to the nicks in his mask. Unfortunately, they couldn't replicate Adam Driver's quirky personality.
  • stands 18 inches tall
  • soft goods robe
  • off-the-charts midi-chlorian count
Brand Star Wars
Model 04620
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. FCTRY Hillary Clinton

Collectible action figures are often about remembering past experiences with some form of media, so for the half of the US that isn't desperate to forget the results of the 2016 election, the FCTRY Hillary Clinton serves as a humorous 6" conversation starter.
  • realistic blue pantsuit
  • clear window packaging
  • moderately posable
Model pending
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.

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