Action Figure Toys
An action figure is a model created to resemble a person, usually a fictional character. The “action” of such a figure is enabled by its jointed limbs, as well as other moveable parts. These figures can be posed, displayed, or photographed and used for reference when drawing or painting that figure or pose. The main draw has proven to be how actions figures can be made to play out a story from the owner’s imagination-- the body language of the action figure can be made to change, when needed.
Fans of the celebrity or historical figure after which the action figure was molded, or fans of the fictional character represented by that action figure (whether from a television series, novel, comic book, nursery rhyme, video game, or movie,) might choose to simply keep the action figure as part of a collection.
While the phrase 'action figure' was originally used to distinguish toys geared towards the masculine demographic from the gender-neutral, and feminine dolls, Lego people do have jointed and moveable features, as do Barbie dolls. The phrase 'action figure' might also be used to avoid the childishness associated with toys. Action figures, in reality, can be sincerely enjoyed by all genders and ages.
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