A Blast from an Action Figure Past

A Blast from an Action Figure Past

Time to go back to the 1980s, where everyone collected action figures advertised on television. The creators Robert Sweet and Mark Taylor originally visualized the product to appear warriorlike. A favorite was the male dolls, aka action figures. Any action figure...

Toy Collections: Thеіr Benefits and Rewards

Toy Collections: Thеіr Benefits and Rewards

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The Life of a Gamer:  Part of the Geekdom

The Life of a Gamer: Part of the Geekdom

Gaming has long been a way of life for Americans. As the ability to game spread world-wide and as the growing MMORP (massively muti-player online role playing_ games has grown in popularity…gaming is no longer a solitary thing that we do by ourselves for hour on end.  Gaming is now a social event with online gaming, clans, social media groups,etc.

With the advent of super-popular games that are team-based and massively played online, these first person shooters (FPS) are currently the King of the Online Gaming World.  Sure, there are still wondrous, gigantic solo adventures like The Witcher III, Red Dead Redemption, and the Fallout and Far Cry series, but even many of those games have incorporated some sort of online, social gaming to their games.  Sites like GeekGameStore.com show just how popular gaming has become, along with sites like Fraghero.com and Kotaku.  Gaming is no longer a past-time but to many at the least gaming is a serious hobby or a way of life. Professional gamers are often paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in sponsorship dollars as eSports start professional leagues around the worldl

So, for instance, in our world of doll and action figure collecting while it still mostly a closeted hobby, gamers have found a way to bring their passions to the heart-beat of the World.  Asia is a hot-spot of eSports and professional game teams with Korean teams often in heavy competition with American and national teams for world domination.  (No where is that more evident than at the past Blizzcon).

There actually “celebrity” gamers who make a full time living simply broadcasting (“streaming”) their online gameplay and tips…or getting tons and tons of views on YouTube with tutorials.  Gaming has become big big business.  Doll collecting still remains a back room hobby that, at best, has “well known” collectors only in the smallest of circles.

We, doll and action figure collectors also spend more money, believe it or not.  Yes, video games are expensive but gamers can usually spend hundreds of hour mastering and enjoying the latest hot games while doll collectors are more keep to buy, admire and pack away.  Right?

A Blast from an Action Figure Past

A Blast from an Action Figure Past

Time to go back to the 1980s, where everyone collected action figures advertised on television. The creators Robert Sweet and Mark Taylor originally visualized the product to appear warriorlike. A favorite was the male dolls, aka action figures. Any action figure associated with the action figure He-Man was popular. All He-Man action figures was the best He-Man action figures you need to have. You’re going back to a time where this doll was heavily marketed and even had its own television show. Besides He-Man-He-Man, there was also the He-Man action figures called Skeletor, Sy-Klone, Teela, Scareglow, Mosquitor, Faker, Trap-Jaw and Roboto too. The He-Man product held the interest of boys as well as girls.

Fascinating Action Figures

A Blast from an Action Figure Past

He-Man action figures were similar to Ken dolls but with more spunk. They are all the best He-Man action figures you need to have. All the He-Man action figures were set to look as alpha male as possible. The chest was broad with a six pack built in. Every action figure had a comic book that came with it. There was also the other set of the whole action figure crew. Skeletor was a heavily built wizard whose own head was a skull. Trap-Jaw had multiple arms and a steel jaw. Scareglow was a human skeleton wearing a cap. Faker was a creepy robot built to impersonate He-Man. Mosquitor was built to have a chest plate where blood was shown to squelch around. Teela was a female action figure. She was captain of the royal guard and held responsibilities when it came to training the Prince Adam of Eternia. She was one of the earlier characters. Roboto had a clear chest which spun around when he moved. Sy-klone’s body parts also spun around. His arms and torso spun so he could creepily through a punch. The shape and structure of He-Man was dull compared to the rest of the crew. He appeared steroid infused with a bad tan. He at least wanted to defend the realm of Eternia though. All of these figures looked like they would rip your head off, but they were about nobility and the desire of stopping the force of evil.

A Now Profitable Action Figure

The He-man action figures, has gone up in value. You could bid on Ebay and purchase on Amazon with a bid starting higher than fifty dollars. In 2010 The Power And Honor foundation was founded. The focus of this organization was keeping up high value on behalf of the artists that had created these products. You are now in a world of high-quality vintage. So if you’re interested in possibly owning an action figure, consider buying the He-Man action figure. Buy the product for a thousand and watch it accumulate in value. It has the potential to value at millions. So keep your eyes peeled and be aware of fakes. So besides having the quality figure just for vintage-y prestige purpose, profit or whatever, all of these products are the best He-Man action figures you need to have.

POP Funko is here to Stay

POP Funko is here to Stay

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I started thinking the other day about an article in Rolling Stone magazine that I had read about two years ago.  I had always been into action figure collecting.  I was addicted from the womb, really.  I was 6 years old or so when I started to collect He-Man and Star Wars action figures.  Even Mask figures, although they were a bit smaller than I liked. M.A.S.K. was the shizzle…and that’s going to have to be a different blog post.  (I may have to actually turn this into a classical (80s) cartoon blog, too.  More to follow…

Anyway, back to the lecture at hand.  Funko POP Vinyls are here to stay.  They have huge collection addiction propensity, or as I like to call it “CAP”.  The CAP on Pop Funko is huge…and it’s done purposely.  The company has more than 200 active licenses from movies, cartoons, entertainment, etc.  POP Funko creates vinyl collectibles for real and fictional characters.  If the franchise or brand is main stream and has a large or cult following, then chances are that POP has a license in it.  Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Avengers, video games franchises, bands, etc.

This is done purposely.  It’s genius.

So, in years past the people who made action figures needed to concentrate on one franchise, two maybe…three tops.  But a company like Funko is doing the opposite.  They’re targeting everything that has a following and, even those people who wouldn’t traditionally by “toys”, finds it hard to not buy their favorites.

And those people who will collect everything of a type that they decide to collect, the “real sickos” lol , will have to…need to to…have them all.  No..not Pokemon…but Funko POP Vinyls!

Also, there are other services like Loot Crate that often have a vinyl figure among the collectibles that are sent out.  And let’s face it, the vinyls aren’t that expensive.  Get them when they’re released, before they become rare and collected…and you get a good deal for

I talked to a guy the other day who has 150 in his living room, all still neatly packaged.  BUT…he has a climate controlled storage locker FULL OF THEM as well.  He has the collection insured for $30k.  Who is this rich guy you ask?  He’s a the piercer at the local tattoo joint.

Yeah, Funko POPs are here to stay.  As long as pop culture keeps creating franchises and crazes…then Funko will get their hands on a license and create those cute, neat-o little vinly bastards with big round heads.

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