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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. I do have several action figures I quite like, but I much prefer statues. Although they cost more than action figures, they are more enduring and if I am buying something as what amounts to an art-piece for the home, a statue looks so much better than a toy.

  2. I buy a good amount of both, but the statues tend to display better in my opinion. That said, the possibility and standard hand sizable of action figures can make for some very cool mixed property mashup poses. I have Link light saber fighting Starlord on my desk right now.
    Can’t I say both?

  3. I vote action figures. Statues tend to look a little better, but action figures are significantly more cost effective, tend to be a more manageable size, and let you choose and change the character’s pose as you see fit.

    I’ve got figures for Cyclopes, Captain Marvel (Carol), and Chandra Nalaar on my desk. I’ve got a shelf dedicated to my growing collection of Spider-powered characters, and plenty of other various figures around the house.

  4. I voted action figures due to Lego minifigs but I have way more D&D minis that I have hand painted so I guess maybe I should of votes statues?

  5. Action Figures for me. Specifically OPENED Action Figures, because what is the point of buying a toy and leaving it in the box? Resale value? Why would I want to sell them? And the boxes just take up more space, too. I do have a few unopened figures, but the bulk of my collection are opened figures.

    They are much cheaper, and with my bills and medications and everything, I don’t have statue money. But some action figures look nearly as good as a statue on my shelf, and I can often fit more of them up there.

    Then comes versatility. I can’t really play with a statue when my nephews or friend’s kids stop by, but I can play with my action figures with them (or just by myself, I’ll admit it). I also count rearranging them as playing since I’ll often pose them, change modes if they are Transformers or put them in a combat “scene” if they have weapons like “Star Wars” or other figures do.

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