Thursday, April 14, 2011

Does size matter?

L is for Little Plastic Man.
Yup that's the name of my blog.

The obvious reason why I chose this name is because of what I collect.
Yes...Little Plastic Man (action figures)...ok sometimes it may be an Alien or Monster...well you get the picture.

An action figure is a poseable character figurine, made mostly of plastic and often based upon characters from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program.

The action figure was coined by Hasbro when they started to market their Action Man or GI Joe toy line in the 60s for boys who did not want to be seen playing with dolls. They stood around 12 inch.

Kenner popularised the 3.75 inch tall figures through the Star Wars line.
Later on, the 6 inch figures became popular with toy lines like Master of the Universe, Silver Hawks and Thundercats.

Nowadays, the 3.75 inch figures have made a comeback and are the choice size for toy makers. The recent movie toy lines like Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America are all 3.75 inch.

I mainly collect 12 inch figures now due to better articulation, sculpting and changeable clothes.

No matter what is the size of the figure, they are all my Little Plastic Man!

I am currently taking part in the A to Z challenge and here are the entries so far: A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / K


desmond said...

Adrian, where did you get that 1/18 hot toys true type??

D7ana said...

I love your blog title. I also collect plastic men (and women and children and other creatures) only I limit mine to mostly playscale. Barbie and G.I. Joe sized figures.

Little Plastic Man said...

Hi Des, I pre-ordered the Iron Man Mark V from Action City and got it as a free gift.
Hi D7ana thank...I like your blog too.

nutschell said...

I used to love collecting those when I was younger. NOw i collect books:)

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Best of Sci/Fi Award.
Go to and pick up your award.
PS. I love your pictures with comments. Very funny, made my day!

Little Plastic Man said...

Hey nutshell...thanks for dropping by.
Hi Deirdra.I am so happy and honoured to get this award...yipeee!!


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