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A guide to sizes and scales of action figures

While you could use a ruler to measure your little action figures, it really has no relation to the scale references that are used in the toy industry. These figures come in different shapes so here’s a guide to help you suss the sizes. Scale is traditionally written or shown as a size ratio – take architectural drawings for example. In the world of collectibles, scale can be a very important factor to consider. With action figures, ‘scale’ refers to the size ratio when compared to a human! Toy companies refer to the ‘ideal’ human as being 6ft tall – don’t worry, we’re talking about heroes like Batman and Superman... Using the scale measurements, an action figure that is 6ft...

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