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Action Figure Spotlights

There are some action figures that stand the test of time and become classics of their era. Whether truly vintage or just a few years old, some figures deserve to have the spotlight cast upon them. These classic figures are described and photographed in detail to give you an understanding of the best the industry has to offer.

Spotlight on World of Warcraft Quin'Thalan Sunfire
World of Warcraft players total in the millions, but only a handful of action figures have ever been produced. That makes Quin'Thalan Sunfire and important figure, and more popular than most collectors would ever guess.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Mary Batson
Mary Batson may not be as vital as someone like Captain Marvel, but she's an important part of that character's universe and her figure is a memorable one.

Spotlight on Ghostbusters Ray Stantz
Ghostbusters is a film classic, and this 12-inch version of the character Ray Stantz is the best collectible figure released yet, easily earning its time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on World of Warcraft Sister Benedron
World of Warcraft is a video game sensation unlike all others, and as one of its few figures, Sister Benedron deserves a moment in the spotlight.

Spotlight on Marvel Legends Scarlet Spider
The Marvel Legends line has captured almost character in the Marvel Comics universe, including this classic take on the Spider-Man variation Scarlet Spider.

Spotlight on Indie Spotlight Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy just doesn't have enough action figures based on his original look, and Shocker Toys helped fixed that problem with this important release.

Top 10 DC Universe Classics Figures
The DC Universe Classics line is one of the best superhero lines ever, and its 10 standout figures will forever be remembered by action figure collectors.

Top 10 Masters of the Universe Classics Figures
The Masters of the Universe Classics line is one of the most popular lines in the action figure industry, and despite a plethora of great figures, ten in particular stand out.

Top 10 Lego Minifigures
Lego released 16 unique minifigures in each of its first five Lego Minifigures series. That's a total of 80 minifigures, and here's a look at the 10 that stand out as the best.

Top 5 Classic Action Figure Throwback Lines
As time passes and collectors' interests start to drift towards the lines of old, manufacturers keep bringing back classic properties and updating them for modern audiences. These are the five best action figure throwback lines of all time.

Top 5 Super Hero Action Figure Lines
Super heroes and action figures were made for each other, and there have been a number of lines to prove it.

Top 5 Series 6 Lego Minifigures
With over 16 possibilities in each wave of the Lego Minifigures line, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the best. This list tells you which figures from Series 6 take top honors.

Top 5 Video Game Action Figure Lines and Manufacturers
With the prevalence of video games as a modern form of entertainment, the action figure industry has adapted to changing interests by creating high quality figures based on video games.

Top 5 Figures at Toy Fair 2012
With over 16 possibilities in each wave of the Lego Minifigures line, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the best. This list tells you which figures from Series 6 take top honors.

Top 5 Transformers Prime Season One Episodes
Transformers Prime Season One included a number of fantastic episodes, but five of them stood out from the rest. Find out which episodes of the must-see show are absolutely must-see.

Spotlight on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tokka
Take a step back in time with this special look at the vintage 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tokka figure.

Spotlight on Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Take a step back in time with this special look at the vintage 2003 Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime figure.

Top 5 Action Figures of 2011
2011 has been a great year for the action figure industry, and these 5 figures stand out as the best of the year.

The Greatest Story Ever Told With Lego Minifigures
Action figures rarely take the spotlight in works of art, but Brendan Powell Smith's take on the Bible utilizes Lego minifigures in a creative way that highlights figures as works of art and storytelling devices.

Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe
Finding good resources covering action figures is a challenging task. The Transformers Vault is a book and collectible that offers an unparalleled look into the world of Transformers, including the history of the action figures.

Transformers Prime Season One Limited Edition Blu-ray
Transformers Prime takes one of the action figure industry's most beloved brands and brings it into the modern cartoon era. This look at the Transformers Prime Season One Blu-ray will have Transformers fans salivating.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man
Look back to the beginning of the action figure industry's biggest modern lines with this detailed look at the Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man figure.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Skeletor
As important as the Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man figure is, the character's nemesis Skeletor is just as vital and revolutionary.

Spotlight on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line wouldn't be complete without one of the most recognized and beloved turtles of all, Leonardo.

Top 5 Figures at San Diego Comic-Con 2012
There's no bigger event in the world of action figure news and nerd culture than the annual San Diego Comic-Con, and 2012 was no different. There were a number of great action figure reveals, but five in particular stand out.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron takes the beloved Transformers characters of old and puts them into a gritty and thrilling video game environment. This look at the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron experience will have new and long-time fans hungering for more of the action-packed world of these new Transformers.

Top 5 Series 7 Lego Minifigures
With exactly 16 different figures available in every wave of the Lego Minifigures line, figuring out when to stop buying them is difficult. This list tells you which figures from series 7 you absolutely must own before you give up on the wave.

Top 5 Series 8 Lego Minifigures
There are 16 figures available in each new wave of the Lego Minifigures line, and picking five favorites out of each group is a difficult challenge. This list does the work for you by determining which figures from series 8 every collector has to own.

Spotlight on G.i. Joe: the Rise of Cobra City Strike Snake Eyes
When it comes to the best G.I. Joe figures in history, most people don't think of the Rise of Cobra line. But City Strike Snake Eyes is one of the most complete and enjoyable G.I. Joe figures ever released.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Metallo
The DC Universe Classics line is considered one of the best ever, and when it comes to rare figures in the line, none are "bigger" than Metallo.

Spotlight on Play Arts Final Fantasy IX Vivi
Video game action figures are becoming more and more commonplace, but the Play Arts line was getting them right for a long time. Final Fantasy IX's Vivi is a beloved video game character, and the Play Arts line released a near-perfect version of the character in plastic form.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Hordak
Hordak is one of the biggest villains the He-Man universe, and he's one of the best figures in the Masters of the Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Darkseid
When it comes to big bad guys in the DC Comics universe, Darkseid is the reigning champion. The DC Universe Classics Collect-and-Connect Darkseid figure is the most iconic representation of the comics' biggest villain.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Gentleman Ghost
There are a number of rare DC Universe Classics figures, but none are quite as "invisible" to the public as Gentleman Ghost.

Another Glimpse Into the Ancient Art of Lego Minifigures
Action figures don't often become the central figures in works of art, but Brendan Powell Smith's new take on the Bible's New Testament takes advantage of Lego minifigures to create an artistic book for action figure lovers.

A Look at the G.I. Joe Renegades Season One Blu-ray
G.I. Joe is one of the action figure industry's biggest brands, and the G.I. Joe Renegades cartoon brought the beloved characters into to modern era of cartoons. This look at the G.I. Joe Season One Blu-ray will have Joes everywhere joining the cause.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Evil-Lyn
Evil-Lyn is one of the He-Man Universe's most important villains, and her figure in the Masters of the Universe Classics line is the epitome of plastic representations of the character.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Tytus
The Masters of the Universe Classics line is one of the biggest retro throwback lines of all time, and it got even bigger when the first oversized figure, Tytus, was added to the line.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Teela
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe would be nothing without their first lady, Teela. Not only is Teela one of the most prominent females in the action figure world, she's an important figure in the history of the Masters of the Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on Assassin's Creed Altair
Assassin's Creed is one of the biggest modern video game franchises, and its first main character Altair has become a legend in the video game community. Take a look at the figure that captures this classic character in plastic.

Spotlight on Dante's Inferno Dante
Dante's Inferno may not be a blockbuster video game, but the Dante figure produced by NECA is a blockbuster figure that's one of the best figures in the recent era.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Blue Beetle
The DC Universe Classics line is one of the biggest in history, and even though Blue Beetle might not be its most recognizable character, the figure did represent a major articulation change in the line.

Spotlight on G.I. Joe Resolute Cobra Commander
G.I. Joe Resolute was one of the most enjoyable and refreshing takes on the G.I. Joe franchise ever produced, and this striking Cobra Commander figure based on the film earned its spot in action figure history.

Spotlight on G.I. Joe Resolute Duke
G.I. Joe Resolute was a dynamic new take on the G.I. Joe brand when it was release, and this memorable Duke figure played on that success to become an important part of G.I. Joe action figure history.

Spotlight on Marvel Legends Fin Fang Foom Hulk
It's hard to find the "perfect" rendition of a beloved character in plastic, and most figures fall far short of that mark. But the Marvel Legends Fin Fang Foom Hulk comes awfully close to being the ideal Hulk action figure.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Hawkman
Mattel's DC Universe Classics line is one of the most expansive and impressive superhero action figure lines of all time, and this Hawkman figure is one of the line's best toys.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Lobo
Mattel's DC Universe Classics line is one of the most expansive and impressive superhero action figure lines of all time, and this Hawkman figure is one of the line's best toys.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Solomon Grundy
There aren't many lines more popular than Mattel's DC Universe Classics line, and few figures are more beloved than one of the largest collect and connect figures in the line's history, Solomon Grundy.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Joker
There aren't any villains in the comic book world which are more recognizable than the Joker, which makes this figure one of the most important in the DC Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Flash
The Flash is one of DC Comics most recognizable heroes and a classic member of the Justice League, making his first rendition in the DC Universe Classics line a memorable one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Giganta
The Flash is one of DC Comics most recognizable heroes and a classic member of the Justice League, making his first rendition in the DC Universe Classics line a memorable one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Chemo
Chemo is one of DC Comics most recognizable villains and a constant enemy to the Justice League, so his first and only rendition in the DC Universe Classics line is an important one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics John Stewart
John Stewart is one of DC Comics most recognizable African American heroes in comics and a chief member of the Justice League, making his first appearance in the DC Universe Classics line a significant one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Imperiex
Imperiex is one of DC Comics biggest and most intimidating villains and an important part of the exclusive Collect and Connect club in the DC Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Power Girl
Power Girl is one of DC Comics most recognizable heroes, mainly because of some assets that other characters just can't match. Her figure was a long-awaited one in the DC Universe Classics line, and that's what it's being spotlighted today.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Kilowog
Kilowog is one of DC Comics most important Green Lanterns,not to mention one of the biggest, making his Collect and Connect rendition in the DC Universe Classics line one of the most anticipated.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Shazam
Kilowog is one of DC Comics most important Green Lanterns,not to mention one of the biggest, making his Collect and Connect rendition in the DC Universe Classics line one of the most anticipated.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Hawkgirl
The Flash is one of DC Comics most recognizable heroes and a classic member of the Justice League, making his first rendition in the DC Universe Classics line a memorable one.

Spotlight on Star Trek Kirk
Not all toys that deserve a spotlight are good ones. Sometimes figures need to be spotlighted precisely because they're below average, as is the case with Star Trek's Kirk.

Spotlight on The Rise of the Cobra Storm Shadow
Some figures are remembered for what they did wrong, instead of what they got right. The 12-inch G.I. Joe The Rise of the Cobra Storm Shadow is one of those figures.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics He-Ro
He-Man might be the biggest physical hero in the world of Masters of the Universe, but He-Ro's name certainly deserves consideration, and the Classics He-Ro figure deserves a closer look.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe Thor
The Marvel Universe line had some problems early in its life, but also had a few incredible figures along the way. Thor is one of those great figures.

Spotlight on Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Bumblebee
Bumblebee is one of the most recognizable characters in all of movies, and this figure helped support that success, making it a worthy spotlight.

Spotlight on DC Universe Infinite Earths Batman
The DC Universe Infinite Earths line was a troubled one, and that's represented perfectly by the mistakes made on one of the key characters in the line, Batman.

Spotlight on World of Warcraft Skeeve Sorrowblade
World of Warcraft is one of the biggest video games of all time, and the action figure line based on it rarely gets discussed. That's why I'm placing the spotlight on Skeeve Sorrowblade from the DC Unlimited line.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Mr. Miracle
When it comes to comic book character, Mr. Miracle is one of my absolute favorites. Between that fact, and this figure's standing as the best Mr. Miracle figure of all time, it certainly deserves a spotlight.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe The Thing
The Thing is one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe, and to borrow his famous exclamation, "it's spotlightin' time" for the early release Marvel Universe The Thing.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe Captain America
Captain America is the All-American member of the Marvel Universe, and his first release in the successful Marvel Universe line of figures was an important one.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe Iron Man
Iron Man is a beloved Marvel Universe character, and his popularity can be traced back to his earliest appearances, which were perfectly captured in this spotlight-worth early Marvel Universe release.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe Iron Fist
Iron Fist may not be one of Marvel Comics' biggest names, but his early Marvel Universe figure was a popular one, earning it a special spotlight appearance.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe Spider-Man
Comic book characters don't get any bigger than Spider-Man, and even if the figures based on him are terrible, they still deserve their moment in the spotlight.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe Luke Cage
There is an unfortunately small number of black action figures in the toy aisles today, and that makes the Marvel Universe Luke Cage an important figure.

Spotlight on Marvel Universe Union Jack
Not many figures are specifically British, which makes the Marvel Universe Union Jack release a toy worth spotlighting.

Spotlight on G.I. Joe Baroness
The G.I. Joe movie franchise is a major blockbuster and continues to grow. That makes 2009's San Diego Comic Con exclusive Baroness an important figure in the history of the brand.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Ares
Wonder Woman is the biggest female character in the DC Universe, and Ares is her biggest villain. That makes the DC Universe Classics Ares figure a major release in the line.

Spotlight on Transformers Smokescreen
With the success of the Transformers Prime television show and addition of Smokescreen to its lineup, the character has never been more popular. That makes this figure an important one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Captain Cold
The Flash is one of the biggest names in the entire DC Universe, and he doesn't have any villains more substantial than Captain Cold, meaning this DC Universe Classics figure is a big one.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Webstor
There are loads of iconic characters in the Masters of the Universe mythos, and Webstor is one of the most memorable of them all, making this Classics figure a classic of sorts.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Blue Beetle (Classic)
Ted Kord is one of the cult favorite heroes in the DC Comics universe, and this DC Universe Classics rendition of him is the character's best toy to date.

Spotlight on DC Universe Infinite Heroes Spectre
Some of the most important spotlights are on figures that aren't very good, because they help guide buying decisions. That's exactly the case with the DC Universe Infinite Heroes Spectre on spotlight now.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Question
The Question is a mysterious yet iconic character in the DC Comics universe, and his disappointing figure is one of the most memorable in the entire line.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Amazo
Amazo is one of the most formidable opponents in the DC Comics pantheon of villains, and one of the rarest figures in the DC Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on DC Universe Infinite Heroes Batwoman
Batwoman is a relatively new character to the world of DC Comics, and still has few figures representing her. This was one of the first, but is also unfortunately one of the worst.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Black Lightning
DC Universe Classics Wave 5's Black Lightning is an incredibly rare figure, but not an especially fantastic one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Infinite Heroes The Question
The Question is a beloved DC Comics character, but its interpretation in the DC Universe Infinite Heroes line was far from lovable.

Spotlight on Secret Saturdays Van Rook
Secret Saturdays was a short-lived cartoon, but produced a few figures of note. One of the most memorable was Van Rook, and he's the center of my spotlight today.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Deadman
Deadman is an incredibly uniquely designed superhero that's perfect for an action figure. Mattel made an awfully good one, and it deserves a closer look.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf is one of the least recognizable characters in DC Comics' New Gods pantheon, which made this figure an obscure treasure worthy of its time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Copperhead
Copperhead may not be the most popular character in the world of DC Comics, but the figure created in the DC Universe Classics line is the best the character has ever had and deserves a closer look.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Desaad
Desaad is the sidekick to the most epic of evils in the DC Comics universe, and that makes him a vital character that was long waiting for a great figure. That figure is finally here.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Ocean Warrior Aquaman
There are numerous versions of Aquaman action figures, but this is the only one to feature this specific costume, making it a one-of-a-kind figure worth its time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Atom
The Atom might be small in stature, but he's certainly one of the biggest names in the DC Comics universe, and his DC Universe Classics figures needs some time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on Ghostbusters 12-inch Egon Spengler
The Ghostbusters is one of the most memorable film's in history, and the 12-inch line of figures from Mattel are the best representations of the characters yet, including this Egon Spengler figure.

Spotlight on Transformers Generations Starscream
Starscream is second in command to only Megatron, making him a star in the Transformers universe. This is one of the most iconic and accessible version of Starscream ever made.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Robotman
The Doom Patrol is one of the few cult classic superhero teams, and Robotman is the most loved and recognizable hero in the entire crew, making this figure more than deserving of its time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Black Adam
Black Adam is the nemesis of iconic DC Comics superhero Captain Marvel, making him one of the biggest villains in the entire world of comics.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Classic Booster Gold
Booster Gold is one of the most hilarious and memorable characters in the entire DC Comics universe, and his figure from Mattel is the best ever made.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Beast Man
Beast Man is Skeletor's right hand man, and that makes him one of the most important characters in the world of He-Man. This is his best figure ever, and clearly deserves a spotlight.

Spotlight on DC Universe Gold Captain Atom
The Doom Patrol is one of the few cult classic superhero teams, and Robotman is the most loved and recognizable hero in the entire crew, making this figure more than deserving of its time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Super Powers Steppenwolf
Super Powers is one of the most popular and collected lines in the world of vintage action figures, and the DC Universe Classics line created a number of figures paying homage to it. This is one of them.

Spotlight on Resident Evil 5 Executioner Majini
Resident Evil 5 was a blockbuster video game hit, and its most iconic villain was the Executioner Majini. This figure is quite simply one of the most gruesome and terrifying of all time.

Spotlight on Transformers Generations Cyclonus
Cyclonus is one of the most evil and recognizable characters in the world of Transformers, and this figure captures him perfectly at an accessible price point.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Black Canary
Black Canary is a majorDC Comics character, and one of the most prominent female superheroes in existence. That makes this an incredibly important and desirable figure.

Spotlight on Super Mario Luigi
Luigi is the forgotten brother to the most popular character in the entire video gaming world, and that makes this iconic and classic figure an extremely important one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Kid Flash
Kid Flash is the young sidekick to one of the most famous superheroes the world has ever known, and this is one of the few figures based on such a prominent character.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Shark
Shark may be more animal than man, and might also be one of the most disappointing figures in his line. You might just drown in disappoint with this figure.

Spotlight on Batman: The Brave and Bold Batman
Batman may be the biggest name in both comics and cartoons, and this figure manages to combine the styles of both worlds.

Spotlight on Batman: The Brave and Bold The Atom
The Atom might be small in stature, but he made a huge name for himself with Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and this figure captures his rocketing growth.

Spotlight on Batman: The Brave and Bold Kanjar Ro
Kanjar Ro isn't a particularly popular character, but this figure is one of the best in its line and deserves time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on Batman: The Brave and Bold Black Manta
Black Manta is a major characer in the DC Comics universe, and this cartoon-based figure is perfect for kids and lighthearted collectors.

Spotlight on Transformers Universe Hound
Hound's creative design, bright green color, and charming cartoon character have made him a Transformers favorite for decades.

Spotlight on Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime is the king of the Transformers world of toys, and this figure is the most iconic representation of his movie appearances ever produced.

Spotlight on G.I. Joe Resolute Cobra Trooper
The Cobra Trooper is the foundation of G.I. Joe's famed nemesis, and this figure is one of the coolest Cobra Troopers ever produced.

Spotlight on The Spirit (Movie)
The spirit is a little-known comics character that's always been well-regarded. Unfortunately the movie that spawned this figure wasn't so well received, but that doesn't change how good the toy itself remains.

Spotlight on Spider-Man Classics Juggernaut
Juggernaut is one of the biggest Marvel Comics characters ever, and this figure isn't a slouch either!

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Forager
Forager might not be the most recognizable New Gods character, but his iconic design and increasing presence in the DC Comics world makes this figure an important one.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics The Goddess
The Goddess is one of the most important characters to the story of He-Man, and this figure is a near-perfect representation of that vital role.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Mantis (Classic)
Mantis might not be DC Comics' most popular character, but this figure certainly stands on its own as one of the wildest in the DC Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Katma Tui
Katma Tui is a member of the famed Green Lantern Corps, and as one of the group's most recognizable female characters, she helped diversify the Corps in the DC Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Scareglow
In all of the Masters of the Universe pantheon, few figures are more fun than Scareglow. And this modern version translates the character into the 21st century perfectly.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Trap Jaw
Trap Jaw is one of the primary villains facing He-Man, and this figure is without doubt the best version of the character ever produced in plastic.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Killer Moth
Killer Moth might not be a major DC Comics character, but this figure is without a doubt one of the most unique of all time.

Spotlight on Gears of War 2 Grenadier Flame Thrower
Of all the iconic figures to be produced from the world of video games, the Gears of War 2 Grenadier Flame Thrower probably doesn't come to mind. But this figure is an especially good one that can't be ignored.

Spotlight on BioShock 2 Subject Delta
BioShock is a huge video game franchise these days, and this remains one of the best video game figures ever produced.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Moss Man
There are no figures more unique in the Masters of the Universe Classics line than Moss Man and his recognizable "flocking".

Spotlight on G.I. Joe Hall of Heroes Firefly
Firefly might look like an average mercenary to the average person, but he's actually a major G.I. Joe character that's captured splendidly with this figure.

Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Chun-Li
Chun Li may be Street Fighter's most recognizable character, and this figure certain exaggerates her most iconic features, making it an important one.

Spotlight on BioShock 2 Subject Delta
BioShock is a huge video game franchise these days, and this remains one of the best video game figures ever produced.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Man-Bat
Batman might be the most famous bat-character in the world of comics, but Man-Bat is an important villain and a fantastic DC Universe Classics figure.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Deadshot
The DC Universe Classics released dozens of iconic characters in its lifetime, but few were better than the major villain Deadshot.

Spotlight on Hellboy II Hellboy
Hellboy is an iconic character in both comics and film, and this figure from Mezco is one of the coolest the character has ever received.

Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Ken
Ken is one of the most recognizable video game characters ever, and this remains one of his absolute best figures yet.

Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Ryu
Ryu is Street Fighter's "protagonist" and certainly one of the most important fighting video game characters of all time, making this figure a huge one in the history of toys.

Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Akuma
Akuma has become one of the most prominent villains in the Street Fighter storyline, and as such, this is a big figure in the history of the brand.

Spotlight on Bionic Commando Nathan Spencer
The Bionic Commando series of video games aren't the most popular ever, but this plastic take on their hero was one of the most enjoyable figures in the late '00s.

Spotlight on GI Joe Resolute Comic Pack #1
GI Joe Resolute was one of the most successful translations of the franchise into cartoon form ever, and this comic pack captured two of its best characters.

Spotlight on Indie Spotlight the Maxx
The Maxx is a famous independent comic book character and its awesome figure from the Indie Spotlight line is the best ever based on him.

Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Guile
Guile is the all-American hero of the Street Fighter universe, and as one of gaming's most popular characters, this figure is almost perfect for collectors.

Spotlight on Transformers Universe Countdown
Countdown may not be the most recognizable character from the Transformers world, but this figure is one of the biggest and most noticeable of them all.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Wildcat
Wildcat is one of the original DC Comics characters to hit newstands, and this figure is the most iconic version of the character in figure form.

Spotlight on GI Joe Hall of Heroes Snake Eyes
Snake Eyes is the most beloved G.I. Joe character, and this stands as one of his best figures in the smaller scales.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Tri-Klops
Tri-Klops might have a silly name, but he's one of the biggest and baddest villains to ever face off against He-Man, earning his time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on Hellboy II Goblin
Hellboy II is an incredibly underrated movie in the fantasy-horror genre, and this figure is rather underrated in action figure circles too.

Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics Stratos
Stratos isn't the most well-known character in the history of toys, but this figure was an important release in the Masters of the Universe Classics line.

Spotlight on Marvel Legends Heroes Reborn Iron Man
This version of Iron Man took center stage in the '90s, and though it's long forgotten on the pages, this figure has kept the iconic look alive in plastic.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Mr. Terrific
This rendition of Mr. Terrific is still relatively fresh in the world of comics, but as a team leader and respected hero, this figure earns some time in the spotlight.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Cyborg Superman
This figure of Cyborg Superman might just look like a repaint to the trained eye, but it's actually an important and distinct version of one of Superman's biggest enemies.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Big Barda
Big Barda might not be a popular character in the DC Comics universe, but she sure is a "big" one.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Atom Smasher
Atom Smasher may be one of the largest DC Comics characters in a literal sense, but he only recently became popular enough to match his size.

Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Guardian
The Guardian is a practically unknown DC Comics character, but his iconic appearance and heroic ways have earned him time in the spotlight.

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