What Makes Hot Toys the best Action Figure you can buy?

September 12, 2022 3 min read

If you like collectibles, you've probably heard of Hot Toys. The Hong Kong-based company has flourished into one of the world's most popular manufacturers of high-end action figures, with products costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars sometimes. But... why?

The short answer is that they're extremely high quality, collectible, painstakingly handmade, have limited production runs, and are based on popular franchises such as Star Wars or Marvel.

They are Ultra Realistic

Each Hot Toys action figure is created in direct collaboration with the character's creator/media house. Hot Toys always nails every detail in their figures, from expressions to paint and colour to accessories. A Hot Toy never fails to deliver perfection.

Articulation and Accessories

In comparison to regular mass-produced figures, which typically have 20-25 points of articulation and 3-4 accessories, a Hot Toy has 50-100 points of articulation and a wide choice of accessories. Even a regular Hot Toys figure has more articulation and accessories than almost any other figure, so imagine what the deluxe versions will have. Speaking of deluxe editions, they are becoming more common and are absolutely fantastic.

They are of a superior quality

The average Hot Toy is far superior to almost any toy on the market, utilising the highest quality materials and manufacturing processes to achieve its hyper-realistic look and feel. Everything, from the packaging to the final product, is meticulously detailed and carefully crafted. In fact, Hot Toys' production processes are constantly improving, which only adds to their quality (one only needs to look at some of the very first Hot Toys produced to see how far they've come).

Handmade for collectors

Hot Toys are painstakingly sculpted and painted by hand, unlike traditional toys or action figures that are mass-produced using assembly line technology. Because of this, it can take hundreds of hours to complete a single figure. As with other handmade items, the price rises because highly skilled artists are required to complete this work. Hot Toys, in fact, has a dedicated team of sculptors and painters at their South Korean location.

They are Limited Editions

Most Hot Toys figures are limited to 2,000 - 3,000 editions in the world. This scarcity leads to a simple supply and demand, which distinguishes them. The limited nature and quality of these action figures have only increased their demand, leading to premium prices, which is one of the reasons for Hot Toys' growing popularity.

Their Huge and Growing Roster



Alien film series

Alien vs. Predator film series

Alita: Battle Angel


Ant-Man and the Wasp


Astro Boy


The Avengers

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Endgame

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Back to the Future


Batman Returns

Batman Begins

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The Batman

Beauty and the Beast

Birds of Prey

Black Panther

Black Widow

Blade trilogy

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: Civil War

Captain Marvel

Clash of the Titans


The Crow

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Rises


Deadpool 2

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Edward Scissorhands


The Expendables

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The Godfather


Green Lantern

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Indiana Jones

Inglourious Basterds

Iron Man

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 3

Justice League

Kamui Gaiden


Man of Steel

Mars Attacks!

The Matrix

Pirates of the Caribbean film series

Planet of the Apes


Predator film series

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Rambo film series

Rango (2011 film)

Resident Evil film series

RoboCop film series

Rocky film series

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

The Spirit

Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sucker Punch

Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad


Superman Returns

Star Wars

Terminator film series

The Warlords

The Wolverine


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Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Love and Thunder

Tron: Legacy


Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Wonder Woman

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X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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The Book of Boba Fett


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Flash


The Mandalorian

Moon Knight


Prison Break



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Video Games

Batman: Arkham game series

Resident Evil game series

Assassin's Creed

Metal Gear Solid


Spider-Man: Miles Morales


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Astro Boy

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Black Jack

City Hunter

Mobile Suit Gundam - Char Aznable

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City Hunter


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James Dean

Michael Jackson

Leslie Cheung

Namson Lau

Wong Ka Kui

50 Cent

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Stan Lee

Kevin Feige


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