Which action figure size do you like best?
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Which action figure size do you like best?

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I'm completely torn between custom figure sizes for deciding which size would be best fit for my characters.

I'm still currently working on my original characters. I have a hard time deciding which action figure would have the best size. 6" inch, 7" inch, 8" inch, 10" inch, 12" inch, or 18" inch? Or even bigger?

Which size do you prefer the most?

I would like your opinion...

Posted by STCreator
on Sunday, May 25, 2014
User Comments
Incom -
Sunday, August 17, 2014
So far 3¾" scale, but I've dabbled in 6" customs as well. I'll probably do more 6 inchers, now that Hasbro has also ventured in that scale with their SW figures.
STCreator -
Monday, July 21, 2014


His figures are sharp, sharp, sharp! Thanks for the link! The creator of these toys is way ahead of his time. Wow.

My favorite ones are the monster/human hybrid sorta-twin characters (with tons of detail of their...um, armor?), and his female figure that lays in the bed.

And the dioramas are absolutely amazing.

1987olds442 -
Monday, July 7, 2014
My collection is primarily 6 inch scale, so that is the scale that I like to make customs for to add to my collection.
Bronxstalker -
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Actually, if you have the desire and patience, there is a ton of work that can be put into a 3.75" figure. Sithfire30 is a good example. His 3.75" figures actually blow away most 6-7" customs that I've seen.
However, he is the exception to the rule. I will admit that it's easier for most people to work with 6-7" figures....but hot dang, sithfire30 is crazy impressive.

I cry thinking about how awesome he is, and how I'll never come close to that kind of talent.
Strangefate -
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Judging by all the feedback and shapeways sales I've had since I started, 90% of the people prefer 6 inch, and 7 inch only comes up in relation to MOTU figures.
Personally I prefer 7 over 6 inch, but only because I love the quality of DC and Marvel Select figures.

If I was to do customs myself, I'd probably go with 6 inch as Marvel and Mattel DC Universe figures are easy to find with enough body and detail variations and blank looking bodies that make for a good empty canvas to start sculpting your own stuff on.
7 inch figures from other lines (DC etc) have more sculpted detail in general on them already that may not work and needs to be sanded down.
3.75 inch would feel a bit too unrewarding for me, as the amount of work and detail you can pour into something that small is a bit less and would leave me wanting to be able to do more.
STCreator -
Thursday, July 3, 2014
I didn't own any G.I. Joe figures when I was growing up, but I did have the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat figures of which had similar body frame as G.I. Joe's, and I was fascinated with them. I had a Street Fighter Guile with G.I. Joe base, and Mortal Kombat Raiden with G.I. Joe base. I played with those figures way more than any of my other toys when I was a kid. There is something special about these G.I. Joe figures. Maybe it's the simple body frame size?

6-7"inch figures are just awesome as well, like that DC Collectibles Ultraman, or Hasbro's Skyline Sirens Black Cat.
Bronxstalker -
Thursday, July 3, 2014
I'm torn as well. I fluctuate between the 6" marvel figures and the 3.75" gi joe figures.

The gi joe figures are small, and touch to work with, but I tend to like the articulation better as well as how well they pose....as well as being cheaper.
STCreator -
Monday, May 26, 2014
That's the thing. The detail. I just saw the Marvel Legends Icons 12" inch figures, and they look really good. They have all the articulations that the smaller scales have, and they're sculpted in much sharper detail.

Then there's S.H. Figuarts (around 6" inch), then there's Play Arts Kai (around 8" inch to 10" inch), both of which look really good.

Then there's this awesome 18" inch Spiderman 2 super-poseable figure with super articulated fingers and thumbs.

Still thinking... Driving me crazy! I think I should stick to 6" inch figures, because it would be easier to make dioramas, and box packaging.
pock63 -
Sunday, May 25, 2014
My favorites are the 6-8 inch scale range, not to big or expensive but still not so small that your loosing detail in the sculpt.
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