action figure


Definition of action figure

: a small-scale figure (as of a superhero) used especially as a toy

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Examples of action figure in a Sentence

a collection of action figures of his favorite superheroes
Recent Examples on the Web The new product line will continue its legacy of bringing fans and collectors their favorite athletes in action figure form. Kyle Brown, The Enquirer, 22 Apr. 2022 Although this mental facility is probably all in Marc's head, the action figure isn't. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2022 During the show, Farrell joked that his character's action figure from the superhero movie looks nothing like him. Vanessa Etienne,, 3 Mar. 2022 Fleshed out by fan’s imagination, Boba became a popular action figure and a legendary character in the Expanded Universe, despite his comically easy defeat in the films, a great example of the power of ambiguity (and good costume design). Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2022 Just beyond the restaurant’s entrance, a replica of the World Cup trophy Del Piero won in 2006 rests in a Lucite box below a photo of Del Piero and an action figure of him in a national team jersey. Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2022 On Tuesday, Disney and Pixar released a new trailer for Lightyear, the spin-off about the space-traveling character Buzz Lightyear, whom fans saw the action figure version of in the Toy Story franchise (voiced by Tim Allen there). Benjamin Vanhoose,, 8 Feb. 2022 There will also be an unboxing review of a Levy action figure. Car and Driver, 5 Feb. 2022 The lawsuit noted an Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle toy released in 1973 featured a Knievel action figure clad in a white helmet and jumpsuit with red, white and blue embellishments on a motorcycle that could be propelled with a wind-up device. Ken Ritter, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of action figure

1950, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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“Action figure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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: a model often of a superhero used as a toy


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