I’ve been in the action figure world for about 20 years. So, it’s safe to say I’ve got a fair bit of knowledge on the terms that tend to be thrown around by collectors with little or no explanation as to what they mean. I generally try to explain a concept on its first appearance on this site, but much as Stan Lee once said to assume every comic book was somebody’s first, I too must assume that every review on this site might be the first to be read by a new visitor. As such, I’ve decided to put together a guide to some of the more frequently used terms and names that might show up.
What is it?:
A figure, typically of a nameless character, that can serve as a generic member of an army of similar characters. Army builders are meant to help you build an army at a greater speed, by letting the collector have a figure they can buy a large quantity of at once. It is also beneficial to the toy company, as they get greater sales without having to tool new figures.
Storm Troopers or Clone Troopers.