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 collection of figures, typically based around a theme of some sort. Generally refers to a number of figures greater than three. It isn’t uncommon to see re-releases or a large amount of part re-use in such sets. Frequently used to release lesser known characters, as packing them with better known characters means the average buyer will still buy them.