If you are an avid collector of hand painted figures and characters, you’ll love some of the sites mentioned. From Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings to Star Wars – there’s something for every fan.
It’s not every company that can make lifelike miniature replicas of movie characters, especially when the characters aren’t human. This website looks at the creation of the Hobbit Collection and the official collector’s models have major characters from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each figurine is hand painted and is shown in a classic pose from the movie presented in a scale of 1:25. The casts are made up of specially formulated metallic resin with even the hand painted replicas’ weaponry and clothing constructed to the finest detail. Each model is officially approved by Warner Bros for authenticity. Choose from Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo Baggins, Theorin Oakenshield to Bard the Bowman and more. Available in three sets – Leaders of the Company, Orcs and Men of Lake-Town, this is one collectible set you wouldn’t want to miss out on, especially if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan. They also have figures and models from Dr. Who, the Star Trek franchise, Game of Thrones and more.
- NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) necaonline.com:
This Association is one of the largest manufacturers of wholesale licensed merchandise and provides products from a variety of licenses from television, comic books, video games and TV shows – From movies like Pacific Rim, TV shows, game shows and even from comic books like Marvel and DC. This Association provides vendors with the hottest merchandise available. Think Batman and Arkham City think of the movie Aliens, Predator and more and think of games like Halo – this has it all. With all the detailing of the uniforms and other elements faithfully reproduced, this site proves to be the Mecca for all things sci-fi and figurines.
This is a German producer of hand painted toy figurines and accessories which was founded in 1935. With the company headquartered in Germany, it sells its products all over the world although half of their sales are produced from Germany itself and Europe. The figures produced by Schleich are featured in big box stores like Target, Toys ‘R’ Us and also in the prestigious FAO Schwartz toy shop on Fifth Avenue. Most of their production is in-house with a few production facilities located in various foreign countries. The figures are all hand painted in China. Their product lines feature knights, animals, Smurfs, pets, elves and many more. After Lord of the Rings, the Elven kingdom has gained a lot of publicity and popularity and a new Elfen line was launched in 2007.
It may not be as big as the ones mentioned earlier, but there are many model makers who are low profile but are known for their quality work. Featuring knights to demonic creatures, pirate scenes to Ottoman army figures, this website provides a large variety of figures for all things Sci-Fi.
Dedicated to the art of figure painting, this website features miniatures and action figures like mean Machine Angel, Dr. Who and his micro universe, Reaper and much more. With each figure type available in extremely limited supply, it is ensured that there is always more demand than supply which is in a very great place to find yourself in.
While a lot of the figurines are made of plastic and pewter, premium models are constructed of resin so that they last longer. However, those models are also more expensive.