Naruto action figures collecting tips
Learn the tips on how to start and improve your Naruto action figures collection
Yearning to enhance your Naruto action figures collection? Easy, learn the tips, follow the guides and know all about Naruto figurines. Read on to finally boost your Naruto action figures pile.
Naruto is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.
The manga was first published in 1999 by Shueisha in which it was later adapted into an anime produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex.
Brief history of Naruto
Naruto is a story of an adoloscnet ninja by the name of Naruto Uzumaki. The plot tells Naruto's constant search for recognition and aspiration to be a Hokage (powerful ninja leader) someday.
Naruto’s animated series premiered on October 3, 2002 across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo network and the anime satellite television network Animax. The anime series aired in the US and Canada in 2005, United Kingdom in 2006, and Australia in 2007.
Shonen Jump Magazine has addressed Naruto as one of the company’s best selling manga series. Due to Naruto’s global acclaim, other types of merchandise were developed to succor it including video games, light novels, trading cards and action figures.
Naruto action figures
Based on the Naruto manga and anime series, Naruto action figures are equally famed. These collectible figurines rendered the famous Naruto characters such as Sasuke, Haku, Gaara, Zauza, Ikura, Hyuuga, Kakashi, Rocky Lee and Naruto himself.
Matell Inc., the world’s largest toy importing company mainly produced the Naruto action figures which come in a wide variety for you to select from. Among them are 3inch and 5inch sized Naruto action figures perfect for collecting.
More popular Naruto action figs and sets include the likes of:
- Naruto Battle Packs: Hokage Battle Action Figure Multi-Pack
- Naruto Battle Packs: Sannin Battle Action Figure Multi-Pack
- Naruto Mattel: 3 Inch Mini Figure 3 - Pack #1 (Orochimaru & Grass Ninjas)
- Naruto Battle Pack: Squad 10 Figure Set
- Naruto Mattel 3 Inch Series 2 Mini Figure 3-Pack Itachi vs. Sasuke & Kakashi (Sharingan Battle)
- Naruto Battle Packs Forest Battle Figure Multi-Pack
- Naruto Mattel 3 Inch Mini Figure 3-Pack #3 (Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha & Sakura Haruno)
- Naruto Mattel Action Figure 64 Palm Attack Neji
- Naruto: Collective File DX Naruto 5-inch action figure
- Naruto Plush Toys
Naruto’s character portrays a more or less typical temperament hero. One with the will to prove something out of himself and strives to succeed despite the challenges that comes along with any achievement.
This kind of individuality attracts anime manga figures collectors. In anime action figures collecting, most collectors opt to collect the ones they can relate to with the characters’ imposing personality.
Naruto action figures collecting does not differ in any way. The anime manga figures are the only tactile representations of their favorite characters.
Apart from what anime fans and collectors see on tv and read on manga, the anime figurines make way to fulfill peppy imaginations, bringing them to life.
Naruto Shippuden action figures
The ongoing sequel to Naruto anime, Naruto Shippuden (Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles) covers the manga from volume 22 onwards. Its tv adaptation debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo.
The sequel got positive responses from fans and collectors alike; there is no denying that Naruto has grown prominent in the interest of anime action figures enthusiasts.
Naruto Shippuden toys are highly detailed sculpts that comes in a multitude of varieties depending on the collector’s preferences. But in totality, it is still best to collect them all. Each variety represents Naruto and all the other characters in different ways in accordance to their specific dispositions.
Naruto Shippuden action figures and set includes:
- Naruto Shippuden Ninjutsu Series 1 Action Figure Set
- Naruto Shippuden Ninja Action Collection 10 pieces (Shokugan)
- Naruto Shippuden Series 1 Action Figure Set
- Toynami Series 1 Set of Both Naruto Shippuden 6 Inch Action Figures Naruto & Deidara
- Naruto Shippuden Ninjutsu Collection Series 1 Figures Set
- Naruto Shippuden: Naruto Rasengan Chakra Rage Action Figure SDCC 09 Exclusive [LE 1000]
- Naruto Shuppuden: Naruto Plush Toys
How to collect Naruto action figures
Just like all the other anime figurines, Naruto action figures make it possible for Naruto enthusiasts to see their favorite Naruto characters in their favorite episodes come to life and be palpable.
First thing to consider in starting your Naruto action figure collection is to build your interest first. There is nothing more critical than to know what exactly are you collecting and are you really interested in collecting Naruto toys in the first place.
Do this by reading Naruto manga books or watching either the movie or the anime episodes and much better, both! Study the characters, understand the plot and then when you do, you can start accumulating the action figures.
Next is learning to be specific, ask yourself, among all Naruto characters which one do I like and idolize the most? Learn about the character’s skills and special distinctions.
In starting your collection, gather enough references on where to buy Naruto action figures and most especially how much are you willing to spend.
If you plan on investing on these figures for much later profit, opt for larger and more expensive action figures such as the Naruto Nine Tailed Fox Statue Figure, the Naruto Shadow Clone Jutsu Statue Figure, and Squad 7 Resin Bookends.
The figures mentioned are in limited edition and has much greater lasting value than the usual mix of Naruto plastic action figures.
Buy Naruto sets; it is less expensive than buying individual action figures. Keep a wishlist of the Naruto characters you want to acquire but cannot afford yet, time comes, it may be up for sale on special seasons. The list will help you remember the figure you’ve wanted so much to include in your collection.
Lastly, learn how to maintain your Naruto toys collection. Do not invest or spend for nothing. Make sure to keep your Naruto toys clean and in top condition. Tidy them up once in a while and store them in clean dry storage away from the harmful elements of heat, dust, and humidity.