Today, people associate action figures with toys that tie into comic books, movies, and television shows. These figures are more than just toys to play with; they also represent modern day heroes. The representation of heroes and other significant icons in the form of figurines is not a modern day invention, even if the term action figure is. Representative figurines have had a role in civilization since ancient times. Although the roles have changed over time, you still see how the figurines of the ancient world evolved into the modern day toys for children. The infographic below takes you through the history of the action figure from Ancient Egypt 5,000 years ago to today's modern plastic collectible figurines, highlighting the important moments in the toy's evolution.

Action Figure Infographic

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