Figmas are poseable action figures commonly of anime characters (primarly girls) produced by the illustrious and industrious Max Factory and Good Smile Company. Figmas differ from Nendoroids and posed PVC statues in the sense that they are extremely poseable, come with a wide variety of accessories and are often very show-accurate in terms of design. They are usually 125-145mm tall, with figures of the same series usually in scale with each other.The first Figma was a special edition Haruhi Suzumiya based on and bundled with the PS2 game, Suzumiya Haruhi no Tomadoi. It was released on January 31, 2008 with the product code SP 001. In 2008, the first mass produced figma, Yuki Nagato from the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was released. Since then, the line has covered a plethora of popular anime including Lucky Star and Puella Magi Madoka Magica, as well as other franchises like Fate/stay night, Fireball and Robocop (yes you did read that right).Due to their inherent poseability, they tend to be great fun to either simply mess around with or have set up in elaborate dioramas, aided by mostly interchangeable parts and a fairly consistent scale. There are lines of supplementary accessories targeted solely at Figmas due to how popular they are, such as EX:ride and di:stage.Figma currently leads the market in anime action figures thanks to its plethora of popular licenses, although there are contending lines, the most popular being Figutto!, Full Puni! and Gutto-Kuru. Revoltech's Fraulein line offers larger and sturdier figures, but they tend to be less articulated and the joints are not particularly suited for humanoid non-robotic bodies.
Tropes specific to this toyline:
- Badass Cape:
- Black Rock Shooter from Black★Rock Shooter.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Kirito (GGO ver.) from Sword Art Online, it doesn't really help that Max Factory reused Lucina's hand parts for Kirito.
- Eldritch Abomination:
- Improbable Weapon User:
- All figma assessories can be switched with each other.
- Who is to say swinging leeks isn't a good idea?
- Homura's golf club is one.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler:
- Lucina a.k.a. "Marth" from Fire Emblem Awakening suffers from this, it doesn't help that she has her real name printed on the box, as well as that Cool Mask and Compressed Hair.
- Homura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica was taken Up to Eleven and became a Walking Spoiler thanks to all three versions of her are available as figures.
- Samus Aran, see below.
- Memetic Mutation: Madoka Titus
- Mobile Shrubbery: Solid Snake is guilty to this. Now you can even make your own cardboard box.
- More Dakka:
- Samus Is a Girl: Samus Aran, literally.
- Sinister Scythe: Dead Master and White Rock Shooter from Black★Rock Shooter
- Super Soldier: Solid Snake
- Units Not to Scale: While they're mostly 1:12, their sizes vary due to being in different franchises.