If you love collecting action figures of your favourite superheroes, then you will know just how difficult it is to get them in India. Unlike abroad, we still don’t have shops that stock on the action figures or even the merchandise – the reason could be lack of mass appeal. Thankfully, there are several online sites that have stepped-in to fill the void and cater to the needs of the niche audience. Featured here are few such online resources where you can find the cool stuff.
One of the best place to find any action figure that you may be looking for
No matter what action figure you are looking for, chances are that you will find it at Skinnyalley Collectibles. And if they don’t have it, be assured that they will source it for you. As of now, Skinnyalley doesn’t have a site and operates via Facebook Page. The man behind the venture, Ramgopal Krishnan himself is a superhero buff and boasts of a vast collection of action figures. Alongside his day job, he manages the demand for action figures that pour in via the Page. If he doesn’t have an action figure that a person is looking for, he uses his contacts with retailers in the US to source it for them. Apart from the action figures based on the newer comics, cartoons and movies, here you will find even the rarest of rare action figures from the bygone era gone.
You can also buy T-shirts
Another popular online destination for the superhero fanboys is BombayMerch. The site is a great place to find collectibles, merchandise and even posters of popular movies, music, TV series, comics and more. The site started off with just poster prints and slowly expanded its portfolio to offer other merchandise. The Collectibles category is divided into Action Figures, Barware, Bobble Heads, Geek Toys, Statues, Tin Boxes and Tin Signs. It has a select range and you will find action figures from Star Trek, Batman Series, Hero Series, Terminator and Wolverine, to name a few. It also has a Geek Toys section where you will find things like Spider-Man movie mask, Harry Potter glasses, Star Wars Darth Vader Standard Edition Mask and more. Besides these, BombayMerch is also a great place to buy comic superheroes themed T-Shirts. It also features some cool accessories.
Gurgaon based Action Figures India is another good option
Another place for action hero buffs to feed their passion is the Facebook Page of Gurgaon-based Action Figures India. Featured here are the latest and the most popular action figures, statues and collectibles from comic books, movies and even TV serials. You will find the action figure with the information about the artist, the scene, the dimensions and some other trivia. If interested in any of the products, you can e-mail them the details to place the order and make an advance payment. They will take around 15 to 25 days to deliver your product, as most of them will have to be imported. If you are looking to buy a particular action figure and don’t see it on their menu, then you can request them to source it for you.
Flipkart also stocks up on action figures
Flipkart, the popular e-commerce site, also stocks up on action figures. You will find the same in the Toy category, under Vehicle & Action Toys section. There are action figures from popular comic books, movies, TV serials, cartoon characters and even wrestling superstars. As with all the other products featured on the site, even here you will find all the relevant details about the action figure, including the dimensions and points of articulation. Flipkart is also a good place to find action figures from Indian cartoon or animation series.
Game4U and NextWorld have limited collection
Apart from the sites mentioned above, there are several other sites that sell action figures. Game4u, one of the popular online destinations to buy console and PC games, too sells action figures. However, the collection is limited. Even Nextworld, a site that sells computer hardware and console games, features action figures. You will find that the list is limited and most of the products are out of stock. This is rather disappointing as both these sites sell PC/console games and therefore, selling the gaming action figures will be a natural extension for them.
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