32 Action Figures That Will Unlock Your Kid’s Imagination

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The best toys transport kids to new worlds, fuelling their imaginations as they role-play characters from their favourite movies, books, video games and TV shows. Action figures do exactly this job, encouraging children to dream up—and then physically set up—scenes and adventures over which they have full creative control. To find cool action figures in Canada that will thrill your kiddo, check out this roundup of icons from Superman and Captain America to PAW Patrol‘s Marshall.

In this guide
1. Superheroes and villains
$ 13.97

Marvel Avengers Titan Hero Series 12-Inch Captain America

Ages 4 and up

Tiny Steve Rogers grew taller and more muscular when he became Captain America—and so has his action figure! The towering 12-inch toy brings the boy scout hero to life.

$ 29.99

Last Knight on Earth: Wonder Woman with Helmet of Faith

Ages 12 and up

This high-quality Wonder Woman figure—sporting a golden helmet and sword to emphasize her fearlessness—has 22 points of articulation for maximum pose possibilities.

$ 24.97

DC Multiverse Superman: Action Comics #1,000

Ages 12 and up

Is he the Man of Steel or the Man of Plastic? This authentic resin replica of DC’s godlike Kryptonian (as he appears in the comic books) comes with a transparent flight stand so you can recreate his legendary aerial poses.

$ 14.97

Spider-Man Bend and Flex Iron Spider

Ages 4 and up

Spidey has never been so bendy! This figure has flexible arms and legs that let kids work them into an almost infinite variety of poses, from tough combat stances to heroic postures.

2. Cartoon and animated figures
$ 14.97

Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Sulley

Ages 3 and up

There’s no mistaking this furry fig as anyone other than Pixar’s Sulley, the blue monster with horns, fangs and a heart of gold. And with 12 points of articulation, kids can find all-new ways for the dino to express himself.

$ 14.97

Pixar's The Incredibles Mr. Incredible

Ages 3 and up

Sporting bulging arms, a broad chest and a chin that puts Jay Leno to shame, this colourful figure is ready to transform your kid’s next play session into an epic battle between good and evil.

$ 14.97

Pixar's Onward Ian

Ages 3 and up

Relive Onward‘s journey of magical discovery with Barley’s loveable brother, Ian, who comes with his pet dragon Blazey and wizard staff so kids can faithfully recreate his story.

$ 63.24

Masters of the Universe Revelation BattleCat

Ages 6 and up

He-Man’s friend and ally, BattleCat, gets the deluxe toy treatment with this 14-inch figure featuring 30 working joints—including a hinged jaw!—plus removable armour and helmet.

3. Dinosaurs and animals
$ 9.97

PAW Patrol Action Pack Marshall

Ages 3 and up

Perfect for preschoolers, the dynamic Dalmatian Marshall delivers an array of well-known sounds and phrases that kids will instantly recognize from the show.

$ 16.97

Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World Raptor XL

Ages 3 to 8

This kid-friendly take on the film’s famously fearsome raptors has big eyes and begging paws, making it look more like a cute pet than a scary meat eater.

$ 59.97

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Dino Escape Toy

Ages 4 and up

Inspired by the Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous animated TV series, this 8.5-inch-tall Tyrannosaurus rex can break out of its restraints and even make realistic stomping movements and fearsome dino sounds.

$ 14

Jurassic World Extreme Damage Tyrannosaurus Rex

Ages 4 and up

The deep, blood-red claw marks on the sides of this detailed tyrannosaurus’ body serve as gruesome evidence the king of dinosaurs isn’t without predators of its own.

4. Sci-fi and fantasy
$ 45.99

Star Wars The Black Series Archive Collection Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ages 4 and up

Intricately detailed and infinitely pose-able, the Black Series edition of Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi is designed for both play and display and comes complete with a translucent lightsaber.

$ 62.97

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Darth Vader

Ages 4 and up

Based on his brief appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this vintage take on the Sith Lord offers delicate manipulability, allowing kids to accurately recreate his most famous Force poses.

$ 99.99

Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures Roll N' Change Optimus Prime

Ages 6 and up

This cleverly designed toy sees the leader of the Autobots change from semi-truck form into his 10-inch robot self with a simple push. Snap on his sword and claws and he’ll be ready to take on any Decepticon.

$ 39.09

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Predacon Scorponok

Ages 8 and up

Capable of seamlessly transforming into an eight-legged scorpion in 25 satisfying steps, Predacon Scorponok stores missiles and a CyberBee drone in its enormous purple claws.

5. Sports and wrestling
$ 16.96

Funko POP! Toronto Maple Leafs Carlton The Bear

Ages 3 and up

The mascot of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carlton The Bear, appears in adorable Funko POP! form. He’s the perfect on-the-go companion and can even stay on your child’s shelf as a collectible for years to come.

$ 17.97

WWE John Cena

Ages 6 and up

Whether you want to restage the WWE champion’s most famous matches, recreate a scene from one of his films, or simply appreciate his winning grin, this six-inch figure emblazoned with positivity messages is the way to do it.

$ 17.97

WWE Becky Lynch

Ages 6 and up

Reigning WWE champion Becky Lynch’s action figure allows for almost limitless poses, letting kids make her energize the crowd, perform one of her famous moves or stand victorious over a defeated opponent.

$ 19.97

WWE Wrekkin Randy Orton Action Figure

Ages 6 and up

Third-gen wrestler Randy Orton is one of the greats of all time. Known for his rivalry with John Cena, he’s a fitting choice for any kid who already has a Cena action figure. This fig features a pull-back arm for punching opponents—like the body dummy that’s included.

6. Gaming
$ 12.97

Halo Infinite Master Chief

Ages 6 and up

Armed with his trusty MA5C rifle, Halo’s power armour-clad Spartan comes with a terrain stand so you can pose him stably within the interstellar action scene of your dreams.

$ 12.97

Minecraft Dungeons Valorie

Ages 6 and up

One of the main playable characters from Minecraft Dungeons, Valorie is especially skilled with her sword—which is included here, along with a blue energy streak to make it look like she’s mid-swipe.

$ 27.97

Fortnite Legendary Series Frozen Raven

Ages 8 and up

With two interchangeable faces, a harvesting tool, a pistol, a rifle and 36 points of articulation, Frozen Raven is ready to take control of any Fortnite battle situation.

$ 12.97

Roblox Imagination Collection Luna Galactic Popstar

Ages 8 and up

Part popstar, part interplanetary traveller, Luna is equally at home composing songs and navigating the stars. She comes with several musical accessories, plus a redeemable code that unlocks a virtual item within the Roblox video game.

7. Action figure vehicles
$ 54.97

Batman Launch and Defend Remote Control Batmobile

Ages 4 and up

Kids get to take control of the Dark Knight’s iconic ride using an RF joystick controller, which has a special button to remotely launch Batman from the cockpit and into the air! A four-inch Batman figure is included.

$ 88.58

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank

Ages 4 and up

As seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this maneuverable, beautifully detailed Imperial tank (with removable Kyber canisters!) has space for up to three 3.75-inch scale action figures.

$ 32.47

Masters of the Universe Origins, Prince Adam Sky Sled

Ages 6 and up

Kids can swap out the head and panelling of this Sky Sled to make it suitable for characters both good (Griffin head!) and evil (Serpent head!). It comes with an exclusive Prince Adam figure that’s only available in this package.

$ 59.97

Playmobil Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Ages 6 and up

Loaded with authentic sounds and flashing lights, this detailed model of the Ghostbusters’ legendary car is ready for spectre-snatching action. It even comes with Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz.

8. Action figure playsets
$ 56.97

Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave Playset

Ages 2 to 5

Another playset for the Batman fan, this Batcave will delight your little superhero with power pads that open the wings, reveal the Batcomputer, light up the eyes, open the garage and even open the chest to a stash of armor for Batman. It comes with Batman and The Joker figures for hours of creative play.

$ 223.20

Imaginext DC Super Friends Bat-Tech BatBot

Ages 3 to 8

A huge two-in-one playset, the BatBot is equally at home on the ground and the sky thanks to a “flight mode” that prepares him for blast off. The set has a bevy of projectile launchers, a cockpit for Batman (action figure included) and even a jail cell so the Caped Crusader can securely transport villains to prison.

$ 47.97

Marvel Legends Series Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Ages 4 and up

Marvel’s Unbeatable Squirrel Girl may not yet have her own movie, but until then this deluxe playset—which includes a highly articulated Squirrel Girl figure, stylish scooter and trio of squirrelly friends—fills the gap nicely.

$ 194.97

Masters of the Universe Origins Castle Grayskull Playset

Ages 6 and up

Modelled after the original Castle Grayskull playset you may have had as a kid, this four-room keep has a working elevator, trap door and loads of accessories including a special edition Temple of Darkness Sorceress figure.

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Chad Sapieha has been writing about video games and technology for more than two decades, with thousands of stories appearing in national publications including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and appearances on CTV News, Global News, and CBC radio. He has also written about parenting in the digital age for Today's Parent, Parenting.com, and Common Sense Media. Chad lives in Southern Ontario with his wife, daughter, and a criminally adorable dog named Ron Swanson.

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