There are many varieties of Platoon action figures based on Oliver Stone’s classic film. There are some factors to consider before choosing from a specific line of action figures. For example, some collectors would only be after getting the main characters. Others are after completing an entire set of action figures as well as accessories and play sets. There are also people who would choose the figures depending on the sizes. For example, if their existing collections have 6-inch figures then they would want new ones to have more or less the same size.
Action figures would have different levels of points of articulation and that illustrates how much movement the figures can make. As oppose to getting a sculpture, action figures are better. This is because the collector can pose them in different ways. Typical points of articulation include the neck, the elbows and the knees. Platoon action figures are made in likeness of the actors who played the characters in the movie. For example, the Private Chris Taylor figure closely resembles Charlie Sheen. Each of the figures stands 12 inches and would have numerous accessories. Some accessories are part of the textile costume itself while there are also detachable pieces. It would be ideal to check the number of detachable pieces so that collectors would know what things they can do with the figure.
A different line of action figures from the same movie is also available. With a scale of 1:18, highly-articulated figures would have more accessories. The downside is that the facial detailing would not be as defined as the 12-inch action figures.