Who’s to say girls can’t play with action figures? While Barbie is still alive and well, the lines between boys’ and girls’ toys are becoming ever more blurred. Young girls need strong role models just as much as boys, and there are plenty of options out there for them! We’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile our list of the ten best action figures for girls.
From traditional superheroes to exciting new heroines, we’ve got something for everyone.
What’s here: This list details our selections for ten of the best action figures for girls, with a mix of prices, sizes, and fictional universes from all the choices available.
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This set depicts half a dozen well-known heroines and perhaps anti-heroines—Harley Quinn’s inclusion may be controversial, though her sense of style seems universally adored—as teens at ‘Superhero High’. Each six inch figure is detailed and well articulated, so there’s plenty of room for action!
Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America all come as foot-high sturdy action figures, all loved by boys and girls alike after their recent movie franchises. They may lack the flexibility and posing potential of other figures, but they make up for it with great design and Captain America’s shield included as a nice touch.
While she has flowing hair, changeable clothing, a host of accessories, and a teen sense of fashion like a traditional doll might, she’s also highly articulated and ready for action! Katana is a stylish swordswoman and a sturdy doll great for play indoors or out, and for girls of any age.
What could make a motorbike cooler? How about adding one of the best-loved superheroes to ride it? That’s exactly what this set does: the six inch Wonder Woman action figure is clad in her riding gear with a removable helmet, and the bike is a powerful and stable large-wheeled machine.
This detailed figure is based on work by a fan-loved artist and is superbly detailed and flexible. She carries her own removable whip and boasts an impressive range of movement, making her perfect for girls of any age.
The premise—high school girls practising tank warfare—is definitely a novel one, and fittingly, this isn’t a normal action figure. It’s more of a collectible figure—so great for a slightly older fan of the show—and has incredible detail in the likeness of Yukari, the main protagonist of the manga series, meaning it’s better to display than it is to play with.
She hails from the kid-friendly ‘shooter’ video game Splatoon (don’t worry, all they shoot is ink!) and packs serious attitude into her small 4 inch frame. Alongside a good level of detail and decent movement, she comes with two accessories: a ‘splat tank’ on her back and a blaster she can hold.
This pack of ten figures contains all the best-loved characters from the new and original films, so your daughter can act out almost any scene from the Star Wars universe. The little figures and sturdy and have basic articulation as well, plus, Darth Vader’s cape is cloth, which is a nice touch.
Rey is the undoubted star of the latest Star Wars films and a great role model for young boys and girls alike. This six inch action figure boasts both great articulation and a lightsaber, while the accompanying BB-8 figure, despite standing just 2.5 inches tall, has a good level of detail.
On its own, this is a great figure with good articulation and a paintjob that really makes it look like Scarlett Johansson from the films. It also comes with part of a series of accessories that can be combined to form a ‘Hulk Buster’ figure, which is an excellent addition to a host of cool characters.