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I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically.
Gavin DeGraw

Meaning of "action figure" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTION FIGURE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTION FIGURE

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Action figure is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACTION FIGURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

action figure

Action figure

An action figure is a poseable character figurine, made of plastic or other materials, and often based upon characters from a film, comic book, video game, or television program. These action figures are usually marketed towards boys and adult collectors. It is argued that action figures are particularly popular with boys because they represent traditional masculine traits and are closely associated with the public sphere. While most commonly marketed as a children's toy, the action figure has gained wide acceptance as an adult collector item. In such a case, the item may be produced and designed on the assumption it will be bought solely for display.

Definition of action figure in the English dictionary

The definition of action figure in the dictionary is a small figure of a character from a film, television programme, comic book etc, designed as a toy and often collected by enthusiasts.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTION FIGURE

action
action at a distance
action committee
action film
action group
action hero
action man
action movie
action painting
action plan
action point
action potential
action replay
action shot
action stations
action-packed
actionable
actionable intelligence
actionably
actioner

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTION FIGURE

configure
cult figure
cut a good figure
cut a poor figure
disfigure
double-figure
father figure
figure
go figure
hourglass figure
index figure
lay figure
ligure
prefigure
reconfigure
refigure
single-figure
solid figure
stick figure
terminal figure
transfigure

Synonyms and antonyms of action figure in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «action figure» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTION FIGURE

Find out the translation of action figure to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of action figure from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «action figure» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动图
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

figura de acción
570 millions of speakers

English

action figure
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कार्रवाई आंकड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرقم العمل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фигурку
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

figura de ação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্ম চিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

figurine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

figura aksi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Action-Figur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アクションフィギュア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

액션 피겨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aksi tokoh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con số hành động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடவடிக்கை எண்ணிக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रिया आकृती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aksiyon figürü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

action figure
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

figurka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фігурку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Figura de acțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φιγούρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aksie figuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

actionfigur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

actionfigur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of action figure

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTION FIGURE»

The term «action figure» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.056 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about action figure

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6 QUOTES WITH «ACTION FIGURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word action figure.
1
Gavin DeGraw
I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically.
2
Caleb Landry Jones
I'm ready to be an action figure. I'd love that very much. And all the redheaded kids will get to go out and feel loved and be able to buy a redheaded action figure.
3
Juliet Landau
I have an action figure, and so do my parents, so it's odd that we all have these dolls of ourselves. It's a little bit surreal but kind of fun. You can play with the whole family.
4
Jake Lloyd
I've always wanted to be an action figure.
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Amy Poehler
Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. And don't try to give me that nerd argument that your heart is a 'Batman' with a limited-edition silver bat-erang and therefore if it stays in its original packing it increases in value.
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Ray Stevenson
I never thought I would get to have my own action figure.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTION FIGURE»

Discover the use of action figure in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to action figure and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection
Compiled by Stephen J. Sansweet, owner of the world's largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, the book also showcases and details the rare, popular, forgotten, and beloved figures coveted by fans the world over, drawing figures ...
Stephen J. Sansweet, 2012
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The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Alphabetically organized for easy access and encompassing more than six hundred color photographs, an official visual encyclopedia of more than 1,400 DC Comics action figures features collector's information on release dates, variations, ...
Scott Beatty, 2007
3
Action Figure!: The Life and Times of Doonesbury's Uncle Duke
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the "Doonesbury" character, Uncle Duke, in trouble spots throughout the world.
G. B. Trudeau, 2001
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Action Figure
"Action Figure" is a lurid, relentless, adrenaline filled, avant-garde, action-packed, roller coaster ride of adventure that never lets up from start to finish.
James Caterino, 2008
5
Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure
Captain Action was introduced in 1966 in the wake of the Batman TV show craze, and quickly received his own DC comic book.
‎2003
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Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask
When Ryan, a man who turns into a fly, and Cassandra, his girlfriend who makes things disappear, team up to battle evil tobacco companies and corrupt police officers, they become the heroes of their generation.
Jim Munroe, 1999
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Toy Shop's Action Figure: Price Guide
Will Boomer action figures like G.I. Joe retain their value in the years ahead? This book will answer these questions and more. From the publishers of Toy Shop, this is more comprehensive and up-to-date then any other guide available.
Elizabeth A. Stephan, 2000
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Bibleman Powersource Action Figure
Now kids and adult Bibleman fans alike can create their own adventures at home with these collectible, high-quality, detailed action figures.Both Bibleman, Biblegirl, Cypher, El Furioso and Luxor Spawndroth come with accessories to allow ...
ANONIMO, 2006
9
Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
A comprehensive book for the legions who collect miniature figures of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Yoda, and all of the other "Star Wars" figures. 2000+ color photos.
Stephen J. Sansweet, Josh Ling, 1999
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Muppet - Muppet Action Figures: Adventure Kermit Action ...
This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online.
Source Wikia, Source Wikia, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTION FIGURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term action figure is used in the context of the following news items.
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The History And Evolution Of The GI Joe Action Figure
Mental Floss has a fantastic article on the history of the iconic G.I. Joe action figures, and how Joe had to be rebooted in the 1970s to appeal to ... «io9, Jul 15»
2
Predator 2 City Hunter Action Figure is Way Cooler than Danny Glover
NECA has a new action figure that ships in a vintage looking reproduction of the box that video game shipped in. The action figure stands ... «Technabob, Jul 15»
3
Toy News Roundup: 'MOTU for Everyone', 'Exclusives', 'PIMPS' and …
Each year Action Figure Fury puts together a list of as many SDCC exclusives that we can find. Generally once all is said and done, our list is ... «Action Figure Fury, Jul 15»
4
This Action Figure Finally Gives the Venus de Milo Her Arms Back
Have you ever wondered what the Venus de Milo looked like before the sculpture's arms were broken off? Besides offering a version of the ... «Gizmodo UK, Jul 15»
5
'Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens' Action Figure available at …
San Diego Comic-Con is upon us! And with 2015 being called The Year of Star Wars, the hype for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens is ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
6
iZombie's Liv Moore gets a kick-ass action figure
Craving even more Liv Moore since iZombie's first season on The CW is over? Well, hold on to your hats—and not just because they protect ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Get your own, personal superhero action figure made by Bellevue's …
Using a 3D printer to turn any person into a superhero action figure. "You upload a photo of yourself, or whoever the superhero in your life is, ... «MyNorthwest.com, Jul 15»
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Stitchers: "The Stitcher in the Rye" In-Action Figure Recap!
Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 10.22.49 AM As we have every week at KSiteTV, we have another Stitchers written episode recap written by Shilo ... «KSiteTV, Jul 15»
9
Hot Toys to release "Old Arnie" action figure
Described as “Old Man Arnie” by Toy Box, the action figure sports a leather jacket/hoodie outfit, with a wounded face revealing The Terminator's ... «Toy News, Jul 15»
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Terminator Genisys 1/6th scale T-800 Guardian Collectible Figure …
TAGS: 1/6th scale12" Figureaction figureArnold Schwarzeneggerhot ... He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure ... «Action Figure Insider, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Action figure [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/action-figure>. Sep 2019 ».
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