Warcraft Action Figures (WoW)

Collectors come in all stripes, those who genuinely have a love for what they are collecting, those who just love the chase of being able to complete a collection, and those who hope their investment will one day pay off. One doesn't have to be one of the millions of players of World of Warcraft to collect its actions figures. The younger players though, or the young at heart, may have a hard time resisting the urge to take the Warcraft action figures out of their box.

The slightly older players will likely find the Warcraft miniatures reminiscent of He-Man figures sold in the 80's. There are four main companies that started manufacturing Warcraft action figures since Warcraft II. They are Blizzard Entertainment, Toycom, State of the Art (SOTA), and DC Direct (of DC Comics). Out of these companies, DC Direct has produced the largest line of figures.

They are Human Footman, Orc Grunt, Malfurion Stormrage, Muradin Bronzebeard, and Thrall. Toycom has produced six figures all from Warcraft III. SOTA produced only three figures which are: Tauren Shaman, Undead Warlock, and Jungle Troll Voodoo Priest. DC Direct released its first series of Warcraft figures in 2007. This first series was comprised of Meryl Felstorm: Undead Warrior, Rehgar Earthfury: Orc Shaman, Valeera Sanguinar: Blood Elf Rogue, and a deluxe figure, Illidan Stormrage: Night Elf Demon Hunter. DC has released five series through the end of 2009.

As Steve Carell's character, Andy, proved in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, having a mint toy collection can be a nice investment. Those not familiar with WoW, but looking for the next "hot" collectible, may want to look into these Warcraft miniatures because WoW is a Guinness World Record holding massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), holding the record for most subscribers, over 11 million. With that many followers worldwide it's likely a market will exist in the future for those collectors who were able to purchase the Warcraft action figures now and hold onto them. And unlike the He-Man figures these WoW action figures are not currently being mass produced and sold in retail outlets.