Manufacturing Your Own Custom Action Figures

So you're interested in making an order of action figures? You've come to the right place!

86fashion has been manufacturing action figures for 10 years. Toymaking is all we do, and we won't let you down.
On this page, first we'll answer the top 3 questions we receive about transforming beloved characters into great custom action figures.
Then we'll share all sorts of details on our action figure design & manufacturing process – what design decisions need to be made, how we prototype action figures, and then how we manufacture them to become treasured toys and true collector's items.
We hope you'll like what you see, and that you'll contact us for an estimate.
In Summary

26 – 32 weeks
from concept to delivery

6 inch action figures
we build to your budgets

Reliable planning,
 quality and excellent

Top 3 Questions About Manufacturing Action Figures

#1 How many toys: Quantities & Ideal Order Sizes

We can produce 5,000 or more action figures per production run. We have experience with large, complex toy distributions and can readily support orders in the hundreds of thousands to millions.
If 5,000 is too many, some terrific alternatives are polystone figurines and designer vinyl figures.
p.s. A note about personalized one-off figures.
#2 Timelines: Creation-to-Delivery

It takes about 26 to 32 weeks to design, prototype, manufacture and deliver an order of action figures. Some figures that have complex designs or that mix different materials or production techniques can take a bit longer.
“Rush” schedules are possible, but toys can only be made so quickly. Contact us to see what's possible for your project. For rush schedules review & approval stages are reduced and some additional rush costs apply.
#3 How much $: Costs & Budgets

Each of our clients' action figures are made-to-order and many variables affect pricing.
The cost to create an order of action figures depends on:
  • Character design
  • Action figure size
  • # of joints and accessories
  • Painting complexity
  • Packaging
  • Quantity

We Design to Budgets
Because we design and produce figures from scratch, we work backwards from budgets and program goals to help recommend the right features for your order. Contact us to discuss your goals and get an instant quote.

Budgeting for custom action figures includes three parts:
  1. Per unit
     Most 6-inch tall action figures with accessories cost between $8 and $12 each for an order of 5,000 toys, while 4-inch tall action figures can range from $5 to $8 each for an order of 5,000 toys.
  2. Setup Investments
     One-time costs for design work, prototyping, and tooling are additional and normally range between $20,000 to $30,000 or more, depending on the action figure's complexity and reference artwork/assets available.
  3. Freight
     Freight costs are billed separately and vary based on the order quantity, the size of the packaged action figure, and the shipping destination. We can help with an estimate once we discuss your project.

Our Works

Take a look at all of the different types of figures we've made so far, from designer's drawings to book illustrations, and original characters to look-alikes of friends and family. There is no limitation!
Batman Action Figure

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