Guide: Comparison of Action Figure Scales Jan 4, 2020 17:10:15 GMT -6 doomprevails88, yisus, and 1 more like this
Post by Branjita on Jan 4, 2020 17:10:15 GMT -6
Action figures come in fixed scales to allow compatibility within (and sometimes between) toy ranges.
In the US, we often refer to figures as being 5 inch or 6 inch scale. However, most model kits have always been sized in terms of fractional scale (a ratio) such as 1:12 or 1/12.
Did you know that 1:12 scale and 6 inch scale are the same scale? That does not necessarily mean the figures will scale perfectly with one another, but sometimes you will get lucky and they will.
In many other countries, figures are measured in centimeters. But how do those scales and sizes compare to each other?
(Note: CM were rounded to the nearest 1/4.)
* = these are approximations... finding data that backs these numbers up is difficult and not something I can find.
|~1:72* ||1"||2.5 cm||AB/Irwin mini figures, Irwin Capsule figures, DB "Ramen" model kits|
|~1:64*||1.75"||4.5 cm||Mini Figure Series (MFS) bottle cap figures, FUNimation gumball machine figures|
|~1:48* ||2" ||5 cm||vintage keshi (rubber eraser) figures, Soul of Hyper Figuration|
|1:32 ||2.125" ||5.5 cm||AB/Bandai/Irwin/Kidz Biz mini figures|
|1:25||2.5"||6.25 cm||AB Combat Sets, Giochi Preziosi 2 figure sets, some Bandai Imagination gashapons, Bandai America 1995 DB, many of the Ultra Figus/Navarette figures|
|~1:20*||3.5"||9 cm||Shodo Neo, HG, some Hachette, some Legend of the Saiyan, some Frieza Force|
|1:18||3.75"||9.5 cm||Bandai America Ultimate Collection figures, Irwin Secret Saiyan Warrior, some of the heads of Adverge figures, (this is the GI Joe and Star Wars figure scale FYI)|
|1:16||4"||10 cm||Bandai Hybrid, some Bandai Real Works, some Bandai High Spec Coloring Figure (HSCF), some of the heads of Adverge figures|
|1:15||5"||12.75 cm||most Irwin and Jakks DBZ figures, some Bandai HSCF, DBZ Bandai Super Battle Collection, DeAgostini, Editions Atlas, Corriere dello Sport, Bandai Dragonball Evolve, some of the heads of Chara Puchi figures, AB Super Guerriers, Giochi Preziosi articulated figures|
|1:12||6"||15.25 cm||Jakks DBGT figures, DBGT Bandai SBC, SH Figuarts, Figuarts Zero, Bandai Dragon Stars, some of the heads of DWC and WCF figures, Banpresto The Figure Collection (Chouzoushu), various Banpresto figures from the tire period of Battle of Gods, some Banpresto SCultures|
|1:10||7"||17.75 cm||Some of the IF Labs and Jakks DB figures (Yamcha, Mai, Launch, kid Krillin, etc.), DB Academy model kits, Banpresto Pichi Pichi, some High Quality Deluxe (HQ DX), some FES, some Blood of Saiyans, Resolution of Soldiers (NOT Grandista), Super Warriors Battle Retsuden, Banpresto Match Makers, some Banpresto SCultures|
|1:9||8"||20.25 cm||some HQ DX, some FES, some Blood of Saiyans|
|~1:8*||10"||25.5 cm||IF Labs Movie Collection (size varies between 9 and 11 inches tall mostly), Figuarts EX, Master Stars, Super Legend Battle Figure, Resolution of Soldiers Grandista|
|1:6||12"||30.5 cm||Vinyl garage kits are often this size, Super Master Stars|
|1:4||18"||45.75 cm||X-Plus, AB 16 inch figures are approximately this scale|
If you have any data to add to the table, please do. I don't collect (or know) most of the more recent figures that are larger than 6 inch scale.