Five Nights at Freddy's Video Gaming Action Figures
Created by Scott Cawthon, Five Night's at Freddy's (called FNAF by its fans) is a beloved video-game series that tells the terrifying story of what goes on behind the scenes at Freddy Fazbear's, a pizza restaurant for kids. Players can solve the murder mystery alongside animatronic animals like Freddy, Foxy, Chica, and Bonnie. The success of the storyline has spawned numerous types of merchandise, including action figures of various designs and sizes.
What Are Some Action Figure Types?
Collectible Freddy action figures aren't limited to just one type. It's fun for fans and collectors to search for a variety of dolls made by different companies and with different features and designs. One type may have a completely different look than another, and some are meant to look scarier than others are.
- Individual Articulated: Many action figures are sold in individual packages made by brands like Funko and McFarlane. They range in size, with some action figures measuring four inches and some measuring five. Articulated designs bend at the arms and legs and often come with small accessories. These are typically made of vinyl.
- Funko Pop!: Made by Funko, the Pop! line of vinyl figures includes collectible toys that measure 3.75 inches. They're made to look like the stars of the game, including Foxy, Chica, Bonnie, Springtrap, and Ballora. There are several Pop! versions of each animal, including special editions and exclusives, such as the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Golden Freddy Pop! exclusive.
- Plush Toys: Soft cotton plush figures depict the game's animatronics in a completely different way. These vary in size, from smaller eight-inch toys to large 10-inch plush toys, in addition to oversized 22-inch toys.
What Are Some Freddy Action Figure Versions?
Though the first game revolved around the core group of animals, including Freddy, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and Golden Freddy, subsequent games revealed new ones, and each toy offers a different look at updated players. It also depends on which game the characters are based since there are several sequels, including FNAF 3 and FNAF 4.
- Freddy Toys: Freddy starts out shiny and brand new, as he's seen in the first FNAF game. As the games go on, his appearance deteriorates and changes, and you begin to see Nightmare Freddy, Shadow Freddy, Withered Freddy, and Funtime Freddy.
- Chica Toys: Some versions of Chica you'll see aside from the traditional version include the Toy, Withered, and Rock Star versions of the character. She's often seen carrying the Cupcake character.
- Foxy Toys: Foxy the pirate is seen as regular Foxy, in addition to the Phantom, Nightmare, and Funtime iterations.
Do Action Figures Come in Sets?
Instead of purchasing an individual toy, look for sets based on Five Night's At Freddy's. This gives you an array of versions as well as matching accessories.
- McFarlane Building Sets: McFarlane doesn't just make single figures; the company also makes sets that usually contain building blocks and pieces that allow fans to create a venue (such as the office from the first FNAF game), as well as matching figures to create a display.
- Funko Figure Sets: Funko offers box sets that feature four figures from the same game. For instance, the Sister Location set includes Ballora, Baby, Funtime Freddy, and Funtime Foxy.