Today I want to talk about something that, in my opinion, has changed action figure collecting quite substantially in the past few years: toy photography. For the longest time action figure and toy collecting meant that you probably had various figures and vehicles on display in your home – but that outside of family members and friends almost no one got to see your collection. But in recent years more and more collectors have taken on toy photography as yet another hobby and have begun to share their work online. And this ongoing trend has not gone unnoticed by the various toy companies. And I think it has even changed the product lineup to a certain degree, to a point where modern figures, vehicles and playsets maybe even have the toy photographer a lot more in mind than the traditional collector. And it’s not just the Black Series, the Vintage Collection as well, ever since the line was relaunched in 2018! So let’s talk about toy photography and how it has changed the business!
Welcome back to another fine Tuesday my fellow Toy Runners! I hope you had a relaxing holiday weekend (US), and had a successful week collecting! I have a toy photo I took to share with you and a WIP photo of a pair of Tonnika sisters I’m working on. Take a look by clicking here!
Another fine week in Star Wars. Some good new figures have been leaked. I ehar of new shippers hitting Walmart, but I feel that it may be some time before we get some new items we have yet to hear of. What have you been able to pick up this week? Let us know in the comments!
In last week’s Triple Force Friday livestream a toy photographer was introduced, his handle on Instagram is Rebel Jawa, and he had the chance to take some photos with the brand new Black Series figures. Toy photography has become ever more important in recent years. To the point that companies like Hasbro are not only aware of it, but even promote it. So I think it’s time to talk a bit about toy photography. Click through for more!
Welcome back to another issue of Toy Run Tuesday. Today you’ll find several wonderful photos of my dioramas taken by a good friend of mine. In addition, there are a couple specific figures from this last week that I want to share. Click here for more!
I love toy photography. I follow about 20 pages on Instagram who regularly post new photos of toys from Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Hot Wheels, and more. I’m not sure as though I have seen a photo mirror a movie scene so accurately as this amazing work of art done by James R. Special thanks to him for letting me share his photo from Facebook. Another thanks to Steve Evans for signing off on such a beautiful design. Have you done any photography with your new skiffs? Show it off in the comments!
We are bringing in the New Year with an all-new addition to our Visual Guide Action Photography. With this update, we are spotlighting the works of Thomas Eriksson (@tuskenmilkbar). Click through to check out a sampling of his amazing work, now a part of our Visual Guide Archives!
We have another Visual Guide Action Photography update today, continuing our spotlight series showcasing the talents of one photographer. Today we’re presenting the work from Matthew Cohen (shootingthegalaxy), featuring some amazing movie scene recreations. Click through to check out some of his work that is now added to our Visual Guides!
We are loving these photo submissions for our Visual Guides! We have another update, featuring eight more additions from eight different artists! Click through to see what was added this week! Enjoy, and make sure to follow these talented photographers on Instagram! If you want a sneak peek at what’s coming for each update, make sure to follow us on Instagram too! We’re showcasing these daily!
We have our first update from our Visual Guide Action Photography submissions! First, I want to thank everyone who submitted photos, they were visually stunning! We received a huge response (nearly 100 photos this first go-around)! For this first update, we have taken a selection from multiple viewers to display a wide range of style and scale. In the future, we may again feature a variety, or a single viewer, or a mix. Click through and enjoy!
We are reaching out to our viewers who have a talent for dynamic action figure photography to help add a little extra to our Visual Guides by showcasing their work of figures in an environmental setting. Action figure photography has become increasinly popular lately, and we were inspired by some of the amazing photos submitted to Instagram user starwarstheblackseries and thought this would be a great way to show off action figures beyond our basic identification guides (if you don’t follow them on Instagram, you should!). We’d like to pick the best of the best and add a few additional slides to some of our Visual Guides. If you want to make a contribution to our guides and think you have what it takes then click through for some basic guidelines for submission.
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