Also, some figurines may come with a single accessory that snaps onto the hand, or perhaps a cloth cape that can be removed, but like the single point of articulation previously mentioned, this doesn't necessarily raise the figure to the status of "action figure".
Action Figures: Some action figures can be quite large, upwards to 11 inches, in some cases larger. But an action figure larger than 11 inches does not by default become a doll unless the majority of its clothing can be completely removed. For example, the classic Shogun Warriors of the 1970's stood at a whopping 24 inches, yet were completely made of molded plastic and designed to be played with more than displayed.
Alternately, some action figures may be smaller than 3 inches, such as the Yoda action figure from Kenner's Empire Strikes Back line. However, it possessed 5 points of articulation, a cloth robe and two molded plastic accessories. Despite its similarities to both figurines and dolls, it is ultimately an action figure.
There is no fine line dividing each of the three categories and are therefore left to personal opinion. What one collector may call a "figurine", another collector may call an "action figure". Let's look at some of the possible gray areas within each category.
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