Star Ace Toys have been producing 1/6 scale Harry Potter figures for some time now. Their first came out in Q3, 2014 and was of course Harry Potter himself. The figure was based on a young Harry in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone which we know in the UK as the Philosopher's Stone.
The lead image of this post is of the upcoming Albus Dumbledore Deluxe action figure which is due in May 2016. Its product code is SA0025 which marks the company's 24th release. 24? Yes, SA0013 was never allocated. We guess Star Ace is superstitious or maybe they are keeping that number for some special villain! Churning out that number of products in that space of time is impressive for such a new company.
Characters so far covered include Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Sirius Black, Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody and Lord Voldemort. In upcoming months, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Hermione Granger and Droco Malfoy are being released.
Star Ace are producing characters based on their looks in various movies. The main characters were just 11 to 13 in the first movie and by part 2 of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', they were in their early twenties. The issue for collectors here may be do you want to focus on one movie so characters match looks or do you want to show the evolving characters over time?
For example, compare Harry from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:
In the above he's not even 12 when that was filmed.
Where he was 16. Quite a difference huh?
Like the books, your favourite film from the series will likely depend on whether you prefer the more innocent early times of young Harry or the darker times in the later stories.
The currently announced offerings from Star Ace show characters from every movie name which is great. However, aside from Harry, most characters are currently only modelled from their look in one movie. So for the likes of Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore, your only choice is from the first movie.
Aside from Dumbledore, Star Ace's upcoming release line up looks impressive. Of particular note:
Star Ace Hermione Granger Action Figure
Due for release in January 2016, this is Star Ace's first crack at a figure with natural looking hair. The promotional pictures look good. They've managed to capture Hermione's rather bushy looking hair from the first movie.
Star Ace Harry and Draco Quidditch Action Figures
Star Ace's first 2 pack is on the horizon for May 2015. It looks a great release, putting Harry vs his famous rival Draco Malfoy in a game of Quidditch. The uniforms looks superbly detailed with some great looking accessories.
More Info on Star Ace Toys
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