Collector Grade Vinyl are those products designed for a late teens-adult collector market featuring products that are meant to be displayed in the window or on their own. Unlike Funko Pops! Collector grade vinyl have much more detail and of course a higher price point. They are geared towards fans of a particular series rather than someone creating "wall o-pops" like effects. Best in brand are Sofubi, Q-Fig, and Mini-Co. which are all priced between $20-$50. This category is really for those aged 14 and up though some of the recommended ages do vary. If you want a premium collector grade item this is where you find it.
What is the Q-Fig product?
Q Fig, is a product made by Quantum Mechanix in the plural "Q Figs" capture the action and emotion of some of the most popular pop culture figures in scenes which are directly on point. They are produced at 1:6 scale and come in a window display box. These are collector favorites because they have far more quality than a Pop! figure and are still reasonably priced ranging from $20-$50 depending on the figure being offered. They are designed with collectors aged 14 and up in mind and are usually displayed "in box" though look just as good when displayed without the packaging.
What is a Mini Co. Figure?
Mini Co. is a PVC product line produced by Iron Studio's. The figures are designed for collectible display and come with really fantastic detailing on the figures. These are one the top 3 realistic brands of collectibles for Marvel, Lord of the Rings, the DC Multiverse, and other areas that appeal to collectors. The run from 4 to 8 inches tall (depending on character) and free stand on an embossed base depicting the production series. A typical Mini Co figure runs from $30-$50. It's designed for collectors aged 14 and up.
Who makes Vinyl Figures for Adult Swim?
If you are interested in Adult Swim themed products the license is currently held by KidRobot who produces Vinyl Figures for Adult Swim themed brands like Robot Chicken and Evil Santa. There is a great deal of variance in design scale, size , and features so you will need to check the product description to ensure it is the one you are looking for.
What is a Sofubi?
This is short for Hikari Sofubi which is a Japanese line of Limited Edition Vinyl Figures ranging in size from 7-12 inches tall. Each figure is run once and then the mold is destroyed.