Every so often, a videogame comes along and becomes the new pop-culture sensation, seemingly overnight. We saw it with Pokemon and Pokemania in the 1990s, but nowadays it's Fortnite by Epic Games that's capturing imaginations of all ages.

It's no surprise that Fortnite action figures have been with us ever since – a wonderfully vibrant way of bringing skins, weapons and characters to life outside our screens. And while you can play Fortnite on pretty much any device these days, managing screen time for kids is often achieved by taking what they love on-screen and bringing it into the living room!

Likewise, serious collectors have come to love the best Fortnite action figures for their attention to detail and many points of articulation – what fun is an action figure you can't pose, right?

Whatever your reason for dropping into the weird world of Fortnite action figures, buckle up – we're about to steer this flying battle bus straight into a colourful free-for-all that pits toys together in the ultimate showdown. Let's glide down and get stuck in!


Which Fortnite action figures to avoid?

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Before we dive deep into this, a quick aside – think of this as the pre-launch tutorial! Every popular franchise has to deal with fakes, and Fortnite is no exception. Avoiding bootleg Fortnite action figures can seem tricky at first, but one thing you'll soon notice about a fake Fortnite action figure pack is the quality – or lack thereof!

Official Fortnite toys are made by companies with an established track record, such as Funko, Jazwares or Hasbro. Look for these logos on each Fortnite action figure pack you find online, or likewise look for the Epic Games logo – they're the developers of the Fortnite video game.

Especially shoddy fake Fortnite action figures can be recognised at a glance. They're badly painted, often misshapen or may not even pose that well – and anyone who's played the game will speak up on unofficial characters or bad imitations of their favourite skins.

If you're shopping for a Fortnite fanatic in secret, of course, you might not have their expertise to draw from – but don't worry. That's where this guide comes in!


Are Fortnite action figures safe for kids?

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Absolutely – while the Fortnite game is rated for teens and up, many parents feel it's safe for their kids to get stuck into. The general consensus is that any kids who can watch Marvel superhero films can handle Fortnite's cheeky gunplay and cartoon fighting. It's always wise to monitor any games your kids play online, though.

Top toy manufacturers wouldn't be involving themselves with the franchise if it wasn't safe for kids, though – they'd have too much to lose from outraged parents and bad PR! Having said that, keen collectors of all ages are fond of many Fortnite action figures – particularly those by McFarlane Toys, which lean towards the premium side and are intricately detailed.

In terms of pure design though, all Fortnite action figures are safe for kids aged eight and up, owing to the small parts – weapons, items, back bling – that come with each Fornite action figure pack.

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The best of them can be collected to create big setups too. For instance, the Fortnite action figures that Jazwares produce can be tallied on a handy collectors' checklist online – but they also work together via the wooden and metal-looking construction pieces included with them.

Half the fun of Fortnite is in building structures, after all – whether you're going to simply wall up, or build the ultimate superstructure in which to pit your figures in glorious battle royale. Combine enough pieces and you'll have the fort of your dreams!


Our favourite Fortnite action figures

If you're seeking recommendations or want to see your favourite skins represented, look no further! Just like the game itself, the world of Fortnite is getting bigger all the time – and combine these with some of your favourite action figures from other franchises, and you're going to be able to make mash-ups even greater than Fortnite's own!

The best of them can be collected to create big setups too. For instance, the Fortnite action figures that Jazwares produce can be tallied on a handy collectors' checklist online – but they also work together via the wooden and metal-looking construction pieces included with them.

Half the fun of Fortnite is in building structures, after all – whether you're going to simply wall up, or build the ultimate superstructure in which to pit your figures in glorious battle royale. Combine enough pieces and you'll have the fort of your dreams!

Whether you're starting a Fortnite action figure collection for the first time, or looking to round out your plastic pals' squad with some choice new members, here are the Fortnite action figures we'd happily sing praises about from the top of Tilted Towers (oh, how we miss old-school Tilted Towers...).



Fortnite Squad Mode 4 Figure Pack

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Who's up for some co-op? Squad up and set out to dominate with the Fortnite Squad Mode 4 Figure Pack! This Fortnite action figure pack combines Cuddle Bomber, Rex, Ragnarok and Brite Bomber – four classic skins that have almost become defining mascots of the game in their own right.

Each figure boasts 19 points of articulation for all sorts of battle royale shenanigans – and with interchangeable weapons and harvesting tools, including dual-SMGs and the trusty tactical shotgun, these Fortnite action figures are detailed enough to please collectors, while tough enough to withstand some serious playtime.

Each figure comes with a wooden-looking plastic panel piece – these are the connecting pieces that can be used to construct platforms and forts if you gather enough of them! The best bit? They can be used as display stands too – perfect for posing your favourite Fortnite combatant, ready for action (or for a dance-off).

Fortnite Solo Mode Figure Pack – Carbide

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We'd all love to be as cool as Carbide looks. Like the four-pack of Fortnite action figures above, he stands four inches tall, with 19 points of articulation to help him pose heroically. Or you could make him floss instead – nobody's judging you.

Equipped for action, Carbide wields the Positron harvesting tool, which is coloured to match his insanely cool armour. The attention to detail is second to none, right down to the panels in his breastplate, and the included wooden-designed plastic stand is once again compatible with other Fortnite action figure packs – another piece for your budding collection and ultimate fortress in the making!

Carbide's legacy in Fortnite goes back a surprisingly long way – in the game lore, he's part of the Save The World campaign, and his suit helps him survive some nasty meddling with meteorites. That makes an action figure of him all the more appealing – to say nothing of the rarity of this outfit in Fortnite Battle Royale mode too!

Fortnite Solo Mode Figure Pack – Raptor

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Step back as far as Fortnite Season One with this Raptor action figure – designed to capture a Fortnite outfit skin that's been around almost as long as the game itself. This is a superb four-inch Fortnite action figure of Raptor that features 19 points of articulation, lore-level attention to detail and a wooden stand that pulls double-duty as a construction piece with the wider collection.

Raptor's harvesting tool of choice is the Spectre, and he can be posed in a number of ways to add to his mysterious, no-nonsense look (or flaunt his secret ballet skills – these Fortnite folks sure do love to dance). The bandolier across his jacket and the headset he's wearing let his opponents know he's packing the big guns and not without backup!

This officially licensed Fortnite action figure perfectly captures one of the game's rarest and most iconic Legendary Tier outfits – ideal for capturing the moment in time Fortnite went from a humble base-building co-op game to the Battle Royale sensation we know it as today.


The game is just beginning

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Lock in your loadout – we're just getting started! Now you have everything you need to delve into the world of Fortnite action figures, you need only level-up your know-how and begin – or expand! – your collection.

Immortalise your favourite Fortnite skin with an action figure that effortlessly captures the fast-paced fun of this looter-shooter phenomenon. While the future of Fortnite is always going to be surprising, one thing's for sure – whether a canny collector or a toybox titan, Fortnite action figures are a brilliant way of bringing the world-conquering battle royale into real life!