Aggregate Reviews of Bible Action Figures
It can be rather difficult to find a toy that helps to entertain a child while imparting a good moral message. There are plenty of toys out there that a child can find fun in, but very few that will help keep them on the right path. If you’re looking for a good toy that helps to reinforce what your child learns, it’s only natural that you’d start looking for something with a biblical basis. There’s plenty out there if you know where to look, but not all of it is of the same quality. If you want the child for whom you are buying the toy to get the most out of the gift, you should look for something that’s worth buying.
Some of the most popular Bible-based action figures are in the BibleQuest line. Available online and in select Christian book stores, these toys are meant to have all the fun of a typical action figure while allowing a child to reinforce his or her memory of the related Bible stories. These toys certainly fit the mold insofar as they are biblically-based, but there’s still the question of whether or not they are good Bible toys. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to look at the data to figure out if they’re worth buying.
The five-inch Moses figure is one of the most popular in the BibleQuest line. It’s a fairly traditional image of the older Moses, with white hair and a long beard. He’s garbed in period-appropriate clothing and comes with a staff, snake, burning bush, and the Ark of the Covenant. He’s not terribly easy to pose, but does move fairly well. It’s a very basic sort of figure with no real action features, but generally a good fit for smaller children who are looking for an age-appropriate figure.
– Great accessories
– Very detailed
– Fits the traditional image easily
– Easy to play with
– Can be posed fairly easily
– Not much articulation
– No real action features
– Small pieces are easy to lose and/or swallow
– Older figure may not be exciting for some children
– Not a great fit for older children
The David figure is definitely inspired by David as the shepherd, and comes with a staff, sling, and two lambs. It’s certainly not the most exciting figure, nor is it the most detailed. This is a very basic figure that is easy to confuse for almost anyone else. It’s not very easy to pose and there aren’t many points of articulation. It’s closer to a statue for a church diorama than a real action figure. It’s not the most exciting choice for a figure of David, who by all rights should be one of the best Bible action figures for any young child.
– Lamb accessories are nice
– Blends in with many other action figures
– Popular figure from the Bible
– Little articulation
– Not very detailed
– Accessories aren’t great
– Hard to identify
– Doesn’t include much in the way of clothing
– Accessories are very easy to lose
Goliath is one of the best potential bad guy figures in any Biblical set. That’s why it is so disappointing that this figure does so very little. He’s got a great looking face and comes with weapons, but that’s about it. He isn’t really larger than the other figures, so children will find it hard to image the David and Goliath story when using this toy. This is a hard figure to pose and doesn’t offer a lot of real play figures. In most ways, he just looks like a generic ancient soldier action figure.
– Boys are sure to love the weapons and armor
– Good looking figure
– Makes a great generic bad guy
– Not easy to pose
– Not much detail
– Not any bigger than the David figure
– Doesn’t fit the Biblical image of Goliath
– Hard to really call a Biblical toy
These three figures vary a great deal in terms of quality and the level of fun they bring. The Moses toy is definitely the best of the bunch, while the Goliath is probably the most disappointing. That said, they do make a great group of figures when purchased together. If you’re looking for a toy with a Bible-based message for the young folks in your life, you can do much worse than these BibleQuest figures. It’s hard to find great a great Biblical toy, but these Bible action figures will definitely do for most kids.