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The 5 Best Things To Collect as a Superhero Fan

As a Superhero fans there are hundreds of different collectibles that you can choose from, but which will give you the best bang for your bucks,  will be the most enjoyable and will likely appreciate in value over time?

Here, I will take a look at what I consider to be the best options currently available without breaking the bank!

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One of the beauties of fandom is to find something you’re genuinely passionate about and start a collection of items around that passion. There are plenty of great things to collect for superhero fans. On this site, we’ve discussed collecting Action figures in depth, which are also included on this list.

When starting a collection, it’s important to consider your passions and remember that some items are more valuable and rare than others.

If you’re specifically interested in collecting Action figures, a good place to start is to explore our two-part guide on how to collect action figures.

How to Collect Action Figures part 1

How to Collect Action Figures part 2

Without further ado, here are some of the best things to collect for superhero fans:

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Original Comic Books

Original comic books will be on anyone's list of dedicated superhero fan collectables.

They are the foundation of the entire superhero universe; without them, none of the other items on this list would even exist.

If you can get your hands on some original comic books, especially key issues or first appearances, you'll have a valuable collection that will only increase in value over time.

Action Figures

Action figures are another popular item for superhero collectors. They’re not only fun to play with, but they also make great display pieces. And with so many different characters and styles to choose from, there’s sure to be an action figure for every fan.

When collecting action figures, the condition is one of the most important things to consider.

Many collectors try to find figures that are in mint condition, with all of the original accessories and packaging. Of course, this can be difficult (and expensive), so it’s not always necessary. But if you can find a figure that’s in good condition, it will be worth more in the long run.

Another thing to keep in mind when collecting action figures is variety. It can be tempting to just focus on your favorite character or series, but try to branch out and get a few different kinds of figures.

Not only will this make your collection more interesting, but it will also be worth more down the road.


Superhero posters are a great way to show your love for your favorite comic book characters. For many people, collecting superhero posters is a fun and creative hobby that allows them to express their personalities and taste.

There are a few things to consider when starting a superhero poster collection.

First, decide which characters you want to collect posters of. There are many different comic book universes, such as Marvel Universe Posters or DC Universe Posters, so you may want to focus on a specific one or two. Once you have your list of characters, start looking for posters that feature them.

There are a few different ways to find superhero posters. One option is to look online. Many websites such as Displate sell Officially licensed comic book posters in mint condition with exclusive designs.

Once you have your collection of superhero posters, you can start displaying them in your home.

Many people like to frame their posters and hang them on the wall, but you can also get creative and display them in other ways. For example, you could create a collage of all your favourite character posters or put together a scrapbook of your collection.

Superhero posters are a great way to show your love of comic book characters. They also make a great conversation starter, so don't be afraid to show off your collection to your friends and family.

You can easily start and grow your own superhero poster collection with a little effort.

Trading Cards

Trading cards are a great way to collect your favorite superheroes without spending much money. You can find trading cards for almost every superhero imaginable, and they're usually very affordable.

Plus, if you're lucky enough to find some rare or valuable cards, you could make a nice profit down the road.

Custom Action Figures

Custom figures are becoming increasingly popular with collectors, and for a good reason. They allow you to create your own unique versions of your favorite superheroes, and they can be worth a lot of money if done correctly.

If you're thinking about making your own custom figures, do your research first, so you don't waste time and money.

My Final Thoughts...

There are many different things that superhero fans can enjoy collecting, and what is considered the best thing to collect varies from person to person.

Some people may enjoy collecting action figures, while others may prefer to collect posters. Ultimately, the best thing to collect is whatever brings you joy and makes you happy.

All the items on this list also make for great gifts for superhero fans.

So, what are you waiting for?

Start collecting today!

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