When I first started doing Action Figure Reviews - some 5 years ago - I went with a rating system out of 5. Over time this has remained consistent across all reviews.
In the last couple of years my reviews have broken down figures into Packaging, Sculpt & Paint, Accessories and Articulation with each of these given a rating out of 5 also that then contribute to the overall score.
What has become evident recently is that the margins between a bad, average and good figure are becoming even slimmer and I find myself scoring two figures at say a 4 out of 5 when one is superior in a number of areas.
The answer is of course a change in the rating process, and my first thought was moving to a scale out of 10. The issue here is how does a 7/10 figure now compare to a 3/5 figure? With 500+ reviews complete I do want to preserve the ability to compare.
So here we are and the answer is to follow the 5 star rating laid out by the likes of Amazon and Trustpilot and to allow half marks. This is still kind of an "out of 10" rating, but allows comparison to previous reviews with only a minor margin or error.
As of today, any new reviews will be scored using this new process....
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About Me : As a child of the 70's and 80's I grew up in a golden age for action figures and in my youth bought and sold myself through collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe (Action Force) and M.A.S.K. while also dabbling in He-Man, Transformers and Ghostbusters. Roll forward and I am now reliving that Youth with the action figures of today and am a collector and fan of the larger 6-8 inch figures from my favourite movie and TV licences - including the ones mentioned above, but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who and the Aliens. I launched The Mephitsu Archives in 2015 with a view of creating a UK focused site or these figures where fans can pick up the latest action figure news, read reviews and get information on where to buy their figures and what is currently on store shelves. I hope I am delivering that to you guys...
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