You go to the grocery store and pick up eggs, bread, and cookies. Every item comes in a unique package. The cookies cannot go in the egg carton or bread bag. Similarly, the eggs will not go in the cookie box or bread bag and the bread cannot fit into the egg carton or cookie box. Why? Because every item is unique and has its own specially-made packaging. You probably won’t find action figures at the grocery store but just like that every action figure in a retail store (or online store) is unique and deserves its own unique packaging style. And this is where action figure box templates come in handy. Template for custom action figure packaging help you decide which style of action figure box will be right for your action figure.
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- Choosing the Right Action Figure Packaging Style
- Reverse Tuck Action Figure Boxes
- Straight Tuck Action Figure Boxes
- Snap Lock Action Figure Boxes
- Hang Tag Action Figure Boxes (Tuck Top with Hanger Tab Boxes)
- Window Die-cut Action Figure Boxes
- Box with Insert Action Figure Boxes
Action figures may not be as fragile or crumbly as eggs and cookies, but they are still vulnerable to damage. Many action figures come with many small detachable parts and accessories and without the right kind of supportive packaging, they can break or be damaged. Good packaging does more than protect the action figure. It elevates the appeal of the action figure and enhances its collectability. Every action figure enthusiast knows the importance of the box. Among collectors, the action figure box is just as important as the action figure it holds. Kraft paper, rigid, corrugated fiberboard, and cardboard sheets are among the most common packaging materials. You can modify these packaging materials to reflect your preferences in whichever way you see fit.
Choosing the Right Action Figure Packaging Style
How do you package an action figure? How do you choose a style that is right for your action figure? The answer is to find an action figure package template that meets your needs.
Here are some aspects to consider when choosing a packaging style for your action figure.
Size and Shape of Action Figure
The most important thing to consider when choosing an action figure box template is the shape and size of your product. Action figures come in all shapes and sizes with many different accessories. Having a box that’s just the right size and shape will ensure that the action figure sits snugly inside and doesn’t move around during transportation. If your action figure is larger than average, look for a large action figure box template instead of trying to fit it in a standard-size box.
Different action figure box templates are available for different styles of display. There are templates that are suitable for hanging the boxes or displaying them on shelves. Choose a style that fits your display requirements.
Environmental concerns over unsustainable packaging are gaining traction and many big companies such as Hasbro are going plastic free. If you’re conscious of your product’s environmental footprint choose an action figure box template without plastic window sheets and blister packaging. Hasbro has introduced completely plastic-free packaging for its latest 6-inch action figures like Mystique from X-Men (to be released in December 2022) which comes in a closed box with detailed character artwork. This will be similar to their Star Wars Stormtrooper Vintage Collection.
Choosing the Perfect Template Design for Action Figure Boxes
Are you confused about which action figure box template is right for you? We’ve put together some template of action figure packaging designs and free downloadable templates for you to pick from.
Reverse Tuck Action Figure Boxes
Tuck-end boxes consist of flaps that are easily tucked in to close the box. These are a very common and popular style of packaging boxes. There are two main types of tuck-end boxes, the first one being reverse tuck-end boxes. The two ends of this box template are the opening and closing flaps. The reason this style is called reverse tuck-end is that the flaps are placed at reverse faces of the box as can be seen in the template below.
Editable Free Template Reverse Tuck Boxes
Here is a free editable template of the reverse tuck-end box. Simply click on it to download. Then open the file and edit it according to your needs.
Straight Tuck Action Figure Boxes
Straight tuck-end boxes are similar to reverse tuck-end boxes in the way that the box consists of two flaps on the top and bottom. Straight tuck-end style is actually simpler and makes for a strong sturdy box. The main difference from the reverse tuck-end boxes is that the flaps close in the same direction, back to front.
Editable Free Template Straight Boxes
Here is a free editable template of the straight tuck-end box. Click on the template to download. Then open the file and edit away.
Snap Lock Action Figure Boxes
The snap lock box aka 123 bottom snap lock box is a commonly used style of packaging box. It’s especially suited for heavier action figures. The bottom of the box is snapped close and the top of the box can be opened and closed using tuck-in flaps.
Editable Free Template Snap Lock Boxes
Here is a free editable template of a snap lock action figure box. You can download it by clicking the template below and then editing it according to your needs.
Hang Tag Action Figure Boxes (Tuck Top with Hanger Tab Boxes)
Hang Tag boxes can have different styles of tops and bottoms. The top can be tuck-end and the bottom can be tuck-end or snap lock. The main feature of this style of box is the addition of hang tags that allow the product to be hung.
Editable Free Template Hang Tag Boxes
Here’s a free editable template for a hang tag action figure box. Download, edit, and use.
Window Die-cut Action Figure Boxes
In addition to the above mentioned action figure template designs, you can choose from additional template styles that can give your action figure box an extra something. A window box, as the name suggests, is a box with a window cut out. It can be a simple shape like a circle or rectangle or a more complex shape like animals or characters. If you order from Packhit we offer sustainable and environment-friendly window box options. You can choose between a sheet-free window and a window with a recyclable or plant-based plastic sheet.
Editable Free Template Window Die-cut Boxes
Here is a free editable template of a rectangular window die-cut box that you can download and edit.
Box with Insert Action Figure Boxes
At Packhit we also offer action figure boxes with custom inserts. This is ideal if you want to pack your action figures securely in their place. A custom insert will also make your box look more elegant and add to the collectability of your action figure.
Action figure boxes come in a variety of styles and shapes. Knowing which style suits your action figure will help you package it attractively. Action figure box templates can help you visualize your action figure box and decide which style to choose. Be sure to make use of the templates shared above and package your action figures perfectly.