2Pac Action Figure
The 2Pac Action Figure is a rare action figure based on the American rapper Tupac Shakur.
Tupac “2Pac” Shakur (1971 – 1996) was an American rapper and actor, viewed by many as one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. He was killed in Las Vegas in 1996 after being shot during a drive by shooting, but during the following years a number of posthumously-released tracks made him one of the most successful recording artists of all time with more than 75 million albums sold wordwide.
The All Entertainment 2Pac action figure
The 2Pac Series One figure was released in 2001 by the company All Entertainment, and a small number of figures were shipped to record stores across the U.S. However, around a week later all the unsold figures were removed from the shelves and recalled by the manufacturer.
There are two conflicting theories as to why the figures were recalled. Many believe that they were considered too controversial for sale, as the figure had a tattoo featuring a racial slur on its chest.
The other theory is that the licensing for the figures was never approved, and they were manufactured without permission. Shakur’s mother took legal action and filed a lawsuit to have the toys quickly blocked from sale.
How much is a 2Pac Action Figure worth?
Due to its rarity, the 2Pac action figure is highly sought after by collectors. Examples without their original packaging can sell for $30 - $50 on auction sites such as eBay, and the price of a new, unopened figure can range from $75 all the way up to £250 depending on its condition.