To get the shot, I used my camera's light meter to set my shutter speed and aperture for the ambient light in the normally-lit room. Then I dialed up the shutter speed until the scene was mostly black. I could have modified my aperture for the same effect light-wise, but a large aperture gives you a shallow depth of field, which I wanted. The two figures are only about 6" away from each other, but the DOF makes it look like they are much further apart. The big rig is also twice as tall as the action figure, and I wanted to bring them into a closer height relationship. The low camera angle and shallow DOF helped with that.
Canon 5D Mark II
70mm - ISO 800