Action Figure Collecting Resources
By Corey Tincher, About.com Guide
Action figure lines are more complex than just the figures being released. There are histories leading up to them, companies behind them, and reviews that point consumers in the right direction. These guides gather every piece of relevant information about specific toy lines and aim to make collecting them considerably easier.
Keeping track of every figure released in an action figure line is a tall order. Checklists and that gather all of that information into one easy to use place make collecting easier to manage and more enjoyable.
- Ghostbusters Classics Checklist
- Lego Hero Factory Checklist
- Lego Minifigures Checklist
- Lego Super Heroes Buildable Figures Checklist
- Marvel Legends (2012) Checklist
- Masters of the Universe Classics Checklist
- ThunderCats (Bandai) Checklist
- Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Histories and Legends
Although the action figure industry is relatively young compared to many collecting hobbies, there are still a number of different lines and a multitude of figures from the last 50 years. Along with the history of each line, there are also certain legends and oddities that become a part of the lore of action figures.
The world of action figure collecting is rarely complemented with outside resources that add to the hobby. But when there are books, shows, or events that capture the essence of the figure, it's important for collectors to take notice.