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What Are the 5 Most Valuable Star Wars Action...
A list of the 5 most valuable and sought-after Star Wars action figures.
The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales
Action Figure Size Scales. Action Figures.
6 Action Figure Companies You Need to Know
There are a lot of action figure companies manufacturing action figures and collectibles in the world, but six stand out to the modern collector.
How to Find the Value of Your Action Figure
Finding the Value of an Action Figure - Action Figure Price Guide - Action Figure Grades
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Care
The Top 10 Unofficial Lego Websites
Learn about the 10 best unofficial Lego minifigures websites, including BrickLink, Brick Arms and more.
How to Start an Action Figure Collection
This should give you a good feel as to how to begin your new hobby of action figure collecting.
Star Wars Vintage 1978-1985 Action Figure...
Not sure if you have them all? Then this Star Wars Vintage 1978-1985 Action Figure Checklist is just the thing for any collector looking to complete their collection.
Top 5 Super Hero Action Figure Lines
Super heroes and action figures were made for each other, and there have been a number of lines to prove it.
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Vintage Action Figure Profile: Star Wars 1977...
In 1977, the pop culture world was forever changed by a little movie called Star Wars. That following spring, action figures were forever changed when the multitude of Star Wars toys hit the shelves. We take a look at an original Luke Skywalker figure that has stood up pretty well these past 32 years.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
10 Dedicated Action Figure Websites
Although About.com Action Figures should serve all your action figure needs, there are a lot of great sites out there that serve the action figure community.
A History of G.I. Joe
There are a few action figure lines which define the genre, and among them is G.I. Joe. As a brand, Hasbro's
10 Tips for Selling Your Action Figures on eBay
Want to sell your action figure collection on eBay? These 10 tips will make the process more fun and profitable.
8 Tips for Posing Action Figures
Posing action figures can be a precarious task. Take a look at these eight helpful tips to make sure you're getting the most out of your action figure displays.
How to Open an Action Figure Package
It may seem simple, but there are a few tricks and tips to opening an action figure package if you want your cardbacks and figures staying in top condition.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case - Star Wars Case
The Top 5 "Must Join" Action Figure Forums
Join in on the discussions about all things action figures with these 5 excellent action figure forums. Don't just be a collector, be a fellow enthusiast!
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
For beginning collectors, visiting the various action figure blogs, forums, message boards and buy/sell/trade
Top 5 Action Figure Marketplaces
Buying and selling figures is one of the most enjoyable elements of an action figure collection. Many collectors are looking for the best place to participate in economic side of collecting, and the follow five spots are the best places to do so.
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
The Top 10 Action Figure Blogs
Love reading about action figures, and want to get a peek into the minds of fellow collectors? This list of the Top 10 Action Figures blogs should get you started on your way.
A History of the Lego Minifigure
The Lego minifigure is one of the most iconic designs in the world of action figures. Find out where the classic little yellow action figure got its start many years ago.
The Top 5 Conventions for Action Figure...
Conventions are a big part of the action figure industry, and these five are the biggest and best that every collector should try to visit.
Collection Protection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
7 Tips for Buying Action Figures in Stores
Don't go on an action figure hunting trip unprepared. Take these seven tips and tricks with you to make the most out of your buying experience and keep more in your wallet.
Top 10 Lego Minifigures
Lego released 16 unique minifigures in each of its first five Lego Minifigures series. That's a total of 80 minifigures, and here's a look at the 10 that stand out as the best.
Top 5 Action Figure Forums
There are a number of online discussion forums which allow action figure collectors to gather and discuss their favorite companies, lines, and figures. The following five are the best the web has to offer.
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Riddler
Riddler is a classic Batman villain, and this iconic figure from the DC Universe Classics line is one of his best renditions ever.
The 5 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures
Action figure collecting is a wonderful hobby, and these are the 5 best things about it.
6 Things You Have to Know About Action Figure...
One of the most confusing things about action figure collecting is understanding sizes and scales. These are the basic things you have to know.
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
Top 10 Masters of the Universe Classics Figures
The Masters of the Universe Classics line is one of the most popular lines in the action figure industry, and despite a plethora of great figures, ten in particular stand out.
Masters of the Universe Classics Checklist
This is a comprehensive checklist of the 2008 and onward Masters of the Universe Classics line of action figures manufactured by Mattel.
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
The 5 Worst Star Wars Bootleg Figures Ever
Star Wars action figures have dominated the hobby for countless decades, but unfortunately a number of bootlegs have tarnished that rich history. These are the worst of them.
Top 10 Toy Biz Marvel Figures of the '90s
In the '90s action figure aisles were ruled by Toy Biz's Marvel Comics lines, and these 10 figures are the best of the best.
5 Transformers Characters You Need to Know
The world of Transformers is a complex and expansive one, and keeping track of its characters is an ordeal. The following list of vital Transformers collectors will arm any new action figure collector with the knowledge the need of the best and biggest characters in Transformers lore and action figure history.
Spider-Man Action Figures Through the Ages
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades.
6 Classic Action Figure Lines You Need to Know
Every new action figure collector needs to be familiar with at least six classic toy lines: Transformers, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Mego World's Great Superheroes.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
ThunderCats Classic Lion-O Review
The ThunderCats have finally returned in action figure form. Their fearless leader Lion-O is the first figure out and marks a strong return for the franchise.
Mego Spider-Man c.1974
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 2.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
The Princess with a Pistol
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 3.
Captain Action Spider-Man c.1967
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
Comparing Action Figure Price Points
Action figures can vary greatly in their costs, but should they? This article takes an in-depth look at the true costs of high-end action figures.
First Appearance Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 6.
Pocket Super Heroes Spider-Man c.1979
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 3.
Spotlight on Hot Toys Iron Man II War Machine
Hot Toys is the king of the action figure world, and this figure is one of the best ones they've ever made.
6 Tips for Displaying Action Figures
Setting up an action figure display can be a lot of work and a lot of frustration without the right preparation and know-how. These six tips and tricks will help collectors make the most of their action figures displays.
The 5 Best Transformers Combiners Ever
Combiners are some of the most popular figures in the world of Transformers, and these five are the best ever made.
A Look Back at the Django Action Figure...
A line of Django Unchained action figures caused one of the biggest controversies in action figure history, and these are my take on the event years later.
Guide to Transformers
Transformers is one of the biggest and most diverse brands in the world of action figures. There are numerous iterations, characters, and histories to learn and master. This guide is the first step to understanding Transformers.
The Transformation of Toy Commercials
Toy lines don't always head in directions that I enjoy, but toy commercials have certainly improved in recent years, and that's a wonderful trend.
The Most Wanted Walking Dead Action Figures
There's no show bigger than The Walking Dead, but its action figure line is still missing some big characters.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
The Moment Transformers Jumped the Shark
Transformers has always been a huge part of the toy industry, but many collectors have noticed a decline in quality and execution in recent years. This is when it happened.
10 of the Best Video Game Action Figures
Video Game action figures are beginning to dominate the hobby, and these are some of the best.
The Princess on a Mission
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures.
The 5 Coolest S.H. MonsterArts Figures
The S.H. MonsterArts line is full of awesome figures, but 5 very special ones of are even cooler than the rest!
Scott with His Sword and Coat
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures. Page 3.
The Must Have Heroes of the Storm Action Figures
Heroes of the Storm is an upcoming video game that takes numerous classic video game characters and puts them into a single game. That's the perfect recipe for a wonderful action figure line.
The Biggest Action Figure Lines from 2015 Movies
2015 is going to be a huge year for movies, and action figures based on the blockbusters will be equally beloved.
Secret Wars Spider-Man c.1984
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 4.
Little Men of Action!
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 2.
No Shame in Using Repro Parts
Reproduction Parts for Vintage Figures - Action Figure Reproductions - Repro Action Figure Accessories. Taking a look at how collectors could use reproduction parts to make an incomplete vintage action figure look like new.
Top 5 Action Figure Blogs
There's nothing action figure collectors like to do more than share their collections. Many collectors have taken to the internet to show off their figures, utilizing blogs to tell stories, share their figures, and provide entertainment for other collectors.
Displaying an Action Figure Collection in a...
Here are some helpful tips on what to do when you're collection outgrows the space you have to display it.
The 5 Best Donatello Figures From Teenage...
If Donatello is your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, then you absolutely have to read this list of his best figures.
10 Smite Figures That Have to be Produced
Smite is a video game that's quickly taking off in popularity, but there's still no wind of an action figure line. That needs to change, and these characters need to be the first ones produced.
The Greatest Story Ever Told With Lego...
Action figures rarely take the spotlight in works of art, but Brendan Powell Smith's take on the Bible utilizes Lego minifigures in a creative way that highlights figures as works of art and storytelling devices.
Dressing Up Like a Star Wars Toy
Star Wars toys are the perfect templates for the perfect Halloween costumes.
Action Figure Art with Robert Burden
Action figures aren't typically seen as art, but that all changes when Robert Burden's paintings enter the discussion.
The 5 Worst Superhero Bootleg Figures Ever
Superhero figures are as iconic as it gets in the action figure industry, but these bootleg superhero figures are as bad as it gets in the action figure industry.
Scott with His Mighty Guitar
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures. Page 2.
6 Tips for Organizing Your Action Figure...
It takes a lot of time, effort, and know-how to organize an action figure collection. These six tips will have your collection organized in no time!
Toys-R-Us Exclusive Star Wars Hoth Patrol...
Action Figure Profile: Toys-R-Us Exclusive Star Wars Hoth Patrol Battle Pack - Star Wars Action Figure Review
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
Guide to Lego Minifigures
This is a guide to everything Lego minifigures. You can find the history of the classic figures, checklists to see what's been released, and reviews to help guide your buying decisions.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Warthog Covenant Turret
Megabloks Halo Wars Warthog. Action Figures. Page 3.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Orion and...
Orion and Lightray were designed by Jack Kirby and have become cult classic comic book characters. These figures are two of the best renditions of these characters.
Get to Know the Most Common Types of Articulation
As a new action figure collector, it's very difficult to understand all the different kinds of joints that figures have. This guide will introduce you to the four most common kids of articulation.
10 League of Legends Figures That Have to be...
League of Legends is one of the biggest games in the world, and the fact that it doesn't have action figures based on it is totally unacceptable. These 10 characters should be produced first when a line is announced.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello Review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back, and newly-designed the basic Donatello figure is one of the best Turtles action figures ever made.
Animated Series Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.
Mattel Retro-Action DC Superheroes Wave 1...
They're not exactly Mego, but they're pretty darn close, and that's good enough for many classic action figure fans.
Top Tips for Storing Action Figures
Action figure can be a real pain when trying to find space for them all. These tips will help you store your figures safely and efficiently.
Guide to Masters of the Universe
There are very few action figure lines with more characters and history than Masters of the Universe, and this guide to the various figures, lines, and characters will be a helpful tool to any collector looking to know more about the brand.
The 5 Worst Power Rangers Bootleg Figures Ever
Power Rangers fans who love action figures will find these offbeat and ridiculous creations rather intriguing, and maybe even charming!
6 Tips for Managing Your Action Figure Collection
Action figure collections can easily get out of hand, which is why it's important for collectors to actively manage and track their collections. Using these tips will help any collector gain control of their collection.
The Villain Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. Page 3.
The World's Smallest Fully Articulated Action...
A closer look at the world's smallest fully articulated action figures from the Megabloks Halo Wars Authentic Collector's Series building sets.
Even More of the Worst Bootlegs Ever
Action figure collectors can't get enough of the worst bootlegs out there in the seedier parts of the action figure industry. Here are 5 more of the worst that have ever been found.
Mezco's Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
A Night with the Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen are some of the best in the business when it comes to designing action figures.
Lego Minfigures Checklist
Lego has been releasing waves of 16 individual minifigures, which are perfect for action figure collectors who aren't into building sets, but love the style of minifigures. This is a checklist for the minifigures Lego has released.
The 5 Worst He-Man Bootleg Figures Ever
He-Man has been a collector's staple in the action figure industry for decades, but these 5 bootleg figures are anything but collectable!
Top 5 Series 6 Lego Minifigures
With over 16 possibilities in each wave of the Lego Minifigures line, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the best. This list tells you which figures from Series 6 take top honors.
Transformers Prime Cliffjumper Review
Transformers Prime is one the best action figure cartoons evere, and the figures based on it are great too. Cliffjumper may be one of the most memorable characters on the show, but his figure isn't quite so incredible.
The 5 Best Places to Display Figures Around the...
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Top Video Game Franchises That Need Action...
Video games have taken over the action figure world, but some popular games are still missing from the toy aisles.
Toy Biz Spider-Man c.1990
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 5.
Ghostbusters Classics Checklist
The new Ghostbusters line from Mattel has a lot of different characters and variant figures. This checklist gathers them all in one easy to read place.
Missing a Little Something
Taking a look at how collectors could use reproduction parts to make an incomplete vintage action figure look like new.
Lego Hero Factory Checklist
The Lego Hero Factory takes Lego bricks and turns them into action figures with an interesting narrative and lots of potential for play.
DC Comics Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 9.
A Place to Keep His Books?
Star Wars Legacy Collection R2D2 Action Figure. Page 4.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Mary Batson
Mary Batson may not be as vital as someone like Captain Marvel, but she's an important part of that character's universe and her figure is a memorable one.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Figures
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 7.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Warthog Vehicle
Megabloks Halo Wars Warthog. Action Figures. Page 2.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Batman and...
It doesn't get any better than Batman, and Clayface is one of his coolest villains, making this classic two pack a very interesting one.
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Vehicle Checklist
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Vehicle Checklist - G.I. Joe Action Figure Vehicles
6 Tips for Following the Action Figure Industry
The action figure industry is a fast moving place, and without a keen focus and knowledge of how to keep up, it can be hard to see and understand it all. These tips will help you make sure you don't miss a thing.
Spotlight on Marvel Legends Scarlet Spider
The Marvel Legends line has captured nearly every character in the Marvel Comics universe, including this classic take on the Spider-Man variation Scarlet Spider.
Tips on Buying Action Figures on eBay
Buying vintage action figures on eBay is easy, getting the most for your money is a little harder. Here's a few tips for the beginning bidder.
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
Lego Batman Minifig
Lego Batman Minifig. Action Figures. Page 4.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Vigilante
Vigilante might be one of the most obscure DC Comics characters ever produced as an action figure, and that's precisely why he deserves a moment in the spotlight.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Cyborg...
Cyborg Superman and Mongul are two of the biggest Superman villains there are, and this classic two pack captured them in their iconic designs with great figures.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Checklist '82-'89
Not sure if you have every version of Snake Eyes ever released? Need away to keep track of your mounting G.I. Joe collection? All you need is this handy dandy checklist. Now you know...
Spotlight on World of Warcraft Quin'Thalan...
World of Warcraft players number in the millions, but only a handful of action figures have ever been produced. That makes Quin'Thalan Sunfire and important figure, and more popular than most collectors would ever guess.
The 5 Best Masters of the Universe Playsets
Masters of the Universe had lots of amazing figures, but its cool playsets may have been the real reason the line was so popular.
Mexican Bootleg Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 5.
Top 10 DC Universe Classics Figures
The DC Universe Classics line is one of the best superhero lines ever, and its 10 standout figures will forever be remembered by action figure collectors.
Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers...
Finding good resources covering action figures is a challenging task. The Transformers Vault is a book and collectible that offers an unparalleled look into the world of Transformers, including the history of the action figures.
5 Masters of the Universe Characters You Need...
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is one of the action figure industries most popular and collectible lines. New action figure collectors should be familiar with the biggest characters and most popular figures of the classic property, and this list introduces them.
Dragonball: Evolution Figures Review
April 2009 saw the release of the Dragonball Z: Evolution movie; a movie which die-hard DBZ fans have
Masters of the Universe Classics Bios
The characters of Eternia are far more than two dimensional thugs and bravos, they have sordid pasts, vibrant histories, humble beginnings and amazing destinies. Find out about your favorite MOTU heroes and villains from the official Mattel biographies.
The 5 Worst Bootleg Action Figures Ever
Bootleg action figures are considered a terrible part of the industry for many collectors, but others love their goofy designs and hilarious results. Here are five of the worst/best bootlegs ever.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Demon
This was the very first DC Universe Classics action figure that captured the love of collectors, and remains one of the line's best ever figures.
10 S.H. Figuarts Power Rangers Figures That...
Power Rangers is an absolute powerhouse in the world of action figures, and the S.H. Figuarts line is producing its best figures ever. These characters need to be added to the lineup.
Spotlight on Ghostbusters Ray Stantz
Ghostbusters is a film classic, and this 12-inch version of primary character Ray Stantz is the best collectible figure released yet, easily earning its time in the spotlight.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Covenant...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 5.
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
The 1980s wrote the book on animated cartoons and action figure line tie-ins. In fact, thanks to the
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
The 5 Worst Mego Figures Ever
The Mego World's Greatest Super Heroes line is as classic as it gets, but not every figure was perfect or even necessary.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
The Ugliest Transformers Ever
Hasbro has been revealing an unfortunate trend at retail lately, as the Transformers figures being produced these days are some of the ugliest ones ever.
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