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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.
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
The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales
Action Figure Size Scales. Action Figures.
10 Best Unofficial Lego Website
Lego fans are nothing if not devoted, so much so that they've built up a slew of great unofficial websites devoted to buying, selling, trading and customizing their Lego minifigures. We break down the top 10 right here.
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures. Page 2.
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Care
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.
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.
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.
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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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.
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.
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.
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!
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic. Page 3.
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
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Top 5 Video Game Action Figure Lines and...
With the prevalence of video games as a modern form of entertainment, the action figure industry has adapted to changing interests by creating high quality figures based on video games.
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.
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.
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
Kelek: Evil Sorcerer
We take a look at some old school packaging from LJN's Dungeons & Dragons line that has held up pretty well over the past couple of decades (and then some). Page 5.
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.
One of the 5 Points Gang
Like the Kenner Star Wars figures of old, the POTF figures only had 5 points of articulation, and the
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Review
With the return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the forefront of the collecting world, Raphael is another fantastic piece to add to anyone's collection.
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.
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.
Top 5 Classic Action Figure Throwback Lines
As time passes and collector interest starts to drift towards the lines of old, manufacturers tend to bring back classic properties and update them for modern audiences. These are the five best action figure throwback lines of all time.
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.
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.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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.
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection...
This collection of press images from Playmates Toys features the new Classic Collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, which are based on the original cartoon.
Guide to Transformers Prime
This is a guide to everything Transformers Prime. You can find information about the TV show, of the figures, and more.
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.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays
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.
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.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
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.
Battle Beasts (1987) Checklist
The classic Battle Beasts line was an action figure sensation, and with over 100 different figures being released, a checklist can help collectors organize this massive vintage line.
The 5 Best Michelangelo Figures From Teenage...
If Michelangelo happens to be your top Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, then you have to read this list of his absolute best figures.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Avengers Checklist
The Avengers is the biggest movie of all time, and the action figure line is just as big. Make sure you have every figure you need with this Avengers action figure checklist.
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.
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.
July's Tip For New Collectors
One of the hardest things to figure out for new collectors is how to display their figures. Simple shelving units and random arrangements on a desk aren't
Transformers Prime Wheeljack Review
Transformers Prime is a television sensation, and the action figures are just as fantastic. Wheeljack had a great guest appearance on the show, and has a great action figure too.
The 10 Next-Best DC Universe Classics Figures
The 10 best DC Universe Classics figures have already been identified, but the line is so huge it deserves an even closer look. Here are the 10 next-best figures!
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.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
Lego Super Heroes Buildable Figures Checklist
Lego's contribution to the world of action figure's doesn't end. The Super Heroes Buildable Figures line introduces highly articulated stylized building figures based on famous comic book characters.
Transformers Prime Megatron Review
Transformers Prime is a wonderful show, and it's made better by its thrilling antagonist Megatron. This figure captures the big bad Decepticon in all his Transformers Prime glory.
Top 5 Transformers Prime Season One Episodes
Transformers Prime Season One included a number of fantastic episodes, but five of them stood out from the rest. Find out which episodes of the must-see show are absolutely must-see.
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.
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
Guide to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
With the long and confusing history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, this guide to the various figures, lines, and characters should be a helpful tool to any curious collector.
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.
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.
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
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.
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.
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 Ways to Value an Action Figure
Determining the value of an action figure can be difficult, but it's not impossible! These 5 tips will help.
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
Perfect Fit
Mauraders Inc. Gun Runners Action Figure Accessories . Page 2.
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.
Ask Matty - May 15th
Mattel has returned to offer more answers to all our burning questions on Masters of the Universe Classics, and the company's other big action figure lines.
Review: Halo Wars Megabloks
Megabloks aren't just for kids anymore and they prove it with their line of Halo Wars Authentic Collector's Series building system that not only offer intricate ships and vehicles from the hit video game, but boast what just may be the world's tiniest fully articulated action figures.
The 10 Must Have S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z...
There have been some great Dragon Ball Z Figuarts so far, but there are still some key characters missing in the S.H. Figuarts line.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
The 10 Goofiest Power Rangers Villains
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers is a classic television show and despite its popularity, had some of the goofiest villains of all time.
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!
Vikor's Bio
Masters of the Universe Classics Vikor. Page 3.
Butters
Mezco South Park Classics Butters. Page 3.
6 Tips for Buying Action Figures Online
Buying action figures online is the way most collectors shop these days. Follow these tips to make sure you're not missing out on the best deals.
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.
May's Best Reads
Another month has come and gone here on About.com Action Figures and there are 10 more articles that you absolutely have to read. These pieces were enjoyed by
Marvel Universe Checklist
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Review of Ninja Turtles Donatello (Movie)
Donatello is the geeky Ninja Turtle that all action figure collectors love to love, and this figure is another release from Playmates Toys that's easy to love.
April's Best Reads
The end of the month is here, and it's been a popular one for About.com Action Figures. Thousands of readers enjoyed hundreds of articles throughout the month,
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.
Review of Ninja Turtles Raphael (Movie)
Raphael is many people's favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and this new rendition of the character from the latest movie is sure to please fans all over.
March's Tip for New Collectors
Spring is finally in the air, and that can only mean one thing: it's time for spring cleaning! Action figures might be fun, but that doesn't mean they're devoid
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.
The Spitting Image
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 5.
The 6 Most Iconic Action Figure Cardbacks
Action Figures all come on a card or in a box, and sometimes the packaging is almost as wonderful as the toys themselves!
Dark Knight Batman Figurine
Dark Knight Batman Figurine. Action Figures. Page 9.
The Wolfman Escapes the Packaging!
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 3.
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 Action Figures Every Dog-Lover Needs
If you're a dog lover, you absolutely have to own at least one of these action figures. Your canine friend will have a new toy to enjoy!
Review of Ninja Turtles April O'Neil (Movie)
April O'Neil is one of the most recognizable and beloved sidekicks in the world of action figures, and this figure captures her latest look from the new TMNT film.
The Not-So-Articulated Articulation
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 4.
The Accessories (Or Lack Thereof)
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 6.
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.
The Working Class Villains Speak Out!
The 2 man team behind the ultra-exclusive Emerald Dragonrider figure answer a few of our questions and talk about what it takes to launch your own action figure line on pure sweat, know-how and determination.
The Figure Itself
Masters of the Universe Classics Vikor. Page 4.
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.
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh. Action Figures. Page 9.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
5 Tips for Buying Action Figures at Conventions
Buying action figures at a convention is a fun experience, but it can be problematic and expensive if collectors are unprepared. This list of tips will help even the most novice convention-goers through the experience.
The 5 Best Rivalries in the Action Figure...
There are rivalries everywhere, and these five action figure duels make the hobby a lot more interesting.
The Mysterious Disappearing Blood
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 2.
Review of Ninja Turtles Michelangelo (Movie)
Michelangelo is seemingly everyone's favorite Ninja Turtle, and this figure gives us a new take on the classic design that's sure to catch a few eyes.
The First "Slave Leia" Figure
Kenner's Power of the Force line not only brought new versions of our favorite Star Wars characters back
6" Mez-Itz Hal Jordan
Mezco Green Lantern Movie Mez-Itz Figure
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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Action Figure Profile: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversar...
G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes - Snake Eye Action Figure Review
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...
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
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 Weapons
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 9.
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.
Review of Ninja Turtles Leonardo (Movie)
Leonardo is the leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and he's never been seen like this before.
Review of Ninja Turtles Foot Soldier (Movie)
The Foot are the iconic henchman of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, and this figure is a new take on the classic abundant villain.
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.
The Mezco Wolfman Action Figure
The master toy-makers at Mezco produce one killer figure that's half man, half wolf and all (well, mostly) brilliant.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
The Moon-lit Packaging
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures.
The Best Horror Figures of All Time
There's nothing quite like an ultra-detailed scary figure, and that's why I've assembled this list of the 10 scariest action figures ever.
Top Action Figure Playsets of All Time
Action figure playsets were every kid's dream, and these five were the ones every kid wanted.
Covenant Grunts
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 8.
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.
Pose Your Heart Out!
Long gone are the days of 5 points of articulation, as the Legacy Collection Slave Leia figure proves,
Star Wars Princess Leia Jabba's Slave Action...
Ask any male Star Wars fan of a certain age who his first movie crush was on and they'd probably cite
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.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
Book Review: Totally Tubular 80s Toys
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Spotlight on Batman: The Brave and Bold Black...
Black Manta is a key villain for DC Comics, and this cartoon-based version of the character will remain one of the most accessible for years to come.
The Princess on a Mission
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures.
Take a Load Off
Despite how strange the lower legs accessory seems at first, once the regular legs are snapped off (at
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
Frank Miller Batman
Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure. Page 7.
The 8 Bit Squad
Vintage Tomy Tron Action Figures
I Thought He'd Be Taller
Bigfoot Action Figure. 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.
Plentiful Enemies
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 7.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Giganta
The Flash is one of DC Comics most recognizable heroes and a classic member of the Justice League, making his first rendition in the DC Universe Classics line a memorable one.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron takes the beloved Transformers characters of old and puts them into a gritty and thrilling video game environment. This look at the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron experience will have new and long-time fans hungering for more of the action-packed world of these new Transformers.
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