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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.
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
The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales
Action Figure Size Scales. Action Figures.
How to Find the Value of Your Action Figure
Finding the Value of an Action Figure - Action Figure Price Guide - Action Figure Grades
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.
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.
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 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.
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Care
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
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.
Shopping for Arms and Gear
Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action Figure Accessories
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 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.
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.
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.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
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!
A History of G.I. Joe
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Dark Knight Batman Figurine
Dark Knight Batman Figurine. Action Figures. Page 9.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic. Page 2.
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 Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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.
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.
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
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.
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.
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.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
Goku, the Hero of the Story
Usually, action figures based on live-action movies tend to strive for a certain amount of realism with
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.
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
The Black Series Takes Toy Fair
There were tons of incredible new figures revealed at Toy Fair this week, but Hasbro managed to reveal the most exciting of them all. Their 6 Black Series line
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.
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.
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.
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.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
Perfect Fit
Mauraders Inc. Gun Runners Action Figure Accessories . Page 2.
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.
Plentiful Enemies
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 7.
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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
Review: Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action...
Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action Figure Accessories
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.
Covenant Grunts
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 8.
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.
Covenant Elite
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 6.
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.
Little Men of Action!
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
USNC Red Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 5.
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.
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.
Hanging on for Dear Life
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. 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!
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.
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
The Halo Wars UNSC Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
Marvel Universe Checklist
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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
Free Rocket Firing Boba Fett!
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 2.
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
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
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.
Lego Minifigures Simpsons Series Revealed
The new Lego Minifigures series based on the famous cartoon family The Simpsons has been teased for months, but today collectors got their first full look at
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.
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
The Weapons
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 9.
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,
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.
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 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.
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
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.
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.
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.
February's Cool Thing: Toy Fair
Every year the action figure industry heats up in the middle of February thanks to New York Toy Fair. Major manufacturers and smaller companies both gathers to
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.
Adamantium Claws
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 3.
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.
Flame Thrower Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 4.
Just Add Action Figures
Action_Figure_Tiered_Display_4. Action Figures. Page 4.
February's Tip for New Collectors
Modern action figures are all about the articulation. There are dozens of joints in most figures these days, but collectors rarely take full advantage of them
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.
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.
DC Comics Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 9.
The Suffocating Straitjacket!
Here's a look at the world's only Harry Houdini action figure from the good people at Accoutrements. Page 2.
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.
Those Meddling Kids!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures
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.
Action Figure Profile: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversar...
G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes - Snake Eye Action Figure Review
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
Funko's Game of Thrones Figures Revealed
Funko has been relatively quiet about their Legacy Collection line of collector-focused 6-inch figures. But earlier today photos of their Game of Thrones
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
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 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.
Spotlight on DC Universe Infinite Heroes Batwoman
Batwoman is a relatively new character to the world of DC Comics, and still has few figures representing her. This was one of the first, but is also unfortunately one of the worst.
Phase 2
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 9.
Sinestro
Mattel delivers an avalanche of action figures to kick off the major motion picture release of Green Lantern. We spotted the figures on toy shelves and snapped some pics just for you. Page 4.
Pencil Topper Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
The New Slave Leia
Fast forward 15 years and once again fans can get their hands on another Slave Leia (the official and
Nothing Can Hold Harry Houdini!
Here's a look at the world's only Harry Houdini action figure from the good people at Accoutrements. Page 4.
A Grim Look of Determination
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 2.
Spotlight on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line wouldn't be complete without one of the most recognized and beloved turtles of all, Leonardo.
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.
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 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.
Faceman in the Package
For a group of mercenaries who are on the run fromt he law for a crime they didn't commit, they sure are easy to find, right on toy store shelves. We take a look at the new 1:18 scale A Team action figures. Page 3.
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.
Darkseid
DCUC Wave 12 Darkseid. Action Figures. Page 8.
Wolverine Unmasked
Action Figures. Page 4.
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh. Action Figures. Page 9.
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.
Hot Toys Reveals Black Widow from The Winter...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to be the biggest movie of Spring. It's the next release in an incredible line of Marvel movies, and Black Widow is
The Falconer Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 2.
Book Review: Totally Tubular 80s Toys
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Animated Series Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.
Transformers Prime Season One Limited Edition...
Transformers Prime takes one of the action figure industry's most beloved brands and brings it into the modern cartoon era. This look at the Transformers Prime Season One Blu-ray will have Transformers fans salivating.
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.
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.
25 Feet of Rope and a Sturdy Chair
Here's a look at the world's only Harry Houdini action figure from the good people at Accoutrements. Page 3.
Murdock
For a group of mercenaries who are on the run fromt he law for a crime they didn't commit, they sure are easy to find, right on toy store shelves. We take a look at the new 1:18 scale A Team action figures. Page 9.
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.
The Good and the Bad
The A Team Movie Action Figures from Jazwares. Page 10.
The Classic Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures
DCUC Wave 15 Martian Manhunter Variant
DCUC Wave 15 Martian Manhunter v. Page 7.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Lobo
Mattel's DC Universe Classics line rates as one of the biggest and most beloved ever, and Lobo was its first exclusive figure, making it an important piece of the line's history.
The Rebel Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. Page 2.
Scorpion
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_B. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
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