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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.
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
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.
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.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
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
For beginning collectors, visiting the various action figure blogs, forums, message boards and buy/sell/trade
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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.
Collection Protection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
Animated Series Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
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.
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.
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.
Daphne Blake
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 5.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. 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.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
Justice Lords Batman
Justice Lords Batman Action Figure. Page 5.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
Scooby Dooby Doo!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 2.
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 3.
The Army Building Factor
Whether it's Stormtroopers or Cobra Alley Vipers, collectors love to build armies for those epic battle
DC Comics Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 9.
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.
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
The Stage of Battle
We take a look at the G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Ninja Battles Play Set, that pits two life-long rivals against each other for the ultimate showdown in a dramatic setting and packed with tons of great accessories! Page 2.
DC Universe Action Figures Wave 8
DC Universe Action Figures Wave 8
Agent Nick Fury
This is the real gem of the 4 pack, a stunning likeness of Nick Fury as played by Samuel L. Jackson in
The 5 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures
Action figure collecting is a wonderful hobby, and these are the 5 best things about it.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Although not from Mattel, but rather offered up from Diamond Select, we couldn't help but notice this
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.
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.
Wolverine Unmasked
Action Figures. Page 4.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
First Appearance Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 6.
Heroclix Batman
Heroclix Batman. Action Figures. Page 6.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush USNC Vehicle...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 3.
Freddie Jones
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 6.
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.
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!
McDonald's Premium Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 4.
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.
Dressing Up Like a Star Wars Toy
Star Wars toys are the perfect templates for the perfect Halloween costumes.
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.
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.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
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.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
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!
Lego Batman Minifig
Lego Batman Minifig. Action Figures. Page 4.
Snikt! Wolverine Reined Supreme in 1991
He's short, has bones made of unbreakable adamantium and boasts some serious anger management issues, but the X-Men's Wolverine was practically born to be an action figure. We take a look back at the classic 1991 Toy Biz Wolverine and give due credit to one of Marvel Comics' meanest heroes.
Sneak Peek: Mortal Kombat Action Figures from...
Mortal Kombat Action Figures from Jazzwares
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.
Mexican Bootleg Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 5.
USNC Red Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 5.
DC Universe: Infinite Heroes Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 3.
Covenant Elite
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion
The Good and the Bad
The A Team Movie Action Figures from Jazwares. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hero Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Vintage Style 3 Packs
Dark Knight Batman
Dark Knight Batman Action Figure. Page 10.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.
Johnny Cage on Card
Mortal Kombat JohnnyCage_Package. Page 8.
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.
Adamantium Claws
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 3.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
Little Men of Action!
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 2.
The Exlposive Marshmallow Man
And just to cover all the bases, we have to show a pic of Diamond Select's variant Stay Puft bank, which
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.
DCUC Wave 15 Sinestro Corps Batman
DCUC Wave 15 SC Batman. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
The Classic AD&D Card Back
LJN 1983 Dungeons & Dragons Action Figures. Page 3.
Frank Miller Batman
Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure. Page 7.
1983 Dungeons & Dragons Card Back Gallery
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).
Brave and the Bold Batman
Brave and the Bold Batman Action Figure. Page 11.
Phase 2
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 9.
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.
The Falconer Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 2.
The Accessories (Or Lack Thereof)
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 6.
The 5 Best Places to Display Figures Around the...
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Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Vehicle
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures. Page 2.
A Night with the Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen are some of the best in the business when it comes to designing action figures.
Collect Them All!
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
Spotted in the Wild! Target Exclusive Star Wars...
Target Exclusive Star Wars Vintage Style 3 Packs
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Figures
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures. Page 4.
The Working Class Villains Speak Out! Part 2
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. Page 2.
DC Universe Shazam
DC Universe Action Figures Wave 8. Page 2.
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.
The Heroic Snake Eyes
G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Ninja Battles Set. Page 5.
It's All About the Accessories
G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Ninja Battles Set. Page 3.
Inner Box Art & One Massive Action Figure
Marvel Universe Galactus. Action Figures. Page 2.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Covenant...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 4.
They Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts
Here they are, the fearless four themselves in all their ghostbusting glory! As mentioned before, you
Stickers and Tattoos!
We take a look at the G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Ninja Battles Play Set, that pits two life-long rivals against each other for the ultimate showdown in a dramatic setting and packed with tons of great accessories! Page 4.
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.
Battle Grip! Or Not...
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 6.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Spartan...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 6.
USNC Turret Figures
Halo Wars Megabloks Turret. Action Figures. Page 3.
Hanging on for Dear Life
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 3.
Sub Zero on Card
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_Package. Action Figures. Page 2.
Sub Zero
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_A. Action Figures.
The Packaging
Par for the course with Mattel toys, the packaging on this set is top-notch and perfect for those "mint
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
Scorpion
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_B. Action Figures. Page 3.
A Closer Look at the Transformers Movies
The Transformers movies are the epitome of action figure-themed film, but that isn't necessarily a good thing.
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