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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.
How to Find the Value of Your Action Figure
Finding the Value of an Action Figure - Action Figure Price Guide - Action Figure Grades
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.
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.
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.
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures
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.
A History of G.I. Joe
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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.
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.
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic. Page 5.
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
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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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.
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!
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
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.
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case - Star Wars Case
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure 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.
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.
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.
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.
Marvel Universe Checklist
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10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
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 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 Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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.
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.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
Spotlight on BioShock 2 Subject Delta
BioShock is a major video game franchise these days, and this remains one of the best video game figures ever produced.
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!
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.
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
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,
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
Dark Knight Batman
Dark Knight Batman Action Figure. Page 10.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. 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.
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.
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.
Viva la Hurácan Ramírez!
Viva la Lucha Libre! In a collector's world of ultra-articulation and million dollar licensing deals, it's easy to forget about the amount of simple fun that an action figure can bring. And few action figures can do that better than one of the great Mexican wrestlers of all time, Huracán Ramírez! Ay dios mío! Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
Zoiks and Jinkies! The Scooby Doo Gang Action...
Not all action figures are for the hard-core collector, to be displayed on a shelf like a work of art. Some action figures simply beg to be taken out into the back yard by some lucky kid and played with! The Scooby Doo action figures from Thinkway are just the thing for little hands and big imaginations.
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.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
Big Daddy (Rosie)
Bioshock 2 NECA Big Daddy (Rosie) action figures. Page 4.
The Accessories of the Luchador
Viva la Lucha Libre! In a collector's world of ultra-articulation and million dollar licensing deals, it's easy to forget about the amount of simple fun that an action figure can bring. And few action figures can do that better than one of the great Mexican wrestlers of all time, Huracán Ramírez! Ay dios mío! Page 5.
Dragonball: Evolution Figures Review
April 2009 saw the release of the Dragonball Z: Evolution movie; a movie which die-hard DBZ fans have
A Lot of Fun for \$10
Action figures don't have to be packed with articulation or linked to a major license to be great (of course, it helps), and the little mysterious toy company, Chap Mei, have been proving just that for years. We take a look at a couple of their over-the-top offerings. But be warned; there are monsters inside. Page 8.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
Action Figure Profile: Toys-R-Us Exclusive Star...
Action Figure Profile: Toys-R-Us Exclusive Star Wars Hoth Patrol Battle Pack - Star Wars Action Figure Review
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.
Phase 3
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 10.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
Back Box Art - Showing Scale
Marvel Universe Galactus. Action Figures. Page 4.
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 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.
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
A Closer Look
Viva la Lucha Libre! In a collector's world of ultra-articulation and million dollar licensing deals, it's easy to forget about the amount of simple fun that an action figure can bring. And few action figures can do that better than one of the great Mexican wrestlers of all time, Huracán Ramírez! Ay dios mío! Page 4.
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.
Young Eleanor & Little Sister
Bioshock 2 Eleanor and Little Sister NECA action figures
Lego Minifigures Detective Review
Solve the mystery of the Lego Minifigures Series 5 Detective action figure with this review.
The Black Series Takes Toy Fair
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Review
The return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brought along great new designs and fantastic new figures, and Michelangelo is one of those figures that every fan must own.
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
DC Comics Batman
DC Comics Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 8.
Spotlight on GI Joe Resolute Storm Shadow and...
GI Joe Resolute was one of the most successful translations of the franchise into cartoon form ever, and this comic pack features two of the show's coolest characters.
Colecciónalos Todos!
Lucha Libre Hurácan Ramírez Action Figure. Page 2.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.
Lego Minifigures Roman Soldier Review
Step back in time to take a look at this Lego Minifigures Series Roman Soldier action figure with this review.
Brave and the Bold Batman
Brave and the Bold Batman Action Figure. Page 11.
Cartman
Mezco South Park Classics Cartmen. Page 2.
Spotted in the Wild! Target Exclusive Star Wars...
Target Exclusive Star Wars Vintage Style 3 Packs
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.
The Classic Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures
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.
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
Goku, the Hero of the Story
Usually, action figures based on live-action movies tend to strive for a certain amount of realism with
Iron Man 2 1:18 Scale Action Figures Checklist
Need to know which Iron Man 2 figures are hitting stores? Keep tabs on your collection with this handy dandy Iron Man 2 1:18 Scale Action Figures Checklist!
Collect Them All! If You Dare!
If you're looking for some action figures to scare the bajeezus out of your other toys, look no further than the gruesome NECA Bioshock 2 figures. We spotted some in the wild and took a few pics. Enjoy! Page 2.
Ladysmith Splicer
Bioshock 2 NECA Ladysmith Splicer action figures. Page 3.
Butters
Mezco South Park Classics Butters. Page 3.
The Figure
Viva la Lucha Libre! In a collector's world of ultra-articulation and million dollar licensing deals, it's easy to forget about the amount of simple fun that an action figure can bring. And few action figures can do that better than one of the great Mexican wrestlers of all time, Huracán Ramírez! Ay dios mío! Page 3.
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 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.
Lego Minifigures Royal Guard Review
Lego honors the Queen's Guard of Buckingham Palace and their giant fluffy hats with this Lego Minifigures Royal Guard action figure.
Spotlight on BioShock 2 Big Sister
BioShock has become one of gaming's most iconic brands, and this Big Sister figure is one of the greatest toys based on the famed game.
A Close Up View
Marvel Universe Galactus. 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.
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.
Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Chun-Li
Chun Li may be Street Fighter's most recognizable character, and this figure certain exaggerates her most iconic features, making it a key one.
Stack Them Up!
Action_Figure_Tiered_Display_3. Action Figures. Page 3.
'50s Batman
50s Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 12.
Inner Box Art & One Massive Action Figure
Marvel Universe Galactus. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
Scott with His Mighty Guitar
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures. Page 2.
1989 Movie Batman
1989 Movie Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 13.
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.
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.
4 1/2 Inches of Pure Tough Guy
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
Spotted in the Wild: Bioshock 2 NECA Action...
If you're looking for some action figures to scare the bajeezus out of your other toys, look no further than the gruesome NECA Bioshock 2 figures. We spotted some in the wild and took a few pics. Enjoy!
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.
Phase 2
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 9.
Those Meddling Kids!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures
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.
Spotted in the Wild! NECA Resident Evil Archive...
Guns, monster and zombies. Oh my! The NECA Resident Evil Archive figures have been spotted int he wild. You can see them right here, but don't let them see you.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
Halo Wars USNC Hornet Packaging
Megabloks Halo Wars Hornet. Action Figures.
Scooby Dooby Doo!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 2.
Spotlight on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tokka
Take a step back in time with this special look at the vintage 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tokka figure.

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