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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
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.
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 Care for Your Action Figure Collection
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Care
Perfect Fit
Mauraders Inc. Gun Runners Action Figure Accessories . Page 2.
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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.
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic. Page 4.
Butters
Mezco South Park Classics Butters. Page 3.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
A History of G.I. Joe
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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.
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.
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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Top 10 Lego Minifigures
Lego released 16 unique minifigures in each of its first five Lego Minifigures series. That's a total of 80 minifigures, and here's a look at the 10 that stand out as the best.
Top 5 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.
Dark Knight Batman Figurine
Dark Knight Batman Figurine. Action Figures. Page 9.
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
Lego Minfigures Checklist
Lego has been releasing waves of 16 individual minifigures, which are perfect for action figure collectors who aren't into building sets, but love the style of minifigures. This is a checklist for the minifigures Lego has released.
The 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!
6" Mez-Itz Hal Jordan
Mezco Green Lantern Movie Mez-Itz Figure
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
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!
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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. 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.
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.
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.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Making Custom Backgrounds for Your Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
A History of the Lego Minifigure
The Lego minifigure is one of the most iconic designs in the world of action figures. Find out where the classic little yellow action figure got its start many years ago.
The Top 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.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. 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.
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.
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.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
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.
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 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.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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,
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.
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 Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
Animated Series Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.
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.
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
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.
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
DC Comics Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 9.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
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.
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.
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.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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!
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
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 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.
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
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
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
DC Universe: Infinite Heroes Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 3.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Review
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have returned toy aisles in a major way, and the modern Leonardo figure is one of the best new turtles in town.
First Appearance Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 6.
Top 5 Series 8 Lego Minifigures
There are 16 figures available in each new wave of the Lego Minifigures line, and picking five favorites out of each group is a difficult challenge. This list does the work for you by determining which figures from series 8 every collector has to own.
McDonald's Premium Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 4.
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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...
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
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.
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.
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.
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh. Action Figures. Page 9.
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.
Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics...
Hordak is one of the biggest villains the He-Man universe, and he's one of the best figures in the Masters of the Universe Classics line.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Animal Man...
This two-pack of figures features two incredibly obscure characters that have far too few figures based on them, making this an important set.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Chemo
Chemo 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.
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.
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
Action Figure Profile: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversar...
G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes - Snake Eye Action Figure Review
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
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.
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.
Marvel Universe Checklist
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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.
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.
7 Tips for Trading Action Figures
Not everyone wants to buy and sell action figures, and that's why trading is one of the most prominent ways toys switch hands. Use these tips to make sure you're making the most of your trading efforts.
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.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Adam Strange...
Adam Strange and Starfire are two of the most popular cosmic heroes in the DC Comics universe, and these figures are iconic representations of them.
Top 10 Toy Biz Marvel Figures of the '90s
In the '90s action figure aisles were ruled by Toy Biz's Marvel Comics lines, and these 10 figures are the best of the best.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Classic...
Parademons are some of the most common enemies for the heroes of the DC Comics universe, and this figure got them right.
Spotlight on World of Warcraft Sister Benedron
World of Warcraft is a video game sensation unlike any other, and as one of its few figures, Sister Benedron deserves a moment in the spotlight.
DCUC Wave 15 Validus
DCUC Wave 15 Validus. Action Figures. Page 10.
Mexican Bootleg Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 5.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Vehicle
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures. Page 2.
1989 Movie Batman
1989 Movie Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 13.
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 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!
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.
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 Ultimate Action Figure Set for Sinestro...
The Sinestro Corps has become a big part of the DC Comics world, and this action figure two-pack is the best way to start building a Sinestro Corps collection.
This Might be the Shiniest Action Figure of All...
Batman Beyond is now a classic cartoon, and this remains one of the best (and shiniest) figures ever that's based on the show.
Spotlight on DC Universe Infinite Heroes The...
The Question is a beloved DC Comics character, but its interpretation in the DC Universe Infinite Heroes line was far from lovable.
Lego Minifigures Highland Battler Review
The Lego Minifigures line has moved its way across Medieval history, and the Highland Battler is another step that resulted in a great figure.
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!
Masters of Evil San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive...
A gallery featuring press images of Hasbro's Masters of Evil San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive three-pack.
Spotlight on World of Warcraft Quin'Thalan...
World of Warcraft players number in the millions, but only a handful of action figures have ever been produced. That makes Quin'Thalan Sunfire and important figure, and more popular than most collectors would ever guess.
The Ups and Downs of Convention Shopping
Buying action figures at conventions is one of the best ways to increase the breadth of your collection, but there are certain tips and tricks every collector should know.
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.
The 5 Action Figures Every Cat-Lover Needs
If you're a cat lover, you absolutely have to own at least one of these fantastic feline action figures.
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.
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.
Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Guile
Guile is the all-American hero of the Street Fighter universe, and as one of gaming's most popular characters, this figure is definitive.
Spotlight on Transformers Universe Dinobot
Beast Wars was an insanely popular cartoon and Dinobot was one of the show's key characters, making this reenvisioned version of the character an important release.
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
Spotlight on GI Joe Resolute Comic Pack #1
Hound's simple design, bright green color, and charming cartoon character have made him a Transformers favorite for decades.
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