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What Are the 5 Most Valuable Star Wars Action...
A list of the 5 most valuable and sought-after Star Wars action figures.
6 Action Figure Companies You Need to Know
There are a lot of action figure companies manufacturing action figures and collectibles in the world, but six stand out to the modern collector.
How to Find the Value of Your Action Figure
Finding the Value of an Action Figure - Action Figure Price Guide - Action Figure Grades
The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales
Action Figure Size Scales. Action Figures.
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures. Page 2.
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Care
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 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.
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic. Page 2.
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.
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.
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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Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
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.
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.
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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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!
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 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.
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 Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Making Custom Backgrounds for Your Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
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.
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case - Star Wars Case
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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,
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
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.
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
Toys-R-Us Exclusive Star Wars Hoth Patrol...
Action Figure Profile: Toys-R-Us Exclusive Star Wars Hoth Patrol Battle Pack - Star Wars Action Figure Review
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.
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.
Jonny Cage
Mortal Kombat Action Figures from Jazzwares. Page 7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sub Zero on Card
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_Package. Action Figures. Page 2.
The 10 Must Have Magic the Gathering Legacy...
Magic the Gathering is an incredibly popular card game, but only recently got a series of action figures. Now that the floodgates are open, these 10 figures have to be produced as well.
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.
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.
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.
Collect Them All!
Here's a shot of the back of the packaging, letting the collector know just how much fun this set can
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!
Dragonball: Evolution Figures Review
April 2009 saw the release of the Dragonball Z: Evolution movie; a movie which die-hard DBZ fans have
The 5 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures
Action figure collecting is a wonderful hobby, and these are the 5 best things about it.
Review: Halo Wars Megabloks
Megabloks aren't just for kids anymore and they prove it with their line of Halo Wars Authentic Collector's Series building system that not only offer intricate ships and vehicles from the hit video game, but boast what just may be the world's tiniest fully articulated action figures.
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
Scorpion on Card
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_Package. Action Figures. Page 4.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
Take a Load Off
Despite how strange the lower legs accessory seems at first, once the regular legs are snapped off (at
Easy & Cheap Tiered Action Figure Display
Easy & Cheap Tiered Action Figure Display
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.
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.
Scorpion
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_B. Action Figures. Page 3.
Cheap Toys with a Big Punch
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.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. 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.
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.
Butters
Mezco South Park Classics Butters. Page 3.
A Night with the Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen are some of the best in the business when it comes to designing action figures.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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.
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.
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.
DC Universe Classics Wave 15 Photo Gallery
A first look at Mattel's amazingly popular DC Universe Classics Wave 15, featuring some of DC Comics' heaviest hitters and one brilliant variation from the red planet.
Johnny Cage on Card
Mortal Kombat JohnnyCage_Package. Page 8.
Raiden
Mortal Kombat Raiden_B. Action Figures. Page 5.
Stormshadow vs. Stormshadow
Popular characters of action figure lines often go through several different variations, some are great and some are not so great. We take a closer look at two versions of G.I. Joe's white-clad Cobra ninja, Stormshadow, and see how even a classic character from one of the world's most popular toy lines can have his ups and downs.
Get to Know the Most Common Types of Articulation
As a new action figure collector, it's very difficult to understand all the different kinds of joints that figures have. This guide will introduce you to the four most common kids of articulation.
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.
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.
Halo Wars Covenant Ghost Figures
Halo Wars Covenant Ghost. Action Figures. Page 3.
Spotted in the Wild! NECA Predator Action Figures
Good thing we saw them before they saw us! We spotted the new NECA Predator action figures on the toy store shelves and took a couple of pics of the hunters being hunted. Take a look!
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.
Wolverine Unmasked
Action Figures. Page 4.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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
Megabloks Halo Wars Covenant Ghost Vehicle Set
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Covenant Ghost
DC Universe Infinite Heroes Crisis Joker
DC Universe Crisis Joker - Joker Action Figure - Infinite Heroes Joker
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 Aerial Ambush
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush
Spotted! The Bigfoot Action Figure from...
Why spend hours on end crouching in the woods to catch a glimpse of a Bigfoot creature when all you have to do is pick up a Bigfoot action figure from the zany folks at Accoutrements? Here's our review of the elusive creature.
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 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.
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.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Ocean Warrior...
There are numerous versions of Aquaman action figures, but this is the only one to feature this specific costume, making it a one-of-a-kind figure worth its time in the spotlight.
Raiden on Card
Mortal Kombat Raiden_Package. Action Figures. Page 6.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Warthog Packaging
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Warthog
The Spitting Image
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 5.
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.
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.
The Fury of Combat 4 Pack
The Fury of Combat 4 pack comes with a Mark VI Iron Man, two (That's right, I said two ) Ground Assault
The Accessories Just Get Even More Strange
The first Slave Leia figure came with a length of chain connected to a collar, which held over in the
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion
Megabloks Halo Wars Turret Set
Megabloks Halo Wars Turret Set
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
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.
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.
Spotted in the Wild! Iron Man: Fury of Combat...
Iron Man 2 may be long out of the theaters, but new Iron Man toys are still hitting the shelves. The
Marvel Universe 35th Anniversary X-Men 6 Pack
The Uncanny X-men get special treatment in this Marvel Universe 35th Anniversary X-Men 6 Pack. We spotted it in the wild and snapped some pics. Enjoy!
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
The Princess on a Mission
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures.
The Heroic Snake Eyes
G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Ninja Battles Set. Page 5.
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.
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Hornet
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Hornet
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 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.
10 S.H. Figuarts Power Rangers Figures That...
Power Rangers is an absolute powerhouse in the world of action figures, and the S.H. Figuarts line is producing its best figures ever. These characters need to be added to the lineup.
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.
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.
G.I. Joe Silent Weapons Specialist, Codename:...
Every elite counter-terrorism team like G.I. Joe needs a high-kicking, karate-chopping master of attack, and in 1985, Quick Kick was the man for the job.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Packaging
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
DC Universe Batman
DC Universe Action Figures Wave 8. Page 7.
The Mezco Wolfman Action Figure
The master toy-makers at Mezco produce one killer figure that's half man, half wolf and all (well, mostly) brilliant.
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
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.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
Well-Armed and Ready for Display
Taking a look at how collectors could use reproduction parts to make an incomplete vintage action figure look like new. Page 7.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Gentleman Ghost
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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.
DCUC Wave 15 Validus
DCUC Wave 15 Validus. Action Figures. Page 10.
Part Belt, Part Armor
Taking a look at how collectors could use reproduction parts to make an incomplete vintage action figure look like new. Page 5.

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