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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.
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 Find the Value of Your Action Figure
Finding the Value of an Action Figure - Action Figure Price Guide - Action Figure Grades
Collection Protection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales
Action Figure Size Scales. Action Figures.
6 Action Figures 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
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.
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures
How to Start an Action Figure Collection
How to Start an Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Collecting for Beginners
Top 10 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.
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!
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
6 Tips for Displaying Action Figures
Setting up an action figure display can be a lot of work and a lot of frustration without the right preparation and know-how. These six tips and tricks will help collectors make the most of their action figures displays.
Top 5 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Masters of the Universe Classics Checklist
This is a comprehensive checklist of the 2008 and onward Masters of the Universe Classics line of action figures manufactured by Mattel.
Top 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.
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.
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!
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!
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
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.
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.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
Displaying an Action Figure Collection in a...
Here are some helpful tips on what to do when you're collection outgrows the space you have to display it.
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.
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.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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 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.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Action Figure Profile: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversar...
G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes - Snake Eye Action Figure Review
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
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.
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.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. 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.
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.
Mego Spider-Man c.1974
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 2.
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
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.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
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.
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
Marvel Universe Checklist
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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.
DC Comics Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 9.
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.
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.
Lego Minifigures Tennis Ace Review
The Lego Minifigures Tennis Ace is served up with this review, and there's a lot to love about the figure.
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.
Easy & Cheap Tiered Action Figure Display
Easy & Cheap Tiered Action Figure Display
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.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
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.
Cartman
Mezco South Park Classics Cartmen. Page 2.
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.
1989 Movie Batman
1989 Movie Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Book Review: Totally Tubular 80s Toys
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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.
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.
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
'50s Batman
50s Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 12.
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
Justice Lords Batman
Justice Lords Batman Action Figure. Page 5.
Review: Halo Wars Megabloks
Megabloks aren't just for kids anymore and they prove it with their line of Halo Wars Authentic Collector's Series building system that not only offer intricate ships and vehicles from the hit video game, but boast what just may be the world's tiniest fully articulated action figures.
Animated Series Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.
Mezco's Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Figures
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 7.
Two Slave Leias, Side by Side
Another notable difference is the change in height, with the newer figure being noticeably shorter than
4 1/2 Inches of Pure Evil
From LJN's 1983 Advance Dungeons & Dragons line, comes the baddest bad guy in the realm in the form of the evil fighter, Warduke.
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.
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.
Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics...
Tri-Klops might have a silly name, but he's one of the biggest and baddest villains to ever face off against He-Man, earning his place in the spotlight.
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.
Transformers Prime Ratchet Review
Ratchet may be one of Transformers Prime's least active characters, but the Ratchet figure is anything but boring. It's cool, it looks good, and it's loads of fun.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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Colecciónalos Todos!
Lucha Libre Hurácan Ramírez Action Figure. Page 2.
Thrillkiller Batman
Thrillkiller Batman Action Figure
Big, Blue and Articulated
The Movie Masters Jake Sully figure boasts a whopping 21 points of articulation, making for a vast array
Kenny
Mezco South Park Classics Kenny. Action Figures.
Phase 1
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 8.
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.
Gizmo
NECA Gremlins Action Figures
Quick Change Armor Batman
Quick Change Armor Bruce Wayne Batman Action Figure. Page 3.
4 1/2 Inches of Pure Tough Guy
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure
Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe...
Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994
Another Glimpse Into the Ancient Art of Lego...
Action figures don't often become the central figures in works of art, but Brendan Powell Smith's new take on the Bible's New Testament takes advantage of Lego minifigures to create an artistic book for action figure lovers.
Lego Super Heroes Buildable Figures Checklist
Lego's contribution to the world of action figure's doesn't end. The Super Heroes Buildable Figures line introduces highly articulated stylized building figures based on famous comic book characters.
The Figures
Marvel Universe 35th Anniversary X-men Set. Page 2.
Adamantium Claws
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 3.
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.
Sub Zero on Card
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_Package. Action Figures. Page 2.
Spotlight on Transformers Masterpiece Optimus...
Take a step back in time with this special look at the vintage 2003 Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime figure.
Lego Batman Minifig
Lego Batman Minifig. Action Figures. Page 4.
First Appearance Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 6.
Goku, the Hero of the Story
Usually, action figures based on live-action movies tend to strive for a certain amount of realism with
Scooby Dooby Doo!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 2.
Stack Them Up!
Action_Figure_Tiered_Display_3. Action Figures. Page 3.
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh. Action Figures. Page 9.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
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.
Subway Kids Meal Batman
Subway Kids Meal Batman Figurine. Page 2.
Flynn
Vintage Tomy Tron Action Figures. Page 5.
The Falconer Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 2.
Iron Man 2 Comic Series: War Machine
Iron Man 2 Comic Series: War Machine
Beast Boy
DC Universe Classics Wave 10. Action Figures. Page 6.
Frank Miller Batman
Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure. Page 7.
Pose Your Heart Out!
Long gone are the days of 5 points of articulation, as the Legacy Collection Slave Leia figure proves,
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.
A Grim Look of Determination
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 2.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Figures
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures. Page 4.
DC Universe Infinite Heroes Crisis Joker
DC Universe Crisis Joker - Joker Action Figure - Infinite Heroes Joker
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Although not from Mattel, but rather offered up from Diamond Select, we couldn't help but notice this
The Moon-lit Packaging
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.

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