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What Are the 5 Most Valuable Star Wars Action...
A list of the 5 most valuable and sought-after Star Wars action figures.
The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales
Action Figure Size Scales. Action Figures.
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.
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Care
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures
The Top 10 Unofficial Lego Websites
Learn about the 10 best unofficial Lego minifigures websites, including BrickLink, Brick Arms and more.
How to Start an Action Figure Collection
This should give you a good feel as to how to begin your new hobby of action figure collecting.
10 Dedicated Action Figure Websites
Although About.com Action Figures should serve all your action figure needs, there are a lot of great sites out there that serve the action figure community.
Top 5 Super Hero Action Figure Lines
Super heroes and action figures were made for each other, and there have been a number of lines to prove it.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
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.
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.
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.
A History of G.I. Joe
There are a few action figure lines which define the genre, and among them is G.I. Joe. As a brand, Hasbro's
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
For beginning collectors, visiting the various action figure blogs, forums, message boards and buy/sell/trade
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!
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.
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
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 - Custom Action Figure Displays
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.
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case - Star Wars Case
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
Collection Protection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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 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.
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.
Hanging on for Dear Life
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 3.
DC Universe: Infinite Heroes Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 3.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.
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 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Although not from Mattel, but rather offered up from Diamond Select, we couldn't help but notice this
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
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 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.
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.
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Vehicle
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
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.
1989 Movie Batman
1989 Movie Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 13.
Toy Biz Spider-Man c.1990
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 5.
6 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.
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.
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.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
Covenant Grunts
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 8.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
Plentiful Enemies
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 7.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
Mego Spider-Man c.1974
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 2.
ThunderCats 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.
A Night with the Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen are some of the best in the business when it comes to designing action figures.
Covenant Elite
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 6.
The Villain Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. Page 3.
McDonald's Premium Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 4.
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 Covenant...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 5.
Scorpion on Card
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_Package. Action Figures. Page 4.
Flame Thrower Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 4.
Jonny Cage
Mortal Kombat Action Figures from Jazzwares. Page 7.
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.
Little Men of Action!
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
The 5 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures
Action figure collecting is a wonderful hobby, and these are the 5 best things about it.
Dark Knight Batman Figurine
Dark Knight Batman Figurine. Action Figures. Page 9.
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.
Mexican Bootleg Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 5.
Johnny Cage on Card
Mortal Kombat JohnnyCage_Package. Page 8.
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.
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.
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
The Princess with a Pistol
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 3.
First Appearance Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 6.
Sub Zero
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_A. Action Figures.
Collect Tehm All!
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. 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.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
Raiden on Card
Mortal Kombat Raiden_Package. Action Figures. Page 6.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Packaging
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures.
Lego Batman Minifig
Lego Batman Minifig. Action Figures. Page 4.
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
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.
The Weapons
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 9.
It's All About the Right Accessories
Here's a look at the world's only Harry Houdini action figure from the good people at Accoutrements. Page 5.
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.
The Rebel Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. Page 2.
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.
Scooby Dooby Doo!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
Goatee Figure
Star Wars Celebration V Jon Stewart Storm Trooper Action Figure. 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!
Dark Knight Batman
Dark Knight Batman Action Figure. Page 10.
Scorpion
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_B. Action Figures. Page 3.
Free Rocket Firing Boba Fett!
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 2.
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.
'50s Batman
50s Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 12.
Watch the Claws, Bub!
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 6.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Red Spartan
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures. Page 3.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Figures
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures. Page 4.
Beast Boy
DC Universe Classics Wave 10. Action Figures. Page 6.
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
Phase 2
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 9.
A Closer Look at the Goatee Head
Star Wars Celebration V Jon Stewart Storm Trooper Action Figure. Page 5.
Raiden
Mortal Kombat Raiden_B. Action Figures. Page 5.
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 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.
Easy & Cheap Tiered Action Figure Display
Easy & Cheap Tiered Action Figure Display
A Bigfoot-Style Action Feature
Bigfoot Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
DC Comics Batman
DC Comics Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 8.
Collect Them All!
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 4.
Hawkman vs. Stratos
DC Universe Classics Master of the Universe Classics 2 Packs. Page 3.
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.
Review: Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action...
Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action Figure Accessories
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush USNC Vehicle...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 2.
Quick Change Armor Batman
Quick Change Armor Bruce Wayne Batman Action Figure. Page 3.
Thrillkiller Batman
Thrillkiller Batman Action Figure
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.
Dragonball: Evolution Figures Review
April 2009 saw the release of the Dragonball Z: Evolution movie; a movie which die-hard DBZ fans have
Green Lantern
Mattel delivers an avalanche of action figures to kick off the major motion picture release of Green Lantern. We spotted the figures on toy shelves and snapped some pics just for you.
Spotlight on Ghostbusters Ray Stantz
Ghostbusters is a film classic, and this 12-inch version of primary character Ray Stantz is the best collectible figure released yet, easily earning its time in the spotlight.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Forager
Forager might not be the most recognizable New Gods character, but his iconic design and increasing presence in the DC Comics world makes this figure a big one.
Animated Series Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.
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.
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.
Sub Zero on Card
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_Package. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
Dressing Up Like a Star Wars Toy
Star Wars toys are the perfect templates for the perfect Halloween costumes.
A Grim Look of Determination
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 2.
Spotlight on Hot Toys Iron Man II War Machine
Hot Toys is the king of the action figure world, and this figure is one of the best ones they've ever made.
Brave and the Bold Batman
Brave and the Bold Batman Action Figure. Page 11.
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.
Phase 1
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 8.
USNC Red Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 5.
A Closer Look at the Clean Shaven Head
Star Wars Celebration V Jon Stewart Storm Trooper Action Figure. Page 3.
Heroclix Batman
Heroclix Batman. Action Figures. Page 6.
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.
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.
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Ladysmith Splicer
Bioshock 2 NECA Ladysmith Splicer action figures. Page 3.
Rear Box Art
Marvel Universe 35th Anniversary X-men Set. Page 3.
Sneak Peek: Mortal Kombat Action Figures from...
Mortal Kombat Action Figures from Jazzwares
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