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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.
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
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.
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures
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 Tips for Selling Your Action Figures on eBay
Want to sell your action figure collection on eBay? These 10 tips will make the process more fun and profitable.
10 Dedicated Action Figure Websites
Although About.com Action Figures should serve all your action figure needs, there are a lot of great sites out there that serve the action figure community.
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.
A History of G.I. Joe
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What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
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.
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.
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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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.
The Top 5 "Must Join" Action Figure Forums
Join in on the discussions about all things action figures with these 5 excellent action figure forums. Don't just be a collector, be a fellow enthusiast!
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case - Star Wars Case
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.
8 Tips for Posing Action Figures
Posing action figures can be a precarious task. Take a look at these eight helpful tips to make sure you're getting the most out of your action figure displays.
The Top 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
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.
The 5 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures
Action figure collecting is a wonderful hobby, and these are the 5 best things about it.
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.
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 Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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!
Masters of the Universe Classics Checklist
This is a comprehensive checklist of the 2008 and onward Masters of the Universe Classics line of action figures manufactured by Mattel.
Displaying an Action Figure Collection in a...
Here are some helpful tips on what to do when you're collection outgrows the space you have to display it.
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.
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.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Although not from Mattel, but rather offered up from Diamond Select, we couldn't help but notice this
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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.
Playing in the Back Yard
Bigfoot Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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.
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.
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.
A Night with the Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen are some of the best in the business when it comes to designing action figures.
The Fast Acting Punch Action
The figure's new action figure works thanks to an interesting idea where the figure's forearms and fists,
The Transformation of Toy Commercials
Toy lines don't always head in directions that I enjoy, but toy commercials have certainly improved in recent years, and that's a wonderful trend.
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.
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.
Dressing Up Like a Star Wars Toy
Star Wars toys are the perfect templates for the perfect Halloween costumes.
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.
No Escape from Fun with the Houdini Action Figure
Here's a look at the world's only Harry Houdini action figure from the good people at Accoutrements.
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
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Demon
This was the very first DC Universe Classics action figure that captured the love of collectors, and remains one of the line's best ever figures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Not-So-Articulated Articulation
Mezco Wolfman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 4.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Warthog Vehicle
Megabloks Halo Wars Warthog. Action Figures. Page 2.
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 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.
Frank Miller Batman
Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure. Page 7.
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.
Lego Minifigures Detective Review
Solve the mystery of the Lego Minifigures Series 5 Detective action figure with this review.
Sub Zero
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_A. Action Figures.
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.
1989 Movie Batman
1989 Movie Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 13.
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...
An All New Action Feature
The one accessory that these figures come with is a long plastic "rip-chord," made popular through the
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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He's Mean, He's Green, He's Piccolo!
Both the Goku and Piccolo 6" figures are elegantly sculpted and simplistically painted, which, depending
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.
The Top 5 Master Grade Gundam Action Figures
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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.
Pocket Super Heroes Spider-Man c.1979
There are very few comic book characters that have been made into action figures more than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We take a look at some of the most iconic Spider-Man figures to hit toy store shelves over the past four decades. Page 3.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
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
Time to Fight!
Overall, the Dragonball Z: Evolution figures should prove to be tons of fun for kids itching to act out
Goku, the Hero of the Story
Usually, action figures based on live-action movies tend to strive for a certain amount of realism with
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.
Dragonball: Evolution Figures Review
April 2009 saw the release of the Dragonball Z: Evolution movie; a movie which die-hard DBZ fans have
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Warthog Covenant Turret
Megabloks Halo Wars Warthog. Action Figures. 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.
The Top 5 Conventions for Action Figure...
Conventions are a big part of the action figure industry, and these five are the biggest and best that every collector should try to visit.
The Surprise Inside
Mauraders Inc. Gun Runners Action Figure Accessories. Page 7.
Ready for Battle!
One immediate downside to these figures is their lack of articulation, with only 3 total points and 2
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Guardian
The Guardian is a virtually unknown DC Comics character, but his iconic appearance and heroic ways have earned him time in the spotlight.
Marvel Universe Checklist
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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.
Spotted in the Wild! Ghostbusters II Toys R Us...
On our latest "in the field" hunt for action figures, we spotted the fearless four themselves in this
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.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Review
The return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brought along great new designs and fantastic new figures, and Michelangelo is one of those figures that every fan must own.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Man-Bat
Batman might be the most famous bat-character in the world of comics, but Man-Bat is an important villain and a memorable DC Universe Classics figure.
Spotlight on BioShock 2 Big Sister
BioShock has become one of gaming's most iconic brands, and this Big Sister figure is one of the greatest toys based on the famed game.
Scott with His Mighty Guitar
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures. Page 2.
Brave and the Bold Batman
Brave and the Bold Batman Action Figure. Page 11.
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.
Collect Them All!
Here's a shot of the back of the packaging, letting the collector know just how much fun this set can
DCUC Wave 15 Martian Manhunter
DCUC Wave 15 Martian Manhunter. Action Figures. Page 6.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
I Thought He'd Be Taller
Bigfoot Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 2.
The Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
Lilah
Part western, part supernatural thriller, and only part articulated, the NECA Jonah Hex movie series action figures are spotted in the wild. Page 2.
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.
When Action Features Outweigh Articulation
Despite these figures' lack of articulation, I imagine that many kids playing with the figure will be
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.
Spotlight on Batman: The Brave and Bold Black...
Batman may be the biggest name in comics and cartoons, and this figure combines a style that merges both worlds.
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.
Leaving His Mark
Bigfoot Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 6.
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
Justice Lords Batman
Justice Lords Batman Action Figure. Page 5.
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.
A Bigfoot-Style Action Feature
Bigfoot Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.

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