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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
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 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. Page 2.
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.
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 Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic. Page 2.
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.
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.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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A History of G.I. Joe
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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.
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.
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!
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. 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.
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.
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.
The 5 Best Places to Display Figures Around the...
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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 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.
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.
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
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 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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
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 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.
The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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.
Agent Nick Fury
This is the real gem of the 4 pack, a stunning likeness of Nick Fury as played by Samuel L. Jackson in
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 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.
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.
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.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
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 Prime
This is a guide to everything Transformers Prime. You can find information about the TV show, of the figures, and more.
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.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
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.
Review of Mortal Kombat 6-Inch Deluxe Shao Kahn
Mortal Kombat wouldn't be the same without one of its leading antagonists, Shao Kahn. And the Jazwares Mortal Kombat line wouldn't be the same without this great figure.
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
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 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.
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case
1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case - Star Wars Case
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
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.
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 5 Worst Bootleg Action Figures Ever
Bootleg action figures are considered a terrible part of the industry for many collectors, but others love their goofy designs and hilarious results. Here are five of the worst/best bootlegs ever.
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.
5 More of the Worst Bootlegs Ever
Not everyone loves bootleg figures and their impact on the action figure industry, but it's hard not to enjoy them when they go really wrong! Here are some of the absolute worst offenders.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
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 5 Coolest Transformers Alternate Modes
Transformers aren't just about their robot modes, and in fact half the fun comes from their interesting alternate modes. These are the five best disguises in the Transformers universe.
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
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.
Interview with Wayne Losey of Modio
This interview with an action figure visionary will give you a glimpse at the future of the action figure industry.
More Christmas Stories From Collectors
Christmas is an important time for every action figure collector, and these stories can remind us why it's such a wonderful season for toys.
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.
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.
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 Princess with a Pistol
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
Review of Halo 4 Series 1 Master Chief
Halo 4 was one of last year's biggest video game releases, and McFarlane Toys had store shelves lined with Halo 4 merchandise to meet collectors' and gamers' needs. Taking center stage in every aisle and on every peg was the game's iconic protagonist Master Chief.
The Top 5 Master Grade Gundam Action Figures
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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!
The Princess on a Mission
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures.
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.
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.
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.
The 5 D-Arts Mega Man Figures Collectors Want...
Mega Man is one of the video game industry's most iconic characters, but he hasn't deserved all the high-end action figure attention that he deserves. These five Mega Man characters need to be produced in a high-end action figure line.
5 Masters of the Universe Characters You Need...
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is one of the action figure industries most popular and collectible lines. New action figure collectors should be familiar with the biggest characters and most popular figures of the classic property, and this list introduces them.
The 5 Must-Have Axe Cop Action Figures
Axe Cop is a cool cartoon and webcomic, and the action figures that have been released based upon it are even cooler. But the line needs more toys! It needs these five toys in particular.
The Scariest Action Figures Ever
There's no better way to celebrate Halloween for an action figure collector than by enjoying their scariest action figures. These 10 figures are the scariest figures ever produced in the action figure industry.
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Spartan...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 6.
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
Marvel Universe Checklist
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G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
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.
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.
Lego Hero Factory Checklist
The Lego Hero Factory takes Lego bricks and turns them into action figures with an interesting narrative and lots of potential for play.
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.
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 Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
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,
Christmas Stories From Collectors
Almost every collector has fond memories of Christmas, and these are some of the best action figure Christmas stories out there.
Covenant Grunts
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 8.
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
Unofficial Replacement Weapons
Mauraders Inc. Gun Runners Action Figure Accessories. Page 3.
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.
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
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Plentiful Enemies
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 7.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
Collect Them All!
Here's a shot of the back of the packaging, letting the collector know just how much fun this set can
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.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.
DC Universe: Infinite Heroes Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 3.
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
Shopping for Arms and Gear
Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action Figure Accessories
Spotlight on DC Universe Infinite Heroes Batwoman
Batwoman is a relatively new character to the world of DC Comics, and still has few figures representing her. This was one of the first, but is also unfortunately one of the worst.
Mezco's Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
The Weapons
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 9.
Justice Lords Batman
Justice Lords Batman Action Figure. Page 5.
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Covenant...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 5.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars USNC Scorpion Packaging
Megabloks Halo Wars Scorpion. Action Figures.
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.
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh. Action Figures. Page 9.
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...
Beast Boy
DC Universe Classics Wave 10. Action Figures. Page 6.
Spotlight on Batman: The Brave and Bold Black...
Kanjar Ro may be a minor villain, but this figure is one of the best in its line and deserves its own time in the spotlight.
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.
Aquaman vs. Merman!
DC Universe Classics Master of the Universe Classics 2 Packs
Frank Miller Batman
Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure. Page 7.
Man-Bat
DC Universe Classics Wave 10. Action Figures. Page 3.
Dark Knight Batman
Dark Knight Batman Action Figure. Page 10.
The Army Building Factor
Whether it's Stormtroopers or Cobra Alley Vipers, collectors love to build armies for those epic battle
'50s Batman
50s Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 12.
Stormshadow Done Right
Stormshadow, G.I. Joe, Valor vs Venom, action figure. Page 3.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush USNC Vehicle...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 3.
Little Men of Action!
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 2.
Book Review: Totally Tubular 80s Toys
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The Halo Wars UNSC Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures.
Perfect Fit
Mauraders Inc. Gun Runners Action Figure Accessories . Page 2.
Valor vs. Venom Accessories
Stormshadow, G.I. Joe, Valor vs Venom, action figure. Page 4.
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.
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.
The Poker Player
NECA Gremlins Action Figures. Page 3.
Top 5 Series 7 Lego Minifigures
With exactly 16 different figures available in every wave of the Lego Minifigures line, figuring out when to stop buying them is difficult. This list tells you which figures from series 7 you absolutely must own before you give up on the wave.
USNC Red Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 5.
Pencil Topper Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
Mexican Bootleg Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 5.
Flame Thrower Spartan
Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
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