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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. Page 2.
10 Best Unofficial Lego Website
Lego fans are nothing if not devoted, so much so that they've built up a slew of great unofficial websites devoted to buying, selling, trading and customizing their Lego minifigures. We break down the top 10 right here.
How to Start an Action Figure Collection
This should give you a good feel as to how to begin your new hobby of action figure collecting.
10 Tips for Selling Your Action Figures on eBay
Want to sell your action figure collection on eBay? These 10 tips will make the process more fun and profitable.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
A History of G.I. Joe
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Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic. Page 2.
8 Tips for Posing Action Figures
Posing action figures can be a precarious task. Take a look at these eight helpful tips to make sure you're getting the most out of your action figure displays.
10 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.
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.
Vintage Action Figure Profile: Star Wars 1977...
In 1977, the pop culture world was forever changed by a little movie called Star Wars. That following spring, action figures were forever changed when the multitude of Star Wars toys hit the shelves. We take a look at an original Luke Skywalker figure that has stood up pretty well these past 32 years.
Top 5 Super Hero Action Figure Lines
Super heroes and action figures were made for each other, and there have been a number of lines to prove it.
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.
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.
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
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Spotted in the Wild! Target Exclusive Star Wars...
Target Exclusive Star Wars Vintage Style 3 Packs
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.
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
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.
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 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.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays
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.
The Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
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.
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.
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.
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Raphael Review
With the return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the forefront of the collecting world, Raphael is another fantastic piece to add to anyone's collection.
Top 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.
The Villain Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. Page 3.
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.
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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.
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
Top 5 Action Figure Blogs
There's nothing action figure collectors like to do more than share their collections. Many collectors have taken to the internet to show off their figures, utilizing blogs to tell stories, share their figures, and provide entertainment for other collectors.
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!
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.
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.
Spotlight on GI Joe Resolute Storm Shadow and...
GI Joe Resolute was one of the most successful translations of the franchise into cartoon form ever, and this comic pack features two of the show's coolest characters.
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.
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.
Even More of the Worst Bootlegs Ever
Action figure collectors can't get enough of the worst bootlegs out there in the seedier parts of the action figure industry. Here are 5 more of the worst that have ever been found.
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.
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.
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.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. 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.
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
The Rebel Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. Page 2.
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.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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The Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
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 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.
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.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
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 Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats 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.
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lego Batman Minifig
Lego Batman Minifig. Action Figures. Page 4.
The 5 Worst He-Man Bootleg Figures Ever
He-Man has been a collector's staple in the action figure industry for decades, but these 5 bootleg figures are anything but collectable!
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Vigilante
Vigilante might be one of the most obscure DC Comics characters ever produced as an action figure, and that's precisely why he deserves a moment in the spotlight.
The Good and the Bad
The A Team Movie Action Figures from Jazwares. Page 10.
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.
Collect Tehm All!
Target Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure 3-Packs. Page 4.
Halo Wars Covenant Ghost
Halo Wars Covenant Ghost. Action Figures. Page 2.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
Spotlight on Street Fighter IV Chun-Li
Chun Li may be Street Fighter's most recognizable character, and this figure certain exaggerates her most iconic features, making it a key one.
Book Review: Totally Tubular 80s Toys
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Hannibal
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 8.
The Classic Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures
The Hero Set
Target Exclusive Star Wars Vintage Style 3 Packs
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Quick Change Armor Batman
Quick Change Armor Bruce Wayne Batman Action Figure. Page 3.
The 10 Must Have S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z...
There have been some great Dragon Ball Z Figuarts so far, but there are still some key characters missing in the S.H. Figuarts line.
B.A. on the Loose!
The A Team Movie Action Figures from Jazwares. Page 6.
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.
Collect Them All!
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 4.
Murdock
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 9.
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.
A Lot of Fun for \$10
Action figures don't have to be packed with articulation or linked to a major license to be great (of course, it helps), and the little mysterious toy company, Chap Mei, have been proving just that for years. We take a look at a couple of their over-the-top offerings. But be warned; there are monsters inside. Page 8.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Batman and...
It doesn't get any better than Batman, and Clayface is one of his coolest villains, making this classic two pack a very interesting one.
The Faceman
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 7.
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.
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.
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.
Spotlight on Sideshow Collectibles G.I. Joe...
The 12-inch G.I. Joe line from Sideshow has created some of the very best versions of the brand's iconic characters, including this take on Firefly.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
The 5 Worst Superhero Bootleg Figures Ever
Superhero figures are as iconic as it gets in the action figure industry, but these bootleg superhero figures are as bad as it gets in the action figure industry.
Spotlight on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line wouldn't be complete without one of the most recognized and beloved turtles of all, Leonardo.
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!
Is that a Giant Snake? Yes. Yes, it is.
Action figures don't have to be packed with articulation or linked to a major license to be great (of course, it helps), and the little mysterious toy company, Chap Mei, have been proving just that for years. We take a look at a couple of their over-the-top offerings. But be warned; there are monsters inside. Page 7.
Justice Lords Batman
Justice Lords Batman Action Figure. Page 5.
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.
Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe...
Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994
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.
The 5 Worst Spider-Man Bootleg Figures Ever
If you're a fan of the offbeat world of bootleg action figures and happen to love Spider-Man too, you'll love these web-headed monstrosities.
Striking a Cool Pose
Action figures don't have to be packed with articulation or linked to a major license to be great (of course, it helps), and the little mysterious toy company, Chap Mei, have been proving just that for years. We take a look at a couple of their over-the-top offerings. But be warned; there are monsters inside. Page 6.
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.
7 Tips for Trading Action Figures
Not everyone wants to buy and sell action figures, and that's why trading is one of the most prominent ways toys switch hands. Use these tips to make sure you're making the most of your trading efforts.
Star Wars Princess Leia Jabba's Slave Action...
Ask any male Star Wars fan of a certain age who his first movie crush was on and they'd probably cite
The Stunning Detail
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 5.
The Working Class Villains Speak Out!
The 2 man team behind the ultra-exclusive Emerald Dragonrider figure answer a few of our questions and talk about what it takes to launch your own action figure line on pure sweat, know-how and determination.
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.
The Must Have Heroes of the Storm Action Figures
Heroes of the Storm is an upcoming video game that takes numerous classic video game characters and puts them into a single game. That's the perfect recipe for a wonderful action figure line.
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.
Frank Miller Batman
Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure. Page 7.
According to the Packaging Blurb
The A Team Movie Action Figures from Jazwares. Page 5.
Spotlight on Masters of the Universe Classics...
Look back to the beginning of the action figure industry's biggest modern lines with this detailed look at the Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man figure.
Halo Wars Covenant Ghost Packaging
Halo Wars Covenant Ghost. Action Figures.
Big Daddy (Rosie)
Bioshock 2 NECA Big Daddy (Rosie) action figures. Page 4.
One Big Hunk of Metal
Iron Man 2 Movie Series Action Figure: Mark I
1989 Movie Batman
1989 Movie Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 13.
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.
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.
One of the 5 Points Gang
Like the Kenner Star Wars figures of old, the POTF figures only had 5 points of articulation, and the
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
The Mummy Comes to Life!
Action figures don't have to be packed with articulation or linked to a major license to be great (of course, it helps), and the little mysterious toy company, Chap Mei, have been proving just that for years. We take a look at a couple of their over-the-top offerings. But be warned; there are monsters inside.
Phase 3
Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 10.

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