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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.
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
How to Find the Value of Your Action Figure
Finding the Value of an Action Figure - Action Figure Price Guide - Action Figure Grades
The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales
Action Figure Size Scales. Action Figures.
Dark Knight Batman Figurine
Dark Knight Batman Figurine. Action Figures. Page 9.
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
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.
Perfect Fit
Mauraders Inc. Gun Runners Action Figure Accessories . 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection
How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance
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.
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.
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!
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.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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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.
Kelek: Evil Sorcerer
We take a look at some old school packaging from LJN's Dungeons & Dragons line that has held up pretty well over the past couple of decades (and then some). Page 5.
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 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.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection...
This collection of press images from Playmates Toys features the new Classic Collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, which are based on the original cartoon.
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 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.
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.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Making Custom Backgrounds for Your 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.
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
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.
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. 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.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
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 Weapon of the Jedi Knight
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 2.
Guide to Lego Minifigures
This is a guide to everything Lego minifigures. You can find the history of the classic figures, checklists to see what's been released, and reviews to help guide your buying decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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 Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 7.
The Black Series Takes Toy Fair
There were tons of incredible new figures revealed at Toy Fair this week, but Hasbro managed to reveal the most exciting of them all. Their 6 Black Series line
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
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.
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 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 Most Common Action Figure Accessory Types
Action Figure Accessories - Action Figure Weapons - Action Figure Vehicles
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
Ask Matty - May 15th
Mattel has returned to offer more answers to all our burning questions on Masters of the Universe Classics, and the company's other big action figure lines.
Goku, the Hero of the Story
Usually, action figures based on live-action movies tend to strive for a certain amount of realism with
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
Top 5 Series 6 Lego Minifigures
With over 16 possibilities in each wave of the Lego Minifigures line, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the best. This list tells you which figures from Series 6 take top honors.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
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
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
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!
Review: Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action...
Marauders Gun Runners 1:18 Scale Action Figure Accessories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Marvel Universe Checklist
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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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The 5 Best Rivalries in the Action Figure...
There are rivalries everywhere, and these five action figure duels make the hobby a lot more interesting.
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.
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.
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.
Lego Minifigures Simpsons Series Revealed
The new Lego Minifigures series based on the famous cartoon family The Simpsons has been teased for months, but today collectors got their first full look at
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.
February's Cool Thing: Toy Fair
Every year the action figure industry heats up in the middle of February thanks to New York Toy Fair. Major manufacturers and smaller companies both gathers to
Transformers Prime Season One Limited Edition...
Transformers Prime takes one of the action figure industry's most beloved brands and brings it into the modern cartoon era. This look at the Transformers Prime Season One Blu-ray will have Transformers fans salivating.
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh
DCUC Wave 15 Golden Pharaoh. Action Figures. Page 9.
Scorpion
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_B. Action Figures. Page 3.
6 Tips for Following the Action Figure Industry
The action figure industry is a fast moving place, and without a keen focus and knowledge of how to keep up, it can be hard to see and understand it all. These tips will help you make sure you don't miss a thing.
Review of Ninja Turtles Michelangelo (Movie)
Michelangelo is seemingly everyone's favorite Ninja Turtle, and this figure gives us a new take on the classic design that's sure to catch a few eyes.
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.
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.
The Avengers Checklist
The Avengers is the biggest movie of all time, and the action figure line is just as big. Make sure you have every figure you need with this Avengers action figure checklist.
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.
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.
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
ThunderCats Checklist
This is a checklist for the Bandai line of classic and modern ThunderCats action figures.
Velma Dinkley
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.
Review of Ninja Turtles Leonardo (Movie)
Leonardo is the leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and he's never been seen like this before.
First Appearance Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 6.
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.
Mexican Bootleg Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 5.
DC Comics Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 9.
Cartman
Mezco South Park Classics Cartmen. Page 2.
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.
Hot Toys Reveals Black Widow from The Winter...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to be the biggest movie of Spring. It's the next release in an incredible line of Marvel movies, and Black Widow is
Spotlight on Spider-Man Classics Juggernaut
Juggernaut is one of the biggest Marvel Comics characters ever, and this figure is no slouch either!
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
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
Just Add Action Figures
Action_Figure_Tiered_Display_4. Action Figures. Page 4.
Guide to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
With the long and confusing history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, this guide to the various figures, lines, and characters should be a helpful tool to any curious collector.
The 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.
The Berseker Predator
NECA Predators Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
Transformers Prime Megatron Review
Transformers Prime is a wonderful show, and it's made better by its thrilling antagonist Megatron. This figure captures the big bad Decepticon in all his Transformers Prime glory.
Transformers Prime Wheeljack Review
Transformers Prime is a television sensation, and the action figures are just as fantastic. Wheeljack had a great guest appearance on the show, and has a great action figure too.
The Good and the Bad
The A Team Movie Action Figures from Jazwares. Page 10.
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.
10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...
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Scorpion on Card
Mortal Kombat Scorpion_Package. 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 Masters of the Universe Classics...
Tri-Klops might have a silly name, but he's one of the biggest and baddest villains to ever face off against He-Man, earning his place in the spotlight.
1989 Movie Batman
1989 Movie Batman Action Figure. Action Figures. Page 13.
Review of Ninja Turtles Foot Soldier (Movie)
The Foot are the iconic henchman of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, and this figure is a new take on the classic abundant villain.
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.
Scooby Dooby Doo!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 2.
Action Figure Profile: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversar...
G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes - Snake Eye Action Figure Review
Adamantium Claws
1991 Toy Biz Wolverine Action Figure. Page 3.
Sub Zero on Card
Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_Package. Action Figures. Page 2.
The Best Horror Figures of All Time
There's nothing quite like an ultra-detailed scary figure, and that's why I've assembled this list of the 10 scariest action figures ever.
Wolverine Unmasked
Action Figures. Page 4.
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.
Spotlight on World of Warcraft Skeeve Sorrowblade
World of Warcraft is one of the biggest video games of all time, and the action figure line based on it rarely gets discussed. That's why I'm placing the spotlight on Skeeve Sorrowblade from the DC Unlimited line.
Changing His Spots
The details in the paint applications are brilliant, especially for a figure at this price point (under
Labcoat Zombie
Guns, monster and zombies. Oh my! The NECA Resident Evil Archive figures have been spotted int he wild. You can see them right here, but don't let them see you. Page 4.
Pose Your Heart Out!
Long gone are the days of 5 points of articulation, as the Legacy Collection Slave Leia figure proves,
July's Tip For New Collectors
One of the hardest things to figure out for new collectors is how to display their figures. Simple shelving units and random arrangements on a desk aren't
Brave and the Bold Batman
Brave and the Bold Batman Action Figure. Page 11.
Raiden on Card
Mortal Kombat Raiden_Package. Action Figures. Page 6.
A New and Improved Display!
Action_Figure_Tiered_Display_5. Action Figures. Page 5.
Mezco's Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures
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.
DCUC Wave 15 Martian Manhunter
DCUC Wave 15 Martian Manhunter. Action Figures. Page 6.
Jonah Hex
Part western, part supernatural thriller, and only part articulated, the NECA Jonah Hex movie series action figures are spotted in the wild.
The 5 Best Ways to Value an Action Figure
Determining the value of an action figure can be difficult, but it's not impossible! These 5 tips will help.
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