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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
That Figure Needs a Bath!
How to Clean Your Action Figures - Cleaning Action Figures
The Top 10 Unofficial Lego Websites
Learn about the 10 best unofficial Lego minifigures websites, including BrickLink, Brick Arms and more.
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection
How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Care
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
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.
What Defines an Action Figure?
What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences
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.
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!
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.
Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations
For beginning collectors, visiting the various action figure blogs, forums, message boards and buy/sell/trade
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.
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 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.
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds
How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays
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.
A History of G.I. Joe
There are a few action figure lines which define the genre, and among them is G.I. Joe. As a brand, Hasbro's
How to Spot a True Vintage Figure
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.
The 5 Best Transformers Combiners Ever
Combiners are some of the most popular figures in the world of Transformers, and these five are the best ever made.
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.
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures
Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures
Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys
Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book
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.
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.
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.
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.
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist
G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Action Figure Checklist - Action Figure Checklist G.I. Joe
Big Head and Little Head
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
10 '80s Movies That SHOULD Have Had Action...
The Figures That Never Were From the moment that Star Wars toys hit the aisle shelves in 1978, during
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.
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.
The Top 5 Master Grade Gundam Action Figures
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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.
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 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.
Collection Protection
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.
"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.
3 3/4 Inches of Destiny
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.
The 10 Must Have Magic the Gathering Legacy...
Magic the Gathering is an incredibly popular card game, but only recently got a series of action figures. Now that the floodgates are open, these 10 figures have to be produced as well.
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.
The 5 Optimus Prime Figures You Have to Own
Optimus Prime is the ultimate action figure character, and these five figures are the cant-miss versions of the iconic robot in disguise.
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.
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.
10 League of Legends Figures That Have to be...
League of Legends is one of the biggest games in the world, and the fact that it doesn't have action figures based on it is totally unacceptable. These 10 characters should be produced first when a line is announced.
The 5 Coolest S.H. MonsterArts Figures
The S.H. MonsterArts line is full of awesome figures, but 5 very special ones of are even cooler than the rest!
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.
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.
Those Stylish Buns
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 2.
"An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Time."
1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 3.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Transformers Masterpiece Checklist
Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.
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.
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.
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.
1983 Dungeons & Dragons Card Back Gallery
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).
The 5 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures
Action figure collecting is a wonderful hobby, and these are the 5 best things about it.
The 5 Worst Power Rangers Bootleg Figures Ever
Power Rangers fans who love action figures will find these offbeat and ridiculous creations rather intriguing, and maybe even charming!
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.
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.
Spotted in the Wild! Iron Man: Fury of Combat...
Iron Man 2 may be long out of the theaters, but new Iron Man toys are still hitting the shelves. The
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
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.
A Night with the Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen are some of the best in the business when it comes to designing action figures.
Dressing Up Like a Star Wars Toy
Star Wars toys are the perfect templates for the perfect Halloween costumes.
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.
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 5 Worst Mego Figures Ever
The Mego World's Greatest Super Heroes line is as classic as it gets, but not every figure was perfect or even necessary.
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.
The Captain of the Millennium Falcon
1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.
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.
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.
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.
Action Figure Profile: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversar...
G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes - Snake Eye Action Figure Review
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 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.
The Princess on a Mission
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures.
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 Ugliest Transformers Ever
Hasbro has been revealing an unfortunate trend at retail lately, as the Transformers figures being produced these days are some of the ugliest ones ever.
Vintage Spotlight: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons...
From LJN's 1983 Advance Dungeons & Dragons line, comes the baddest bad guy in the realm in the form of the evil fighter, Warduke.
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.
Action Figure Art with Robert Burden
Action figures aren't typically seen as art, but that all changes when Robert Burden's paintings enter the discussion.
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.
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.
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.
G.I. Joe Silent Weapons Specialist, Codename:...
Every elite counter-terrorism team like G.I. Joe needs a high-kicking, karate-chopping master of attack, and in 1985, Quick Kick was the man for the job.
The 10 Goofiest Power Rangers Villains
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers is a classic television show and despite its popularity, had some of the goofiest villains of all time.
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.
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 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.
The 10 Best Super Powers Figures
Kenner's Super Powers line started a long history of traditional DC Comics action figures, and these 10 amazing figures helped cement its legacy.
Your Guide's Batman Collection
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.
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 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!
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.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Copperhead
Copperhead may not be the most popular character in the world of DC Comics, but the figure created in the DC Universe Classics line is the best the character has ever had and deserves a closer look.
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.
Spotlight on Star Trek Kirk
Not all toys that deserve a spotlight are good ones. Sometimes figures need to be spotlighted precisely because they're below average, as is the case with Star Trek's Kirk.
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.
Lego Minifigures Tennis Ace Review
The Lego Minifigures Tennis Ace is served up with this review, and there's a lot to love about the figure.
The Princess with a Pistol
1977 Princess Leia. Action Figures. Page 3.
Mattel Retro-Action DC Superheroes Wave 1...
They're not exactly Mego, but they're pretty darn close, and that's good enough for many classic action figure fans.
4 1/2 Inches of Pure Evil
From LJN's 1983 Advance Dungeons & Dragons line, comes the baddest bad guy in the realm in the form of the evil fighter, Warduke.
Choose Your Frisbee
Vintage Tomy Tron Action Figures. Page 3.
Goku, the Hero of the Story
Usually, action figures based on live-action movies tend to strive for a certain amount of realism with
Review of Gothitropolis Ravens The Cardinal
The Gothitropolis Ravens were a Kickstarter-funded line of action figures produce by industry favorites The Four Horsemen. The figures have finally arrived, and The Cardinal is one of the best.
Spotlight on Street Fighter IV C. Viper
Street Fighter is one of the most iconic video games in history, and this is the only figure of one of its coolest characters.
Imaginext Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 2.
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 5 Best Masters of the Universe Playsets
Masters of the Universe had lots of amazing figures, but its cool playsets may have been the real reason the line was so popular.
Spotlight on Assassin's Creed Altair
Assassin's Creed is one of the biggest modern video game franchises, and its first main character Altair has become a legend in the video game community. Take a look at the figure that captures this classic character in plastic.
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.
Animated Series Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.
DC Universe Batman
DC Universe Action Figures Wave 8. Page 7.
Romper Zombie Debuts at New York Toy Fair 2013
Romper Zombie is a new line of figures which made its debut at New York Toy Fair 2013 on the way to a growing product line.
DC Comics Batman
A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 9.
Tools of the Trade
From LJN's 1983 Advance Dungeons & Dragons line, comes the baddest bad guy in the realm in the form of the evil fighter, Warduke. Page 2.
The Classic AD&D Card Back
LJN 1983 Dungeons & Dragons Action Figures. Page 3.
Cheap Toys with a Big Punch
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.
Scooby Dooby Doo!
Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 2.
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.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush USNC Vehicle...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 2.
The World's Smallest Fully Articulated Action...
A closer look at the world's smallest fully articulated action figures from the Megabloks Halo Wars Authentic Collector's Series building sets.
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush Covenant...
Megabloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
Scott with His Mighty Guitar
Mezco Scott Pilgrim Action Figures. Page 2.
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
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.
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Book Review: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
Ladysmith Splicer
Bioshock 2 NECA Ladysmith Splicer action figures. Page 3.
Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Blue Beetle
The DC Universe Classics line is one of the biggest in history, and even though Blue Beetle might not be its most recognizable character, the figure did represent a major articulation change in the line.
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.
Codename: Quick Kick
G.I. Joe Quick Kick. Action Figures.
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