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Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:28 +0000

 



What Are the 5 Most Valuable Star Wars Action...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

These original figures are sought after by collectors all over the world, some fetching prices in the thousands.



The Scoop on Action Figure Size Scales

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

The term scale refers to the size ratio to a normal sized object. In this case, we're talking about smaller representations of the human figure.



6 Action Figure Companies You Need to Know

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

There are a lot of companies manufacturing action figures and collectibles in the world, but six stand out to the modern collector.



Star Wars Vintage 1978-1985 Action Figure...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



A History of G.I. Joe

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

There are a few action figure lines which define the genre, and among them is G.I. Joe. As a brand, Hasbro's



That Action Figure Needs a Bath!

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Sometimes you find that rare figure you've been looking for for years at a garage sale and notice that it has seen better days.



How to Start an Action Figure Collection

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

This should give you a good feel as to how to begin your new hobby of action figure collecting.



6 Things You Have to Know About Action Figure...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

One of the most confusing things about action figure collecting is understanding sizes and scales. These are the basic things you have to know.



How to Find the Value of Your Action Figure

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

For those collectors who look to their collections as a financial investment, knowing the value of each figure is extremely important.



10 Tips for Selling Your Action Figures on eBay

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Want to sell your action figure collection on eBay? These 10 tips will make the process more fun and profitable.



Top 5 Action Figure Marketplaces

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



How to Care for Your Action Figure Collection

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Action figures can be susceptible to environmental factors and aging. A few simple steps will help keep your action figures looking like new.



Top 5 Super Hero Action Figure Lines

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Super heroes and action figures were made for each other, and there have been a number of lines to prove it.



10 Dedicated Action Figure Websites

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

In this step-by-step, well be repairing a bent soft plastic knife. The knife came bent in the new package, but it's about to be as good as new.



The Top 10 Unofficial Lego Websites

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Learn about the 10 best unofficial Lego minifigures websites, including BrickLink, Brick Arms and more.



A History of the Lego Minifigure

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

For beginning collectors, visiting the various action figure blogs, forums, message boards and buy/sell/trade



What Defines an Action Figure?

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

What Defines an Action Figure - Action Figure Definition - Action Figure Differences



Top Tips for Storing Action Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



8 Tips for Posing Action Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Best Action Figure Forums

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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 5 Best Transformers Combiners Ever

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Combiners are some of the most popular figures in the world of Transformers, and these five are the best ever made.



Vintage Action Figure Profile: Star Wars 1977...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



The 5 Optimus Prime Figures You Have to Own

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Optimus Prime is the ultimate action figure character, and these five figures are the cant-miss versions of the iconic robot in disguise.



How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

How to Make Custom Action Figure Backgrounds - Custom Action Figure Displays



Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Mego Action Figure Price Guide - Mego Price Guide - Mego Toys Book



Best Action Figure Blogs

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures - Finding Action Figure Deals - Thrift Store Action Figures



How to Open an Action Figure Package

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Review of Halo 4 Series 1 Master Chief

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Top 10 Toy Biz Marvel Figures of the '90s

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



The 5 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Action figure collecting is a wonderful hobby, and these are the 5 best things about it.



7 Tips for Buying Action Figures in Stores

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



A Closer Look at the Transformers Movies

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

The Transformers movies are the epitome of action figure-themed film, but that isn't necessarily a good thing.



Top 10 Lego Minifigures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Collection Protection

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection - Action Figure Insurance - Collectibles Insurance



How to Spot a True Vintage Figure

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.



Action Figure Art with Robert Burden

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Action figures aren't typically seen as art, but that all changes when Robert Burden's paintings enter the discussion.



Dressing Up Like a Star Wars Toy

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Star Wars toys are the perfect templates for the perfect Halloween costumes.



Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Demon

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Comparing Action Figure Price Points

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Displaying an Action Figure Collection in a...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Here are some helpful tips on what to do when you're collection outgrows the space you have to display it.



6 Tips for Displaying Action Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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 Top 5 Conventions for Action Figure...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Top Video Game Franchises That Need Action...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Video games have taken over the action figure world, but some popular games are still missing from the toy aisles.



The Moment Transformers Jumped the Shark

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Spotlight on Hot Toys Iron Man II War Machine

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Hot Toys is the king of the action figure world, and this figure is one of the best ones they've ever made.



The Ugliest Transformers Ever

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



The Transformation of Toy Commercials

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Book Review: Totally Tubular 80s Toys

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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10 of the Best Video Game Action Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Video Game action figures are beginning to dominate the hobby, and these are some of the best.



A Night with the Four Horsemen

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

The Four Horsemen are some of the best in the business when it comes to designing action figures.



Spotlight on Sideshow Collectibles G.I. Joe...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



6 Tips for Organizing Your Action Figure...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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 10 Best Super Powers Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Kenner's Super Powers line started a long history of traditional DC Comics action figures, and these 10 amazing figures helped cement its legacy.



The Biggest Action Figure Lines from 2015 Movies

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

2015 is going to be a huge year for movies, and action figures based on the blockbusters will be equally beloved.



A Look Back at the Django Action Figure...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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 Most Wanted Walking Dead Action Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

There's no show bigger than The Walking Dead, but its action figure line is still missing some big characters.



5 Transformers Characters You Need to Know

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Masters of the Universe Classics Bios

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



6 Tips for Following the Action Figure Industry

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Is that a Giant Snake? Yes. Yes, it is.

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Your Guide's Batman Collection

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide.



The 5 Best Ways to Value an Action Figure

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Determining the value of an action figure can be difficult, but it's not impossible! These 5 tips will help.



Masters of the Universe Classics Checklist

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

This is a comprehensive checklist of the 2008 and onward Masters of the Universe Classics line of action figures manufactured by Mattel.



The 5 Worst Star Wars Bootleg Figures Ever

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



10 League of Legends Figures That Have to be...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



6 Classic Action Figure Lines You Need to Know

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Top 10 Masters of the Universe Classics Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



6 Tips for Managing Your Action Figure Collection

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Big Head and Little Head

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.



10 Smite Figures That Have to be Produced

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



The 5 Worst Superhero Bootleg Figures Ever

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Top 10 DC Universe Classics Figures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Guide to Masters of the Universe

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Sneak Peek: DC Universe Classics Wave 12

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

DC Universe Classics Wave 12 from Mattel



Pocket Super Heroes Spider-Man c.1979

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Spider-Man Action Figures Through the Ages

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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 Masterpiece Checklist

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Keep track of all the different Transformers Masterpiece releases with this thorough checklist detailing each and every figure.



The Avengers Checklist

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Animated Series Batman

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 10.



Spotlight on DC Universe Classics Batman and...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Changing His Spots

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

The details in the paint applications are brilliant, especially for a figure at this price point (under



The 5 Vintage Masters of the Universe Playsets...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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The 5 Worst Bootleg Action Figures Ever

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Velma Dinkley

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Mystery Inc. - Scooby Doo Action Figures. Page 4.



DCUC Wave 15 Jemm

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

DCUC Wave 15 Jemm. Action Figures. Page 8.



The 5 Worst Spider-Man Bootleg Figures Ever

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



3 3/4 Inches of Destiny

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures.



Transformers Prime Wheeljack Review

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Spotlight on Marvel Legends Heroes Reborn Iron...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

This version of Iron Man took center stage in the '90s, and though it's long forgotten on the pages, this figure has kept the classic look alive in plastic.



Interview with Wayne Losey of Modio

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

This interview with an action figure visionary will give you a glimpse at the future of the action figure industry.



DC Universe: Infinite Heroes Batman

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 3.



The Top 5 McFarlane Toys Lines

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

McFarlane Toys is an action figure powerhouse, and these five lines are the main reason why it's such a prominent manufacturer.



First Appearance Batman

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

A look at the personal collection of the Action Figure Guide. Page 6.



Zoiks and Jinkies! The Scooby Doo Gang Action...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

Not all action figures are for the hard-core collector, to be displayed on a shelf like a work of art. Some action figures simply beg to be taken out into the back yard by some lucky kid and played with! The Scooby Doo action figures from Thinkway are just the thing for little hands and big imaginations.



10 '80s Cartoons That SHOULD Have Had Action...

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

The 1980s wrote the book on animated cartoons and action figure line tie-ins. In fact, thanks to the



Top 5 Series 6 Lego Minifigures

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.



Toy Biz Spider-Man c.1990

2016-09-27T11:08:28Z

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.