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Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:09:03 +0000

 



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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



A History of G.I. Joe

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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That Action Figure Needs a Bath!

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



How to Find the Value of Your Action Figure

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Top 5 Super Hero Action Figure Lines

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Top 5 Action Figure Marketplaces

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



A History of the Lego Minifigure

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 Care for Your Action Figure Collection

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



The Top 10 Unofficial Lego Websites

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



What's the Difference Between Action Figures,...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

It's a hotly debated issue among action figure collectors: What exactly is an action figure? Here are some guidelines, but they're not written in stone.



10 Tips for Selling Your Action Figures on eBay

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



8 Tips for Posing Action Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



The 5 Best Transformers Combiners Ever

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



10 Dedicated Action Figure Websites

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Top 10 Toy Biz Marvel Figures of the '90s

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Action Figure Terms & Abbreviations

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Top Tips for Storing Action Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Top 10 Lego Minifigures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Vintage Action Figure Profile: Star Wars 1977...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 Best Things About Collecting Action Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Thrift Store Hunting for Action Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Best Action Figure Forums

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Join in on the discussions about all things action figures with these 5 excellent action figure forums. Don't just be a collector, be a fellow enthusiast!



How to Open an Action Figure Package

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



6 Tips for Displaying Action Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Setting up an action figure display can be a lot of work and a lot of frustration without the right preparation and know-how. These six tips and tricks will help collectors make the most of their action figures displays.



The 5 Optimus Prime Figures You Have to Own

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Review of Halo 4 Series 1 Master Chief

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Best Action Figure Blogs

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Comparing Action Figure Price Points

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Book Review: Mego Action Figure Toys

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



7 Tips for Buying Action Figures in Stores

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 Organizing Your Action Figure...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 Ugliest Transformers Ever

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 10 Best Super Powers Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



5 Transformers Characters You Need to Know

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



6 Tips for Managing Your Action Figure Collection

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



The Avengers Checklist

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



The Moment Transformers Jumped the Shark

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Lego Minfigures Checklist

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



The Top 5 Conventions for Action Figure...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 Batman and...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 Transformation of Toy Commercials

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Top 5 Classic Action Figure Throwback Lines

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Big Head and Little Head

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 2.



Top Video Game Franchises That Need Action...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Spotlight on DC Universe Classics The Demon

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Spotlight on Hot Toys Iron Man II War Machine

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Dressing Up Like a Star Wars Toy

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



The Scariest Action Figures Ever

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



How to Insure Your Action Figure Collection

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



The Most Wanted Walking Dead Action Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



How to Spot a True Vintage Figure

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

1977 Luke Skywalker. Action Figures. Page 4.



A Closer Look at the Transformers Movies

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



Raiden

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Mortal Kombat Raiden_B. Action Figures. Page 5.



Sub Zero

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_A. Action Figures.



Review of Gothitropolis Ravens The Cardinal

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



"... Ancient weapons are no substitute for a...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

1977 Han Solo. Action Figures. Page 3.



Johnny Cage on Card

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Mortal Kombat JohnnyCage_Package. Page 8.



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

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Jonny Cage

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Mortal Kombat Action Figures from Jazzwares. Page 7.



The 5 Worst Bootleg Action Figures Ever

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Toy Biz Spider-Man c.1990

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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 of the Best Video Game Action Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



10 Smite Figures That Have to be Produced

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Sub Zero on Card

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Mortal Kombat Sub_Zero_Package. Action Figures. Page 2.



DCUC Wave 15 Validus

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

DCUC Wave 15 Validus. Action Figures. Page 10.



Action Figure Art with Robert Burden

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



6 Classic Action Figure Lines You Need to Know

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Scorpion on Card

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Mortal Kombat Scorpion_Package. Action Figures. Page 4.



Masters of the Universe Classics Checklist

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



The 5 Coolest Transformers Alternate Modes

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Transformers aren't just about their robot modes, and in fact half the fun comes from their interesting alternate modes. These are the five best disguises in the Transformers universe.



The 5 Best Donatello Figures From Teenage...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

If Donatello is your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, then you absolutely have to read this list of his best figures.



The Captain of the Millennium Falcon

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

1977 Han Solo. Action Figures.



Avatar Movie Masters Jake Sully

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Unless you live on a deserted island (in which case, how do you have internet service?) then you've heard



Secret Wars Spider-Man c.1984

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



More Machine than Man, Now...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 4.



The 5 Best Ways to Value an Action Figure

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



He's Mean, He's Green, He's Piccolo!

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Both the Goku and Piccolo 6" figures are elegantly sculpted and simplistically painted, which, depending



The Biggest Action Figure Lines from 2015 Movies

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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



The 5 Worst Mego Figures Ever

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

The Mego World's Greatest Super Heroes line is as classic as it gets, but not every figure was perfect or even necessary.



Halo Wars USNC Hornet Vehicle

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Megabloks Halo Wars Hornet. Action Figures. Page 2.



Top 5 Series 6 Lego Minifigures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



The 5 Worst Spider-Man Bootleg Figures Ever

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



A Look Back at the Django Action Figure...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



A Look Back

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Star Wars Vintage Collection Darth Vader Action Figure. Page 3.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection...

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



Thinking Outside the Box with Boxes

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Action_Figure_Tiered_Display_2. Action Figures. Page 2.



The Halo Wars UNSC Spartan

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Halo Wars Megabloks Figures. Action Figures.



1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

1978 Star Wars Action Figure Carrying Case - Star Wars Case



Vikor's Bio

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

Masters of the Universe Classics Vikor. Page 3.



Pocket Super Heroes Spider-Man c.1979

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.



The 10 Next-Best DC Universe Classics Figures

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

The 10 best DC Universe Classics figures have already been identified, but the line is so huge it deserves an even closer look. Here are the 10 next-best figures!



Captain Action Spider-Man c.1967

2016-12-05T11:09:03Z

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.