One thing I was pretty surprised by when I entered the video game industry was that “fun factor” is honest-to-God industry jargon thrown around in straight-faced meeting and discussions. If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Modern video games have a lot of masters to serve and most revolve around monetizing… Continue reading Finding the Fun Factor in Action Figure Collecting
If you are new to action figure collection then you probably have the question what makes an action figure valuable ? For an action figure to be valuable then it has to be both popular and rare. There are several other things that you also need to consider if you are trying to place a… Continue reading What Makes An Action Figure Valuable ?
You may or may not be able to remember when you were a kid and your parents brought you to a toy store. I remember this quite well. I would always run right to the action figure aisle. But what is the action figure craze for adults? Kids are not only the people that buy… Continue reading Action Figure Craze – What’s It All About?
There are a ton of reasons why people decide to collect toys. Some people want the toys from their childhood memories, or toys from their favorite movies, TV shows, or Cartoons. Other people just have a fascination for animals(ie. dinosaurs) or cars. Why collect toys? Why Collect Toys? Collecting toys will give you a good… Continue reading Why Collect Toys? – Reasons
When you are just starting to collect toys you may be wondering what toys should you collect? You can have toys in many different forms like action figure, figurines, dolls, vehicles, and statues. Which one is best to collect? What Toys Should You Collect? I am not going to tell you what you should do.… Continue reading What Toys Should You Collect?
How should you collect your action figures? Mint on card (MOC)/Mint in box (MIB) or loose? This is going to be a personal preference. Some people like to collect MIB/MOC and keep them like that forever. Never ever opening them. Others love to open their action figures and play with them or even display them… Continue reading MIB/MOC vs Loose | What to Collect?
Build a figure was introduced by Toy Biz in 2005. It is commonly referred in the collectors community as “BAF”. Toy Biz introduced this to the Marvel Legends line that started with series 9. How Build A Figure Works Every figure in the series was packaged with a piece of a lager figure (ie. head,… Continue reading Build A Figure Explained
How did action figures get their start in the world? Action figure history first started in 1964 by Hasbro. The first figure mad was the famous G.I. Joe designed by the man Stan Weston. The figure was inspired by a popular movie in 1945 called “The Story of G.I. Joe“. G.I. Joes were initially a military… Continue reading Action Figure History – The Beginning
Toy collecting is becoming more and more popular each year. You can just look at the San Diego Comic-Con (the biggest pop culture convention in the world) attendance through the years. The first year the convention attracted just 300 people. This year in 2012 the Comic Convention attracted more than 130,000 fans. What does toy… Continue reading Toy Collecting | What is it?