After more than 15 years as both a collector and trader I have gained many tips on all aspects of collecting action figures.
Collecting figures can be a very enjoyable hobby but it can also be very expensive so it is important that you take care of your acquisitions and store and look after them correctly to prevent any damage or loss in value.
Before the internet most collectors had to rely on local comic-marts, swap meets or classified ads to find the rarer or secondhand figures they needed.
This resulted of this was that there was often a huge difference in a figures value from one state to another depending on it's availabilty or popularity locally.
It also made it very difficult to record and value the sale of figures on a national scale, let alone internationally!
However, the internet has changed this and it has become much easier to purchase any figure you need no matter how old it is.
This in turn has led to the market stabilizing as prices and values have settled and become more attainable.
Here you will find guides, tutorials and articles covering all aspects of the hobby from beginning your collection to buying, selling, storing and cleaning them.
How to Beat the Scalpers?
Scalper is a term generally used to refer to re-sellers or traders who buy figures, usually rarer ones, purely to sell for a profit and they will often empty stores such as Walmart and Target etc of the figures they get delivered. But there are several ways to ensure you can always get the figure you want and beat the scalpers. Firstly...
How to Save Money Buying Action Figures?
Collecting action figures these days can be a very expensive hobby, especially if you're into the 1:6 scale figures, particularly from the likes of Hot Toys, Sideshow Collectibles and the Three Horsemen etc. Also it has become a much more popular and common hobby in recent years with a lot less stigma attached to it. However, this article shows you several ways to save a small fortune, with a little careful research and looking around, when buying your figures.
Where are the Best Places to Buy Your Action Figures?
Choosing where to buy your figures from can be fraught with dangers as there are many fakes, bootlegs, copies and reproductions floating around the market. Here I will explain the advantages of the different alternatives and sources for buying your figures, some of which you've probably never come across, e.g. Government Auctions and