Action figure collectors have always collected on the road and on the move. We hunt in stores, we convene at shows, and we think about our figures anywhere we go. But until now we've never had the ultimate tool to carry our collection in our pocket.
WHen it comes to action figure collecting, there's nothing quite like the DASH Collector's Club. But even with all the great features we already offer club members, we still want to let them know we care!
Toy Fair brings hundreds of thousands of toys into a single giant room, but every single year there are a few that still stand out. I've gone through my Toy Fair photos and memories to pick the 10 biggest and best upcoming figures from the world of gaming.
Square Enix has seemingly always had its hand in the world of video games, but their growing presence in the action figure industry has left a lot of fans in love and in debt. After another strong showing at Toy Fair 2013, even more collectors will be looking for 'square' deals.
Max Steel is an interesting action figure property without much of a following in the United States. But Mattel has recognized the brand's potential and decided to relaunch it alongside a breadth of media to a new and younger audience.
A lot of collectors probably don't realize just how big the wrestling market is in the action figure industry. The figures take up huge swaths of toy aisles across the world, and took up a huge chunk of Mattel's display room at Toy Fair 2013.
I'm still making my way through the thousands of Toy Fair photos from last week, and now it's time to take a closer look at one of my all-time favorite action figure properties. How did Mattel's DC Comics lines fare at Toy Fair?
The traditional action figure values guide is dead. There simply isn't a good paper-based handbook for action figure prices these days, and that's left a lot of collectors looking for a consistently updated and accurate authority on action figure values.
The one primary difference between Toy Fair and a more standard fan convention is that it's actually surprisingly difficult to bring toys back home with you. Nothing at Toy Fair is for sale! But thankfully a few wise companies sent this lucky writer home with a few plastic mementos.
Action figure collector aren't often sports fans too, but the worlds do sometimes meld. And as a big fan of both, I'm a perfect example of the colliding interests McFarlane set out to capture with their new sports figures at Toy Fair 2013.
For action figure folks, Toy Fair is a different beast every day it's running. The journey certainly takes a few sharp turns from one day to the next. Day 0 and Day 1 each had their big moments, but Day 2 slows things down.
NECA has truly become the master of perfectly recreating perfect movie characters of the 6-inch variety. But at Toy Fair 2013, they showed off their ability to do spectacular movie-based figures in a variety of scales.
DC Collectibles has been going through a lot of changes lately, including a major focus on DC Comics-based video game figures. Their booth at Toy Fair 2013 was filled with dozens of beautiful gaming figures, enough to make any gamer swoon.
Despite the success and pervaisveness of NECA's Player Select line, there weren't a huge number of video game figures on display from the collectibles manufacturer at Toy Fair 2013. But the ones that showed up sure did look pretty.
The Big Bang Theory might not be loved by nerds everywhere, but it has more action figures sightings per episode than almost any other show. And now the four main characters have figures of their own, proudly on display for the first time at Toy Fair 2013.
Like pretty much everyone alive, I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead, both in comic and television formats, and I have more than a few figures from McFarlane Toys based on both properties. That's why I was incredibly excited to see The Walking Dead at Toy Fair 2013!
McFarlane Toys hasn't always been making video game figures, but it sure feels like they've been perfecting Halo for a long time. And now they've added another major license into their lineup with Assassin's Creed, debuting for the first time at Toy Fair 2013!