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Top Tips for Storing Your Figures

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Jan. 29th 2017

If you're having trouble finding room to hold your figures, you might need some tips on storing them safely and efficiently. You're in luck, because here's a collection of some of my best advice when it comes to finding and maintaining storage for your collection. 

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The 10 Most-Collected Star Wars Figures

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Jan. 18th 2017

Star Wars is finally back on the silver screen each year. Even better, it's back in the aisles in force. There's truly never been a better time to be a collector, as there are quality figures being developed in multiple scales and available in stores around the world. There are thousands of people with Star Wars collections on DASH, and they've been getting a lot bigger recently. But even with all the new figures, the most-collected figures on DASH are from a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. 

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The 5 Best Action Figure Manufacturers

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Oct. 7th 2016

With the huge number of action figure brands and licenses in toy aisles around the world, many new collectors have trouble keeping track of the the companies actually producing the figures they're buying. Even long-time collectors have intense manufacturer loyalties, going so far as to only collect figures, missing out on the incredible variety of toys being produced today. 

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Daisy Ridley Reviews Rey Figures

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Jan. 9th 2016

There's little doubt that Daisy Ridley is the new face of Star Wars. She was downright enchanting and enthralling from her first frame to the very last in The Force Awakens, and subsequently Rey figures are already coming a hot commodity in the hobby.

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The 25 Worst Star Wars Bootleg Figures

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Dec. 12th 2015

Star Wars action figures have been a part of toy aisles for decades, and they've been a target for bootleggers to knock off for just as long. With Episode VII's arrival, you're probably dusting off your collection and looking for new figures to add to it. Why not go for some bantha fodder with a bootleg? Bad Star Wars bootlegs are an integral part of the world's action figure industry, and here are the worst 25 ever made. 

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The 10 Scariest Figures of All Time

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Oct. 21st 2015

Halloween is here, and I can't imagine a better holiday in the action figure world. Thousands of horror figures have been produced throughout the years, and there's nothing quite like an ultra-detailed, masterfully-painted, and gruesomely-designed scary figure. That's why I've assembled the following list of the 10 scariest action figures of all time.

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The 25 Worst Power Rangers Bootleg Figures

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Sept. 20th 2015

Power Rangers haves been an action figure staple for more than 20 years in toy aisles around the world. Unfortunately bootleggers have been making knock-off versions of the beloved figures for just as long, resulting in hundreds of thousands of unbearably bad figures making their way into the hands of unsuspecting victims.

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The 10 Most Wanted S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1 Villains

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Aug. 27th 2015

The early seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers featured some of the craziest and most memorable monster designs on TV. With the new take on the Rangers in the S.H. Figuarts line, one can only wonder which villains would best fit in the incredible action figure lineup.  

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Top 20 DC Universe Classics Figures

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July 14th 2015

Mattel's DC Universe Classics line was a very big deal. Over the course of 20 waves and numerous exclusives, it introduced hundreds of characters and became an obsession of sorts for collectors like me. A "Top 10" article wouldn't do this line justice, so I've decided to identify the 20 best figures in the line's history. 

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The 10 Most Wanted Smite Figures

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May 20th 2015

Much like League of Legends and DOTA2 before it, Smite is a video game that's capturing the attention of a colossal number of gamers. Its characters are based on iconic gods from history, which provide players with instantly recognizable yet surprisingly compelling designs, perfect for the plastic world of action figures.

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Inside Look at the DC Collectibles Clayface Production Process

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April 12th 2015

There's nothing collectors like more than a detailed, intricate, and visually engaging sculpt. But so few of us understand the process behind beautiful sculpts. This inside look into the creation of DC Collectibles' Arkham City Clayface figure will change that. 

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The 10 Most Wanted League of Legends Figures

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March 12th 2015

League of Legends is one of the most popular online games in the world, and its varied fantasy-style champion characters would make spectacular action figures, but so far no one has produced any for adult collectors. 

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Top 10 "Action Figure Christmas" Stories

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Dec. 25th 2014

We recently asked you to share your favorite "action figure Christmas" memory, and the results were incredible. We had dozens of heartwarming or hilarious tales, and 10 special stories really stood out. 

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Inside Look at the Toy Production Process

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Oct. 2nd 2013

Many collectors never consider all the work that goes into the action figures they love. There are dozens of people doing thousands of things to turn ideas into toys, and Big Chief has provided fans with a closer look at some of that process.

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Behind the Scenes Look at Designing Transformers

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April 20th 2013

Transformers are often incredibly complex and frustrating to transform. So imagine how difficult they must be to create in the first place! Someone has to work out every single excrutiating detail, and now we have an inside look at that process. 

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Mattel Gets Hell for Strobo Sellout

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March 16th 2013

Mattel can't catch a break! Another recent blunder prevented most Club Eternia subscribers from purchasing the early access Masters of the Universe Classics Strobo during the latest MattyCollector.com sale. Maybe Mattel can't catch a break, but they sure can catch hell.

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Top 10 Video Game Figures From Toy Fair 2013 [NYTF 2013]

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Feb. 23rd 2013

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. 

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The Toy Fair Journey Day 2 [NYTF 2013]

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Feb. 16th 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.

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The Toy Fair Journey: Day 1 [NYTF 2013]

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Feb. 12th 2013

The first day of Toy Fair is always the best. Behind only San Diego Comic Con for its excitement and importance in the action figure world, every collector should figure out a way to experience the first day of the world's biggest toy show. 

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The Toy Fair Journey: Day 0 [NYTF 2013]

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Feb. 9th 2013

Toy Fair is like a pilgrimage of sorts for people like me, and an experience that so few ever get to enjoy. So I've decided  to bring you along for the ride with a day by day travelogue of my Toy Fair journey. Make sure your toys are in the upright and locked position, fasten your utility belts, and get ready for blast off. 

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