5 Top Tips For Action Figure Collectors

  Action figurines evolved from being children’s toys to being the passion of adult collectors. For enthusiasts, it helps preserve the memory of a favorite movie, TV show, or comic book. For others, it can be a sort of financial investment since the collectibles market is a lucrative one.   Here are a few things that you must remember when venturing out into the world of action figurines.     Mint or Loose? This may be one of the hottest topics you might encounter among the collector community. Mint figures are those that are still in the same condition as they were in the stores. They are still in their original packages, and these packages are brand new. You will usually see them designated as “MIP” (mint in package) or “MIB” (mint in box). They are more expensive than most other action figurines. Loose figures, on the other hand, have been taken out of the package so they can be displayed in poses and holding various accessories. There are collectors who believe that this reduces the figure’s overall value.     Comb through thrift stores Go through your local directory to find nearby thrift stores, and check them for the availability of collectible figures. These stores sometimes carry unbelievable deals, especially since they aren’t out for profit as much as big-name toy stores. If you’re lucky, a figure selling for $50 or so can be found for just a couple of bucks. Also, don’t be intimidated by the prospect of digging through toy bins. Often, these contain multiple figures from the same line so you can find a bunch...