It can be difficult to put a price on your collection of action figures, but there are several tips we can provide, which may help you when selling your toy collection. Please note that these tips are a good starting point in pricing your collection of action figures, but every collection is different.
Loose action figures will usually sell for less than sealed action figures. If you have anything that is opened, then know that the value will drop. In some cases, the price difference will be substantial.
Except for WWF Hasbro and Power Rangers, most 1990s action figures have very little value, even if they are sealed. Action figures from the 1990s were overproduced and purchased as collector's items (similar to comics), so they are common.
Most action figures from the 1970s and 1980s have some kind of value. The content is what matters when getting an exact value. A sealed Masters of the Universe He-Man action figure from the 1980s will sell for much more than a sealed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles April O'Neil action figure.
Star Wars action figures from the 1990s are extremely common and have very little value. If you have any 1970s or 1980s Star Wars action figures, they will likely have some kind of value (again, sealed are best).
Modern action figures from 2000 and up are likely to have value when compared to 1990s action figures. An example of this would be with McFarlane Toys. Most McFarlane Toys from the 1990s are common are have low value, but most that were produced after 2000 have some kind of value. Again, the exact value depends on the character, condition, and demand.
The following vintage lines of action figures may have value: Masters of the Universe, GI Joe, MASK, Star Wars (1970s, 1980), Power Rangers, WWF (Hasbro or LJN), Marvel (Mego or 1980s), DC Super Powers, Transformers, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (not all), Go-Bots, Voltron.
The following modern lines of action figures may have some kind of value: Marvel Legends, DC Universe Classics, DC Direct (not all), Star Wars Black, GI Joe Declassified, NECA (various TV, movie and video game lines), McFarlane Toys (various), Mezco (various) Kotobukiya (various).
Please note that value is highly dependant on the content of the action figure and if the figure is complete with accessories, or sealed.
Be sure to refer to our lists below if you're looking for the values of any action figures from a particular period.
While these tips might be of help, it might still be difficult to identify a valuable action figure, so if you need advice or an appraisal, then feel free to call or text us at (973) 931-1471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org