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Funko Pop! Dictionary: Terminology Used by Collectors

Funko collectors have a vocabulary all their own, and I've gathered some of those words, phrases, and initials together for you. Whether you're a new collector or an experienced one, here's a guide to Funko speak to help you out.


Collector’s Guide to Barber Dime Coins (1892 to 1916)

Barber dimes, or “Liberty Head” dimes as they are also called, were minted from 1892 to 1916 and are popular with coin collectors. The purpose of this article is to give Barber dime collectors a basic understanding of the series, including the history, major rarities, and tips for collecting.


An Honest Review of the "Star Wars" Hero Series 12" Action Figures

Are the "Star Wars" Hero Series action figures worth buying? Do children enjoy playing with them? How sturdy and versatile are they? This review sets out to tell you everything you need to know about the "Star Wars" Hero Series 12" action figures.


A Collector’s Guide to the American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ Dolls

This is a guide to the American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ doll line, including facts about all 19 Girls of the Year, as well as the two Girl of the Year companion dolls.


Collecting Godzilla Figures

The X-PLUS gigantic series Shin Godzilla is probably one of the coolest figures ever produced by any company. However, there is one figure that blows it out of the water—the Omega Beast Shin Godzilla! Check it out! Also, see how to start saving money and collecting cool figures yourself.


5 Groovy Dolls That Deserve a Comeback

Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in the 1960s and 1970s got to grow up with some far-out dolls. These babies need a comeback!


The 1605–1606 King James I Silver Shilling Coin

The silver shilling coin minted during the reign of King James I of Great Britain is an interesting coin full of history. The coin doesn’t have a date, but we know it was minted in 1605 or 1606 in London.


A Collector’s Guide to the American Girl Historical Dolls

An informational guide to the American Girl Historical Character dolls, featuring important information about all 22 Historical AG dolls in existence.


A Review of the American Girl 35th Anniversary Collection

An overview and honest review of the American Girl 35th Anniversary Collection.


The Stolen Legacy of Bild Lilli

How a raunchy comic strip character in a conservative tabloid became responsible for the Barbie doll and wound up suppressed by Mattel.


Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Blood Angel Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster 7' Action Figure

A personal review that encompasses everything you will need to know before purchasing the Blood Angel Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster action figure from McFarlane Toys. It's a must-have for any true fan of "Warhammer 40,000."


Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister 7' Action Figure

This review covers what you will need to know before buying the Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister action figure from McFarlane Toys. From manufacturer specs to my personal experience with the product, this article sets out to review the Battle Sister action figure in full.


LEGO Wizard of Oz Minifigures From "Lego Movie 2" CMF Series Review

A look at Dorothy and Toto, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man from "The LEGO Movie 2" Collectible Minifigure Series.


The 4 Best Places to Buy Retired American Girl Products Online

A list of the best places where you can locate and purchase retired American Girl dolls, outfits, and play sets online.


How to Spot a Counterfeit American Silver Eagle

American Silver Eagles are being counterfeited. Here are a few ways you can easily tell whether or not your Silver Eagle is legitimate.


The Top Five Roberto Clemente Baseball Cards

Roberto Clemente played major league baseball long enough to have 18 mainstream baseball cards issued with his likeness. Many rank his cards in terms of value, but which cards are the five best-looking Clemente cards?


The Complete Guide to Collecting, Storing, and Trading Sand

For some people, sand is an inconvenience that gets stuck between one's toes and inside one's swimsuit. For others, it is something fun from which to build sandcastles, or to research, collect and display. Some consider it a means of owning that desired beachfront property in Florida.


How to Collect Antique Neon Signs

Old neon signs are often amazing works of art. Here are some tips on neon sign collecting, including where to find them.


LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 1 Review

A review of the LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 71012


1921 Missouri Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar Coin

The 1921 Missouri Centennial commemorative half dollar coin was minted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the state of Missouri’s entrance into the United States in 1821 as the 24th state.


Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Ultramarines Primaris Assault Intercessor 7' Action Figure

The Ultramarines Primaris Assault Intercessor is a really sturdy, versatile, and aesthetically pleasing toy! I like it so much that I had to write a glowing review recommending it to every fan, collector, and child alike!


How to Send Football, Baseball, and Basketball Cards Into PSA and Get Back More Mint 10s

The best way to get the most value out of your sports card collection is to send the really valuable cards into PSA for grading. But how do you ensure you'll get back your cards at the highest grade possible? This article answers that question.


Lego Minifigure Series 14 Lego / Monsters Series 71010 Review

A Review of the LEGO CMF Series 71010 The LEGO Halloween Monsters.


How to Invest in Football Cards and Make Money

I've done pretty well investing in football cards and learned a few things along the way. Consult this article and others as well; most of the lessons learned here can be used to invest in other sports cards and some non-sports cards. Good luck!


Cookie Jar Collection

If you have trouble buying all the cookie jars for your collection and want to narrow it down, you might want to follow the following criteria so you don't find yourself with just another purchase. It will save you some money and space.


Searching for Pluto: A Look Into the World of "Sailor Moon" Doll Collecting

A hyper-realistic line of Sailor Moon dolls have taken the fandom by storm—but how much are fans willing to pay for a perfect replica of their favorite characters?


LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow Minifigure Poybag Promotional Set 71342 Review

This article includes a review of the LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow Minifigure Poybag Promotional Set 71342.


LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Polybag Review

A review of the LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Polybag


Life in the 1970s

Travel back in time through these Vintage 1970's Photographs.


BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121 Review

A Review of the BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121


LEGO Rex's Plantimal Ambush Polybag 30460 Review

Review of "The LEGO Movie 2" LEGO Rex's Plantimal Ambush Polybag 30460.


Exploring the Hilariously Weird Gundam F-90 Mission Pack U-Type

Bandai must have been drunk when they designed this.


LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 2 Review

This article includes a review of the LEGO CMF Series 71024 or The LEGO Disney Minifigures Series 2.


Review of United Cutlery's Kit Rae, Black Legion Battle Axe

United Cutlery's Kit Rae, Black Legion Battle Axe looks pretty, feels heavy, and is backed by nothing but lies and shifty marketing schemes. It is the most beautifully designed hunk of junk I have ever purchased, and it is getting returned as soon as possible. A "Do not buy," from me.


A List of Vintage, Collectible Magazine Titles

Magazines are a great collectible that allow you to see a snapshot of a certain point in history.


Transferware: How to Identify and Value a Traditional Printed China

Transferware is a traditional ironstone china made by printing an often intricate image on a white background. Learn how to identify and value old china by pattern, backstamps, and style.


Top 10 Biggest LEGO Sets Ever Sold

Count down the ten largest LEGO models of all time!


Crayola Color Wheel: A Fun Vintage Game

One of my fondest childhood memories is of hours spent playing the Crayola Color Wheel game with my grandmother. Read on to find out how this game is played and how you might make your own.


Topps and Panini UFC Trading Cards for Beginners

This article goes over the basics of UFC trading cards. If you can't wait to get started on this hobby, this is the place for you.


My Travel Memorabilia Collection: Coffee Mugs

Before I moved to the United States with my husband, we used to travel to different places. As we share the same interest, we love collecting Starbucks coffee mugs as part of our travel memorabilia.


A Beginner's Guide to Buying, Selling, and Trading Baseball Cards

There is no right or wrong way to collect baseball cards, but a look at the resources available to help you build a collection can give you an idea of how to get started today! Learn the basics of buying, selling, and trading baseball cards to make your collection great!


What's the Best Starter Metal Detector for Beginners?

Are you looking to get into the hobby of metal detecting? Check out my recommendations, as well as my tips on how to choose the best starter metal detector with the right features for your needs.


How to Detect Counterfeit Coins

Counterfeit coins have always been a problem for coin collectors. This article has some basic tips to help you avoid getting ripped off by purchasing fake or altered coins. A little knowledge about avoiding counterfeit coins can save you a lot of money.


Top 5 Super Valuable He-Man Action Figures You Can Still Find

He-Man revolutionized the action figure industry and gave us a line of toys that to this day remains one of the world's favorites, but which are worth the money?


Building Model Kits: Plastic and Wood

Build plastic or wood models is a rewarding pastime that requires the use of your brain and your hands. Building replica models of any object is both an art and a craft.


Tips and Tricks for Metal Earth Models

Save yourself some aggravation with these suggestions for building Metal Earth models. Tips and tricks for the beginner.


Troll Doll Hair Removal and Replacement Tutorial

In this article, I will show you how to easily remove the old hair from your vintage troll doll and replace it with new Icelandic sheepskin hair.


GI Joe Adventure Team Headquarters Restoration

I explain in detail how I restored my GI Joe Adventure Team Headquarters from the early 1970s.


10 Things I Regret About L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

I have come to regret ever agreeing to buy L.O.L Surprise! dolls for my daughter. From their extremely contagious cases of Glitter Pox to their environmentally unfriendly packaging, these dolls may be the worst choice I've ever made.


How to Identify and Value Depression Glass

Before trying to learn the value of Depression glass, learn how to identify the pattern of your early-20th-century collectables.