Action Figures: From Action Man to Zelda (Crowood Collectors' Series) (Hardcover)
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Collecting Action Figures presents an alphabetical survey of each of the major toy manufacturers and the whole array of action figures they produced. Covering everything from old-school GI Joe and Action Man figures right through to the game-changing Star Wars 3-inch action figures of the 1970s and 1980s, this is the must-have reference guide for enthusiasts and beginners alike. It details the history of action figures arising from the launch of fashion dolls in the 1950s; it describes the industry and consumer reactions to the first action figures; it reviews the many different incarnations that came to market; and provides an essential guide to where to find gems, what to pay, and how to look after them.
About the Author
Arthur Ward worked in design and marketing. He secured a Guinness World Record for the Spitfix! model-making marathon. He has appeared on Collector's Lot and James May's Toy Stories.