Marvel Vintage Action Figures Checklist

Marvel Comics and Marvel Super Heroes took their start in 1939 as Timely Publications, created by editor and business manager Martin Goodman. Their first publication was ‘Marvel Comics’ #1 in October of that year, and quickly sold out of the 80,000 prints, prompting a second run which sold 800, 000.

The first year of publishing, Goodman hired his teenage nephew, Stanley Lieber, as an office assistant.

However, it wouldn’t be until writer and artist Joe Simon left the company in 1941 that ‘Stanley’ made the change to ‘Stan Lee’, and became almost synonymous with the brand name of Marvel Comics.

One of the first widely known Marvel superheroes was Captain America, created by writer and artist Joe Simon and legend Jack Kirby in March of 1941. This issue also proved to boost Marvel’s popularity, as it managed to sell close to one million issues.

I have been building a database of action figures since 2004 and  I now have more than 40,000 action figure prices, checklists and guides in this database.

This is probably the most comprehensive list of action figures available online and covers virtually every figure that was been produced between 1964-2010.

Each figure listed year, license, manufacturer, title, set and character. For example, 1989 >> Toy Biz >> Spider-man >> The New Animated Series >> Series 8: Spider Wars >> Hydro-Man.

Other information includes accessories, rarity, product number (if available) and a “value”.

DISCLAIMER

Please note that all prices are for informational purposes only and are NOT a solicitation or offer to buy any of the items quoted.

I use several resources for the values of the figures, including Tomart, Toy Fair, Lees Action Figure Reviews magazines, as well as catalogues and in-print action figure guides.

However, most of these publications are 5-10 years old, or older and as such they will almost definitely be incorrect as prices and values are in constant flux and change, much like the stock exchange.

Please check my articles and videos on how to grade and value your action figures for up to date prices.

How to Value Your Action Figures
How to Grade Your Action Figures

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