Collectible Action Figures Los Lunas NM
Angel Fire, NM
Ever since George Lucas had the idea to market toys and action figures around Star Wars in 1977, collecting and loving action figures has become one of the most fun and exciting hobbies around.
For some, it’s a passion, for others, it’s a way to actually touch a hero or villain that they enjoy day-dreaming about. For all however, it is one of many ways to connect with a desire to play.
If you can think of a movie or a TV show, there is probably an action figure and/or toys that are made for it. In today’s world, toys are not only made for the collector or even just for fun, but for education and learning.
Shows like Dora Explorer and Barney are just the tip of the iceberg, and are a sensation for kids and adults alike. Action figures no longer just have few plastic accessories in a simple cardboard package; now they talk and teach us things as we play with them. Some of the newest action figure type toys even learn as they go! It’s a brave new world for toys indeed.
Guidelines for Collecting Action Figures
So, are you a collector or just a person looking to find the right toy for your children, or even yourself? If you are a collector, there are a few guidelines that you might want to follow – take it from someone who collected action figures for years and years. The trick nowadays is to find those toys that are “short packed,” or, the ones that they make very few of so that people will try very hard to find that one thing.
In the old days of action figure marketing, if there was very little interest being shown for a particular series of toys, they would stop producing it very early and it would just disappear from the shelves, making them very rare as the years went by. Once collectors figured out there were so few of these items around, they became true “collector items” and, in some cases, came with very high prices afterwards.
The Most Popular Action Figures Today
Today, instead of stopping production on a line or series that is not popular, toy companies are intentionally making short packed toys so that the collector market will constantly have something to chase. This is why we call rare toys today, “Chase Figures.”
The truth is that there are really very few truly rare toys these days, as everything is mass produced in the hundreds of thousands, but collectors know there is always something that will be short packed. That is what drives the collecting market today, and is likely to be the case for years to come.
In this world of comic book movies with heroes and villains, epic space adventures like Star Wars and Battlestar Gallactica , and good vs. evil like GI Joe and Cobra , there are hundreds of ways to collect everything you could ever want. Just make sure to keep an eye out for the figure that doesn’t look quite like the others. You may have the next ultra rare variant ...
Dates: 5/22/2013 - 5/28/2013
Location: Sandia Mountain
1801 Mountain Road North West
The Carboniferous-Permian Transition Conference will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, NM from May 23 through May 25, 2013. The Conference is a professional conference of scientists presenting research of global significance on the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. Two field trips, one pre-meeting and one post-meeting, will be offered in conjunction with the Conference. The pre-meeting field trip will take place on May 22nd and include a trip to Carrizo Arroyo. Please do be aware that the field trips are not wheelchair accessible. Carrizo Arroyo is one of the most paleontologically diverse localities across the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. It exposes mixed marine and nonmarine strata of the Bursum Formation that yield everything from plants and insects to fusulinids and brachiopods. This section plays a key role in global marine/non-marine correlations because of the co-occurrence of conodonts and insect-zone species. This trip is limited to 25 attendees. The post-meeting field trip will be from May 26 through May 28th 2012. During this trip we will visit the area around Socorro, NM. East of Socorro, marine and nonmarine sedimentary rocks of Middle Pennsylvanian-Early Permian age are exposed along the eastern margin of the Rio Grande rift. This is one of the best exposed and most studied Pennsylvanian-Permian sections in New Mexico, and recent work has brought forth diverse paleofloras, detailed conodont biostratigraphy, extensive ichnofossil assemblages, and much more. The three-day trip, headquartered in Socorro, will work through this entire section, focusing on issues of stratigraphy, sedimentation and paleontology. This trip is limited to 40 attendees. The registration fee for the conference will be $150 prior to February 1, 2013; $200 from February 1st through April 30th 2013; and $250 from May 1st through the conference. The pre-meeting field trip to Carrizo Arroyo will be an additional $25 and the post-meeting