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ToyFare Magazine Names 25 Best Action Figures of All Time

ToyFare, a leading magazine about action figure collectibles, has put together a list of the best individual action figures of all-time. The October 2000 issue, on sale August 29, awarded 5 spots to Hasbro, with McFarlane Toys coming in second with 4 entries. "The list covers three decades of action figures," said editor Douglas Goldstein. "Now that modern technology is giving us products like the RX-78-2 Gundam, with its high-quality manufacturing, we felt it was time to create this list." ToyFare's editors judged the action figures on the basis of sculpting, articulation, special features or novelties, manufacturing quality and "that special something that can only be described as `coolness'." Below is the complete list.

1) RX-78-2 Gundam Perfect Grade (Gundam, Bandai) 2) Jetfire (Transformers, Hasbro) 3) Indiana Jones (Toys McCoy) 4) Space Ghost (Toycom) 5) Great Mazinga (Soul of Chogokin, Bandai) 6) Subdued Urban Camo SWAT Officer (America's Finest, 21st Century) 7) Zartan (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Hasbro) 8) Baron Karza (Micronauts, Mego) 9) Rockman (Rockman, Bandai) 10) EVA Unit 00 Prototype (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kaiyodo) 11) Steve Austin (Six Million Dollar Man, Kenner) 12) Super-Poseable Spider-Man (Spider-Man, Toy Biz) 13) Headless Horseman Boxed Set (Sleepy Hollow, McFarlane) 14) Soundwave (Transformers, Hasbro) 15) Captain Harlock (Real Action Heroes, Medicom) 16) Astro Boy (Miracle Action Figures, Medicom) 17) Green Arrow (World's Greatest Superheroes, Mego) 18) Heap (Spawn Series 12, McFarlane) 19) Mandarin Spawn (Spawn Series 14: The Dark Ages, McFarlane) 20) Darth Maul Electronic 12" (Star Wars: Episode I, Hasbro) 21) Darth Vader with Removable Helmet (Star Wars: Power of the Force, Hasbro) 22) Natalia Kassle (Danger Girl, McFarlane) 23) Swamp Thing (DC Direct, DC Comics) 24) Creature From The Black Lagoon (Universal Monsters, Sideshow) 25) Battle Armor He-Man (Masters of the Universe, Mattel)

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