From G.I. Joe to Star Wars John Marshall has provided a thorough, informative, and entertaining look at the action figures produced during the 1980s. In over 430 superb colour photographs, fans of the pocket-sized G.I. Joes, of movie and TV characters, of fantasy figures, He-Man, the Thunder Cats, super heroes, of those ever-popular quick change artists of the robot world -- the Transformers, and even pro-wrestling fanatics will find figures here to warm their souls! Price listings are provided for every figure shown and for every known figure produced within a particular product line. Price ranges are provided both for figures that are mint-in-the-box and for those which, while running loose, have retained all of their accessories and lost none of their finish.
John Marshall is a pop-culture anthropologist, toy expert, and widely-published author. Among his written works are the book G.I. Joe and Other Backyard Heroes (1997) and articles for such publications as Collecting Toys, FILMFAX Outre, Cult Movies, Oriental Cinema, International Doll, Collectible Toys and Values, and Film Threat.