Some toy terms:
MOC – “Mint On Card” Meaning that the item is still in in it’s unopened package form.
Blister – The plastic shell adhered to a card to create a package.
AFA or AFA Graded – Action Figure Authority. A grading body for collectibles. They provide a grading service to ensure collectibles are graded to a standard. This standard is particularly helpful when buying vintage items online, sight unseen. Check out their site here.
BAF- Build A Figure. This is typically done with a series of action figures. Each of the individual figures will have a piece of a larger figure that you would need to buy the whole series to build. Marvel Legends series are typically referred to by their BAF’s.
WOS- World of Springfield. This is “The Simpsons” line of figures created by Playmates.
Articulation- A joint in a figure is called a point of articulation.
“Big Five” – In reference to articulation, the points vintage figures typically move at: Head, shoulders and hips.
“Springfield Four” – Another reference to articulation, this time referencing the WOS series. These figures had four points of articulation: Head, shoulders, and waist.
ML- ToyBiz and later Hasbro’s 6″ scale superhero line of “Marvel Legends”.
MU – Hasbro’s 1:18 scale line of the “Marvel Universe”.
POTF / POTF 2
TF- Transformers. ‘Nuff said.
Michael Crawford-As one of the biggest names in toy reviews Micheal Crawford is often quoted and referenced.
O-Ring- Vintage G.I. Joe figure construction involved the use of a small round rubber in the shape of an O. These o-rings deteriorate over time, but there are still a large numer of fans that prefer this style of GI Joe figure. Many Mego figures were also constructed this way.
SA-Super Articulated. Mainly Star Wars figure related. When a figure is made with a large number of joints, it is sometimes labeled as Super Articulated.