When you just can't let go of these toys especially your beloved action figures, might as well upcycle them to something more useful. Here's a project that will surely be a new favorite. See video and written instructions here ==>
Old, or New Toys = New Lamp! Get a lamp, get some toys (or whatever items you want), get your hot-glue gun, and start gluing items onto the lamp! Spray paint the whole thing when finished and tada! New lamp!