We hope to make action figure identification problems a thing of the past with the introduction of V.E.R.N., the visual equivalence recognition network. It is the best darn toy image search on the net. Check it out athttp://www.virtualtoychest.com/v/vern/aboutvern.html
Just take a photograph of the figure, and kazam, V.E.R.N. identifies it.
Right now it is still in beta stage. It can identify 77 different figures. We hope to triple this number over the next week. (The nerds just finished their break expanding our puzzle pages.)