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 Action Man from IDW
It is time for Action Man.
A new title from IDW based on the British version of GIJOE, Action Man, with art by @paolovillanelli will hit newstands in June.
Of particular note in the announcement is that Action Man will also appear in the zero issue of ROM.
And so we see what may be the roots of a new Hasbro cinematic universe starting to take shape.
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/22/ ... t-in-june/
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ACTION MAN IS DEAD—LONG LIVE ACTION MAN! He’s the world’s greatest special agent… until he dies saving the planet, with all the world’s eyes on him. Now his young protégé has to step into the role—whether he’s ready or not!

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Sort it out IDW... Action-man was the U.K. rebranding of G.I.Joe not Max Steel!


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Sort it out IDW... Action-man was the U.K. rebranding of G.I.Joe not Max Steel!


As long as he's not fighting Cobra since hasbro thinks Cobra is too much like ISIS that parents won't buy it, then we are all good.

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Action-man has a noble history of fending off alien invaders & I don't have a problem with him being part of the same universe as ROM.. after all... ROM was marketed (here in Britain @ least) by Palitoy as being part of the Action-man team fighting along side the Space Rangers.

It's just using the classic logo for this update seems wholly like a cynical marketing strategy aimed at us middle aged kids. I think the 1990's re-launch logo would be far more appropriate.

I guess I was lucky to grow up during less enlightened times when Action-man could be fighting WWII Nazis one minute, evil space aliens the next, at the same time being able to be a Polar explorer, Fire-Fighter, Dare Devil parachutist, Cowboy or Indian brave.


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Action-man has a noble history of fending off alien invaders & I don't have a problem with him being part of the same universe as ROM.. after all... ROM was marketed (here in Britain @ least) by Palitoy as being part of the Action-man team fighting along side the Space Rangers.

It's just using the classic logo for this update seems wholly like a cynical marketing strategy aimed at us middle aged kids. I think the 1990's re-launch logo would be far more appropriate.

I guess I was lucky to grow up during less enlightened times when Action-man could be fighting WWII Nazis one minute, evil space aliens the next, at the same time being able to be a Polar explorer, Fire-Fighter, Dare Devil parachutist, Cowboy or Indian brave.


I love the UK version of action man, i think it is a great mythos. The US version where at one point i think he was hunting tigers and bears or something, I really don't have any interest in that at all. I only started liking G.I.Joe to begin with because of the military elements.

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Ω Kal-El Ω wrote:
I love the UK version of action man, i think it is a great mythos. The US version where at one point i think he was hunting tigers and bears or something, I really don't have any interest in that at all. I only started liking G.I.Joe to begin with because of the military elements.



The whole hunting thing would be definitely be frowned upon now-a-days, and rightfully so, especially of endangered species such as Tigers. Vintage Actio-man had loads of non military outfits like sportsmen, explorers & R.N.L.I coastguard.

The best advert Action-man ever had was the 1980 Iranian embassy siege, Palitoy developed and marketed an S.A.S. uniform set within weeks of the event.


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According to the article they are heading the spy route which I think is a smart move.
It places the main character in dangerous situations of their own making.
Example:
If he had not been snooping in the botanical scientist's lair he never would have found out she could give deadly kisses and now he has to avoid her unavoidable advances and stop her evil plans.

Action Man can be called upon to spy on new villains and old foes and defeat their evil plans.
It is a timeless tale and can avoid any real world pitfalls such as hunting for tigers. He could certainly do the opposite and go after a tiger hunter/poacher.

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