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PostSubject: Action Man 50th   Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:58 pm

I met with the company launching the 50th today and was a good meeting and I am hopeful of supplying expertise in some form when the 50th figures launch in June 2016.

The figure I saw (early stages which could still evolve), was a hybrid of 'the best bits' of the original figures. The head sculpt will be very similar to the brown flock head, but not eagle eyes. The body looked like BP but greater jointing and articulation is being created. Hands are grippers, goes without saying. A real hybrid figure. The initial box is the familiar 1966 box albeit with the amended uniform image as per contents. I am told the original GIJoe artist is being commissioned to illustrate new figure drawings for the basic soldier (the familiar clothing with metal dog tag brown boots and cap). And the footballer / sportsman.

A 1966 footballer figure will be launched to coincide with England's World Cup victory anniversary in familiar red shirt white shorts.

The other sets (from basic soldier £25 and upwards) will be Frogman, Ski Patrol, Paratrooper (GI Joe marine type with working chute), British Infantryman to be followed with more contemporary themes.

Some limited edition pieces also mentioned which I cannot disclose but pretty exciting.

UK and France initially being rolled out to world market, but available from speciality stores, so more readily available than 40th was.

Accessories will be pretty close to original - they haven't taken steps (as yet) to distinguish retro looking pieces, so beware, but modern methods and materials may be tell tale. The will be new accessories and possibly head sculpts worked in to give range longevity.

New editions will be launched on appropriate dates and subjects.

Hope this is detail enough for now, I was told I was the first to see it.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:06 pm

Thanks so much for posting your exciting news here too Rob! cheers cheers cheers

It all sounds very exciting!, can't wait! bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:32 pm

Wow! Now that news woke me up this evening! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:24 am

Great news and intel!

Thanks for sharing it with us here.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:52 am

wow truly fantastic news , is this a playable toy for kids or is this strictly adult collectors market ? would be nice to see actionman back on the shelf for kids as there is market for 12 inch figures I know my son has quite a few marvel ones with only 5 points of articulation !

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:05 am

Well done Rob, Excellent news can't wait Very Happy

Oh wow nice wake up call lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:26 am

great news

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:13 pm

Yes, great news. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:27 pm

Oh dear , going to be skint again
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:01 pm

TALLY HO wrote:
Oh dear , going to be skint again

Oh yes , be a lot of us on here if it's any good.
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:37 pm



All this sounds very promising. We can only hope! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:16 pm

Sounds cool! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:28 pm

Now this is fantastic news, thank you for the heads up, this is going to be one great year, i also will be the big 50, so what a great birthday I am going to have sharing it with hopefully my new 50th guys Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:04 pm

Wow fantastic news, cheers bounce bounce bounce Can't wait to see these and hopefully get hold of some, looks like I'll be joining the ranks of skint AMMO members lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:49 pm

Fantastic news Rob, looking forward to these 50th figures - could be just the thing to kick start my collecting again!

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:25 pm

cant wait to see one ill deffo get one

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:23 am

Beatlefan wrote:
could be just the thing to kick start my collecting again!

Hopefully cos you've been slacking lately!! lol!

In other good news, my daughter told me that a '50th anniversary Action Man World Cup footballer' was being produced. Apparently she'd heard it on the radio. Reaching a wider audience outside collecting circles can only help the 50th.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Mon May 16, 2016 10:14 pm

Any more news on the 50th release and availability?

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Mon May 30, 2016 8:33 pm

Getting close to Father's Day!! Anyone have any news!!
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue May 31, 2016 9:11 am

I believe the release date has been knocked back mate, to late August Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Tue May 31, 2016 10:10 am

Blondeactionman wrote:
I believe the release date has been knocked back mate, to late August Sad
....thats a bit disappointing Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:32 am

Gentlemen. Here's a report on Action Man's 50th anniversary from the Official GI Joe Convention:

Action Man’s 50th Anniversary brings big things for British hero
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:36 pm

Well the us marine paratrooper and British tommy look good the basic soldier is a bit weird with fuzzy hair and grippers but I'm sure he will be the cheapest in the range , we'll only know what the quality is like I suppose when we get our grubby mitts on em !
wonder where they will be sold ?

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man 50th   Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:11 pm

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Well the us marine paratrooper and British tommy look good the basic soldier is a bit weird with fuzzy hair and grippers but I'm sure he will be the cheapest in the range , we'll only know what the quality is like I suppose when we get our grubby mitts on em !
wonder where they will be sold ?
I heard today that toy outlets will stock them!!! And the fact that the phs have grippers could nod towards the playability rather than collectabilty!! They better be stronger than the 40th then Smile

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