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The British JoeG.I. Joe heads for Blighty.
“Palitoy’s sales manager, Hal Belton, brought one back for his grandson, who loved it, and soon Palitoy had negotiated a deal to make a British version.”

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The British JoeThe decidedly British Action Man.
“… with Action Man driving Land Rovers and Scorpion Tanks and wearing anything from a Grenadier Guards uniform to a Manchester United strip.”

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The British Kung Fu gripThe British Kung Fu grip.
“Bill Pugh (Director of Design, Research and Development, Palitoy) … had difficultly making Action Man hold onto anything placed in his hands whilst setting up displays.”

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Atomic PowerFrom Kung Fu to Atomic Power.
“… a prototype of Mike Power’s ‘Bionic’ (later ‘Atomic’) arm.” (See also.)

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Palitoy Atomic ManPalitoy Atomic Man.
“Anyone who grew up during this era would note the superhuman enhancements shared more than a passing similarity with … Steve Austin …”

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Kenner historyThe history of Kenner.
Parts 2, 3 and 4.

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Bernard Loomis interviewedBernard Loomis interviewed.
“I first saw the show on the air—I thought it was ‘toyetic’ as hell and I personally went out to Universal and made the deal. It changed the licensing business.”

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Loomis looks for more licensesLoomis looks for more licenses.
“One day in 1976 he noticed a brief item in the Hollywood Reporter about a movie that was being made. Loomis had never heard of the director, but he liked the title …”

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Takara means treasureOn Takara.
“In 1970 … Takara licensed G.I. Joe from Hasbro, but Japanese kids weren’t amused by a U.S. military hero.”

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Larry Hama interviewedLarry Hama interviewed.
“I think I wrote just about every file card for the Joes except for Crystal Ball which was written by Stephen King’s son.”

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