Toy links tagged "G.I. Joe"

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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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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New G.I. JoeTakara’s New G.I. Joe.
The Japanese Joe’s head, redesigned by Takara’s doll designers, resembled Licca-chan’s boyfriend, Wataru-kun.

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New G.I. JoeTakara New G.I. Joe timeline.
When Japanese boys clamoured for a foe for Joe, you’ll never guess what Takara came up with in 1971. (See also.)

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Henshin!Seigi no Mikata.
New G.I. Joe transforms into henshin heroes. (Click on the yellow arrows.)

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Henshin!New G.I. Joe transforms into Henshin Cyborg.
Takara SF Land begins.

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