70's

Kenbrite GI Joe / Action Man / Man of Action

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Tweet Things were getting a little wacky for ole’ GI Joe by 1975. Hasbro USA had ended his military duties in 1970 and enlisted him in the boy scouts as an Adventurer instead of a soldier. His English cousin, Palitoy’s Action Man, had stayed in (increasingly elaborate) uniform but added adventure sets to the line. […]

70's

Kenbrite Australia GI Joe Adventure Team Commercial

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Tweet Kenbrite GI Joe Adventure Team Commercial Check out this super cool GI Joe Australian TV spot from the early 1970’s, before colour TV was common in Australia! The vintage 12 Inch GI Joes were distributed in Australia by Kenbrite, later famed for the Australian release of Playmobil, known here as Pocket People. Interestingly the old store stock Joes […]

80's

Action Man, Masters of the Universe and Hot Wheels 1982

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Tweet Action Man, Masters of the Universe and Hot Wheels 1982 The next page from the 1982 Waltons Wishbook sees some of the final incarnations of Toltoys Action Man. This late version figure came with eagle eyes and the ability to pose in a sniper position, popular with all budding assassins. That chopper was bloody expensive […]