Monthly Archives: July 2015

The GI Joe Collector’s Club has released a new mock up of the upcoming 2016 subscription figure, which is an all new version of the Atomic Man himself, Mike Power. This figure looks great, with a revamped head sculpt to make him look a bit tougher as the old sculpt was a bit Ken-like. He now has two atomic powered legs and his eye will now feature an LED light. Plus his skivvies that he comes in, will include shoes and is based on the vintage uniform from the Secret Mountain Outpost. It’s all together a great redo of the classic character.

Mike looks better than ever, with LED eye, two bionic legs and a revamped head sculpt.

Mike looks better than ever, with LED eye, two bionic legs and a revamped head sculpt.

As always the Club has created a uniform set for their free figure and Mike Power’s is called Field Mission Alpha. It’s got a ton of cool gear, much of which hasn’t been available for a while. The uniform itself is also based on the classic Mike Power short sleeve style. This new Atomic Man will look awesome all geared up.

His new mission pack will be sold separately.

His new mission pack will be sold separately.

It should be noted this is a “mock up” and while the sculpt is final, it’s only in digital format. As we saw with Doctor Isotope, minor changes could occur between now and release date. Make sure you sign up to the GIJCC before March 2016, so you can insure you get your hands on the all new Atomic Man, Mike Power!

Another week, another Adventure Team Photo of the Week! This time it’s in the form of a custom Action Man figure, taking up the mantle of one of the earliest Adventure Teams! It’s Robin Hood! This photo is from Reddragon over at the Action Man Mobile Ops forum. It’s a great custom, which not only captures the spirit of the Robin Hood character, but also the versatility of these classic toys. Robin Hood is one of the most famous adventurers throughout history and it’s a surprise that with all the various costumes that were created for GI Joe throughout the world, that Robin Hood was never one.

No Bryan Adams music needed!

No Bryan Adams music needed!

The bow and arrow were custom made, as was much of the outfit. Proof that just a little ingenuity and a lot of care, can make GI Joe head to adventures in any time and any place!

Robin Hood Figure

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Every month in the GI Joe Club’s official magazine, there is a several page Adventure Team comic that we review here. When we last left our Adventure Team crew, they were investigating the stranded arctic ship of Professor Lars Isberg. While the Air Adventurer stayed aboard the ship, the Sea Adventurer and Man of Action found a nearby iceberg with a remarkable island hidden inside it. We were left with a cliffhanger of a mysterious being headed toward the Air Adventurer.

Some very cool Non-AT artwork on the cover of the July GIJCC Magazine.

Some very cool Non-AT artwork on the cover of the July GIJCC Magazine.

First, I have to mention that this month’s GI Joe Collector’s Club magazine features some awesome artwork from the special Toys R Us 50th Anniversary Desert Duel set. It’s a beautiful cover. But as always, the highlight is the Adventure Team comic.

The Air Adventurer doesn't take no guff from some zombified scientist!

The Air Adventurer doesn’t take no guff from some zombified scientist!

Last month we were lead to believe that the thing stalking the Air Adventurer was some sort of sea creature. His shadowy clawed hands, definitely didn’t look human. Alas, like many old serial cliffhangers, this was a rouse as we quickly find out that the mysterious figure was none other than Doctor Isberg, in a zombie-like trance.  Continue reading

One of the great parts about the Adventure Team toys, is how easy it is to create a story. Children can drop their GI Joes into almost any situation with a little creativity and a dose of imagination. Take for example, a lawn that’s in desperate need to be mowed. Suddenly the Adventure Team is transported to the thick brush of an exotic jungle. Which is exactly where this brief photo story begins today…

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We have another all new Adventure Team Photo of the Week pitting the Adventure Team against it’s biggest challenge yet… Godzilla! This photo is from chevy2who in his Flickr photo stream. What makes this photo unique is that it combines the classic Adventure Team GI Joes, with a nice perspective shot against Mattel’s Shogun Warriors Godzilla. These are two sets of classic 70’s toys, set to do battle in what is no doubt an epic adventure.

Watch out for that rocket firing fist, Joe!

Watch out for that rocket firing fist, Joe!

“As a kid this was one of my favorite mash ups Adventure Team vs. Godzilla. Zilla and the Adventure Team guys had countless battles against each other,” says chevy2who of this photo. What a great idea! I’d guess a lot of kids who had the Adventure Team put their guys up against the mammoth Gojira!

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The new PTSD Action Man advertisements will leave you speechless in more ways than one.

The new PTSD Action Man advertisements will leave you speechless in more ways than one.

Our goal here at Adventure Team Headquarters is to raise awareness about the excellence of the Adventure Team toy line, including it’s companion lines across the globe, such as the UK’s Action Man. Today’s topic is a bit of a unique one, as it’s a newly released video from the Veterans For Peace UK organization. They recently decided to use Action Man, including many of the “Adventure Team” style of fuzzheads to promote their message of the realities of war. While we all know war can be horrific, the UK in particular has come under some criticism for recruiting people at the age of 16. Though to be fair, those soldiers don’t enter the battlefield until the age of 18.

Mock-up packages were created. The attention to detail is impressive, no matter how you feel about the message.

Mock-up packages were created. The attention to detail is impressive, no matter how you feel about the message.

We here at ATHQ have no real opinion on this one way or another, we’re a toy site. Our interest is more in the fact that Action Man (and by proxy the Adventure Team) are involved in this rather stunning advertisement. The concept is similar to the TRUTH anti-smoking ads, where it’s very stark in satire and downright disturbing at times. It should be noted that this campaign is NOT anti-Action Man. The creators aren’t bashing the toys, but are using them because they can help highlight their message. Continue reading

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