"Operation Bloodhound" from Battle Action Force - cover dated 8th October 1986

Looking back at Battle Action Force

Many older British comic fans will remember Marvel UK’s Action Force comic, but the team had another home – in issues of IPC’s Battle in the early 1980s. Luke Williams looks back at the stories… By the early 1980s, sales on the war / action title Battle, the first wave in the Pat Mills /Continue reading Looking back at Battle Action Force

Palitoy Action Man boxed Bullet Man No. 34081. Image: Vectis

Is it A Bird? Is it A Plane? No, it’s… Action Man?

  Palitoy’s Action Man doll – a licensed version¬†of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe¬†which was launched in 1966 – went through a lot of permutations down the years, most of them armed services related. But in the late 1970s, the range added some new dolls, including Atomic Man, a figure inspired by television’s Six Million Dollar Man,Continue reading Is it A Bird? Is it A Plane? No, it’s… Action Man?

Artist Mike Collins joins toy designers for this year’s Roll Out event in Southampton

If you're a fan of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Action Force, Masters Of The Universe or She-Ra, Princess of Power, then you need to get yourself to Jury's Inn, Southampton on the 12th and 13th of October for this year's Roll Out Roll Call / Twins Of Power event. Guests this year include artist Mike Collins,Continue reading Artist Mike Collins joins toy designers for this year’s Roll Out event in Southampton

Roll Out Roll Call 2011: Larry Hama

Larry Hama Rolls Out for Action Force Roll Call

All The Cool Stuff has just announced the third Roll Out/ Roll Call, the UK Fan Show Convention dedicated to Transformers, Action Force and GI Joe – and that one of its star guests will be top US writer Larry Hama, making his first-ever UK appearance. Hama is best known as writer of the MarvelContinue reading Larry Hama Rolls Out for Action Force Roll Call