"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

In Review: Comic Book Fever – A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986

By George Khoury Publisher: TwoMorrows Out: Now The Book: This book is an examination of the pivotal US comics era of 1976–1986. Contained herein are the people, comics, and artifacts that made our childhood feel larger than life, and shaped the US comics industry into the pop culture staple that stands tall today. Each chapter andContinue reading In Review: Comic Book Fever – A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986

Action man Grand Prix Car

British Star War figures, Action Man and Pippa doll collectibles sell for thousands in Vectis auction

  Vectis Auctions held the first Palitoy Employees sale this week (see earlier news story), and it generated a lot of interest amongst the collecting fraternity – and some huge bids for childhood favourites. Some of the biggest collecting groups in the world had a plethora of items to choose from, and many turned upContinue reading British Star War figures, Action Man and Pippa doll collectibles sell for thousands in Vectis auction

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?