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  • Breaking: Special Ops Contractors & Former Navy SEALS Deploying to #Ferguson

    08/20/2014 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Asymmetric Solutions is a Division of Applied Defense Technologies. The St. Louis-based company is staffed by combat experienced SpecOps vets, including: Army Green Berets, Army Delta, Navy SEALs, SEAL 6, and Agency SOF. The company offers a real-world training environment with exceptional instructors on self defense from criminal violence.On Tuesday Assymetric Solutions tweeted out that they were being deployed to Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Senate Candidate Alvin Greene’s Idea for Job Creation: Selling ‘Alvin Greene Action Figures’

    07/07/2010 9:41:03 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 56 replies ^ | 07/07/10 | Doug Powers
    The Guardian conducted an interview with Alvin Greene, somebody I’d almost like to see get elected to the US Senate just for the material he’d provide. The article covered Greene’s ideas on job creation. How would the Democrat running against Republican Jim DeMint go about creating some jobs? By making and selling action figures of himself. Good lord, why didn’t someone think of this sooner? It is clear, too, in the course of the two hours I spend with Greene that he has some pretty wacky ideas that, were he to win in November, would put him among the more...
  • Toy soldiers under fire: The all-male and all-white MoD heroes

    05/03/2009 8:28:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 38 replies · 1,446+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd May 2009 | Matthew Hickley
    They were supposed to be realistic toy versions of our brave soldiers, complete with authentic replica uniforms and scale model weapons and equipment. But it turns out they are, apparently, a little less representative than had been hoped. A range of action figures launched by the Ministry of Defence has come under fire for being too white and too male. All of the 25 images included in publicity material showed white men, despite 9 per cent of Armed Forces personnel being women and 6 per cent being from ethnic minorities. Senior commanders hoped that the 'HM Armed Forces' range would...
  • Lego-Style Terrorist Figurine Sparks Muslim Outrage

    12/05/2008 4:46:17 PM PST · by ElKafir · 21 replies · 680+ views
    Now, why is Ramadhan Foundation assuming that the terrorist figurine is a Muslim??? ;)
  • Lego-style terrorist fighting figures launched in United Kingdom

    12/04/2008 7:16:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 990+ views
    Lego-style terrorist fighting figures launched in United Kingdom The Mercury December 05, 2008 12:22am Terrorist toys Dangerous play ... a range of Lego-style figures that include a gun-toting terrorist have been launched in the UK. The tiny figures - decked out as a follower of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden - have a removeable mask and are fully kitted out with a rocket launcher, assault rifle and grenades. The range has been slammed by religious leaders. Mohammed Shaffiq, of Muslim organisation The Ramadhan Foundation, branded the toy “absolutely disgusting”.
  • Palin action figure raises objections

    09/12/2008 3:31:23 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 24 replies · 180+ views
    If the interest in Sarah Palin’s eyeglasses is any indication, the Oxford, Conn., company making her action figure will be inundated with requests. But not everyone is amused. has made three action figures of the Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate. The figures include the Sarah Palin business figure, complete with glasses, a suit and her hair pulled back in a bun. The Sarah Palin hero action figure looks like something from the movie “The Matrix,” with a long black coat opened to show a gun holster on the thigh. But it is the Sarah Palin School Girl that...
  • Sarah Palin Action Figures

    09/09/2008 2:41:39 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 7 replies · 113+ views
    One company is hoping to cash in on Governor Sarah Palin's rise to national prominence. The company is selling Sarah Palin action figures, starting at $28. The company is offering three versions of the doll, and one is the Sarah Palin executive action figure. It's 1 feet tall and is dressed in a navy blue tailored pant suit. There's also a school girl model and a Sarah Palin super hero action figure, which is dressed in a mini-skirt and equipped with a leg-holstered handgun.
  • G.I. Joe to Become Global Task Force in Movie (Curse you Hollywood!)

    09/08/2007 5:42:24 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 81 replies · 1,281+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/07/2007 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    The popular all-American comic-book military man and action figure dating back to the 1940s is undergoing a significant transformation for the Paramount Pictures-distributed "G.I. Joe" film, which begins production in February and is scheduled for release in summer 2009. No longer will G.I. Joe be a U.S. Special Forces soldier, the "Real American Hero" who, in his glory days, single-handedly won World War II. In the politically correct new millennium, G.I. Joe bears no resemblance to the original. Paramount has confirmed that in the movie, the name G.I. Joe will become an acronym for "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity" —...
  • Hollywood: G.I. Joe no Longer American Soldier But an 'International' Operative?

    09/04/2007 5:37:27 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies · 771+ views ^ | 9/4/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Outrageously, a new live-action movie based on the G.I. Joe toy line might see Joe's American soldier identity scrubbed to be replaced by membership in an "international force based in Brussels." The news site, IGN Entertainment, a site that reports on the gaming, comics and movie industries, has the scoop on the upcoming live-action G.I. Joe movie that Paramount is launching and it is looking like the G.I. Joe that we all loved, that "real American hero," is going to be replaced with "Action Man," a member of an "international operations team." It appears that the American soldier, a liberator...
  • What Does G.I. Joe Stand For? (G.I. Joe Goes Global PC, No More "Real American Hero")

    08/26/2007 10:22:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 3,137+ views ^ | August 24, 2007 | Stax
    What Does G.I. Joe Stand For? More details surface on the live-action film. by Stax August 24, 2007 - Who needs A Real American Hero? Not Paramount or Hasbro it seems. The studio's live-action feature film version of G.I. Joe will no longer revolve around a top-secret U.S. special forces team but rather an international operation. In a follow-up to their confirmation that Stephen Sommers will direct G.I. Joe, Variety offers this new description of the team: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use...
  • Hey, Doll, You Need a Real Man

    08/23/2006 3:40:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,741+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 23, 2006 | Dean P. Johnson
    YOU CAN DRESS him up any way you want. Change his appearance to make him look like Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp or even John Wayne. Tough boy, homeboy, cowboy. It doesn't matter. Ken is still a castrated man. Ken has always lived in the shadow of the venerable girl next door. He is an afterthought, known for nothing but being a mere accessory, sold separately. Mattel is trying to bring him back after a hiatus, but with a lobotomized grin and submissive gaze, he is the epitome of role reversal. While Barbie has been a regular career gal with a...
  • Inventors Find Niche in Office Toys

    03/06/2005 4:33:15 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 482+ views
    yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 5, 2005
    Inventors Find Niche in Office Toys Sat Mar 5, 2005 By Jan Paschal NEW YORK (Reuters) - If your bonus wasn't big enough, tell MoneyMan. Or if you'd like to tell your boss where to go, download your disgust -- without fear -- on BossMan. Sure, they're plastic and just 6 inches high. These new action figures -- and techie counterpart GeekMan -- are "everyday superheroes" that give adults a way to let off steam or get some laughs out of the absurdities of the workplace. "We're geeks. So we started with GeekMan," said Shirley Yee, 29, who creates the...
  • Claims of GI Hostage in Iraq Raises Doubt (GI Joe dolls alert)

    02/01/2005 7:26:36 PM PST · by xJones · 46 replies · 1,717+ views
    AP ^ | Febuary 1, 2005 | unknown
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A Web site posted a photograph of what it claimed was a kidnapped U.S. soldier, but doubts were quickly raised about its authenticity and the U.S. military said no soldiers were missing. An American toy manufacturer said the figure in the photo resembled one of its military action figures, originally produced for sale at U.S. bases in Kuwait. The statement appeared on a Web site where militants' statements are often posted and was in the name of a group that has claimed previous kidnappings, the Mujahedeen Brigades. The Arabic text, however, contained several misspellings and repetitions....
  • Religious Action Figures? Huh?

    01/11/2005 6:46:32 AM PST · by mhking · 64 replies · 1,741+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 1.11.05 | Michael King
    Religious Action Figures? Huh?  In the same vein as and Betty "I'm A Better Christian Than You" Bowers, comes the apparently fictional Jesus Christ Superstore. The primary item up for "sale" are action figures for all the world's major religions.The Christian section includes figures of "God Almighty," complete with Kingdom-Come Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle and wearing the "Hallowed cloak of invulnerability." There are also figures of "The Pope" (with Holy Cross Kali sticks, 'Meek and Mild' Walther PPK handgun and wearing his blood red Vatican Assault uniform) and Jesus Christ (includes Ninja-Messiah throwing nails and Death Killer-Cross pump action over-under...
  • Grown-ups heed the call to action

    01/13/2004 12:05:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 95+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 14, 2004 | John Sutherland
    A quarter of a century ago George Lucas's Star Wars revolutionised franchising in the film industry. It was less a movie than a marketing strategy. Young fans could buy (or persuade parents to buy) Star Wars comics, light sabres and Princess Leia knickers. There were Darth Vader ice-blocks - and a cut of the sticky revenue dripped back to Star Wars Inc. The most durable of the spin-offs were the "action figures" - 10-centimetre dolls for boys. They weren't ornaments. They enabled junior to invent his own battles. The more expensive lines were "poseable" and had optional wardrobes and arsenals....
  • GWB Action Figure maligned

    10/06/2003 2:01:40 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 20 replies · 165+ views
    eBay ^ | 10/6/03 | self
    This obviously isn't a solicitation to buy, but you've got to see the crap this seller has posted about the GWB Action Figure. I mean it. Read the whole thing. Possible FReep opportunity?
  • Toys from the '80s back in style

    09/29/2003 5:58:35 AM PDT · by Damocles · 105 replies · 773+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 24, 2003 | Lisa Urquhart
         Sept. 24 ? The return of batwing sleeves, pedal pushers and ra-ra skirts, while quintessentially 80s, are not the only high street items that are dipping into the past to help push sales.    IN A REVERSAL of the ever increasing push for the new this year’s top toys for Christmas have a distinct 80s flavor.        According to research from the British Association of Toy Retailers, favorites from almost 20 years ago are making a comeback, among them are the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, back from the sewers of New York and riding on...
  • The Two Towers: A FReeper Review

    12/18/2002 8:15:42 AM PST · by egarvue · 75 replies · 459+ views
    Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a midnight showing of The Two Towers. What follows is my attempt at a spoiler-free review. Of three books of the trilogy, "The Two Towers" was always my favorite - I looked forward to the movie in fevered anticipation. I decided to throw caution to the wind and go to the midnight showing; I knew I would be hurting at work today (quick nurse, my caffine IV is low!) I was very surprised to get to the theater in our small city and find it utterly packed, my friend and I were...

    07/21/2002 8:46:34 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 182+ views
    AESOP is an action adventure story told with photographs of one-sixth scale figures in highly detailed scale environments, which appears regularly in Lees Toy Review Magazine. The stories are told in comic panel layout often with two or more installments per story and usually with a cliffhanger at the end of each installment. Combining the best elements of action films and comic books, AESOP has colorful, complex characters that transcend their plastic forms. AESOP is created using digital photography. Scenes are lit using standard motion picture lighting to achieve a film look. Editing and finishing is done on Adobes PhotoShop...
  • Caption Time - Action Figures: Bush, Blair, Osama

    04/18/2002 2:57:55 PM PDT · by RippleFire · 12 replies · 181+ views
    Yahoo! (Reuters) ^ | April 18, 2002
    1. Action figures of President George W. Bush and Islamic militant Osama bin Laden are part of a group of new action figure designs by Herobuilders. The Connecticut toy maker is selling 'life-like action figures' based on major figures tied to the Sept. 11 attacks, including Bush, bin Laden, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Photo by Vicale Corporation/Reuters 2. "The Ally" action figure, depicting British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is one of several new action figure designs by Herobuilders. They're not G.I. Joe. A Connecticut toy maker is selling "life-like action figures" based...