Action Man: Robot Atak

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Action Man: Robot Atak
Directed by John Moffett
Steven Burch
Chris Woods
Produced by Lee Hill
Steven Burch
Laura Burridge
Anna Lord
Eric Barrett
Carissa Buffel
Written by Alan Grant
Starring Oliver Milburn
Eric Meyers
Jesse Spencer
Steven Berkoff
Pierre Maubouché
Johnny Daukes
Talia Shively
Production
  company
Arcana Digital
Distributed by Hasbro
Panini Comics
Release date(s) 24 November 2004[1]
Running time 45 minutes
Language English

Action Man: Robot Atak is a 2004 direct-to-DVD CGI animated film based on the Hasbro toy line, Action Man. The film was made by Arcana Digital and directed by John Moffett, Steven Burch and Chris Woods. The film was based around the line of Action Man toys for that year. It is the first in a trilogy of direct-to-video films and was followed by a sequel in 2005, Action Man: X Missions - The Movie.

Plot[edit]

The world's leading toxin specialist, Professor Moran, is kidnapped by a villain named No-Face while in disguise as Action Man in order to frame him for the kidnapping and to get Moran to make him a mind control gas. This then makes Action Man and Action Force wanted criminals and their base becomes heavily guarded. No-Face has also built an army of X Robots which are terrorising cities and begins rebuilding Dr.X and brings him back to life as he was previously defeated by Action Man. Action Force escape with some of their equipment and vehicles and go on the run while battling X Robots along the way. In one instance, Action Man places a tracker on an X tank and tracks the robot's location to Island X. Action Force make their way there and later find out about Dr.X and No Face's plan to turn the world's people into their slaves. After several confrontations and battles, the evil plan is thwarted and the base is destroyed thanks to Flynt redirecting the missiles containing the gas to their launch point. However, Action Force do not realise that Dr.X and No-Face survived the explosion.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Oliver Milburn Action Man
Eric Meyers Red Wolf
Jesse Spencer Flynt
Steven Burkoff Dr X
Pierre Maubouche No-Face
Johnny Daukes Professor Moran

Music[edit]

The music for the film was done by Scott Hackwith. The sound was done at Grand Central Studios UK by Adam West.

Release[edit]

The DVD was given away free in issue 119 of Action Man Comic (full sized plastic case) and News of the World (cardboard slipcase) unlike its sequel which was sold in shops.

Toys[edit]

The film was based on the 2004 range of Action Man toys and many of the vehicles and equipment from the year are seen in the film. All the toys were also displayed on the back of the DVD case.

Video game[edit]

Action Man: Robot Atak
Developer(s) Magic Pockets
Publisher(s) Atari
Series Action Man
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) September 24, 2004
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player

A tie-in video game of the same name was released on September 24, 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. The game was developed by Magic Pockets and Published by Atari.

Gameplay[edit]

In most levels only one character is playable but in some levels the player has to change character in order to progress. There are several AM logos scattered throughout each level which can be collected for a 1-Up. The player could also log on to the Action Man website to get an exclusive password when the game was first released.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Next Issue' section in Action Man #118