Action Man: Robot Atak
|Action Man: Robot Atak|
|Directed by||John Moffett
|Produced by||Lee Hill
|Written by||Alan Grant|
|24 November 2004|
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. Produced to tie-in with the line of Action Man toys released in 2004, Robot Atak was the first in a trilogy of direct-to-video films and was followed by a sequel in 2005, Action Man: X Missions - The Movie. 
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.
|Oliver Milburn||Action Man|
|Eric Meyers||Red Wolf|
|Steven Berkoff||Dr X|
|Johnny Daukes||Professor Moran|
The music for the film was composed by Scott Hackwith. The sound was created at Grand Central Studios UK by Adam West.
The film was based on the 2004 range of Action Man toys and many of the vehicles and equipment from that year are seen in the film. All the toys were also displayed on the back of the DVD case.
|Action Man: Robot Atak|
|Release date(s)||September 24, 2004|
The game features side-scrolling stages and action and platform-orientated gameplay. 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.
- 'Next Issue' section in Action Man #118