Action Man: Robot Atak

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Action Man: Robot Atak
Action Man Robot Atak DVD.jpg
DVD cover
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
Music by Scott Hackwith
Arcana Digital
Distributed by Hasbro
Panini Comics
Release date
November 24, 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. 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.[2]


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.


Actor Role
Oliver Milburn Action Man
Eric Meyers Red Wolf
Jesse Spencer Flynt
Steven Berkoff Dr X
Pierre Maubouche No-Face
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 DVD was given away free in issue 119 of Action Man Comic (full sized plastic case) and News of the World (cardboard slipcase), unlike the film's sequel which was sold in shops.


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.

Video game[edit]

Action Man: Robot Atak
Developer(s) Magic Pockets
Publisher(s) Atari
Composer(s) Scott Hackwith Edit this on Wikidata
Series Action Man
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release 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.[3]


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.

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