Adventure Man Knock-Off
Carded Figure Close-Up
Even years after the height of their popularity, G.I.Joe action figures are often imitated by other toy companies trying to cash in on G.I.Joe's popularity.
Pictured above is an Adventure Man action figure. This obscure 3 3/4" line, produced by the Magic Co. of Texas, are in proportion with the G.I.Joe figures and have the same articulation of Snake Eyes (v5) from the Ninja Force sub-set. These figures started to appear on toy shelves in the U.S. in late 1999/early 2000.
Most noteworthy about these figures are that some of the accessories are based on G.I.Joe accessories. Some are based on the G.I.Joe accessories but are smaller - others are exactly the same. Whether they legally obtained the rights to the accessory molds or copied the accessory molds is unclear.
From the collection of: Eric D. Vaughan