ADVENTURE-THEMED ACTION FIGURES
ARTICULATED ANIMAL FIGURES
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"Doc" Savage, Man of Bronze
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
Dora, the Explorer
Thomas Magnum, P.I.
from Pitfall! video game series
from Sahara (2005 film)
Jason & the Argonauts
Sinbad, the Sailor
Popeye, the Sailor
from Big Daddy
Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter
Hooten and the Lady
The Wild Thornberrys
Planet of the Apes
Around the World in 80 Days
The Road to Singapore
The Road to Zanzibar
The Road to Morocco
The Road to Utopia
The Road to Rio
The Road to Bali
The Road to Hong Kong
with Bob Hope & Bing Crosby
The Lost World
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Land of the Lost
The Man Who Would Be King
The Road to El Dorado
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Blue Lagoon
The Flight of the Phoenix
The Swiss Family Robinson
The Most Dangerous Game
The Food of the Gods
The Island of Doctor Moreau
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
action doll: n. A redressable action figure, technically speaking, an ARTHROPLANG.
action figure: n. A posable figure, technically speaking, an ARTHRANDRIANT.
Adam: n. A vintage Palitoy fuzzhead Action Man, a.k.a. Action Man II, AM2; any adventure-themed AM [from Adventurer Action Man (AM symbol, Ѧ)].
Big Jim: n. A 1970s-era, 10-inch adventurer/series marketed by Mattel to compete with Action Man and GI Joe's Adventure Team. While technically not 1:6 (unless accepted as a scale 5'0"), many of his accessories were brown recolored Barbie items and quite favorable for male-oriented playscale use. He was retconned to be the father of Mattel's more recent 12" figure, Max Steel.
Earl: n. An Ertl "joe." Symbol, ⌖
Earlene: n. An Ertl "jane," particularly Ertl's turkey huntress. By extension, any other MG Action femfig using a similar body. Symbol, ⚴
edisonade: n. A ROBINSONADE (see below) in which the protagonist develops a high degree of invention for contending with the elements [named for Thomas Edison].
FHemfig n. a fuzzhead femfig.
fuzzhead: n. a JOE or, rarely, JANE with flocking for hair; by extension, any male member of the Sextilian geographic society, GI Joe Adventure Team [which was founded by such], a.k.a. an AT-Joe, Geo-Joe; any PLAYFARER joe. Symbol, ♈
Geo-: pref. A nickname for, regardless of hair type, (a.) any geographer-style action doll, or (b.) any pulp adventure-style action doll, as in Geo-Joe. [Symbol, Ѧ (modeled after G.I. ...)], particularly a member of Studio 126' own coed adventure team, The Geo-Corps. Symbol, ⨁
Geo-Jane [Symbol, ⟴]
jane: n. a. Any playscale FEMFIG [female action doll; symbol, ⚩], esp. a PAINTHEAD or FUZZHEAD [symbol, ⩄], genericized from b. Cap. [Hasbro's] GI Jane, used in:
Janewear: n. Playscale adventuress clothing.
joe: n. a. Any playscale MANDOLL [male action doll], genericized from b. Cap. [Hasbro's] GI Joe.
Lara-: See JANE, above.
M.O.A.: n. A Man of Action-style "joe;" an extreme adventurer [nicknamed "moe"]. Symbol, ⛢
navigator: n. A sea-going Geo-Joe. Symbol, ⎈
playfarer: n. Any pulp adventure-themed figure or doll (see Geo-, above) [portmanteau play + wayfarer].
pulp adventure: n. A story genre depicting adventures encountered in foreign settings, classically known as VOYAGES. It is given from the perspective of the traveler, cf. FISH-OUT-OF-WATER genre.
LOST CIVILIZATION/LOST WORLD genre
robinsonade: n. A story genre involving survival under isolated circumstances [taken from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, which established the genre].
Sextilian: n. A 1/6th-scale figure, particularly a male one. [Lat. sextilis, "one sixth" + -ian]
Sextilienne: n. A SEXTILIAN female.
treasure aisle: n. An aisle in a store where playscale-compatible items are found, especially if unexpected (a.k.a. golden aisle).
[inspired by green aisle & pink aisle]
Trixie-: See JANE, above.
viator: n. A land-based Geo-Joe. Symbol ⚻
VIATRIX: n. (RetCon) A WWII-era women's auxiliary to the Adventure Team, before the latter was absorbed into the coed Geo-Corps. It was said to be founded by the renowned Patricia "Pat" Savage. Viatrix is Latin for "adventuress." [Volunteers In Adventure Team-Related Investigations & Expeditions]
Wild Adventure: ser. A series of male hunter figures released by Blue Box Int'l, in 2014.