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  1. News - World - TOYS

    Hasbro's G.I. Joe set for 50th birthday

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Toy created to honour servicemen survives a severe shrinking and change in public opinion Pioneering action figure G.I. Joe turns 50 G.I. Joe, the world's first action figure, is celebrating its 50th birthday this month. Since Hasbro brought it to the world's attention at the annual toy fair in New York in early 1964, G.I. Joe has undergone ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Film review: G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis Director: Jon M. Chu Category: IIB When some gamblers lose, they double-down and make an even bigger bet. This appears to be the case for toymaker Hasbro and its Hollywood partners (MGM and Paramount) with this action figure movie sequel. 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra ...

  3. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... By James Whittle As in the old 80s G.I. Joe cartoon public service announcement 'Knowing is half the battle', you might want to think twice before spending your hard earned pocket money on this game. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the video game for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP and NDS, is unfortunately at the other end of the spectrum compared to its big-screen ...

  4. Infographics - News - HONG KONG

    Hongkongers' sense of Chinese identity falls to 14-year low

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 09:57am by Joe Lo

    ... Joe Lo A survey by University of Hong Kong's Popular Opinion Programme has found the percentage of Hongkongers identifying themselves as "Chinese" at the lowest level in 14 years. Thirty-eight per cent of the 1,055 people polled identified themselves as "Hongkongers," with 23 per cent saying they were "Chinese."   ...

  5. Protesters decry Taiwan's ID delay

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Joe Tan

    ... More than 1,000 mainland spouses and their families protested in Taipei yesterday against what they say are the Taiwanese authorities' discriminatory policies and abuse of human rights. The protesters oppose a legal amendment put forward by the Mainl ...

  6. Big kids get animated with their favourite characters at Toy Story exhibition

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... is a fan of 'ultimate toys' and learned the fun of manipulating figures at an early age.'I loved playing [with] G.I. Joe dolls when I was a kid,' said Lin, pointing to the sophistication of his studio's computer technology. 'Our [Pixar] characters are like G.I. Joe on steroids.' The G.I. Joe doll 'only has 12 points of articulation but the [studio] ...

  7. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Hollywood to make films based on Hungry Hungry Hippos, Monopoly

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... for toys and games. Hasbro, the toy company behind the hits Transformers and G.I. Joe, as well as this year's flop Battleship, has signed a deal with independent production and finance company ... properties covered by the deal were Action Man and Hungry Hungry Hippos. Action Man is a British toy that launched in the 1960s based on Hasbro's American hit, G.I. Joe, a range of action ...

  8. Infographics

    INFOGRAPHIC: How to build a Terracotta Army in 16 easy steps

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:43am by Joe Lo, Adolfo Arranz

    ... Joe Lo and Adolfo Arranz ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Robot wars: There's no stopping the Transformers franchise

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by James Mottram

    ... Wars figures. Yet the origins came not from the US, but Japan. Back in 1970, toy company Takara (now Takara-Tomy) licensed Hasbro's popular G.I. Joe figure for the Japanese market, calling ... in sight, with talk of a possible crossover film featuring the Transformers and that other Hasbro-inspired toy-to-movie franchise, G.I. Joe. What was once a simple toy has transformed into something ...

  10. Top players share vision of the future

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... produces G.I. Joe and the classic board game Monopoly, was set up by Mr Hassenfeld's grandfather, Henry Hassenfeld, in 1923. Mr Hassenfeld took the helm in 1989. NYSE Magazine described him ... his supervision, the company has switched back to renewing its core brands, G.I. Joe and Monopoly, and depending less on licensed products. Mr Tomiyama is also the third-generation head of his ...




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