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Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin to star in 'Andron'

Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin to star in 'Andron'

LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin have been cast in "Andron: The Black Labyrinth," a new sci-fi thriller about a group of people who wake up in a maze.
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Adrianne Palicki to star as Mockingbird on 'Agents of SHIELD'

Adrianne Palicki to star as Mockingbird on 'Agents of SHIELD'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) --"Friday Night Lights" actress Adrianne Palicki has been cast as Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird, on Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
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Chris Pratt originally said no to 'Guardians' because he didn't wan't to embarass himself

Chris Pratt originally said no to 'Guardians' because he didn't wan't to embarass himself

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Chris Pratt told the September issue of Esquire he originally rejected the role in "Guardian of the Galaxy" because he didn't picture himself as a superhero.
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson steps out with girlfriend Lauren Hashian

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson steps out with girlfriend Lauren Hashian

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian made their second public appearance as a couple at the premiere of "Hercules" on Wednesday.
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Channing Tatum: 'I've pushed the limit almost at every turn, and I'm super proud of that'

Channing Tatum: 'I've pushed the limit almost at every turn, and I'm super proud of that'

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) --Channing Tatum says he has always been "a little wild": a self-described high-functioning alcoholic who loves cake and sculpting.
Annie Martin
Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler has opted out of Alcon's remake of the 1991 surfer film, Point Break, which was due to start filming in in late June.
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Aubrey Peeples cast as Jem in 'Jem and the Holograms'

Aubrey Peeples cast as Jem in 'Jem and the Holograms'

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- "Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as Jem in the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie.
Annie Martin
Channing Tatum in talks to play an 'X-Men' character

Channing Tatum in talks to play an 'X-Men' character

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- The "Jupiter Ascending" star said he's met with producers about playing Gambit.
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'Kick-Ass 2' director Jeff Wadlow will write 'Masters of the Universe' script

'Kick-Ass 2' director Jeff Wadlow will write 'Masters of the Universe' script

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- "Kick-Ass 2" director Jeff Wadlow has signed on to write the script for the upcoming "Masters of the Universe" film.
Annie Martin
'Jem and the Holograms' to be made into live-action movie

'Jem and the Holograms' to be made into live-action movie

March 20 (UPI) -- Team behind live-action version of "Jem and the Holograms" asking for creative support from fans.
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'The Rock' is top-grossing star of 2013 with films earning $1.3B

'The Rock' is top-grossing star of 2013 with films earning $1.3B

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the top-grossing actor of 2013, with movies that have earned a total of $1.3 billion, Forbes magazine reported.
'Star Trek' tops DVD sales and rental charts

'Star Trek' tops DVD sales and rental charts

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is the top-selling DVD and No. 1 rental in the United States, Rentrak announced.
'The Great Gatsby' tops video-on-demand chart

'The Great Gatsby' tops video-on-demand chart

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The latest screen incarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-era novel "The Great Gatsby" is the No. 1 video-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.
'Olympus Has Fallen' tops movies-on-demand list

'Olympus Has Fallen' tops movies-on-demand list

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- White House thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak reported.
'Olympus Has Fallen' tops movies-on-demand list

'Olympus Has Fallen' tops movies-on-demand list

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The White House thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.
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G.I. Joe
NYP98021202-12 FEBRUARY 1998-NEW YORK,NEW YORK,USA: The new General Colin Powell doll is introduced by Hasbro at the Toy Fair in New York City, February 12th,, part of the new G.I. Joe classic collection figures that include George Washington and G.I. Joe Holiday Salute Segment series. UPI ep/Monika Graff
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G.I. Joe is a line of action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro. The initial product offering represented four of the branches of the U.S. armed forces with the Action Soldier (U.S. Army), Action Sailor (U.S. Navy), Action Pilot (USAF), Action Marine (USMC) and later on, the Action Nurse. The term G.I. stands for Government Issue and became a generic term for U.S. soldiers (predating the action figures), especially ground forces. The development of G.I. Joe led to the coining of the term "action figure".

The G.I. Joe trademark has been used by Hasbro to title two different toy lines. The original 12-inch line that began in 1964 centered on realistic action figures. In the United Kingdom, this line was licensed to Palitoy and known as Action Man. In 1982, the line was relaunched in a 3¾-inch scale complete with vehicles, playsets, and a complex background story involving an ongoing struggle between the G.I. Joe Team and the evil Cobra Command which seeks to take over the Free World while using terrorism. As the American line evolved into the Real American Hero series, Action Man also changed, by using the same molds and being renamed as Action Force. Although the members of the G.I. Joe team are not superheroes, they all had expertise in areas such as martial arts, weapons and explosives.

The conventional marketing wisdom of the early 1960s was that boys would not play with dolls, thus the word "doll" was never used by Hasbro or anyone involved in the development or marketing of G.I. Joe. "Action figure" was the only acceptable term, and has since become the generic description for any poseable doll intended for boys. "America's movable fighting man" is a registered trademark of Hasbro, and was prominently displayed on every boxed figure package.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "G.I. Joe."
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