Group Action Joe – sometimes referred to as Action Joe – is the French licensed version of G.I. Joe (Hasbro – US) and Action Man (Palitoy – UK). Group Action Joe was distributed by the Ceji Arbois company in France and featured some exclusive characters such as French comic strip star Rahan, Albator, Captain Cosmos and the famous Zorro. Also featured were female characters Jane, Daina and Sandy.
Action Joe Jungle Mission. France. Pif Gadget. 1976.
Action Joe. France. Telejunior. 1977.
Action Joe communication radio centre. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.
Action Joe Delta Plane. France. PIf Gadget. 1977.
France. Pif Gadget. 1977. This superb artistic impression of an action scene featuring some of the Wild West range appeared as a double-page ad in some issues of Pif Gadget.
France. Pif Gadget. 1977. Another double-page artistic impression – this time it’s fire-fighting and rescue action!
Action Joe: Rahan!
Pif Gadget comic character, Rahan, even gets his own action figure courtesy of Group Action Joe – the French version of Action Man. France. PIf Gadget. 1978.
Another Action Joe 1978 ad showing Rahan. Also shown is Jane and new items and features such as ‘Eagle Eyes’.
Action Joe vehicles. Pif Gadget. 1979.
Action Joe Operation Niagara. France. Pif Gadget. 1980.
Group Action Joe double page ad 1. Jungle Jeep. 4×4 France. Pif Gadget. 1980.
Group Action Joe double page ad 2. Jungle jeep 4×4. France. Pif Gadget. 1980.
Action Joe divers and frogmen. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.
Action Joe jungle jeep 4×4. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.
Action Joe figures. France. Pif Gadget. 1981. This ad features ‘Mark’ dressed in the ‘Captain Cosmos’ costume and the exclusive ‘Zorro’ licensed for the Action Joe range.
Action Joe jeep and trailer, motorcycle and sidecar. Pif Gadget 529. 1979. France.
Post updated Nov 22 with new images.