Sunday, 10 April 2016

Action Men

I blogged last Tuesday about a local shop for menswear that used in its window some figures that looked somewhat gay to promote their 100% British made clothes. They had strangely warm clothes that seemed to advertise  an autumn collection and that could be found nowhere in the shop. It did make me long for autumn. But anyway, I was wondering what they were. My wife could tell straight away: they are Action Men. A brand of action figures very popular here apparently, a sort of British G.I. Joe and Barbie doll for boys. Apparently my brother-in-law was quite found of them when he was a kid. That is something I would have loved too, if I had grown up in England. So the shop owners channeled childhood nostalgia when they created this display. It is rather clever. I know I'd fall for it. But what I want to buy now are action figures... and that military green jumper that does not even exist! (if you don't understand the last part, see my previous post on the subject).

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Action Men, eh? A clear British knockoff of GI Joe! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess.