Here we have the first Action Man Photo Story which was produced by Richard Dixon for Panini UK with the full support of HASBRO TOYS UK in 1999 for the ACTION MAN COMIC MILLENNIUM 2000 EDITION.......
All Copywrite rights reserved to Panini UK and HASBRO Toys UK ....no reproduction of any content / image / text / or other item from this photostory will be allowed unless permission is obtained from the Copywrite Holders of the material.
The photostory BRAVE NEW WORLD concept was designed by Richard Dixon and the story developed by Alan Cowsill Editor Panini UK and Richard Dixon . Lettering by Ant Gardner and remaining artwork by the Panini UK Design Team.
All Photography , Model Sets and Animation SFX by Richard Dixon .
The Production was Photographed at the TPD STUDIOS Poulton-Le-Fylde Lancashire with location background scenary images photographed on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius .
No part of this photostory may be copied or reproduced without the witten permission of Panini UK. All rights reserved to Panini UK and Hasbro Toys UK .
With the success of the first photo story Action Man Adventure it was decided to move on to the production of a series of adventures using the same format to appear in the Winter and Summer Special Editions of the Action Man Comic.
Panini UK Editor in Chief Alan O'Keefe and Hasbro Toys Creative Director Edward Catchpole gave Richard the creative support and backing to develop the photostory format for the Action Man Brand and to give it a realistic look to take things to a higher level of presentation.
A total of fifteen Photo Story Adventures were produced and directed by Richard Dixon for Marvel Comics and Panini UK at his TPD Studios base in the North West of England over the following years.
Each adventure concept was written and designed by Richard Dixon and then the written story elements were written for the finished photography put together by first Alan Cowsill as Editor on the production and subsequently after Alan left Panini by Rob Jones who continued with the successful format for the creation of exciting story lines..
Photography and model sets were made by Richard Dixon .
Some photography on the series of adventures was done on location in the Highlands of Scotland which also provided background images for studio sets . Additional locations and photography were done on the Island of Mauritius for some of the more exotic locations Action Man found himself in during the adventures in the photostories.
Hasbro Toys UK provided most of the Action Man costumes, figures and equipment for the adventures. These came from the UK range and some items from Hasbro's GI Joe Ranges in the USA .
Below are two further adventures taken from the series of photostories.......enjoy.........
CREDITS.....MISSION TO EGYPT - DESERT RUMBLE......
ORIGINAL CONCEPT PHOTO STORY - PHOTOGRAPHY - MODEL SETS AND MODEL DESIGNS BY RICHARD DIXON .
STORY DIALOGUE BY ROB JONES .
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT ....JULIA ILLINGWORTH AND NEIL PORTER FOR LETTERS AND DESIGN OF PAGES AND EFFECTS.
IMAGES PRODUCED AT TPD STUDIOS POULTON-LE-FYLDE LANCASHIRE .
ACTION FIGURES BY HASBRO TOYS UK .....
RICHARD DIXON WOULD LIKE TO THANK MARVEL COMICS UK AND PANINI EDITOR IN CHIEF ALAN O'KEEFE AND HASBRO TOYS CREATIVE DIRECTOR UK EDWARD CATCHPOLE FOR THE SUPPORT AND HELP DURING PRODUCTION TO BRING THE ACTION MAN PHOTOSTORIES INTO THE ACTION MAN COMIC SPECIALS AND RELEASE THEM TO THE PUBLIC .
RICHARD DIXON / TPD STUDIOS
TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO
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