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- n. A children's toy in the form of a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, video game, or television program, with moving parts and often capable of some form of spring-loaded movement.
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That was a dynamic era in contemporary history, punctuated by films like Ninja Academy, American Ninja, and Ninja Phantom Heroes U.S.A., not to mention the popularity of the GI Joe action figure Storm Shadow, a conflicted snow ninja who joined the terrorist Cobra regime to avenge his uncle’s death.
Cubeman, his old Fisher-Price dragon, and every action figure he’d ever gotten from Burger King or Wendy’s were on the other side.