Friday, March 22, 2024

A.T.O.M. Alpha Teens On Machines - FIREKAT!

Action Man - A.T.O.M. (Alpha Teens On Machines) - Firekat - Hasbro 2006

When season two of Action Man: A.T.O.M. (Alpha Teens On Machines) began in 2006, the villains got really interesting. It turns out that the villainous scientist, Janus Lee, Had been working on a secret plot to obtain DNA samples of each of the Alpha Teens in order to clone them into the genetically-altered Mu-Team. Each member of the Mu-Team has the hero's DNA spliced with specific animals. In the case of Firekat, she has Lioness' DNA merged with cheetah, lion, cougar, and tiger. She can run at super-high speeds and has razorsharp claws that can slice through metal. I'm a sucker for felinoid characters so this toy is what first attracted me to this cartoon and toyline. As far as I can tell, these toys were only released in Europe (but my only proof is that I have zero memory of them in stores and current eBay listings are rarely in the US). This Firekat toy is pretty rare these days, but still easier to find than Lioness. I'm glad I finally got her though, because she's awesome. Let's check out Firekat below!

Note: I picked up my Firekat loose so these packaged pics are swiped from the internet. But I couldn't find a pic of the back of Firekat's card, so this image above is from Lioness.

Firekat comes with her large claw weapon attached to a backpack.
The rubber tube has a string fed through it for the extending/retracting feature.
My Firekat is secondhand and the tube is pretty yellowed and old.

Here is a close-up of the cardback (not my pic) showing the accessory schematic.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the two ladies from the Action Man A.T.O.M. line: Firekat and Lioness.
It should be noted that these figures have almost identical construction with the major exception of their hips. Lioness has full hinge-and-swivel hips (so can do a split), while Firekat only has simple swivel hips (so can only do running/marching poses).


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