YMMV / Action Man

The toys:

  • Ear Worm: "Action Man - The hero of the world!"

The animated series:

  • Epileptic Trees: Several, all surrounding Action Man's undisclosed past. For example, at the end of one episode, after Ursula informs AM (from a distance) that he was a spy infiltrating Dr. X's Skull-Men unit and was never truly a member of the organization (as his fractured memory flashes had led him to think), she's seen weeping while holding a photo of Action Man's mother, implying that she might be his sister.
  • Foe Yay Shipping: Action Man and Ursula.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The way Natalie is dressed, see this image, considering Pamela Anderson and Malene Espensen would start dressing this way, making them literal Captain Ersatz versions of them.

The CGI series:

  • Crowning Music of Awesome/Ear Worm: The opening and ending theme(s) for the show.
  • Genius Bonus: The AMP Factor is loosely based on the concept of Laplace's Demon, albeit in miniature. Another nod to an old-timey science theory occurs in the aforementioned peace summit episode, where one of the warring nations is known as Phlogistan, a play on phlogiston, an antiquated theory of heat exchange best known today for its appearance in Tom Strong.
  • Narm: Dr. X calling Alex Mann by his actual name while he's a dude in distress would be more impressive if he did not call him "Mr. Mann".

The video games:

  • The Problem with Licensed Games: While there are a few games based on the toyline (and one based on the first CGI movie), they..aren't very good, for the most part.
    • No Problem with Licensed Games: The Game Boy Color game Action Man: The Search For Base X is a fairly decent exception, featuring mild Metroidvania elements with Mega Man-style level selection, but multiple paths in each level, that give new equipment to access other paths.