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    Cool action-figure

    At next sentence:

    He rose to action-figure fame on the pro wrestling circuit.

    What does "action-figure" mean? It seems the usual meaning is linked to some kind of toy, doll, figurine... So, in this case, what is this term referring to?

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    Re: action-figure

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
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    He rose to action-figure fame on the pro wrestling circuit.

    What does "action-figure" mean? It seems the usual meaning is linked to some kind of toy, doll, figurine... So, in this case, what is this term referring to?

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    Here is what I associate an action figure with:
    -powerful
    -succesful(ly marketed)
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._I._Joe

    IMO, action-figure fame means considerable fame that is difficult to rise to.

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    Cool Re: action-figure

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Here is what I associate an action figure with:
    -powerful
    -succesful(ly marketed)
    - G.I. Joe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    IMO, action-figure fame means considerable fame that is difficult to rise to.

    So, do you think it could be said as:

    He rose as an icon on the pro wrestling circuit ?

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    Cool Re: action-figure

    Please, any final assistance as for my last proposal?


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    Re: action-figure

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    So, do you think it could be said as:

    He rose as an icon on the pro wrestling circuit ?
    His was a rapid rise to fame on the pro-wrestling circuit to become an icon.
    You like this sentence?

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    Cool Re: action-figure

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    His was a rapid rise to fame on the pro-wrestling circuit to become an icon.
    You like this sentence?
    Thank You. So the word icon may fit?

    Sentence sounds good too


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    Re: action-figure

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    Thank You. So the word icon may fit?

    Sentence sounds good too
    Icon means someonene who is the object of great attention and devotion.

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    Cool Re: action-figure

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Icon means someonene who is the object of great attention and devotion.

    Yes, yes. Precisely: icon for rose to action-figure fame.

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    Re: action-figure

    An "action figure" is a male version of a doll. For example, Barbie is a doll, but G.I. Joe is an action figure. The reasoning is, young males wouldn't purchase anything marketed as a "doll," so when professional wrestlers or other athletes are turned into dolls, they are marketed as "action figures."

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