Action Man

Front view of an Action Man showing the military clothing. Side view of an Action Man showing the articulated body. Side view of an Action Man showing the articulated body. Front view of an Action Man showing the articulated body. Close view of an Action Man showing the gripping hand. Close view of an Action Man showing the gripping hand. Close view of an Action Man showing the moving eyes. Close view of an Action Man showing the moving eyes.
Front view of an Action Man showing the military clothing. Side view of an Action Man showing the articulated body. Side view of an Action Man showing the articulated body. Front view of an Action Man showing the articulated body. Close view of an Action Man showing the gripping hand. Close view of an Action Man showing the gripping hand. Close view of an Action Man showing the moving eyes. Close view of an Action Man showing the moving eyes.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006230
Country
Date
1976

Description

An articulated action doll made by Palitoy under licence from Hasbro, this example dates from circa 1976. Action Man was developed by Bob Brechin in 1966, Chief Designer at Palitoy. The moulded vinyl body parts are held together by elastic with metal eyelets through which metal rivets passed. The flexible vinyl gripping hands as in this example were introduced in 1973, an element which was designed by Bill Pugh. The features are painted and the head is flocked to give the impression of short hair. This particular example is wearing khaki coloured military outfit and black boots.
Designers & Manufacturers
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "Made in England by Palitoy under licence from Hasbro ©1964"
Dimensions
Width
110mm
Height
300mm
Depth
55mm
Material Note
plastic
vinyl doll
cotton clothing