ACTION MAN

Base Camp 1969

Period: Painted Head / Flock Head

Dates: 1969 until c.1970

Cat No: 35004


Action Man Base Camp Set

Action Man Base Camp Contents:

Tent

Flag

Storm lamp

Primus stove

Mug

Knife

Fork

Spoon

Mess tin

Billy can

Entrenching tool

Information Leaflet

Equipment Manual

 

Base Camp Description:

The Action Man [Explorer] Base Camp was the ideal accessory for the Action Man Polar Explorer or Action Man Mountaineer. It came with accessories for surviving a harsh climate overnight, and included a battery operated storm lamp and cooking equipment. Other popular accessories to pair with this set would have been the separate light blue quilted sleeping bag and radio set.

Notes:

The Action Man Base Camp is a distinctive set. A wire frame with delicate couplings is hard to find complete, and it forms the structure from which the orange tent hangs. There is a separate green ground sheet. Guy ropes are yellow and connect for the most-part to the frame (unlike the Action Man Bivouac Pup Tent Set which had separate tent pegs to drive into the ground).The Primus stove would have been the early one with a circular hole in the burner surface. The entrenching tool is the type from the Action Combat Soldier sets with the screw-release shovel head. The mug, mess tin and cutlery (harder plastic type) is common, but less so the storm lamp which is possibly the rarest piece of this set.

40th Range

Action Man Base Camp and Polar Explorer

Action Man Orange Tent

Action Man Base Camp Union Jack Flag

Action Man Base Camp Flag

Action Man Base Camp 1969

Action Man Base Camp

Action Man Base Camp and Mountaineer

Action Man Base Camp and Mountaineer

Action Man Base Camp Storm Lamp and Billy Can 1969

Action Man Base Camp Storm Lamp

Action Man Base Camp Set

 

Action Man Base Camp 35004 (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man Sleeping Bag 35203 (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)