ACTION MAN

Special Mission Pod 1974

Period: Flock Head / Eagle Eye

Dates: 1974 until c.1979

Cat No: 34261


Action Man Special Mission Pod Contents:

Special mission Pod with connectors

Bren machine gun with bi-pod

Black inflatable dingy with rope and anchor

Yellow Rope

Paddle (black with yellow tip)

Flare gun

Information Leaflet

Special Mission Pod Description:

The Action Man Special Mission Pod was very popular and a great way to get all the accessories Action Man needed for a Commando stealth mission 'by Helicopter'. It featured two half cylinders that fitted together and were secured by two yellow plastic hoops, in turn joined together by yellow string. Inside was an inflatable black dinghy (of the type similiar to that included in the Sabotage set*) and a Bren machine gun and other basic accessories. It first launched in the 1974 equipment manual up to 1978's.

Notes:

The Action Man Special Mission pod is not rare. The stickers can become damaged. The Bren bi-pod is detachable / fold-able, but is something that can be found broken more often that not. It was also available on equipment cards, as were the other accessories in this set. *Unlike the Sabotage set's dinghy, the Special Mission Pod dinghy seems to have been supplied without the paddle stowage loops, but it is not documented as such anywhere at present.

Action Man Special Operations Kit Contents (note dinghy has no paddle hoops)

Action Man Special Mission Pod

Action Man Special Mission Pod with Commando

Action Man Special Mission Pod from 1974 manual

Action Man Special Mission Pod from 1978 manual

Action Man Special Operations Kit stowed away

Action Man Special Mission Pod

Action Man Special Mission Pod Display Card (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man Special Mission Pod Counter Display (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)


Action Man Special Mission Pod Instructions Leaflet

 

Action Man Special Mission Pod Leaflet front

Action Man Special Mission Pod Leaflet inside