ACTION MAN

Motorcycle and Sidecar (or Combination) 1976

Period: Flock Head / Eagle Eyes

Dates: 1976 until c.1980

Cat No: 34723


Motorcycle and Sidecar Contents:

Motorcycle

Sidecar

Two screws

1 x Ammo Box

1 x Radio

Sticker Set

Equipment Manual

Action Man Motorcycle and Sidecar Description:

"An authentic new Action Man accessory with seating for two Action Men and swiveling machine gun". The Action Man Motorcycle Combination first appears in the 1976 Equipment Manual. "Authentic" is perhaps in response to losing sales to rival firm of the time 'Cherilea', who also made so wonderful vehicles to suit Action Man. Also 1976, the Action Man Despatch Rider was created for the new motorcycle and sidecar.

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Notes:

The Action Man Motorcycle 'Combination' as it was called in the 1977 Equipment Manual, was actually boxed as the 'Motorcycle and Sidecar'. Made of a harder plastic than the tough blow-molded transport, this product was a little brittle and prone to damage when used in play adventure. The sidecar can be affixed / removed by undoing two screws on the baseplate. This baseplate is fragile and usually shows lighter stress marks. The brake levers are also very vulnerable to damage. In the same year a Despatch Rider was created for this vehicle.

Action Man Motorcycle and Sidecar

Action Man Motorcycle and Sidecar Machine Gun

Action Man Motorcycle and Sidecar joining screws x 2

Action Man Despatch Rider

Action Man 'Steve McQueen' and 'The Great Escape' kit-bash

MOTORCYCLE AND SIDECAR 34723 (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man Motorcycle "Combination'

Action Man Motorcycle and Sidecar taillight and number plate

Action Man Motorcycle Combination plan view - This shows two radio sets, but one should be the ammo box.

A rival 'Cherilea' German Motorcycle Combination

A rival 'Cherilea' German Motorcycle Combination