Period: Eagle Eyes
Dates: 1978 until c1981
Cat No: 34740
Partial Self-Assembly Motorcycle
'Patrol the motorways with Action Man'. The Action Man Police Motorcycle was announced in the 1978 Action Man Equipment Manual and is also still present on the 1981 poster. There was a Police Motorcyclist Outfit with accessories also available to provide the perfect accompaniment to this detailed motorcycle. The Motorcycle was one of three one sixth scale motorcycles designed and prototyped by Brian Turner - Palitoy Display Manager (1969-79) and Designer (1980-84). Brian also prototyped a road race bike and a scrambler which unfortunately didn't go into full production.
The Police Motorcycle required simple assembly and came in basic kit form. These Motorcycles were fairly popular but getting an intact one presents a challenge. The plastics, as with other vehicles of this period, is a harder type and prone to parts being broken off by typical play. This plastic also yellows and people have had success with hydrogen peroxide and sunshine (see Toy-Polloi's excellent guide here). There are many stickers on this motorcycle - some tiny, and most examples will require some replacements. Team Action Joe (France) also ran a Police bike kit called the '.