ACTION MAN

Power-Hog 1977

Period: Eagle Eye

Dates: 1977 until c1979

Cat No: 34783


Pursuit Craft

Power-Hog Contents:

Pursuit Craft parts list:

Power-Hog

Winch and base assembly

Winch arm

2 x hand grips

Spade

Pick Axe

Sticker Sheet (L319)

Instruction Sheet (L293)

Equipment manual

Action Man Pursuit Craft Description:

"The Power-Hog rolls on land and floats in the water". This Hasbro designed recovery and service vehicle for Action Man has three axles and takes one Action Man as driver. The replaceable winch at the back could be inserted into four keyholes, vacated by two hand grips removed from the rear cargo section. The working winch even had a pawl, rope and hook for special missions. It came equipped with a Spade and Pick Axe, which also featured elsewhere on equipment cards. As the Action Man Power-Hog is in the Equipment Manual of 1977 and 1978 only, it would suggest it was no longer in production by 1979. This vehicle was launched at the start of the Eagle Eyes period of figures.

 

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Notes:

This Hasbro-designed vehicle is common and is fairly robust too - not too many are broken beyond practical use. The headlight stickers are placed close together (as per vehicle shown), rather than spaced to either side. The Official Manuals confirm this set up. Is it of US Hasbro origins and similar vehicles were spored including the 'Snow Cat' with white / green arctic camouflage and tracks and the 'Space Range Planetary Patrol Vehicle' in black livery. The Power Hog Box (which contained no less than 8 stars!) was produced in a light khaki colour as well as yellow as shown.

Action Man Power-Hog

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog front

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog rear

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog having grab handles removed before fitting the winch plate

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog winch and hook in position

Action Man Power Hog Winch

Action Man Power-Hog instruments panel and centre console

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog Instruction Leaflet (L293)

Action Man Power Hog Instructions

Action Man Power-Hog came with a spade - item 4

Action Man Power Hog Instructions

Action Man Power-Hog also came with a pick axe - item 6

Action Man Power Hog Instructions

Action Man Power-Hog cabin

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog underside

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog plan view

Action Man Power Hog

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Action Man Power Hog Stickers

Action Man Power-Hog contents (included pick and spade)

Action Man Power Hog

Later Action Man Power-Hog Box

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog side and base

Action Man Power Hog

Action Man Power-Hog boxes - 1st issue Khaki (1977-8?), 2nd Issue Yellow (1978-9?): Note the illustration is revised to show the winch and hook pulling up a vehicle (Jeep?) in the second issue box. One would assume a trick was missed by not showing what the vehicle was purposed to do in the first case.

Action Man Power Hog