ACTION MAN

Space Capsule 1967

Period: Painted Head

Dates: 1967 until c.1970

Cat No: 34705


Space Capsule Contents:

Space Capsule

Information Leaflet

Equipment Manual

Action Man Space Capsule Description:

"Every Astronaut needs a capsule before he can blast off into outer-space. Action Man Astronaut has his! Designed from the Mercury space craft blueprints and scaled to fit him perfectly, it will float in the water after splashdown!".

Notes:

The Action Man Space Capsule first appears in the 1968 Equipment Manual. It was a very popular at a time that man was preparing to land on the Moon. It was based on the 'Mercury' Missions. The sliding window that allows access into the capsule becomes scratched easily. As this piece was reputed to 'float' many of the instrument panel decals have buckled in bathwater. The first capsules had the G.I. Joe name plates turned to show their blank side, before Action Man Logo versions were put into production and sold. The vehicle was ideally suited to the Astronaut of 1967. In 2016 an adapted Action Man Astronaut (named Major Bob Tom) and Space Capsule were successfully sent into near space on Art+Science Mission Mercury 10

Action Man Space Capsule and Packaging

Action Man Space Capsule Box

Action Man Space Capsule decals

Action Man Space Capsule Instrument Panel

Action Man Space Capsule Information Leaflet

Action Man Space Capsule Information Leaflet

See also Astronaut

Action Man Space Capsule Window

Action Man Space Capsule

Action Man Space Capsule Action Man name plate

Action Man Space Capsule Box

Action Man Space Capsule Leaflet