Dates: November 2018 -
Cat No: AM719
"Action Man is the genuine movable action figure and we are celebrating three of the most popular figures of all time; the Soldier, the Sailor and the Pilot. Each of the limited edition figures has a new body, new uniform and a vintage style head with detailed features. Every figure still has the distinctive scar and a new life-size version of the iconic dog tag.
Enjoy dusting off your current collection and visiting the loft to see what Action Man treasures it holds.
It’s time to introduce a new generation to the all new Action Man."
In November 2018 a new kiddies Action Man Action Soldier was introduced in the UK. This child-oriented limited articulation figure is low cost and intended to compete with other franchise kid's action figures. RRP on launch was £20. He is produced by Art + Science International, the current licence holders.
Go to official website for more information on this figure: actionman.com
ACTION SOLDIER DELUXE BOX CONTENTS:
Action Man basic figure (blond hair)
SA80 Rifle with removable scope
Plastic beret with cloth cover
MTP Camouflage Shirt and Trousers
The new 'kiddies' (age 3+) Action Man (or KAM as it has been suggested by a collector on AMHQ Forum) has the hallmark classic style headsculpt with his distinctive right cheek scar. The new body is of the 'Ken' type with more limited articulation than has been seen before - reminiscent of the 'Hasbro' type of the nineties period. All limbs swivel fully in sockets, and the knees bend and click. The figure sits well - in fact better than the original figure. Head revolves 360˚ and his hands are fixed but slightly supple.
Each of the new figures in this 'deluxe' range with accessories - Soldier (Blond), Sailor (Brown) and Pilot (Black) have a particular hair colour.
His uniform is basically tailored and accurately resembles a current British Army MTP camouflage of wide operational type (desert camo and boots are available on the standard Action Soldier figure). The shirt has a velcro fastening. Action Man has a simple plastic beret covered with material with space for a badge customisation, and highly detailed left and right boots of the contemporary military style. He is equipped with a plastic SA80 Assault rifle with removable scope and backpack with elastic straps and plastic fasteners. His dog tags are to scale for the first time in Action Man's illustrious history, and have a pair of metal Action Man logo tags on a miniature chain with familiar ball and canoe fastening. Collectors will note the outfit will fit a classic Action Man 1966 figure.
A basic version of the Soldier with different uniform and no accessories was also launched.
It is expected that an advanced super articulated is likely to surface soon aimed at the adult collector.