ACTION MAN

Basic Figure 1980-c.82

Period: Eagle Eyes

Dates: c.1980 until c.1982

Cat No: 34032


Action Man Basic Figure Contents:

Basic dynamic figure
Instruction Leaflet L487 or L830

Star Card L774 or L920
Equipment Poster 1979 or 1981

Basic Figure Description:

This no-frills basic figure was introduced (for the first time with no clothes) in 1980. The orange box has a new side panel that jutted out, that featured the new dynamic physique's benefits. In 1981, the box, in line with other boxes of the time, lost the side panel and had a lower graphic introducing the 'Sharphooter Head Position. The dynamic physique (or 'Blue Pants') figure was originally released for 1979.

Notes:

The figure was sold either as a blond or brown haired figure. There was no way of telling which was in the box other than breaking the Sellotape seal and looking inside. Many separate uniform sets were available at the time for Action Man to wear.

40th Range

Action Man 1981 basic figure box (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man basic figure 1980

Action Man Dynamic Physique

Action Man basic figure 1981 with paperwork (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man Box 1981

1981 Sharpshooter Head Position flash on the soldier variant

Action Man Box 1981

Action Man Sharpshooter neck detail - 'adam's apple'

Action Man Box 1981

1979-1980 Action Man Official Equipment Poster

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1979

1981-84 Action Man Official Equipment Poster

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1981

Price when new - £4.00

£4

Action Man Leaflet L487 (single sided) c.1980

Action Man Leaflet L487

Action Man 1981 leaflet L830

Action Man Leaflet L830

Action Man 1981 leaflet L830

Action Man Instructions L830

Action Man 1979 Star Card L774

Action Man Star Card 1979 L774

Action Man 1981 Star Card L920

Action Man Star Card L920

Action Man 1981 Star Card L920

Action Man Star Card L920

Action Man 1979 Star Card L774

Action Man Star Card 1978 L160