ACTION MAN

Mountain Rescue 1973

Period: Flock Head / Eagle Eyes

Dates: 1973-c.81

Cat No: 35012


Description:

The Action Man Mountaineer retired and was replaced, in part, by the Mountain Rescue outfit, with it's climbing ladder. The suction cups could be threaded with rope, to allow Action Man to climb smooth surfaces - normally a window. In the information leaflet, it was suggested by Palitoy that the Action Man Mountain Rescue figure was paired up with the Action Man Landrover, Helicopter and Tent:

Action Man Mountain Rescue Sets:

35012

MOUNTAIN RESCUE: Anorak, helmet, goggles, knee breeches, socks, boots, crampons, pitons, karabiners, rope, rope ladder, ice pick, information leaflet. Equipment Manual.

35022

MOUNTAIN RESCUE: Anorak, helmet, goggles, knee breeches, socks, boots, crampons, pitons, karabiners, rope, rope ladder, ice pick, information leaflet. Equipment Manual.

 

Notes:

The Mountaineer first appeared in 1969 and donates a few pieces to the new the Mountain Rescue set. The ice pick now omits the Union Jack as does the Anorak (possibly because a wider world marketplace). The Mountain Rescue's top would be more appropriately named 'cagoule', not Anorak. The orange Anorak has no fur edging to hood and carries the Action Man logo - a material printed patch at first then regressing to paper). The white rimmed goggles also progressed from elastic strap to plastic. The boots are the black lace-up type and the socks a smooth nylon type dark brown. Knee breeches are a darker brown than the Mountaineer's. His helmet is orange (unlike the Mountaineer's which was white).

Action Man Mountain Rescue

Action Man Mountain Rescue

Action Man Mountain Rescue Rope Ladder

Action Man Mountain Rescue Leaflet front

1973 Equipment Manual page - Mountain Rescue

Action Man Mountain Rescue Anorak with Action Man logo

Action Man Mountain Rescue rear view

Action Man Mountain Rescue Leaflet inside

Action Man Mountain Rescue Earlier Badge

1973 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1973

Action Man Set

 

MOUNTAIN RESCUE 35012

MOUNTAIN RESCUE c.1981

MOUNTAIN RESCUE 35022 (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)