ACTION MAN

Olympic Champion 1969

Period: Painted Head

Dates: 1969 until c.70

Cat No: 34803


Contents:

Singlet
Shorts
Shoes

Tracksuit bottoms and top (orange)
Putt

Javelin

Discus

Olympic torch

Gold Medal

Display Stand (painted and without cricket crease)
Olympic Champion Information leaflet
Equipment Manual

[1969] Olympic Champion Description:

The Olympic Champion [Athlete] occurs twice in the Action Man Equipment Manual, once in 1969, after David Hemery's 400m hurdles success at the Olympics in Mexico - wearing an orange tracksuit. Later an Olympic Champion of 1972 was produced just in time perhaps per-empting British success for the '72 Munich Olympics. Both Action Man Olympic Champion set are a rarity, especially this earlier one in complete form - many of the bits that make them up go missing over time.

Notes:

The Olympic Champion is hard to find in undamaged condition. The joining piece in the javelin is usually missing or repaired, the putt missing, along with the discuss. The tracksuit was also available in blue on an accessory card - intended perhaps more for the Action Footballer of the same year. Pictured is a vintage 1966 Action Man wearing a 40th anniversary set dating from 2006 which is virtually identical. These images will be replaced with vintage pieces as soon as possible.

40th Range

Action Man Olympic Champion (40th outfit) orange tracksuit

Action Man Olympic Champion

Action Man Olympic Champion (40th outfit) javelin

Action Man Olympic Champion (40th outfit)

Action Man Olympic Champion (40th medal)

Action Man Olympic Champion (40th outfit) torch bearer

Action Man Olympic Champion (40th outfit) Javelin, torch, putt and discus

Action Man Olympic Champion (40th outfit) vintage figure and tag

1969 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1969

Action Olympic Champion Leaflet

 

Action Man Olympic Champion Leaflet from 1969

Action Man Olympic Champion Leaflet from 1969 back


 

Action Man Set

 

OLYMPIC CHAMPION 34803 (40th Anniversary)

OLYMPIC CHAMPION 34803 (40th Anniversary) back