ACTION MAN

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Period: All Periods

Dates: 1968 - c.78

Cat No: 64150


Action Man Royal Candian Mountie

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Description:

The Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman (RCMP or 'Mountie) uniform was part of the successful Palitoy Star Card incentive scheme, which launched with the first Action Soldier in 1966. The Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police uniform was first offered in exchange for a star card with 18 stars that could be sourced from cutting from packaging and accessory cards. The star card scheme originally offered only an unclothed Action Man for 21 stars. The Mountie Uniform crops up for the first time alongside guard dog (named Brutus) on the star card of c.1968. Sadly this is why many vintage boxes have missing rectangular holes in their corners - an all too common sign that stars have been cut out. The Mountie isn't mentioned on Star Cards or within the Equipment Manuals much past 1978.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Set:

34137:

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE: Tunic, riding breeches, jackboots, belt and cross-belt, holster, revolver with string lanyard, hat, information leaflet. Equipment Manual.

 

Notes:

The Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a very common outfit being one of the gifts in the Star Scheme. The uniform was originally a heavier fabric than subsequent ones. Over a long production period, different shades of colour, button type, hemming (or not) and detailing are evident. The boots are the type supplied first with the German Stormtrooper. The hat has a band that slips off and is often missing. Collectors have mentioned making a new one from the strap of the brown vinyl field telephone bag. The belt and cross belt is a different type than that of the British Officer's 'Sam Browne' and the holster is worn on the right hip. The RCMP set was also made available in a tray type display carton (see 40th Anniversary version below) for a period but does not appear in the Equipment Manuals in such a way.

40th Range

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police (with Brutus)

Action Man Mounted Policeman

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police Star Card outfit

Action Man Mounted Policeman

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hat and buckle

HatAction Man Mounted Policeman

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police Star Card outfit

Action Man Mounted Policeman

Action Man Mountie from c.1973

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman

Action Man RCMP Information Leaflet

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman Leaflet

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police Lebel and holster

Action Man Mounted Policeman Pistol

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police riding breeches

Action Man Mounted Policeman Pistol

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police buttons and detail can vary

Action Man Mounted Policeman

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police on patrol

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Action Man Star Card Scheme c.1976

Action Man Star Card

Tunic variations - note buttons and stitching around pocket flaps

Action Man Star Card

1969 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1969

Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police Set

 

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE 64150 (40th Anniversary set c.2006)

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Action Man Royal Canadian Mounted Police Box

 

Action Man Star Cards and Equipment Manual pages

 

ROYALCANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE from 1968 Star Card L17

Action Man Star Card 1968

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE from 1973 manual

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE from 1970 manual

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE from 1978 Manual