ACTION MAN

US Machine Gunner Outfit 1981

Period: Eagle Eyes

Dates: c.1981 until c.1983

Cat No: 34405


Action Man US Machine Gunner

US Machine Gunner Outfit Description:

The Action Man was based on a US corporal uniform style of of World War Two. Part of the 'Soldiers' Range It was very accurate in terms of colour and featured detailed plastic webbing and a black 30 calibre Browning Machine Gun. The uniform was ultra detailed and lightweight. Originally it came on the short lived (and sometimes poorly illustrated) 'book' type of packaging, and progressed to the 'Locker Box' style of pack (shown below).

 

34405

ACTION MAN MACHINE GUNNER OUTFIT: Jacket, trousers, plastic webbing, 30 calibre machine gun and tripod (two piece type), canteen, boots, helmet, bayonet, scabbard, 4 x grenades, Equipment Manual.

(2 piece)

Notes:

The current Action Man figure at the time of launch in 1981 was an Eagle Eye dynamic body as shown in the images. The webbing can go dry and brittle, and a common break point is in the buckle area. It is same style as the 1979 Paratrooper, but the example shown seems to have a more caramel coloured plastic (as opposed to buff). The carbine rifle with plastic strap is a separately available addition. The bayonet holder is dark green with a point and the bayonet should have an all-black end on the handle (not silver tip). The badges (two sets of 'upside down' corporal strips and square box with diagonal lines) are printed on a silk type material are not held on very well and can easily become detached. The water bottle should be the all silver hollow type.

40th Range

Action Man US Machine Gunner

Action Man Machine Gunner

Action Man US Machine Gunner Browning (not folding tripod)

Action Man Machine Gun Browning

Action Man US Machine Gunner (Image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man Machine Gun Browning

1981 Action Man US Machine Gunner

Action Man Machine Gunner

Action Man US Machine Gunner water bottle is No.3

Action Man Machine Gun Browning

Action Man US Machine Gunner Outfit Set

 

ACTION MAN US MACHINE GUNNER OUTFIT 'Book' style 34405 (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man US Paratrooper box book

1981 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1981

ACTION MAN US MACHINE GUNNER OUTFIT 34405 (image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man US Paratrooper box