Period: Flock Head
Dates: 1970 until c.1971
Cat No: 34804
Following the launch of the Action Footballer in 1968, Palitoy felt obliged to produce a world cup footballer to celebrate the World Champions - England. He was in an all white strip (the catalogue illustration showed blue shorts). Palitoy then decided to expand the footballer range and recreate the 'Famous Football Clubs' major teams from Division 1 of the Football League. A greater range of kit colours were also available on separate cards. With these, one could make up their own favourite teams. A colour Football Book was also sold with key club information, tips and suggested kit combinations (see bottom).
ACTION MAN WORLD CUP FOOTBALLER SET: White shirt, white shorts, white socks, boots, tracksuit top (World Cup 1970 on reverse), black panel type ball, world cup, flocked base and stand, Information Leaflet and Equipment Manual.
The Action Man World Cup Footballer kit came with zippered tracksuit top, world cup, ball (panelled with black and white pentagons) and information leaflet. Most of the footballers are difficult to source and complete.