Welcome to Action Man HQ, the Palitoy vintage Action Man reference website


Selling Action Man This website is a tribute to the vintage Palitoy Action Man of 1966-84. It aims to supply the enthusiasts a long overdue place to enjoy the original vintage Action Man from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, some of the Hasbro 1993 to 2006 range and now the 'new' Action Man ('50th') from 2016 to date. We have official recognition by Art & Science Int, UK licence holders of the Action Man brand. Action Man is still alive and well today and loved by enthusiasts the world over. He can also be found at his official home at www.actionman.com.

Click the picture icon links along the top of this page, or panels to the far left, to start your own personal journey of nostalgia. Enjoy the past with childhood memories sure to come flooding back.

ACTION MAN TO SELL OR DONATE? Action Man items forgotten in your loft are better off on Action Man HQ for the world to see! Contact us by clicking here. Let's grow this Action Man site together!

Next Up! Summer's Action Man Day 12...

ACTION MAN EVENT

Date: 1st July 2018

Contact Roy Minshull 01379 640003


Action Man Day 12 Action Man Day 12 event held in Essex has been set in mid summer. The popular Action Man event in North Weald Village Hall in Essex, draws top sellers from all corners and buyers can expect a huge amount of vintage Action Man figures, vehicles, paperwork and repair products. This really is not a Action Man show to be missed. There are now 3 of these events planned for each year. Great opportunity to buy those missing pieces or treat yourself to a new Action Man. Lots of helpful advice if you are starting a collection, and bacon and sausage rolls with a cup of tea make for a great day out.

Earlybird tickets are available as always from the organiser Roy Minshull on 01379 640003. Venue: North Weald Village Hall, Sunday 1st July 2018. 10am - 2pm. Action Man HQ will see you there! Commemorative posters from past Action Man days are limited stock - they are available by clicking here


AMCon 3.1 Action Man event a success!

ACTION MAN CONFERENCE

Date: 14th 15th April 2018

Contact Alan Dawson


This April's AMCON 3.1 event saw two days of vintage Action Man worship, with happy sellers, and happy buyers and fans and collectors could enjoy the company of Bob Brechin - again on hand to inform the visitors on Palitoy's past on this historic site (now with its own Green Plaque). Charity benefitted too - donations made for the New Kopila Children's Home @ AMCon 3.1 amounted to £84.27. Held twice yearly in the Heartwood Conferencing Building on the "sacred ground" of the old Palitoy Factory site in Coalville, Leicestershire. AmCon 3.2 is on its way in November, ideal for those pre Christmas plans for gifts (and treats). Follow all the news on Twitter #AmConGB and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AMCON.GB . Contact Alan Dawson for more information www.amcongb.co.uk.


Action Man feels 'epic' in new Money Supermarket Advert!

MEDIA NEWS

Date: March 2018

Agency: Mother


Action Man Money Supermarket AdvertAction Man Fans are enjoying the latest Money Supermarket advert which features a whole team of slightly camp Action Men popping to dance routines. The ad has caused such a stir and has placed Action Man back in the public's affections. Action Man HQ put the production company MJZ in touch with Ian Moore of Eagleeyeactionstation for the project which was top secret. Ian supplied the figures and vehicles you see on screen. Directed by Tom Kuntz, the whole advert is stop motion animation (which we think makes it even more incredible) with a few 2D tweaks to the faces. 'Mother', the agency responsible for this (and the last few 'Epic' ads) is parting ways with Money Supermarket after a change at the top of the commissing company. A shame, but they went out on a high note.


Action Man Day 11 beats the snow!

ACTION MAN EVENTS

March 2018

Organiser: Roy Minshull


Action Man Day 11 held again at the North Weald Village Hall, and beat the tail end of 'The Beast from the East' - many Action Man fans made the trip to Essex. There was a an amazing amount of vintage Action Man bargains to be had. Bacon rolls and an open bar punctuated the event and made it possibly the best on offer ever. If you missed this one, don't worry - there is Action Man Day 12 coming up on July 21st - put it in your diary!


Old Action Man picture springs into life

PARALLAX EFFECT

26th Jan 2018

Wisdom Design


Wisdom Design have taken an old familiar image from the 1968 printed Action Man Manual and brought it to life. The effect known as 2.5D or 'Parallax' effect is frequently seen on television programmes, when old images appear to be shot in a version of 3D. You can see the remastered image on YouTube here. The technique can be applied to any image, but some suit rather better than others. The Deep Sea Diver image underwent this treatment and the menace of the giant octopus is all too realistic!


The Pre Christmas event not to be missed!

ACTION MAN EVENT

Date: 4th November 2018

Contact Roy Minshull 01379 640003


This Action Man Day 13 event held in Essex pops up just before Christmas! That means stocking fillers... The popular event in North Weald draws top sellers from all corners and buyers can expect a huge amount of vintage Action Man figures, vehicles, paperwork and repair products. This really is not a show to be missed. There are now 3 of these events planned per year. Great opportunity to find those missing pieces or treat yourself to a new Action Man.

Earlybird tickets are available as always from the organiser Roy Minshull on 01379 640003. Venue: North Weald Village Hall, Sunday 4th March 2018. 10am - 2pm. Action Man HQ will see you there! Commemorative posters of these special events are available by clicking here


New Action Man online shop open

ONLINE STORE FOR ACTION MAN

Now Open


A new Action Man HQ store for all your Action Man needs! A large selection of reproduction stickers, fabric patches, and various vintage Action Man items for sale. Restore your old Action Man vehicles to their prime with reproduction stickers that are virtually indistinguishable from the original Palitoy ones. Restore those uniforms with replacement repro badges and patches. Also available are Action Man Figures, Vehicles, Equipment and posters. Stock is changing all the time so be sure to bookmark the shop. Click to visit!


Colchester Castle Museum to host Action Man Exhibition for 6 months

COLCHESTER COLLECTIONS

Date: 11th Dec 2017 - 11th Jun 2018

Contact Roy Minshull 01379 640003


'Colchester Collections' exhibit within Colchester Castle's Museum, Essex is now showcasing part of Rob Wisdom's vintage Action Man Collection.

Motivations for collecting can differ; some people collect for the ‘thrill of the chase’, the satisfaction of finding the missing piece and completing the puzzle. For others it can help to form a connection to a certain person, place, memory or time. It can be an extension of our identity and a legacy after death.

50 of Rob Wisdom's personal Collection of Action Men dating from 1966 will be on display in a large case for 6 months inside Essex's Colchester Castle, including the 'brother' of Mercury 10 Astronaut Major Bob Tom #FindMajorTom

Action Man brings back happy childhood memories for many. Collecting Action Man is a contemporary archaeology of sorts – learning the history, discovering anomalies, searching for rarities, and careful repair and restoration techniques. It is a collection that brings out so many happy reactions for generations under the spell. Colchester Castle is built on the ruin of an Ancient Roman Temple and is the largest Norman Keep in the UK.