Sunday, 26 January 2014
50th Anniversary Day 26: Palitoy Action Man
In the 1970’s, Hasbro licensed GI Joe overseas. In the UK, GI Joe became ‘’Action Man’’ and the line featured several British exclusive uniforms. One of these is the iconic ‘’Para’’, featuring a camouflaged shirt, olive green trousers and a red beret. The figure also included a replica of an FN-FAL rifle, which was in use by the British army at the time.
A second and somewhat rarer set was the UN Peacekeeper. This uniform was tan/khaki with the trademark blue beret. I plan on adding the UN sticker on his shoulder.
I included these in this project as a bit of an interlude. There are several UK-exclusive Action Man sets. I plan to make a few more customs based on these sets at a later date.