Monday, 27 January 2014

50th Anniversary Day 27: Secret of the Mummy’s Tomb

Easily the most iconic vehicle created for the Adventure Team, the 6-Wheeler was included in several sets and was first released in 1970. The Secret of the Mummy’s Tomb included the vehicle with working winch, shovel, net, sarcophagus and a mummy to save from the Earthquake. The set also included a tan shirt and pants and the pith helmet to outfit your Adventurer in desert fatigues.

I’ve had the base vehicle for this custom in my fodder box for a few years now. Originally, it is from Lanard’s Space Force line. I was waiting for an opportunity to turn it into an Adventure Team 6-wheeler. The lines are a little edgier than the original 1970’s vehicle, but many of the characteristics are similar. I added a piece of styrene to the back to cover up the back seat and create a space for the winch. The crane boom is a lego piece.

The Adventurer is the classic desert variety made to match with the fatigues that were included in the original set.




  1. Where's the mummy from the "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!" DVD box set? Seems like this would have been the only good use for that "figure".
    Seriously though, another solid custom and an excellent history lesson. It's sad that you are doing all this to promote the 50th, and so far we have nothing from Hasbro.

  2. Thanks man. That mummy would actually work pretty well. Too bad I traded mine away a few years ago. Making one from an old GI Joe figure and some medical tape would be super easy.

    I'm still optimistic we'll see something from Hasbro at New York toyfair in a few weeks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)