Saturday, 20 February 2016
Retro Toy Chest Day 6: The Adventure People
I still remember when my parents buying a few Adventure People vehicles at a neighbor's yard sale. I must have been about 5 years old at the time. The Safari Adventure truck, Sea Explorer and Emergency Rescue Truck were my favorites. A lot of Joe missions were based around these awesome vehicles. Since I made the Safari Truck last year, I have been looking for an opportunity to reimagine more sets from this classic line.
Northwoods Trailblazers by Oreobuilder
The Northwoods Trailblazers set (312) came with the Jeep (in either orange or yellow), a canoe with two paddles and outboard motor, a blue cloth tent with plastic frame, and two figures: "Brad" with brown shirt and tan pants, and "Hawk" with white shirt, green pants and red hat.
My parents bought a bunch of Adventure People toys at a neighbor’s yard sale when I was a kid. The tent and canoe from the Northwoods Trailblazers were part of the lot and got a lot of use during GI Joe missions. Years later, I found out that a jeep was also part of the set. I made this custom set to replicate the original and also to serve as a companion piece to Big Jim’s Camper.
Jeep: Chap Mei
Canoe: Adventure Wheels
Tent: Adventure Wheels
Head: Renegades Tunnel Rat
Torso, arms: 25th Spirit
Legs: 30th Barbecue
Head: 25th Trakker
Torso, arms: 25th Altitude
Hands: RoC Pit Commando
Upper legs: RoC Duke
Lower legs: 25th Barbecue
Next: bucky wants all of us to ‘’Play Well’’