Friday, 16 September 2016

Adventure People Mountain Climbers

The Adventure People line was launched by Fisher Price in 1975. The sturdy sets allowed older kids to act out various action and adventure scenarios with the 4'' figures and vehicles. I had a few sets as a kid (still have my Safari Truck packed away somewhere). Since I built to homage the Safari Expedition in 2015, I figured I would keep the theme going with the Mountain Climbers (based on set 351).

As with all my previous Adventure People figures, I tried to keep the ''simple'' look and feel of the original figures. The trickiest part for Jan was to find parts to make the legs with shorts. I first tried Kwinn’s legs, but they looked massive on the tiny female frame. I decided to interpret the baroness’s legs differently and swapping the feet from high heels to flat boots helped a lot. I’m pretty happy with my solution for now, but I’m open to updating her legs if a better option comes along.

Mountain Climbers - Red
Head: Star Wars Kenobi
Torso, upper arms: RoC Zartan
Lower arms, hands: 25th Airborne
Legs: RoC Ripcord
Harness, backpack: Retaliation Kwinn

Mountain Climbers - Jan Head, torso, arms: 25th Lady Jaye
Legs: RoC Baroness
Feet: RoC Neo Viper
Backpack: Retaliation Kwinn





  1. I had the van that came with 2 figures and they had a dirtbike and kayak and a parachute i think. The van was really cool and all the stuff was integrated into my Joes world when they came to be. Had a ambulance/rescue type vehicle too and a 2pack of guys with dirtbikes. Good memories

    1. Cool! I'm hoping to make customs of all those sets eventually, so stay tuned and thanks.


  2. Man. I love everything you're doing here. ESPECIALLY these Adventure People reboots. I've been wishing Hasbro would do something like this forever. I've even kitbashed a few 'outdoorsmen' together myself. There are plenty of vehicles they could bite from now (New Bright has a 1:18 UTV that fits Joes, and WPL makes an inexpensive military truck in a 1:16 scale that would work too) to make the line new and interesting. Adventurers! Explorers! Humanitarian Workers! I think they're sitting on something cool. Keep up the great work. Its very inspiring.

    1. Thanks man. I agree. A line using existing parts and vehicles would be easy for them to pull off. They could add some animals and some accessories like tents and a campfire and outdoorsy stuff and have something really fun for all ages.

      Thanks for the kind words. I'm hoping to make more Adventure People customs this year. Also, the guys at PhX Customs and I have something you find like brewing for June/July. Stay tuned.