my first Action Man

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my first Action Man

Postby dsn1014 » 15 Apr 2014 23:32

I've been curious lately about the Action Man figures and decided to take the plunge on some figures to see what the craic is with the whole 12" scale. Well it's fun!

Both are in a sorry state, but more than servicable to me. Goodness, Action Man likes to take his clothes off, there were none to be found clothed in the couple of markets that I tried, but I was prepared, my local Ken Black still had a couple of sets of accessories on their pegs on heavy discount, so I knew I could get him geared up again. I was just waiting for the right figure with enough articulation and no gimmicks to come along, quite a mission it turned out. I wish I had something a bit more military to dress him in, but I'm glad he's clothed now and wielding dual uzis.

The scale is cool, but I don't think I need any more than one example.
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby Chopper » 16 Apr 2014 02:44

I beg to differ, a vintage Action Man would go nicely. ;-)
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby wolforrest » 16 Apr 2014 07:22

I agree with Chopper a vintage figure is a must. I had loads as a kid and picked up my first adult figure a few weeks back.
It has brought back lots of great memories and I can see a new collection on the horizon :duh:
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby gung-hoeddie » 16 Apr 2014 07:41

Careful Warren.. I wanted 5 a few years ago.
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby wolforrest » 16 Apr 2014 09:02

gung-hoeddie wrote:Careful Warren.. I wanted 5 a few years ago.


I can feel myself being sucked in to a Palitoy vortex.
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby DAMartin » 16 Apr 2014 14:10

There's also a middle point: Remain happy with just these two, but don't leave with empty hands if you find the Palitoy version or the other characters like Knuck, Natalie, Redwolf, Flynt, Prof Gangrene, Tempest, No Face and the X Robots.
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby action-figure-supplies » 16 Apr 2014 15:16

My first modern Action Man had that outfit too :)
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby paul463 » 16 Apr 2014 17:36

wolforrest wrote:
gung-hoeddie wrote:Careful Warren.. I wanted 5 a few years ago.


I can feel myself being sucked in to a Palitoy vortex.


Aye, sitting at approx 200 of them at the moment! ;)
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Re: my first Action Man

Postby SteveD » 16 Apr 2014 18:06

paul463 wrote:
wolforrest wrote:
gung-hoeddie wrote:Careful Warren.. I wanted 5 a few years ago.


I can feel myself being sucked in to a Palitoy vortex.


Aye, sitting at approx 200 of them at the moment! ;)

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Re: my first Action Man

Postby Thundershot » 16 Apr 2014 19:43

Control.. control.. You must learn control!
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