'Little and Large'

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'Little and Large'

Postby paulitoy » 08 Jul 2008 20:09

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Looking at Andy1672's cracking custom 'little action man' ideas got me thinking about the original Action Man range which I had a few of as a kid [now long gone of course...]

As we all know the first series of Action Force was heavily based on the existing Action Man range, long before the evil Baron was ever thought of.

I wonder if any of us have the 'little and large' versions of the figures. I nicked these 2 pics of feebay:

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I seem to remember a German Action Man and a white Deep Sea Diver. Were there any other obvious ones that I can't think of?

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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby Andy1672 » 08 Jul 2008 20:25

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As far as I can make out this is pretty much the whole of wave one action force/man

Australian jungle fighter, Royal marine, Commando, Deep sea diver
Ground assault, Desert rat, SAS squad leader, German stormtrooper
Frogman, Mountain and arctic, US paratrooper, Mission pilot.

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Australian jungle fighter, Royal marine, Commando, Deep sea diver
Ground assault, Desert rat, SAS squad leader, German stormtrooper
Frogman, Mountain and arctic, US paratrooper, Mission pilot.
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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby paulitoy » 08 Jul 2008 20:58

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Andy1672, that's great stuff!

I never knew that the WHOLE first series was Action Man Redux!

Baron, surely this should be in the archive at the very start?

That's a great pic you've created there Andy - many thanks!

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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby Andy1672 » 08 Jul 2008 21:22

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Here' the first few second wave figures too.....

Helicopter pilot, British Para, Arctic assault

Mission pilot/Red devil ?, SaS frogman.

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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby scoobydie » 08 Jul 2008 22:50

Original Ground Assault kicks ass!!!!!
Loving that visor :)
I didn`t know that Action Man made such cool outfits, bit before my time.
Ground and Arctic look really futuristic in my eyes.
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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby The Baron » 09 Jul 2008 02:52

paul wrote:Baron, surely this should be in the archive at the very start?
Definitely, if I may. I'm guessing the vehicles were new sculpt though?
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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby Lady Jaye » 09 Jul 2008 08:33

Andy, this is excellent stuff! Is this your collection?
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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby SteveD » 09 Jul 2008 08:36

Looking at these pictures, and mindful of a pending "loft sort" at Dad's this weekend, I'm hoping I might be able to recreate at least a few of these pics myself next week! Certainly the Orange Frogman, SAS and Artic suits look familiar.

Just hope I can find them up there!
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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby clone » 09 Jul 2008 09:30

Awesome !!!

I agree Ground Assault does look super futuristic.

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Re: 'Little and Large'

Postby Andy1672 » 09 Jul 2008 17:15

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Unfortunatley these are not from my collection, they are taken from an action man catalog.

heres a few more close matches......

Underwater assault / Naval assault ? minesweeper and medic

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