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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Sep 2019 4:10 p.m. PST





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TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2019 7:10 p.m. PST

Hey, Sailor…

Choctaw26 Sep 2019 8:07 a.m. PST

I was always impressed because he wore combat boots without socks and it never seemed to slow him down.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2019 8:28 a.m. PST

I believe this one is Action Sailor, not Action Soldier.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2019 12:11 p.m. PST

Reminds me of this ad for some reason…

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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2019 4:46 p.m. PST

Yes, Action Sailor, my error.

Thanks for posting Tango.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Dukewilliam Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2019 6:03 p.m. PST

I had him. Also the Tommy. They also had a German and Japanese model, though I didn't have either despite my letters to Santa. Was there a Soviet?

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2019 11:51 p.m. PST

looks more like an inaction sailor. :) I still have all mine from the 60s

14Bore28 Sep 2019 12:49 p.m. PST

I would argue it is GI Joe, just in a sailor uniform, I had the large version ( This looks like it is) and had the
Scuba diving suit as my dad was a avid scuba diver.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2019 2:39 p.m. PST

We had Action Man in the UK. Same idea, slightly less camp over here. Mine was an Operation Nimrod SAS trooper (but with the wrong colour hood, he had black instead of grey)

This is what we call a wind-up in the UK, to upset our cousins currently in rebellion against the Crown. GI Joe was not camp…not in the least.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse28 Sep 2019 9:24 p.m. PST



wmyers29 Sep 2019 10:54 a.m. PST

Probably one of the best toys ever.

Sadly this was before my time.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse29 Sep 2019 4:09 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


Widowson17 Jan 2020 2:59 p.m. PST

Yes, they had a Soviet. Best part was a fur hat, along with the flared breeches. Also French Resistance fighter with beret and turtleneck sweater, Japanese. The only Australian came unarmed with the jeep model.

I had 8 Germans, what I called a patrol. I went through two mc w/ sidecar combos, both wound up victims of the basement stairs.

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 8:07 p.m. PST

Yes, they had a Soviet. Best part was a fur hat, along with the flared breeches.

Well yes, but … I think the best part was the DP28 "Record Player" LMG he came with.

To this very day, more than 50 years after the last time I saw him, I can still see the magazine from that DP28 in my mind's eye, almost as if I had a photographic memory.

And the fur hat, to be sure. So maybe the fur hat was the better part. Hard to say. Maybe I'm just fixated because I've managed to acquire a "fish-fur" ushanka in my years on this earth, but I have still never set my hands on an actual DP28 magazine.

(aka: Mk 1)

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