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Action figures - Action Man Crimebuster & Raid

Action Man Crimebuster & Raid

  • Object:

    Action figures

  • Place of origin:

    China (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1995 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hasbro, Inc - Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded plastic, fabric, printed card, acrylic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hasbro UK

  • Museum number:

    B.16-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Action Man was originally produced and sold in the United Kingdom and Australia by Palitoy Ltd from 1966 until 1984. Action Man was relaunched in 1993 by Hasbro, which is the era that this particular Action Man object falls under.

Action figures are particularly popular with boys because they represent traditional masculine traits and are closely associated with the public sphere which is represented by items such as tools, transportation, garages, machines, and military equipment. This particular figure is part of a deluxe set, containing more articulated figures, and was therefore more expensive.

Physical description

Boxed Action Man Crimebuster and Raid. The box has the words ‘Action Man’ and ‘Crimebuster and raid’ printed in black and orange on the front and sides. The main image on the front is a cartoon illustration of the crime buster and a dog. There is also a photograph of the action figure printed on the back of the box, used as a diagram with orange arrows pointing to different parts. The box contains an action figure dressed in blue jeans, black boots and top with a green chest armour and police badge over the top. He is holding a dog which makes sounds when you press the spike on its collar. There is also an assault gun, pistol, pistol holder, dagger, binoculars, mobile phone, mission map, handcuffs, dog lead, and mission card to accompany the action figure.

Place of Origin

China (manufactured)

Date

1995 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Hasbro, Inc - Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded plastic, fabric, printed card, acrylic

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 30 cm, Depth: 6.2 cm

Descriptive line

Boxed Action Man Crimebuster & Raid figures made in China by Hasbro in 1995

Materials

Plastic; Card

Techniques

Moulding

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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