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Action man; g i joe - Stalker

Stalker

  • Object:

    Action man; g i joe

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1992-1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded vinyl; painted

  • Museum number:

    B.107:1-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1. doll
2. dog tags; pair of rect. metal plates hung together around the doll's neck on a metal bead chain; one marked with the GI Joe logo and the other STALKER 724 0513 Z139 WILKINSON; LONZO R. RANGER.
1in x 5/8in (2.5x1.6cm)
3. Ranger Uniform; top; black cotton with buttons but fastening with velcro; two patch pockets; RANGER in yellow printed on both sleeves; STALKER on white on right chest; US ARMY on white on left chest; GI Joe logo on right pocket flap.
4. trousers; black and white cotton camouflage; fastening with velcro and a plastic press stud at waist; patch pockets on legs and belt loops.
5. belt; black braid with black buckle.
6. beret; black brushed nylon with gold coloured braid and paper insignia. Special Forces Black Beret.
7,8 boots; black moulded plastic; calf height; lace up style; standard issue jungle/rain forest battle footwear.
9. FBP-90 Military Combat Backpack. yellow cotton with black straps and plastic buckle fastenings.
10. gun; .30 Calibre; M-19 Browning Machine Gun; moulded black plastic. At the end is a red knob which lights up when a red 'trigger' on the right side is pressed; it is operated by a microchip.
11. 9mm Pistol; moulded black plastic; Standard US Armed Forces Personnel Side Arm 12. Holster; moulded yellow plastic
13,14. bandoleers; yellow nylon ribbon with black plastic buckles.
15. 'Stinger' Dagger; moulded black plastic.
16. sheath for the knife; moulded yellow plastic with black plastic strap and velcro fastening to secure sheath to figure's leg.
17,18. Grenades; moulded gold plastic
19. stand; moulded black plastic raised disc with two horseshoe shapes
into which the heels of the figure which fit; at the front is a lip moulded with the GI Joe logo (this makes the stand look like a cap).
20. OMO1-92 G I Joe Operations Manual; © 1992 Hasbro Inc Pawtucket RI 02862 Printed in Hong Kong P/N42886100. 4in x 3½in (10.2x8.9cm)
21. window box; original packaging; card printed in blue with the logo G I Joe; the name of the figure and details of the doll and the equipment. Below the window has been placed a self adhesive label printed in red and white on blue ACTION MAN. In the bottom right corner is the HASBRO logo and the product number 6829/6150. At the top straddling the edge of the box is a gold and black paper label - G I JOE COLLECTOR'S EDITION. On the sides and back printed in colours are photographs of the figure and equipment and the set of four figures forming the set. On the back is cut a small hole through which the red button of the gun could be pressed to make the gun work while it was still in the box. On the base of the box is a white self adhesive label printed to give the details of the British Hasbro division. The box is marked ©1991 Hasbro Inc C-022B Made in China.
22. box lining; card printed in orange and white with the left side covered with a moulded clear plastic bubble which would house the rifle; stand; pistol and knife. The figure is tied to the right side with plastic covered wires around the neck; waist and ankles. The wires passed through holes to the back of the lining where they were twisted around the appropriate support. There is a hole cut under the position of the rifle which matches that in the box so the red button of the rifle can be pressed.

23,24. wire supports; white card with ends cut into V's; one is placed immediately in front of the ankles of the figure and the other to match at the back of the lining. gt. l. 3in (7.6cm)
25. wire support; white card with ends into V's; placed behind the lining at the neck level. gt. l. 2in (5.1cm)
26. wire support; black plastic panel with 7 holes; placed behind the lining at the waist level. l. 2¾in (7cm)

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1992-1993 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Moulded vinyl; painted

Marks and inscriptions

moulded -©1992 HASBRO INC PAWTUCKET RI 02862 MADE IN CHINA; black dot printed number 1 173 1 46 (lower back)

Dimensions

Height: 32.4 cm, Width: 23.5 cm, Depth: 6.4 cm

Object history note

References: Palitoy Archive; Action Man; G I Joe copyright 1992 for the 1993 market

The doll was relaunched in UK February 22; 1993. Caroline Goodfellow of BGM assisted with the promotion by being interviewed for TV and radio about the original Action Man and the set of four figures was given as a thank-you for the help given.

Descriptive line

Stalker; Action Man; Hasbro; 1992/3 x

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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