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Prototype landrover; wolf pack - ACTION MAN

ACTION MAN

  • Object:

    Prototype landrover; wolf pack

  • Date:

    1980-1985 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    moulded fibreglass and wood with rubber tyres

  • Museum number:

    B.565:1-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Prototyped Landrover/Jeep made of moulded fibreglass and wood with large black rubber tyres. It resembles a four wheel drive off-road vehicle with a roll bar.
1. vehicle, hand made from fibreglass and wood, painted grey and drab khaki. It has a steering wheel, opening doors, plastic coloured lights and is mounted on four large wheel with a spare one. (Front offside does not want to turn and will fall off if care is not taken.)
2. bonnet cover, fibreglass painted drab khkai, the paint is lifting very badly and the whole is contained in a plastic bag marked SHARC
3. spare tyre, wooden wheel with black rubber tyre, it screws into the back of the vehicle
4,5. seats, pilot type, outer part cast and the inner of moulded soft black
plastic. Both should be stuck in place.
6. gear lever block, black wooden with red and yellow knobs on levers
7. roll bar, arch shape paianted drab khaki; it fits behind the seats and was held by pins and glue
8. safety bar, fits into small knobs at the back of the vehicle and slots into the roll bar near the bottom
9. safety bar end which has broken off, rectangular piece to fit into the roll bar
10. support for a canvas roof, it clips on to the safety bar
11. end clip for the support, it has broken off
12. windscreen, clear plastic strip
13. bar above the windscreen, it has been broken off
14,15. window wipers, black wood Y shapes

Date

1980-1985 (made)

Materials and Techniques

moulded fibreglass and wood with rubber tyres

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 21.6 cm, Circumference: 50.8 cm

Object history note

References: see also B 461 to 463, 542-1994
This was part of a prototype range of vehicles designed by external design company, Raffo and Pape. The design of this vehicle was commisioned by Palitoy for the new 1984 Action Man Wolf Pack range. This and all other designs (both those produced by Raffo and Pape and those adapted and designed in-house by the Palitoy design team) were never made. Prototypes were made and displayed at 1984 toy fair soon before the design department was shut down.

Descriptive line

Prototype Landrover; Action Man; English; 1980s

Production Note

Made by: Palitoy
England

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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