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Prototypes and castings, equipment - Action Man

Action Man

  • Object:

    Prototypes and castings, equipment

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1975 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wood, rubber, plastic

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1. pattern, wooden block with carved wooden shapes representing pounches to be attached to webbing; the webbing itself is of white resin plastic. Because of the shape the block is cut to a rectangle with two straight panels coming out from the bottom and a small square at the top. The whole is much larger than the finished production size; it would be scaled down. Overall Ht. 16in x w.16in (40.6 x 40.6cm)
2. pattern, wooden block with carved wood shapes representing pouches and webbing. The size is much larger than the finished moulds and would be scaled down. 7in x 4¾in x 2in (17.8x12x5.1cm)
3. rubber mould, light blue; this shows webbing and pouches and is in the large size which would eventually be scaled down to fit the Action Man figure. It is an irregular shape. Overall 16in x 14½ x 1½ (40.6x 36.8 x3.8cm)

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1975 (made)

Materials and Techniques

wood, rubber, plastic

Object history note

References: ACTION MAN Equipment. Made In Hong Kong by the Palitoy Company; A Division of General Mills UK Ltd; Coalville; Leicester; England; Under Licence from Hasbro Ind. Inc Pawtucket; RI USA

Descriptive line

prototype and mould, english; c. 1975

Production Note

Made by: Palitoy Company


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