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Large scale set - ACTION FORCE

ACTION FORCE

  • Object:

    Large scale set

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1980-1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Palitoy Company Ltd (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted wood, moulded plastic, perspex

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Palitoy Company

  • Museum number:

    B.2526:1-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 7

Physical description

house front with columns, very similar and probably based upon the storming of the Iranian embassy in London, May 1980
built on a rocky cliff with a water scene at the lower front
painted mottled cream against a blue backdrop and red base
water scene is specially painted and covered with perspex
it has been arranged with a number of items glued on but the parachute and SAS figures together with the helicopter are separate
on the front - double barrelled gun in green camouflage; grey/black tank with missile launchers; SAS mobile missile system; SAS panther jeep & Stalker; SAS Frogman; Shadowtrak & Red Vulture
on the perspex - Boat Patrol; Swordfish; and a similar inflatable craft with yellow bottom; inside the perspex box is a collection of divers

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1980-1984 (made)

Artist/maker

Palitoy Company Ltd (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted wood, moulded plastic, perspex

Object history note

Part of the Palitoy Archive
originally designed with other sets for TV advertisements, 1980-84
house front with columns, very similar and probably based upon the storming of the Iranian embassy in London, May 1980

*Objects have not been removed or numbered; this will be done when the objects are moved.

Descriptive line

Palitoy, English, 1980-84

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition

Materials

Wood; Plastic; Perspex

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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