A complete illustrated guide to the ultimate boy's toy and cult collectible.
This book is more than just a catalogue of features, uniforms and accessories; it is the biography of a hero. This richly illustrated book will appeal not only to the new generation of Action Man fans but also to collectors and to those who remember the original, for whom this will be a nostalgic look back at the life and times of one of our best-loved toys.
Action Man burst into the shops in 1966 and has been the number one action toy ever since. In the years that followed he was given a voice, flocked hair, those famous eagle eyes, hands that grip and a jointed body which allows him to sit - even an action hero has to rest every now and then!
After a brief period of retirement in the 80's our hero gave up his pipe, slippers and cocoa to return to the fray - and less than a decade later, second-generation Action Man was named UK No. 1 Boys' Action Figure.
A comprehensive look at the complete history and development of Action Man and his accessories, from the beginning of his career to his rightful place as a cult classic, this book will delight collectors, nostalgic first-generation fans - and their children.