The figure and outfit dates to 1971. The Space Explorer outfit was released in 1971 and was only on sale for that year. It is now one of the Rare and Harder to find Action Man sets. The Action Man Figure is an original, Blonde Flocked Hair, Hard Hands Figure. The figure is in good condition with only minor rubs to eyebrows and hair.The figures joints are still reasonably tight and it stands and poses on its own very well without support. The space explorer white suit, yellow waffle sole boots, helmet, rocket pack, space chair, X-ray camera, and the two Orange rings are all vintage 1971 original Palitoy Action Man pieces. The White Space Suit has the original Palitoy Action Man label inside. The Rocket Pack, Chair, and X Ray camera are all marked Hasbro Hong Kong. The White Space Suit is in very good condition, with a working, undamaged, zip fastener. It has its hook and loop fastener in place at the collar, and the press studs are in place which hold the long thin flap which covers the zip.
The Space Suit has both its original badges in place, a stitched Fabric Action Man Patch on the left sleeve, and a Paper Rocket Patch on the left chest. The White Space Suit has a little age related discolouration (yellowing) but is otherwise a very clean example. The Yellow Space Boots are very clean examples, in good condition with no splits, they have a play worn patina and minor marks scratches, as you would expect for something their age. The Space helmet is in very nice condition and the Perspex is still very clear.It has no cracks and only very minor play related marks. It has very minor paint loss to the silver painted ring around the collar and a little minor paint loss to the Red painted ring which crosses from side to side over the top of the helmet.
The space helmet has a play worn patina, small marks, and scratches, as you would expect for something its age. The Rocket Pack and chair have no damage, and are both very nice clean examples. The rocket pack and chair both have a play worn patina, small marks and scratchs as you would expect for something their age.The Outer Orange Camera Ring has a small historic repair to one side, as shown in the pictures, this is still very solid and is hardly noticeable on display, when the camera is assembled. I appreciate that collectors have different standards, so I have included plenty of photographs so that you can judge the quality and condition of this item for yourself and decide if this is the one for you.
Also included with figure are the following reproduction pieces. The Instruction Leaflet is a good photocopy of the original and displays very well. The Control Line and Blue Plastic Holder to which it is attached is a reproduction item, It works with the set as originally designed, and displays very well. The item "Vintage 1/6 Scale Palitoy Action Man Space Explorer 1971" is in sale since Monday, July 13, 2020.
This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Action Figures\Military & Adventure". The seller is "9946dave" and is located in Doncaster. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey.