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PostSubject: My Collection   Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:30 pm

Hello Chaps.
This is my first posting although I've been a member of AMMO for some time...I'm not really into the online forum thing. My name is Mark & I've been collecting vintage Action Man for 27 years. I'm currently on my third collection having sold the first in 1996/7 & the second in 2003/4. My first collection was 100% complete...it was far easier to obtain rare pieces back then!
My second collection was a missmatch of vintage Action Man & G.I. Joe...swiftly sold during my divorce! My third & current collection is what you see here. I collect only hard painted head figures & outfits from 1964 to 1969 with the odd favourite 70's & 80's outfits thrown in. I don't do plastic slings, only elastic. I don't have one fuzz head or eagle eyed figure in my collection & every figure of course has hard plastic hands. Unlike my first all original collection I'm easier & more relaxed with this one & sometimes include 40th Anniversary or reproduction pieces to finish off a set when required...I'm more interested in the enjoyment of collecting & the eye candy effect rather than the authenticity or the rarity of a piece these days.
The boxed figures you see usually stay in the dark & rarely come out...they are my crème de la crème. Mostly G.I. Joe S.O.T.W. With a few minty Action Man 60's sets. The S.O.T.W. Selection is my latest thing together again with any 64 to 69 Hasbro G.I. Joe outfits I come across.
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:12 pm

Hi Mark!, thanks for taking part in the forum! You have a great 'Third?' collection cheers You have a great selection of figures mate, looking forward to hearing your views on the forum mate cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:31 pm

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Hi Mark!, thanks for taking part in the forum! You have a great 'Third?' collection cheers  You have a great selection of figures mate, looking forward to hearing your views on the forum mate cheers

Thanks Dal. This selection is just my vintage with a few kit bashes. I also collect the 40th/Timeless series both Action Man & Joe...mostly mint boxed stored in a cool dark room!
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:39 pm

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Blondeactionman wrote:
Hi Mark!, thanks for taking part in the forum! You have a great 'Third?' collection cheers  You have a great selection of figures mate, looking forward to hearing your views on the forum mate cheers

Thanks Dal. This selection is just my vintage with a few kit bashes. I also collect the 40th/Timeless series both Action Man & Joe...mostly mint boxed stored in a cool dark room!

Outstanding! cheers i have a few vintage Joe's myself, mainly from the AT line Very Happy

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PostSubject: 60's Nostalgia   Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:00 pm

For me the early 64 to 69 Action Man & G.I. Joe lines are total nostalgia. I love the old American G.I. Joe ad's & film footage. My first figure as a kid that I rememer was a second issue Action Soldier...I think a few 2nd issue Action Sailors made an appearance sometime too (around 1970 to 73) A school friend at the time had a hand-me-down...an original 66 painted head...I hated it cos he didn't have any realistic hair!...now I can't get enough of em! I've also got a photograph somewhere of myself on Christmas day 1971 opening up the box of my first Space Explorer! Wish I could find that photo or even better go back to that day knowing what I know now! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:05 pm

what atrue comment, if only we knew then, what we know now! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:35 pm

Hi Mark, fantastic collection you have there!

The PH figures look amazing all together in the display cases, some very nice pieces there.

My favourite era is the 70's fuzz heads but I do like most vintage era stuff.

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PostSubject: Display Cases   Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:04 pm

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Hi Mark,  fantastic collection you have there!  

The PH figures look amazing all together in the display cases, some very nice pieces there.

My favourite era is the 70's fuzz heads but I do like most vintage era stuff.


Thanks Beatlefan. The display cabinets really do set off the collection. The guys were in a smaller antique mirror backed cabinet before but as the army grew they became like sardines! After a lot of searching & researching I found these cabinets...& with an LED lighting system installed, some dust protection fitted & a matching black ash riser/plinth, the outcome was perfect. These cabinets are amazing...I can't fault them.
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:20 pm

affraid Ooh Lordy.....look at that collection!! You're redefined the term 'eye candy' for me Mark!

I know exactly what you mean about how we as kids viewed PH's once fuzzies had come out too. I had (..and still have!) the first fuzzy in my school/street. I remember we all looked at it and hated it. What was Palitoy thinking putting fuzz on an AM's head?? A few months later when a few more kids had fuzz heads we were looking down on PH''s like they were last season's football kit! lol!

Funny I don't remember hard hands incurring such scorn once gripper had come out though! scratch

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:40 pm

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affraid  Ooh Lordy.....look at that collection!! You're redefined the term 'eye candy' for me Mark!

I know exactly what you mean about how we as kids viewed PH's once fuzzies had come out too. I had (..and still have!) the first fuzzy in my school/street. I remember we all looked at it and hated it. What was Palitoy thinking putting fuzz on an AM's head?? A few months later when a few more kids had fuzz heads we were looking down on PH''s like they were last season's football kit! lol!

Funny I don't remember hard hands incurring such scorn once gripper had come out though! scratch

Hey thanks for the comments!
I remember when gripping hands were first released. My brother 3 years younger than myself had the first. I immediately disliked the curled up fingers!...they didn't look 'real' compared to fixed plastic hands!

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:05 am

Great to see you post! Very Happy
And a mighty fine collection you have 64Joe! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:25 pm

look like a museum!!!!!!!!!

Fantastic cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:17 am

Great collection of Vintage figures.This should be in the 100% vintage section for sure.Some stunning bits there,great!
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:28 am

1962boy wrote:
Great collection of Vintage figures.This should be in the 100% vintage section for sure.Some stunning bits there,great!

I totally agree Vince Very Happy (good to see you posting again Very Happy )

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:02 pm

Beautiful! Can't say much more than that. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:35 pm

Superb collection, great upload. fantastic figures Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:29 pm

My PH Joe called Seven approves - see avatar! Very nice, very nice collection... Very Happy

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PostSubject: updates   Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:17 pm

Any updates for us to look at?
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PostSubject: Re: My Collection   Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:36 am

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Any updates for us to look at?

Yes would love to see more! Very Happy

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