Captain S & Red notice something while out on kitchen patrol in Mrs Gunners domain
CS: Hey Red , check that out . Must be one of those 'custom boxes' ?
Red: Hmm I'm not so sure . Could be a Dragonian ruse - lets check it out.
CS : This box art looks very familiar ? Hey Red arn't you 'older guys' coming up to a special Birthday ?
Red: Well yes its 50 years since we were launched - No1 was an original 66 boy you know.
Muffled sound: hey is any one out there
CS : Red ! I think there could be one of us in there !
Red and CS get the box open and make a startling discovery !
Red; Cover me S, it still maybe a trap !
Stranger: Get me out fella's please
CS: Hold on fella
Stranger: Hey guys thanks
CS; Who are you buddy ?
Red : Blimey CS he looks like an Action Man !
Stranger: I'm Action Soldier Lewis James - LJ for short . Who are you and where am I ?
LJ fills in Captain S and Red
LJ ... and then we finally arrived in the shops , ready for deployment. Its been a long journey but we have finally arrived !
Red : Thats amazing LJ - you look like an almost perfect cross of us eraly guys and our classic 70's brothers..
CS : Yeah you've got the scar , realistic hair and grippers ! not like us we started off with pinchers !
LJ: But thats not all . I've got some buddies who will also be arriving.
Red : Is that a Combat Para - old school ??
LJ : Yep . There is also a Brit infantry man to come, a frogman, Ski patrol as well as a 66 Footballer.
CS: Well welcome LJ you have been deployed to Munrovian HQ - Gunner Munro will be well chuffed . He got our buddy N01 way back in 1966 and that started a love affair thats never really stopped .
Red : Those grippers are a little stiff at the moment mate . The QM will be able to get you kitted out.
LJ : This Carbine is amazing ? is it really 40 years old ?
Red : I think you will be the start of a new CH11 my friend - welcome.
CS: Yeah - Gunner will be able to set you up as a unit from the start- A uniformity project !
Red: Hmm I'm thinking an Action Blue Beret , a change of boots and you can be a true Action Man Basic soldier !
And so a new and exciting chapter begins !
I must admit I had a real 'moment' when this guy arrived - it took me back to my 6 year old self and seeing my very first Action Man .
So I'm going to create a new Adult Hood Crew with these new guys as funding permits
- thank goodness for Xmas !!