Period: Flock Head
Dates: 1970 until c.1971
Cat No: 34808
Flock Display Base
The display stand was originally available from 1970 as a separate purchase (with flock surface), but the painted version was originally first included with the Action Man Action Footballer sets as early as 1968, and later, with the Olympic Champion (1969). The three holes in this base were for allowing another incarnation - that as supplied with the Action Cricketer (1968) that also had twin crease lines painted on it. There are no flocked versions of Cricketer stand with creases. It appears on the 1970 Action Man Equipment Manual but does not occur again in them.
The Action Man Display Stand was originally painted dark green gloss as pictured (rumour has it with paint that contained lead). Independent versions not in sets had a flock grass effect. The display stand pushes into the base and has articulation near the 'U' shaped holder to allow sideways posturing.