Period: 50th Anniversary
Dates: Jan 2017 -
Cat No: AM00005
On 19th January 2017 a uniform set reminiscent of a British Infantryman "Soldiers of the World" uniform was released to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the basic Action Man Action Soldier of 1966 in the UK. This release helps to re-establish the Action Man brand once more in the height of it's glory. The British Infantryman's equipment appears similar in design to the 'Soldiers of the World British Infantryman' with brown boots more akin to the 'GI Joe' British Commando (those without laces). Main differences to the uniform are the inclusion of specific medal ribbons (and more accurate medal rendition in terms of detail and colour of ribbon decal) and identifiable military patch - that of the 50th Infantry Division. The 50th Infantry Division were veterans of D-Day (Gold Beach), Africa, Italy, France and Germany during WW2 they won more Victoria Cross gallantry medals than any other division. The ribbons are appropriately (top to bottom, left to right) VC, 1939-45 Star, War Medal, Africa Star, France and Germany Star, Italy Star. He is included with a self-assemble gas mask and STEN clip in the gas mask bag. He has flock hair, and gripping hands and a hand-made body similar to the original Action Man action figures of the 1960s and 1970s. He comes in a quality window box that also doubles as a presentation box with poppy field 3D diorama.
Go to official website for more information on this figure: actionman.com
BRITISH INFANTRYMAN SET (AM716): Action Man figure (brown flock), Dog Tog, Tunic and trousers ('Battledress'), boots (short, brown), helmet, belt, gaiters (elastic), gas mask, gas mask bag, STEN sub machine gun and clip, canteen and cover, Victoria Cross Medal, booklet.
The original British Infantryman of 1968 was a very popular set, along with the German Stormtrooper in the Soldiers of the Century (SOTC) range. The range ran for many years and became Soldiers of the World (SOTW) in 1973 with slight visual modifications. The proper army way of wearing the Gas Mask Bag is to wear it under the shoulder straps and across the chest as shown in the (redressed) images. The gas mask from purchase is disassembled to fit within the gas mask bag, and clear lenses are supplied to be fitted into the face mask. The uniform finish high quality.