I would dearly love an excuse to collect those figures. I reckon most of my collecting urges come from childhood issues, and this one certainly does.
My brother used to have Action Man stuff, loads of it, and as a brother 6 years his junior I was rarely allowed to touch them, let alone have any myself. My Mum promised me that when I was old enough and my brother didn't want them any more, I could have all his Action Man toys. So what happened?
Well, when he decided he was too old for them (way too late by my reckoning) my Mum gave the entire collection to our cousins, who promptly wrecked the lot in about a week. The injustice of that still burns deep.
It won't be long until I'll be choosing my Mum's nursing home and then she'll learnt the price of betrayal.
"You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me, it's a full time job." – Lt. Bromhead to Prince Dabulamanzi before the Battle of Rorke's Drift.
Action Man and Airfix plastic soldiers were my childhood (well that and playing Kiss-Chase with Katy White and Helen Parsons but let's move on...). If the Dragon stuff wasn't so expensive I would have loads of them.
As it is I only have a handful. They are very impressive though...
Did anyone see that documentary about that guy who, I think had had some sort of breakdown and had rebuilt his life around an ongoing photostory that he was creating with loads of these type of figures set in some sort of strange village during WW2?
I had action man when I was a child. Even got a hold of my fathers old Action man from the 60s complete with uniforms and small booklets of different product like Jeeps, choppers and boats. Me and my friend played alot with them and I even believe my sisters Barbie Ken had to be the bad guy sometimes Airfix was also a big part of my younger days. Manage to get hold of the Cowboys and indians too a couple of years ago thanks to re-releases. Think it's thanks to Airfix Im in this hobbie now
If I don't get me one myself of these I will get one for my dad to even the odds in my mothers Barbie collection cabinet
Haven't heard about that Humbugged but you woke my curiosity so I will have some detective work tonight