Vintage 1967 Action Man SOTC British Infantryman


This vintage Action Man is attired in a 1967 Action Man Soldiers of the Century British Infantryman uniform (GI Joe calls him a British Commando). This lad is super clean and intact with above average accessories. For those of you with an inquiring mind and loads of time on your hands, the condition of the individual components is:

  • Vintage Action Man issued in 1967 with painted rivets has the correct Palitoy stamp on his lower back. He is clean and intact with a single stress crack on one knee, which is rather unusual for a lad of this age. Tight joints overall; he holds a comfortable pose. Paint rubs and scrapes on his head, and light surface wear are the main notes.
  • Battle Dress Tunic with square pleated pockets, back pleats, separately stitched cuffs, and double stitched waistband. Tunic is embellished with machine embroidered rank stripes and unit insignia, crossed swords unit badge and two tier medal ribbon. The tunic is intact with all insignia present; no fading, tears or holes noted. Light soil/play wear is the main note.
  • Matching Battle Dress Trousers follow the 1937 pattern, featuring separate ankle tabs, an open square pocket and a sewn outline of a round pocket. Trousers are clean and intact with no fading, tears or holes noted, and only light play wear. An irregularity in the fabric weave is noted near his butt, which appears to be a manufacturing error.
  • Twenty-two cord, elastic Gaiters are clean and complete with intact and bouncy elastic.
  • MK2 ‘steel’ helmet, originally introduced in WW1, is stamped Hasbro ® Hong Kong. Lugs, strap and hook are intact and in perfect working order.
  • Black Boots with eyelet holes and original black laces are clean and intact with no splits or holes noted. Soles are stamped Hasbro Hong Kong, and number 1 and 2.
  • Heavy cloth Combat Pistol Belt is complete and intact with light metal oxidization and play wear.
  • Water Bottle and cover are intact with snap present and in good working order with light metal oxidization and play wear.
  • Gas Mask (also called a small box respirator) is tagged Hasbro ® Hong Kong. No breaks or repairs noted. Rubber hoses are intact but stiff with age. Clear plastic replacement eye lenses.
  • Gas Mask Bag in heavy weave sand colored fabric is clean and intact. Typical oxidization on metal bits and light play wear are the main notes.
  • Victoria Cross medal with repro paper decal and light play wear. Prongs are only slightly bent.
  • Sten SMG is stamped Hasbro ® Hong Kong. Hard to find clip is present. Elastic strap is weakened with age.
  • Action Man Soldiers ‘the moveable fighting man’ Official Equipment Manual is clean and intact with no tears or kiddie graffiti noted.

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The photos are of the actual SOTC British Infantryman offered in this listing. Rocks and shrubbery bits are not included. Please look at the photos as they are part of the description, and feel free to ask questions.

Please note: This Action Man figure is a genuine Hasbro licensed article, made in a Hasbro quality controlled factory. It is the same fine quality as the accessories issued to GI Joe and Adventure Team lads. Display this genuine Hasbro treasure with pride.

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Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 14 × 6 × 4 in