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On Land, Sea and in the Air: Action Man Hardcover – 1 Jan 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: New Cavendish Books; 1st Edition Thus edition (1 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1872727999
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872727998
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 952,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When Action Man first landed on our shores in 1966 he instantly captured the imaginations of British children. N.G. Taylor's startlingly lifelike photography recreates the authentic Action Man experience, with lifelike settings and those 'action poses' that we can all remember. Every detail is described fully in this authoritative text, making it invaluable for collectors and more than justifying Action Man's claim to be the "best equipped, most realistic model fighting man the world's ever seen". Focusing mainly on military uniforms, N.G. Taylor has produced a wonderful compilation of photographs of the "best equipped, most realistic model fighting man the world's ever seen - almost a foot tall with twenty movable parts". Set in "real-life" situations, this book is designed for easy reference and is a must for the collector and entusiast alike.

From the Author

The objective of this book is to combine good quality examples of Action Man uniforms with great photography in the surroundings you would expect the figure to be in.Over five years in the making this is a painstaking piece of work that will appeal to a variety of readers.

Published in a handy hardback format over 115 different uniforms are featured in c300 photographs. Each uniform has a front and back photograph, with a close up to provide more detail. There is a Quartermaster section with all the accessories in each set, plus a special features section. The text runs to over 40,000 words.

I got a lot of enjoyment in making this book. I hope you enjoy reading it, appreciate the quality of the work, use it to build up your collection and remember why Action Man was so special!


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