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Little Big Man

Did anyone else have a Little Big Man? These were Palitoy's answer to Action Man, but smaller! I had a cowboy with a palimino pony. Little Big Man measured around 8-inches tall and came with either blonde or brown hair. Like Action Man Little Big Man was normally dressed in forces gear, like army clothes. Little Big Man didn't have any feet as his boots were bonded directly to his legs with pegs.

You could buy a few different clothing kits for Little Big Man including a Sabotage Outfit and kits known as 'Alpine Adventure'and 'Tropical Combat'. Boxed sets for Little Big Man included Pony Express, Underwater mission, Paratroop Attach and Alpine Adventure.


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Do You Remember Little Big Man?

Do You Remember Little Big Man?

  • Anonymous user
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    i remember getting artic explorer for about 1.50 from woolies in 1976 when i was eight and the thing that stood it apart from action man was inside the box was a story you could follow or try to copy . where can i buy one now.TIM 10 NOV 2010
  • Anonymous user
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    me too! i had the artic explorer, i was taken in by the juicy ads on tv, my dad tryed talking me into having a action man but i wanted the little man of action. and xmas morning i was soooo dissapointed, it was poorly made, fragile, and had pegs instead of feet. piss poor.
  • neilo67
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    Yup I had an arctic explorer one - complete with fur-lined parka and snow-shoes. They seemed to pay more attention to the detail than the creators of Action Man.
  • Anonymous user
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    my pal steve had a little big man in a sort of 'Jungle Explorer' outfit..am I correct in saying that they didnt have any feet? lol..i preferred my Action Man myself..lol.. all the best... Rab ;0) Fife Scotland
  • Anonymous user
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    i had several of these as a kid, they were handed down to me by an older cousin- me and my sister played with them, much better than dolls anyday! i recently bought 1 on ebay- delighted- just as cool as i remembered.wow, memories.........
  • Anonymous user
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    Since my last entry (02/10/06), I have now become the proud owner of two Little Big Men. This is thanks to my wife and her lightning fingers on Ebay! I will be pushing them down the stairs to see how well they tumble - I'm eleven years old again!
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a couple of these, one of them was the alpine guy, skis and white outfit. I loved playing with them, until the kid next door came over and broke their arms off!
  • Anonymous user
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    I was very fond of my little Big man, and my brothers loved theirs too, even if we did stand them on the bannister then nudge them over the edge so they toppled to their deaths down the stairs below. The great thing about them was they were stiff jointed enough to stand and pose yet were loose limbed enough to tumble through the air and land in great angled heaps. Does anyone know where you might be able to get hold of them? I'm 42 but would still love to own one, and I could share him with my kids - that would be my excuse anyhow.
  • Anonymous user
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    I too remember these. tho i would have thought they were more '70s than 80's. I had the Jungle combat one, with camo uniform, the arctic one with furry parka, hunting rifle and snowshoes. and finally the canadian "mountie" in red and blue uniform and black horse. (came out the same time as the cowboy) TBH i still have most of the mountie in a bag in the loft :)
  • Anonymous user
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    i had the artic one as well i think - i wish i could see one to remember what they looked like. Cannot find anything on line with picture and everybody thinks i am mad and making this up