Friday, January 18, 2008

Deep Sea Diver

One of the first 1/6 figures that I owned. I was amazed by the authencity of the figure then, then being 1996 when I first stumbled upon the 1/6 market (no Dragon until 1999, Ultimate Soldier, Hot Toys, 3 Zeroes, BBI, DiD, Ace...). This Action Man Deep Sea Diver had real lead weights on his belt and shoes so that he remains submerged when placed in water. By blowing through the mouthpiece (where a compass is strategically placed) of the oxygen pump and hose, you could create buoyancy and the illusion of air bubbles rising from the deep.

Helmet opened to reveal figure inside

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