Monday, December 17, 2012

Toy Spotlight: Big Jim, Part 1!

Been a while since I posted any of these... Big Jim was Mattel's 1970s attempt to invade the action figure market then dominated by Mego and Hasbro. Oh, they'd tried before in the 1960s with Major Matt Mason, but as the space craze died down, so did that line, unfortunately.

Big Jim originally started out to be sports-themed, but then assumed a more adventure format, eventually going into the whole P.A.C.K. thing where he became the leader of a group of crime fighters! Long after the line ended in the USA, it kept going strong overseas! I'm going to attempt to keep this to the US releases.

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Big Jim with talking backpack

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Baseball uniform

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Basketball Uniforms

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The P.A.C.K.'s Beast Truck!

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Big Josh!

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Boat and Buggy Set!

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Sports Camper!

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The Carryall was a carry over from Mattel's Barbie line, which they'd made the same sort of thing for years by this point.

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Devil River Trip!

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Dr. Steel was first introduced as a bad guy, then became a teammate in PACK!

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Dune Devil!

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Eagle of Danger Peak Playset!

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Fisherman outfit!

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Howler Motorcycle!

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Jungle Vet!

More next time!

1 comment:

  1. I Never knew Big Jim had a buddy named Josh! MY NAME'S JOSH! He's even got a beard like me. Now I'm going to have to start collecting these. I think for my toys Jim will be Josh's sidekick, though.

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