So, I think this is the first ad I may have posted for the Six Million Dollar Man action figure... or maybe it's the second.
Anyway... as I've mentioned before, this was a fairly hot toy line for a while... in fact, it was so popular that competitor Hasbro even came up with their own cyborg character to join the GI Joe Adventure Team, named Mike Power, the Atomic Man!
But of course, you're wondering if I came across any good Six Million Dollar Man toy pages... and yep, I did! The best one is probably Bug Eyed Monster's page
, which is loaded with photos!
As for my own personal memories of this figure? Well, as a kid, I didn't have one of these... I had Megos and GI Joes, but no Steve Austin (no Evel Knievel, either)... my brother Jeff, however, had both of those.
I remember he got his from a Kmart, and when he took the toy out of the box, he tried to make him lift the engine block that came with the original action figure by pressing the button on the back. However, it didn't work, so my parents returned it and got another one. While they were gone, I happened to find the instructions (Jeff used to always have a problem even trying to look at the instructions for anything), which said in order to make it work, you had to turn Steve Austin's head to the right! Needless to say, the second one worked much better when those instructions were followed.
Now, much later... flash forward to about 10-12 years. I was making extra money by buying and selling comics and collectible toys, and I came across a few good deals... I had two or three Steve Austin figures, only one of which had the jogging suit... and not long after that, I made a deal that netted me a few of his mission outfits, mint in the package. So, I was selling stuff at a toy show not long after that, and none of these were selling... so I got the brilliant idea of taking a naked Steve Austin and putting him in the astronaut suit (selling them for the same price I was selling them for separately). It sold an hour later.
Other figures in this line included Maskatron (a bad guy who could disguise himself), Bigfoot, Oscar Goldman, the Bionic Woman, and a Fembot!