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Aug 4, '07, 8:48 AM
Whats up all....from my user name you know im a child of 1970.I had alot of bigjim items.I remeber putting the camper in front of evel knievels van.that way he had two campers to jump.Tell me one of your adventures.
thanks fastdog40.need to change to fastdog41.(lol)
Aug 4, '07, 1:07 PM
Aug 4, '07, 1:52 PM
i didnt have big jim when younger but i got his camper a few months ago at a local flea market for 2 bucks. missing accessories but still cool. mike
Aug 5, '07, 6:54 AM
I never really got in to the sports stuff but the PACK ruled! I don't know if Mattel intended it or not but that whole line had a great vigilante feel too it that fit perfectly with a lot of the 70's films. I was fortunate enough to get the first four figures and the Beast truck the Christmas they came out and I had hours of fun with them. The only down sides I remember were that the hads did not hold accessories well and I lost a lot of the Whip's stuff in the first few days because they were small. It was too little too late to save the Big Jim line but I had fun while it lasted!
Aug 5, '07, 2:19 PM
When I was a kid, all I had was Big Jack (black figure). Now I have the camper (minus the boat and oar) w/ accessories, tent w/ accessories, 2 Big Jims, Big Jack, Big Josh, Big Jeff, Dr. Steel (I had to perform surgery since his "steel" hand broke and now he has a plain hand). I'm not really into PACK but I have 2 figures, The Whip, (which I renamed Big John, funny how they never had that name), and Warpath, (which I renamed BlackHawk). My kids have had these guys go up against Bigfoot, tigers, gorillas, aliens, and Big Jim's evil twin! Fun stuff! :)
I've got great memories of Big Jim and a descent collection as well. Here's a brief preview:
Big Jim (in first and second edition boxes)
Big Josh (Boxed and complete)
Big Jeff (loose but complete with assessories and mattel adhesive tag around wrist)
Big Jack (loose but complete)
Dr. Steel (in first edition box, complete)
Zorak (complete with box)
Torpedo Fist (loose but complete)
Big Jim Commander (loose but complete)
Camper (complete with box)
The Beast (complete with box) Very cool, even to this day.
Off brand character: Tarzan with ape. This was essentially a Big Jeff with his hair painted black. When I originally got him as a kid, he and the ape were actually encased in plastic on card with Jack Kirby artwork if I recall correctly. Then again it might have been Joe Kubert's work. Well, at any rate it was neat packaging but, alas, it did not survive the years. Just the figure and ape. Pretty rare from what I've seen. Yeah, those were all good times!
Aug 21, '07, 1:01 PM
Big Jim was so cool. I remember getting the original one with red shorts back in 74. I got a few outfits for him, like the soccer one, the scuba one, the karate one, and some others. I had the camper, the lazer vette with the trailor and motor cycle. I also loved the PACK series. I had the Big Jim Pack leader also.
Aug 21, '07, 1:22 PM
We discussed Big Jim before in here......
Aug 21, '07, 1:39 PM
Oh yes, I also got (back in the day) a Big Jim TARZAN figure with the jungle cat. I heard those are really rare these days..
Aug 23, '07, 6:50 PM
bought a lot of 70's action figures. one of them is a big jim from Mattel with life like hair and face looks similar to big jim. i had alot of big jim stuff in the 70's but i don't remember him. any help?
Aug 23, '07, 11:37 PM
I love Big Jim. Have a bunch of stuff. Need to find room to display them all.
As for the life-like hair Big Jim....
Are you sure it's a Big Jim? Could it be Sport & Shave Ken (http://www.manbehindthedoll.com/sportandshave.htm) (1979)?
I got one for my collection, since they used the Big Jim arms on him. (Kinda funny, if you can imagine a large 11 inch Ken doll, with arms scaled for a 10 inch figure.)
For pic: http://www.manbehindthedoll.com/sportandshave.htm
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