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    Plaid Stallions 1978 Mattel Tarzan and Friends Catalog

    Big Jim may have been long gone but his body got a lot work in 1978 when Mattel launched a series of action figures based on TV properties like Tarzan, How the West was Won and Grizzly Adams. Many of these items were made utilitzing items from the European Big Jim offerings at the time which unless you were from Italy, would be blissfully unaware of.

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    I love the Tarzan cartoon, the Ron Ely series, and some of the old movies. Nice re-use of the PACK figure. Can't see the West figure, (the crease ate him!), and I remember seeing the Grizzly Adams movie in the theatre w/ my mom and a couple of eps of the series. Interesting that they'd make the figure a muscle man, (reuse Big Jim body), when the actor wasn't that way.
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    Oh wow, the jungle cat was reused for Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe. Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason73 View Post
    Oh wow, the jungle cat was reused for Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe. Cool.
    I was just going to comment on that.

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    This is a pretty good overview of the concepts and sculpts taken from Big Jim and adapted for He-Man.
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    I had the Tarzan sets. I think there were 3 of them. I used to play with them in the creek.

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    That Tarzan is another of My Grails..........

    Wow I always dug heman didn't realize they used the same concepts

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    Still have my Tarzan and ape intact. Wish I had held onto the backer card they came with!

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    I had no idea Mattel recycled THAT much into He-Man! From concepts to actual molds. Wild!

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