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Scuba Ski

The Action Man Scuba Ski was released in 1995 by Hasbro. The Action Man Scuba Ski has 3 vehicle modes, snow mobile mode, jet ski mode and underwater mode. The Scuba Ski came in a picture box featuring the Snow Board Raider figure and the Swimmer figure. The Scuba Ski had two spring-loaded missile launchers on each side and space to hold two more missiles at the rear. The vehicle did not actually float.

Includes: Scuba Ski, two harpoons, two missiles, cross-sell, decal sheet, mission cards and instruction leaflet.

Mission Card

Message: Dr. X has set up a remote underwater chemical base deep in the arctic, polluting the sea.

Cause: An endangered whale species which holds the key to curing diseases is under threat of extinction.

Mission: Normal vehicles cannot reach Dr. X’s base. With the Scuba Ski, travel across the ice cap in snow mobile mode and then convert to underwater mode to destroy Dr. X’s headquarters.

From The Action Man 1997 Website:


With firing missile for both underwater and on water. Other features include deployable ski and track, air to air missile, underwater harpoon, camouflage shark styling and underwater protection screen.

Gyro Copter

The Action Man Gyro Copter was release in a picture box in 1998. Woolworths in the UK sold the Gyro Copter with an exclusive Gyro Pilot action figure which was stuck to the side of the box in it’s own window box.


Message: A series of night raids have been reported; witnesses describe a savage thug riding a customised chopper bike.

Cause: This bad-to-the-bone biker is the notorious Dr. X, a one man crime wave who continues to escape capture!

Mission: Use the Gyro Copter to track Dr. X through the city. Locate him with the searchlight, then blast him off the streets!


The Action Man Gyro Copter came with:

  • Vehicle
  • 4 missiles
  • decal sheet
  • instruction leaflet
  • mission card
  • cross-sell
  • Working Searchlight! Requires batteries (not included).
  • Missiles Fire!
Action Man Gyro Copter

The mission card mentions Dr. X and the X-Chopper vehicle.

SAS Force Panther and Stalker

SAS Force Panther and Stalker

The SAS Force Panther jeep is a re-coloured versions of the GI Joe VAMP jeep. Stalker is a renamed GI Joe Snake-Eyes action figure. The Panther comes with 2 removable fuel cans and a rotating and tilting rear-mounted cannon with moving barrels. Stalker comes with a satchel and an Uzi machine gun. The Panther and Stalker were released in 1983 in window box packaging and repackaged in a full cardboard box in 1984.

The Panther is available with black or yellow roll bars. The early releases of the Panther feature painted on logos, the later releases have stickers.

Red Shadows Hyena and Red Jackal

Hyena and Red Jackal

The Red Shadows Hyena is a restickered version of the GI Joe H.I.S.S. tank and comes with a Red Jackal action figure (a GI Joe Destro action figure with a Red Shadows logo on his chest). The Hyena features a rotating turret and tilting guns, opening cockpit and a tow hook. The Hyena and Red Jackal was released in 1983 in a window box.

Z Force Battle Tank

Z Force Battle Tank and Steeler

The Z Force Battle Tank was a recoloured version of the GI Joe MOBAT tank and came with an action figure, Steeler. The tank is motorized and can be move forwards and backwards by clicking the top turret forwards or backwards. The tank features an extendable main gun, a smaller turret mounted machine gun and a tow hook. It takes 2 D sized batteries.

Steeler comes with a black Uzi pistol, a red helmet and a grey visor that attaches to his helmet.