The Beast from the East is slowly receding from West Yorkshire.
Its still freezing and I've just been out to look at some birds in the fields.
Taking off my parka, peaked cap and black binoculars and seeing them together I suddenly thought ......
Where Eagles Dare!
Yes, its more or less the same as Clint and Richard had on in the 1968 WWII romp.
Come to think of it its more or less the top half of Palitoy's Action Man Mountain and Arctic Outfit too! This one's on Ebay.
I think the binoculars were white in this set though, which would make sense if you are trying to blend in.
That box art has a distinct look of Clint to me!
I've such a vivid memory of sliding my own arctic outfit Action Man down our snow-covered drive in the Sixties. It was sloped so perfect for short runs on his skis! His black and white rifle is imprinted on my brain.
I'd like to think I sent my orange-jacketed Polar Explorer down the slop too but there's no memory there. I can still feel the shiny plastic Husky dog in my hands though.
Did you have an arctic or polar Action Man readers or any other snowy action figures?