Inspired by Tony's Little Big Man article I've drafted in this little Lifeguard.
Packed in a plastic tube he hails from the Sixties I would say. I found him decommissioned in a charity shop 50p bin.
I do like this little fella and he reminds me completely of my Action Man Lifeguard when I was a kid.
He's got the red tunic and big gold buttons, the blue trousers with red stripe, black boots and wide belt.
Best of all though is the huge fur helmet - the bearskin - with gold chain chinstrap.
The plastic gold-coloured rifle is pretty neat too.
I wonder if this uniform would fit Bradgate's Little Big Man?
These sixties novelty dolls occupy that strange place on the fringes of the toy world labelled 'fancy goods', rather like those toilet-roll knitted-cover Sindy's.
Frequently these novelty dolls are sadly discarded in their tubes in charity shops and most often found dressed in costumes from around the world like American Indian or Bavarian boy.
I haven't seen my soldier many times so this time I brought him home to Moonbase.
Have you anything like this?