No figure that size from that era could hold a candle to the Fisher Price Adventure People!
I was back home for the holidays just a few weeks later and took that opportunity to dig out all of the old Adventure People that saw a crazy amount of playtime during my childhood -- at least until my brother and I were introduced to G.I. Joe. Believe it or not, many of the sets we had are still complete. They're played with and banged up -- the but pieces are mostly there.
Rather than showcasing each of these sets here on FASTE, for the time being, check this out...
That's me and my brother playing in a hotel pool on a family vacation in 1981. In my hand -- the Adventure People Deep Sea Diver.
A year earlier, while my brother and a friend played in the background, I was left to entertain myself with the plane from the Wilderness Patrol.
One of these days I'll get around to sharing more about these sets in their entireties. Until then, I couldn't resist digging out some old snapshots.