Bob Brechin (Chief Designer at Palitoy) is giving a talk on the History of Palitoy (with a lot of emphasis on Action Man!) to the Coalville Heritage Society on Wednesday 11 February at 7.30pm. £2 to non-members.
The venue is the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leics.
Had a great evening listening to Bob. I rather enjoyed Bob's insights into the manufacturing processes, blow-moulding, injection moulding and the like. I hadn't given it a lot of thought before. I also didn't know that he was working on a grimacing Action Man feature at the time production stopped (controlled by a lever on the back lik the eagle-eyes, to allow you to change the expression) and an interactive version of the Talking Commander using the latest electronics.
Brian Turner (display manager) and Les Cooke (marketing director) were there too and hope to join us at the VAME Meet on 6th June.