1977 saw Gabriel Toys try an interesting experiment in action figures.
Instead of licensing a hollywood movie, they sought to captilize on the making of a movie by creating a set based on then legendary stuntman Hal Needham.
Gabriel devoted six pages of the 1977 catalog to this line and it was clearly their big feature.
Gabriel’s spokesman was Dick Van Dyke that year and here is a rare toy fair sales reel for the line.
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