1977 Gabriel Toys Hal Needham: Stuntman Catalog

1977 Gabriel Toys Hal Needham: Stuntman Catalog

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. 

The unique concept had a child filming a stunt sequence in a movie and was actually one of the more inspired (and sadly forgotten)  toy concepts of the 1970s.

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  • J_D_La_Rue_67 on September 25, 2015

    Well, a very clever concept indeed.

  • Raul on September 25, 2015

    Never heard of this before!!! wish i've had this one back there in the 70s…

  • Danny Cruz on September 26, 2015

    Kind of funny to see this as I primarily only know Hal Needham for directing a bunch of 80s b-movies and being the father in law of Connie Needham, who I was a big fan of on Eight is Enough..

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