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Collecting the Bionic Man and Woman Action Figures

Updated on May 30, 2012

Steve Austin and Jamie Summers - A Big Hit in the 1970s

In the early 1970s the toy giants, Kenner, produced a line of action figures based on the adventures of astronaut Steve Austin on the The Six Million Dollar Man TV series. Played by Lee Majors.

The Bionic Woman was a spin off of the success of the Bionic man series and featured Lindsay Wagner as Jamie Summers. She was a tennis pro killed in a skydiving accident and rebuilt to be better, stronger and faster.

The toys were a popular hit with kids and fans of the show. The action figures are sought after and highly collectible today.

Bionic Man Figure - JD Hancock
Bionic Man Figure - JD Hancock

The Six Million Dollar Man

Things You May Not Know.

- Steve Austin worked for the OSI. (Office of Strategic Intelligence)

- The TV series aired from 1974 to 1978

- His right arm,both legs and eye were replaced by bionic parts

- Steve Austin can run 60 miles per hour, later episodes claimed 90 mph

- His eye is a zoom lens at 20:1

- Steve Austin had a romantic affair with Jamie Summers

- Dusty Springfield sang the theme song

- Sonny Bono, William Shatner and Kim Bassinger appeared on episodes

- His right arm had the strength of a bulldozer

- cold interferes with bionic functions

- lunch boxes, board games and Six Million Dollar Man action figures were produced

- Universal released the first 2 season on DVD in 2005-2006

Oscar Goldman - Six Million Dollar Man Toy Commercial

Jamie Summers - The Bionic Woman - Things You May Not Know

Bionic Beauty Salon - Chwalkero1
Bionic Beauty Salon - Chwalkero1

- The show aired from 1976 to 1978 and was a spin off of the 'Six Million Dollar Man'

- Steve Austin proposed to Jamie Summers

- Jamie Summers dies when she is rebuilt and then the OSI brings her back to life and rebuilds her again

- Her right arm, both legs and an ear receive bionic parts

- Jamie adopts a bionic German Shepherd named Maximillion in season three

- The first season of episodes was released in 2010

- Toys included a board game, lunch box, action figures and a beauty salon

What to Look For When Collecting - The Bionic Toys That You Can Buy Online

Bionic Woman Action Figure - trev2005
Bionic Woman Action Figure - trev2005

Steve Austin Doll

Action Figure - Maskatron

Action Figure - Oscar Goldman

Action Figure And Repair Station

Action Figure with Bionic Grip and Mission to Mars Set

Bionic Mission Vehicle

Bionic Transport and Repair Station

Dual Launch Drag Set

Kenner Toy Promo

JAIME SOMMERS DOLL:

Jogging Suit

Mission Purse

Mission Purse Special

La Femme Bionique (CAN)

Sac A Mission (CAN)

La Mujer Bionica (MEX)

La Mujer Bionica:

Blue Jumpsuit (MEX)

Super Jaimie (FR)

Mission Purse (UK)

Jaime Fashion Doll (UK)

Fembot

DOLL PLAYSETS:

Bionic Beauty Salon

Dome House

Carriage House

Sports Car

Classroom

SchoolHouse (UK)

O.S.I. Headquarters

Laboratorio de Belleza (MEX)

Ducha y Tocador de (MEX)

Bubblin' Bath & Shower*

Travel Communicase*

OTHER PLAYSETS:

Styling Boutique

Play-Doh Action Play Set

Play-Doh Set (UK)

TTP Bionic Cycle

TTP Tower & Cycle

Bionic Bike

There are many more collectible items from the Bionic Woman Series and the Six Million Dollar Man Series. Expect to pay handsomely for a pristine item that is like new and in the box. The package should be free of tears and clean to be considered like new.

Items that are more rare like the Steve Goldman Action Figure or complete play sets still in the box will be quite expensive. The value of the item in good condition will increase over the years. So starting a bionic collection can be a fun investment.

Action figures and sets out of the box can be collected inexpensively. The toy should be in good condition. It is the original packaging that inflates the price and makes the item of high demand.

When starting a new Six Million Dollar Man or Bionic Woman collection it may be best to start with small and unboxed inexpensive items. This way you can learn what to look for and what traits make a bionic action figure highly collectible.

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      Dan 5 years ago from CNY

      I saw a bionic man figure in the box on an episode of Comic Book Men. I was surprised by how much it was worth. I'm sure these are hard to come by.

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      Corey 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @mojoCNYartist: Yes, mojo_007,

      the prices are insane, i am kicking myself for donating my childhood toys and not keeping them intact with boxes.

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      Wow, my kids had these figures years ago!

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Ha! I can still hear the sound in my head that Steve Austin made when he jumped into the air...a springy sort of sound....Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Corey 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @tvyps: I loved looking through the bionic eye...lol...and Barbie dumped Ken when she met Steve Austin!

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      erikjestrada 4 years ago

      Actually, OSI stood for Office of Scientific Intelligence in the show due to the fact that the Office of Strategic Intelligence (the real OSI) in Washington DC already existed and had told Universal Studios not to use their real name, which lead to the change from strategic to scientific. This was mainly because the real OSI did not wish to be associated with the science fiction of bionics since it did not exist at the time.

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