Collecting the Bionic Man and Woman Action Figures
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.
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
- 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
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:
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)
Bionic Beauty Salon
Laboratorio de Belleza (MEX)
Ducha y Tocador de (MEX)
Bubblin' Bath & Shower*
Play-Doh Action Play Set
Play-Doh Set (UK)
TTP Bionic Cycle
TTP Tower & Cycle
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.