Sometimes the hype is justified, sometimes gods walk amongst us and sometimes it's just a load of old cobblers.
All hail these footballing megastars - the ones who dare to be different!
A superb model 22 inches tall and battery operated. Made by Geyper Spain, boxed, complete and endorsed by George Best.
Johnny Hot Shot
Oh yes - He shoots like a rocket from any angle, any range!
Even with a detached head!
The top man, 'the amazing footballing ace who actually kicks'
Franz Beckenbauer - Mego, Lion Rock
Extremely rare Franz Beckenbauer figure produced by Mego/Lion Rock. Similar to the Steve Goalgetter series with a unique head sculpt and a mass of accessories.
Big Jim - Star Kicker!
What a physique, what tightly cut shorts, this guy is one in a million. This is the Big Jim action figure soccer player (a US version of Action Man).
Real Men only
The box says it all 'Real Men' only required. Look at that physique - even if it is on a glove puppet.
There can be only one - Pele
There is no mistaking the world's greatest ever player - even in this shoddy cheap toy version!
The Italian Stallion
Those film star looks, that slick hair - it can only be an Italian footballer. I've no idea where I bought this footballer but I do know he is far too cool to ever actually play football. Amazing 1960's 12" footballing doll from Italy.
The man with no name
Meet the SDL Star Player. 12" of pure footballing skill resplendent in his Mitre kit. He has no name and came in a number of different figures with a huge range of kits. He still needed a frame in order to stand up straight though.
Le Footballer - Shoot!
A very Gallic looking figure from the French Meccano game Shoot!
This is a rehash of the Pele Big Kick game with an Andre Previn lookalike
Goalgetter Super Kicker
The German legend himself. Never missed a penalty in 4,328 goes.
Special Action Man produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the world cup win. Mint and boxed - unique number 0007