Action Man in pope outfit, March 1982.
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'He's bashed the baddies, won the war a million times over, and fought countless bloodless battles in playrooms throughout the world. Now Action Man - soldier, air ace and naval hero - has found a new peacetime role...as the Pope! The weeny warrior has been "demobbed" by schoolteacher Liz Ackerman, who began dressing the dolls in papal robes to help her pupils in religious education. Now orders for her tiny garments are pouring in.'