Toys of the Seventies, Mac Men

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Little action figures about 2 1/2 inches high. They had all kinds of different vehicle and a mountain as their headquarters.
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C. HODDER - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
The toy/s that you are referring to are called M.A.C. MEN a/k/a Mobile Action Command, made by Matchbox. They were produced from 1974-1978. Although you can find MAC Men in Matchbox catalogs from 1974-1979/80. They came with Mobile Action Command Mountain Rescue Center with three levels. They had a variety of different vehicles: fire fighter unit, ATV unit, snow patrol unit, police patrol unit, emergency repair unit, emergency medical unit, sea rescue vehicle, and air rescue vehicle. They also had Military Division that included a military recon jeep, military "FROGman" unit, military air/search unit and military medic unit. In addition, they had a MAC Rescue Mobile Van Headquarters, Commando Challenge, a slingshot hang-glider called "Wing Thing". Last, but not least, they had my favorite, The Ocean Sea Rescue Unit that included a shark.
bofo - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
my god i miss them.
MAC Geek - February 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Mobile Action Command (MAC) figures and vehicles go up for sale on EBAY pretty much every week. It is tough to find the Commando Challenge playset and the Rescue Van, but you can get the figures and other vehicles at a reasonable price. It is impossible to find the Wing Thing. i guess thet flew over too many fences.
MAC geek - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
greatest set of toys ever (next to Topper Ding-A-Ling Robots)!! even though the knees always cracked off the MAC men, these toys were affordable miniature GI Joes that I could actually play with ... tons of fun
MAC guy from the day - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been trying to remember the name of these toys for a long time. i finally ran across a site of vintage toys and finally found them. I loved playing with these when I was a kid. I had the Helicopter and I believe it was the medivac unit. Its the one with the stretcher that slids in by the driver and it had a winch on top. I also had a snow vehicle. It looked just like the one i just described but it had skis for front wheels and it was light blue. Sure would love to find them again. Glad to know there are others that enjoyed them as much as I did.
ricky owen (wrexham) - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
iv got the full set in the attic,in the box,boxis bit tatty but the mountaian and men are mint, trying to value it, any ideas ??? contact RICARDO69@TALKTALK.NET
kris - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I am interested in the snow patrol. Anyone have one they are willing to sell? Believe it or not, my brother came up with the idea for adding the snow patrol to the collection. My dad worked for Matchbox at the time. I thought it would be a neat little extra for him for Christmas. (Not looking to spend BIG bucks) ☺
Kris - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
OOPS: please email me if you have a snow patrol:
Rob - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I am listing some of my old MAC men on ebay if your interested 2/17/10, including some snow patrol equipment. seller - PL4123
Wil - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss mine, too. I remember the 3 white suits with hoods and rappelling gear were sold on a blister. I got more than one blister. I had the 6-wheeled ATV, and about 4 other vehicles... great stuff. I really miss them.
Bigtone - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a few of these and lots of Action Jacks which were very similar loved them to bits! Sadly went to the Scout jumble in the 80's!! Whilst im here anyone remember the name of a similar 3inch figure that came in different military colours all plastic possable main thing i remember he had a x shap in his head so you could clip in his helmet!?
Johnny Fatpockets - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
These were incredible fun and not terribly expensive.
Jon Lewis - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved these toys and still do! I actually found my entire collection in a box I found deep in the shed. They still look great!
BIG JIM - August 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Tony S. - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
These were my favorite toys growing up. I still had one figure 35 years later! Bought some on eBay to have as collectibles. They were the best toys ever!
boottroop - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I have omplete moutain command center boxed and a few complete vehicles boxed was planning to put on ebay soon.
just a squirrel - April 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Anybody still looking for these? I may be putting some soon up for sale - including the Mountain Rescue Center.
Tom - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I have the Wing Thing by Matchbox. Contact me at
Chris B - May 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I had figures in the 70s and I called them Mac Mountain men, but they didn't have all the muscles and facial features. Their upper bodies were kind of square, they were smaller and their torsos swivelled. they were all one color. I remember having tannish ones. Any ideas?
cedric - December 20, 2017 - Report this comment
@Chris B - i believe those were the first generation and were replaced by the larger, musclier lookung ones. They kept the vehicles the same size for some reason, which is why the 2nd gen figures looked too big for the vehicles.

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