Just in case you forgot…
I hear so much about Chuck Norris that I often have to question fact from fiction. So when I saw the above picture, my first reaction was to think it was fake. I was very wrong. The Karate Corvette is just one of a series of items produced to tie-in with the 1986 Karate Kommandos mini series. Why did I ever doubt Chuck!
I’ve started a Toy Archive Pinterest board which is filling up nicely with lots of similar retro toys. Take a look if you fancy it.
Now I know they call them Action Jeans, but in my neck of the woods they were called Karate jeans. They were called that because one person in my entire town owned a pair and he would not shut up about them. Yes, we see how flexible you can be in your jeans! Now please stop kicking mailboxes!
Chuck Norris Fact: Chuck Norris had a cartoon show in the mid-’80s that was pretty much the Mr. T cartoon show, in that he was a tough dude that kids followed around, only with more broadly-drawn racial stereotypes.