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Last Updated: January 4, 2019

The Fisher-Price Adventure People are an awesome line of toys made by the Fisher-Price toy company from the mid 1970's to the early/mid 1980's. The toys consisted of 3 1/2-inch high action figures, along with equipment and vehicles. The toys were sold in boxed sets, plus many figures sold on individual cards. Some of the figures were sold on illustrated cards decorated with detailed graphics, which were so good they could be works of art by themselves! These illustrated cards were produced from roughly around 1982 to 1984. What really set the Adventure People line of toys apart from others at the time was their durability, attention to detail, and the amazing graphics on the boxes. On this page, we look at the many figures sold on these illustrated cards!

Below are the illustrated cards that came in the Adventure People line of toys. They have set numbers between #370 and #390. We counted 17 different illustrated cards, with some cards having more than one Adventure Person figure that could come with it (21 are displayed here). Click on any figure below or scroll down to read more about each one!

#370
Opticon
#371
Supersonic Pilot
#372
Highway Trooper
#374
Space Commander
#378
X-Ray Woman
#379
Astro Knight #1
#379
Astro Knight #2
#380
Clawtron
#381
X-Ray Man
#382
Rescue Pilot #1
#382
Rescue Pilot #2
#383
Paramedic #1
#383
Paramedic #2
#383
Paramedic #3
#384
Frogman
#385
Cycle Racer
#386
Dune Buster
#387
Indy Driver
#388
Stunt Man
#389
Alpha Pilot
#390
Brainoid


#371. Opticon

Set #371 is Opticon, an orange-red space robot figure who is unique in the Adventure People line. All the other figures were based on a human-like form, but not Opticon. He has a square body, with 2 rocket-looking legs and claw-like arms. His most noticeable feature is a red translucent gem in the center of his body, aka "his eye". Opticon never came in a set, just a carded figure on this illustrated card. He is definitely very collectible as a loose figure, and definitely worth some decent money with the original card!
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#372. Supersonic Pilot

Set #372 is the Supersonic Pilot, a very highly skilled pilot who flies at speeds so fast he breaks the sound barrier. He never came in a set, only on this illustrated card. He wears a blue jumpsuit with a red helmet and a yellow visor. His face is completely covered by his helmet. He is one of the more visually interesting figures made, and collectors like him. According to his card, he flies highly dangerous missions in his jet high through the stratosphere. You can see the Turbo Hawk jet (set #367) in the background of the card. It would have been great if Fisher-Price made him a colorful jet, but he was only sold as a separate figure. He does sell OK loose and definitely would sell well on the illustrated card.
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#373. Highway Trooper

Set #373 is the Highway Trooper. According to the illustrations on his card, he is a policeman who rides his motorcycle to enforce the law. Highway Trooper was sold only on this card, as he never came in a set, which is such a shame. Kids would have loved having him and his police motorcycle as a toy, but alas, the set was never produced. He doesn't sell as high as the space figures on the card, but does sell OK on the card. He is not too hard to find as a loose figure.
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#374. Space Commander

Set #374 is Space Commander, the dignified leader of a interplanetary space fleet. Even though surrounded by technology, he wear a primitive dagger around his ankle. Space Commander sadly was never sold in a set, only on this illustrated card. But wow, if only Fisher-Price made a spaceship for him, or a whole space station or space colony! What an amazing (and probably very expensive) set that would have been. There is an illustration of another officer in the background, but sadly he was never made as a figure (we seen custom figures of him, though!). Space Commander sells well on the card.
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#378. X-Ray Woman

Set #374 is X-Ray Woman, a translucent green female robot/android who works on an intergalactic spaceship. She has a different feel as compared to all the other Adventure People, as her limbs have more of a rubber feel. She was only sold on the card and never came with a set (sadly). In the background of her card, you can her counterpart X-Ray Man walking by. She sells ok loose and with the original card.
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#379. Astro Knight (2 figures)

Set #379 is Astro Knight, who (according to the illustrations on the card) can glide through space far above the earth, and with no breathing apparatus! Astro Knight came in 2 color variations, blue and tan. The figure was also sold in a set, the #377 Astro Knight set. The set had one figure (blue or tan) and a hang glider (there were 2 different designs) he could attach to. The Astro Knight figure was not one that excited children, as unlike almost all other Adventure People figures, his legs were rigid and did not move. There wasn't as many ways for a child to play with him. His legs were stiff so he could attach properly to the hang glider, so there was a reason, but it made him less interesting to a child. Probably because of all of this, the carded figure is not particularly sought after by collectors. The illustrated card showed only the blue Astro Knight, even though the figure could be tan as well.
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Right: This is the Astro Knight with the blue figure. Both figures seem to have the same rarity, neither seems more common or rare than the other.
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#380. Clawtron

Set #380 is Clawtron, the all-black space robot with two arms that end in claws. According to his card, Clawtron works aboard a spaceship or space station, and I am sure he is a vital part of the team. Clawtron is super cool and collectors love him. He is not particularly rare so usually they are plenty on Ebay. It can be tricky to find one in good shape with an intact control panel on his chest. On the card, you can see another Clawtron walking by in the background. On the card, like many of the space-themed Adventure People figures, he sells very well.
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#381. X-Ray Man

Set #381 is X-Ray Man, a green translucent male android robot who explores the depths of outer space. According to the card, X-Ray Man works aboard either a spaceship or space station. X-Ray man is very popular with collectors, as he just has a super cool look. He was only sold on the illustrated card, as he never came in a set (ahh what a cool set that could have been!). Walking in the background is X-Ray Woman, his female counterpart. He sells well loose and especially on the card. He is just awesome, what else can you say!
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#382 Rescue Pilot (2 figures)

Set #382 is the Rescue Pilot, which came with 2 different figures. One figure is a African-American pilot with tan/orange clothes and a white helmet. He is a very common figure, as he was sold in different sets (#305 Rescue Copter, and also the #399 "tan card" individual figure). The other figure is all-blue blond man wearing a headset. According to the card, the two ride in a helicopter, coordinating air-sea rescues (in this case, one involving an oil tanker on fire). The all-blue man is also common, since he was sold in the #323 Aero-Marine Rescue Set. On the illustrated card, both figures sell OK, though the space-themed ones sell the best.
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Right: This is the blond man wearing all-blue who can come on the Rescue Pilot card. He sells OK on the card, but very easy to find loose as many were made.
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#383. Paramedic (3 figures)

Set #383 is the Paramedic, a first-responder who comes to the rescue day and night. The paramedic illustrated card had 3 different figures who could come on it: a blue male paramedic/fireman with a red helmet; a blue female paramedic; and a white female paramedic. The blue male paramedic is probably the most common Adventure People figure, as he was sold in the most sets (#303 Rescue Truck, #350 Rescue Team, and also on the #399 "tan card"). On the illustrated card, you can see the male paramedic and the white-suited female paramedic driving a firetruck, which has a vague resemblance to the rescue truck from set #303. The Paramedic illustrated card doesn't sell as high as the space-themed ones, since the figures were so common.
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Right: This is the female paramedic in blue that also came in this card. She was also sold in set #303 The Rescue Truck, and on the "tan card" #399.
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Right: This is the female paramedic in white that also came in this card. She was also sold in set #350 Rescue Team, and also on the individual figure "tan Card" card.
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#384. Frogman

Set #384 is Frogman, a highly trained underwater diver. According to his illustrated card, he explores the ocean and makes discoveries about the aquatic wildlife that he find, such as giant squids. He is the same figure from the #323 Aero-Marine Search Rescue set, so he is not too hard to find. It can be hard to find a Frogman in good condition, since usually his nose is worn off (and the blue color is showing through) from having his scuba tank pulled on and off. On the card, he sells OK.
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#385. Cycle Racer

Set #385 is the Cycle Racer, one of the most common figures made in the Adventure People line. Besides being sold on this card, the Cycle Racer was sold in #356 Cycle Racing Team, as well as on the #399 "tan card". Cycle Racer is rides a motorcycle, but his legs really weren't designed to fit on an Adventure People motorcycle (there were 3 other figures with bent knees that do fit). On this card, the cycle racer is riding motorcycle #318 which is a real Adventure People motorcycle, but this figure was not a known part of that set, though he could have been a substitution (if Fisher-Price ran out of the correct figure, they would substitute whatever would work that they had in stock). Cycle Racer sells OK on the card (he is dirt cheap loose since there are so many still out there!).
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#386. Dune Buster

Set #386 is Dune Buster, a cowboy wearing a red shirt, blue pants and yellow boots who loves to drive off-road. He is the same shape as the #322 Dune Buster figure, but with different colors. On the illustrated card, we can see him driving a vehicle that looks like the dune buggy from the Dune Buster set. He is not hard to find loose, and sells OK on the card.
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#387. Indy Driver

Set #387 is the Indy Driver, a yellow-suited race car driver with a white helmet and green visor. On his back is a checkered black and white flag. This figure was also sold in set #308 Super Speed Racer. He is a very common figure and easy to find since he was produced for many years. On the illustrated card, you can see a race car with a number 12 on it. The car is somewhat similar to the race car from the Super Speed Racer set, but clearly different. On the original card, Indy Driver sells decently.
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#388. Stunt Man

Set #388 is the Stunt Man, who (from his illustrated card) is a light-weight daredevil who does action-packed stunts hanging from an airplane. The Stunt Man figure was also sold in a set, #375 The Sky Surfer, a set with a hang glider that was supposed to really fly. The Sky Surfer is somewhat infamous among Adventure People collectors, as (so the story goes) it was a set that was not in production very long, since it didn't work, and the hang glider (if it did actually get off the ground) could crash on someone since it was heavy. Not sure if the figure was sold on a card after the Sky Surfer was discontinued, or if they existed at the same time. Even though the Sky Surfer has a cool back story, the Stunt Man figure was not very exciting, since he was small and not visually interesting. The carded Stunt Man sells OK but not particularly sought after by collectors.
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#389. Alpha Pilot

Set #389 is Alpha Pilot, an astronaut wearing a thick gray spacesuit and a large enclosed gray helmet. It is unknown if Alpha Pilot is human, robot or alien, as his head is completely covered by his helmet. But there is a good chance he is a human (as all the aliens and robots have features that make it pretty obvious). According to the illustrations on his card, Alpha Pilot explores planets with his spaceship that he flies himself (hence why he is a pilot). His spaceship has a high door since he needs to climb down a ladder to reach the planet's surface. Once again, if only Fisher-Price made a set for him with his spaceship and adding the retractable ladder, yeah that would have been a cool toy! Alpha Pilot is somewhat hard to find, so he sells well loose and definitely sells well on the card!
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(Sorry the card is not in good shape)


#390. Brainoid

Set #390 is Brainoid, the coolest figure in the Adventure People line of toys, hands down. He appears to be part space robot, part carbon-based lifeform. His most distinct feature is his exposed brain, which is visible inside his clear enclosed helmet. Brainoid has one clawed hand, and one gloved hand. He has a control panel on his chest and wears a heavy spacesuit to help him perform his galactic duties. In the background of his card, you can presumably see Brainoid's spaceship, parked while he explores the planet. Brainoid came in 2 known variants - either his left arm is orange and clawed, and the right arm gray with a black glove, or vice-versa (right arm orange and clawed, left arm gray and wearing a glove). Not sure if one variant is more common than the other. What a shame that Fisher-Price never made a set for Brainoid, perhaps with his spaceship and maybe a space station to dock with. Brainoid is one of the most sought-after figures in the Adventure People line of toys, especially if he has a clear helmet. Brainoid on the original card is probably the most sought after illustrated card, and definitely worth some decent money!
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