I don’t know too much about Cecil Coleman Toys, the manufacturer of the fine Action Man clone, Adventure Man. I know they exhibited at the 1947 British Industries Fair at London’s Olympia. Held at Olympia and Earls Court from 5 to 16 May, this was organised by the Export Promotion Department of the Board of Trade.
In the exhibitors catalogue they were listed as
Manufacturers of Building Bricks, Christmas Crackers Puzzles, Christmas Stockings, Constructional Sets, Metal Toys, Modelling Materials, Musical Toys, Indoor Games, Wooden Toys, Paper and Cardboard Toys and Games.
Based in Pentonville Road, London, N1, in the 1960s Cecil Coleman certainly held a license with Gerry Anderson because they manufactured a successful range of hand painted puppets for both Fireball XL5 (I’ve seen photos of a fine Steve Zodiac puppet) and for Thunderbirds (I’ve also seen a neat Scott Tracey puppet). They also produced a great plastic replica of Supercar.