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Stand by for... ACTION FORCE!

Wow, this was one of the earliest action figure-type toys I ever owned, alongside various Stars Wars figures - really brings back the memories!

In the UK, G.I. Joe figures were licenced by Palitoy and rebranded as "Action Force" (they were known by that name for many years), as an offshoot of the popular "Action Man" line (again, rebranded 12" G.I. Joe). The UK FLAK cannon was released as part of a very early wave (before there was more emphasis on "characters" like Scarlett and Snake-Eyes) as part of "Z-Force"; it was bright green in colour with a black barrel. I also remember those tripod legs being a real pain!

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 21 May, 2012 - 13:00
Red Laser

Very cool! They had a lot of interesting variations of US figures with the Action Force line in the UK with Red Laser being one of the coolest "foreign" figure ever made!

Great to hear your perspective of the UK version of GI Joe toys!

Thanks!
LF

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Posted by Modcineaste on 21 May, 2012 - 13:03
Thanks!

I used to read the "Action Force" comic (basically, reprints of the US strips plus additional strips by UK artists, some of whom also worked on the UK "Transformers" strips) and it puzzled me for years that the U.S strips always had "Action Force" in this really rough-looking font in speech bubbles and the like. It wasn't until they started re-branding even the UK releases as "G.I. Joe" that it suddenly made sense... :-)

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 23 May, 2012 - 13:25
 
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