AF (Action Figures)

AF or the Action Force were the third generation of Action Force action figures and comic book heroes released in the United Kingdom. Originally featuring in the "Battle Action Force" comics and cast as action figures by Palitoy, they were an internationally re-worked version of the "" series.

Characterisation

In contrast to their United States-centric G. I. Joe equivalents, AF were written as an international band of soldiers, who fought the Red Shadows, [ [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Blood/Showdown%20For%20The%20Shadows.html Showdown for the Shadows!] storyline courtesy of [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com Blood for the Baron!] ] Cobra and the Nazis. [ [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Blood/Death%2002.html Death in South America - AF battling Cobra and the Nazis] storyline courtesy of [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com Blood for the Baron!] ]

Introduced into the series by their leader, Duke, [ [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Blood/Duke.html Top-Sergeant 'Duke'] storyline courtesy of [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com Blood for the Baron!] ] the AF series gradually took over from the previous second-generation of Action Force and the Z Force, Q Force, Space Force and SAS teams.

As a number of the second generation Action Force figures were already repaints or recharacterisations of their G.I. Joe equivalents, there was a substantial overlap in a number of the characters (for example, Gung-Ho was simply Z Force's Gaucho, re-cast as Harry Brewster, an American from the Florida Everglades) [ [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Blood/Gung-Ho.html Gung-Ho] storyline courtesy of [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com Blood for the Baron!] ] and for that reason they never featured in storylines with their second generation counterparts. Moondancer was the only character whose profile from the Second Generation Space Force character was unchanged. Other overlaps included Breaker and Stalker both of whom had entirely different characters with identical codenames in the Second Generation Z Force and SAS teams respectively.

List of characters

*Ace
*Airborne
*Blowtorch
*Breaker
*Cutter
*Deep Six
*Doc
*Dolphin
*Duke
*Flash
*Grunt (available by mail in only)
*Gung- Ho
*Moondancer
*Mutt and his dog, Junkyard
*Recondo
*Ripcord
*Roadblock
*Scarlett
*Snowjob
*Stalker
*Ton Up
*Torpedo
*Tripwire

Vehicles, weapony and armour

*Armoured Troop Carrier
*Command Centre
*Dart
*Flying Submarine (piloted by Deep Six)
*Hovercraft (piloted by Cutter)
*Lance
*Sealion (piloted by Dolphin)
*Shaft
*Silent Attack (piloted by Recondo)
*Skystriker (piloted by Ace)
*Triad fighter (piloted by Moondancer)
*Whirlwind
*Wolverine (driven by Ton Up)

References

External links

* [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/ Blood for the Baron! A "Battle Action Force" fansite]
* [http://www.actionforce.org/redshadows/baron_ironblood.html Action Force.org]


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