Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

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Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby paulitoy » 06 Dec 2008 00:39

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Since Dave has excited us all with this marvelous find, I've been trying to reason it out.

Its almost certainly not from Series 2 as there is no apparent team connection. All the other figures were obviously team members with the logos printed blatantly on them all somewhere [except for the mighty Muton].

Its obviously not Series 3 as they were all multi-limbed GI Joe repaints.

So it must surely have a connection with Series 1, although these were nearly all Action Man-redux related.

It could possibly be from inbetween Series 1 and 2 as an idea that was thrown around before the 5-Forces concept was settled on... Obviously, mere speculation.

It might be from some kind of vehicle or playset.

It might also have been intended as some kind of mail-away. The [Z Force] Commander Mail-away figure has no obvious connection to any team.




I'm puzzled by the chest logo as it is about the only 'clue' to the figure's affiliation.

Until Dave can take a clear chest photo, I've tried to enlarge it [not very successfully!]

It looks like some kind of maroon 'rocket' on the right of the chest and probably some writing or a symbol of some kind on the left. All very mysterious...


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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby Andy1672 » 06 Dec 2008 00:43

Im thinking this could have been the start of a "new" force.

the card says "SPECIAL WEAPONS F."

obviously it cant be Z force special weapons or Q force special weapons etc because of the logo ?

all body parts are generic from wave one, however Palitoy could just have used whatever parts were lying about to mock up a future figure ?

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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby paulitoy » 06 Dec 2008 00:46

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Look at the old Series 1 Headquarters - it has the exact same orangey/black slanted strips pattern as on the figure's chest!

This figure may well have a connection to this base.

Maybe it was intended as a figure to be included with the base?


The Scientist angle would certainly fit with the Headquarters concept!

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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby jamarmiller » 06 Dec 2008 00:48

if I was guesssing, id say it was a proposed 5th force too " "SPECIAL WEAPONS FORCE ", that never got made.

oh man soooo many possibilties what a great find

nice job on blowing it up too man I couldnt see it before but now i can
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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby redrage » 06 Dec 2008 01:04

Really does seem to fit in with the action force headquarters

Though "Nerd Force" does seem to have a ring to it
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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby Chopper » 06 Dec 2008 01:19

I reckon Paul's probably right. I think it is wave 1 and it may have been intended to be included with the base. Something akin to the Commander. Action Force management ;) I can see why it would have been ditched in that case. Not "Action" enough. I don't think it would have a been a new force. It may have been an Space Force mock-up that pre-dates the 4 forces mind you.

Very intriguing.

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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 06 Dec 2008 01:25

im with th wave one thing, esp as he looks a lot more like an "action man"

a special weapons force sounds cool but doesnt seem to fit with the way the line was heading later on...
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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby Thundershot » 06 Dec 2008 12:03

Could it of been an early concept for the space force badge/logo?
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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby Dave Tree » 06 Dec 2008 14:56

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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby paulitoy » 06 Dec 2008 15:22

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Have you been up all night Paul?



HA! I guess so...

Dave, this is BIG news in the [very small] AF world! The first 'new' figure in many years!

If you get the chance, it would be really great to get a good, clear pic of his chest, and also the back of the figure as well next time you enter the Batcave.

Thanks again, its chirped me up this weekend after a really knackering week.

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