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Postby Andy1672 » 07 Dec 2008 19:52

hmmm......

however waves one and two were based on original action men ( soldiers from around the world )

cant recall an action man scientist ??

he dosnt seem to fit in the first waves in my opinion, and non of the original series figures had logos as such.

I would have to place him after the first series, which frustratingly rules him out of the base ?
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Postby paul463 » 07 Dec 2008 19:58

I'm still of the opinion that if Z Force was originally called heavy weapons then the 'Special Weapons' Force could have been the 5th good guy Force in series 2
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Postby Andy1672 » 07 Dec 2008 20:03

all the body parts can be taken from wave one...

however the Z force minesweeper is basically a repaint of the Australian jungle fighter with a new head.

Palitoy did tend to recycle parts a lot so I suppose this could have been a later figure ?

Im not convinced that a "special weapons force" could have been a new force, but I suppose it could have been an "idea" while Z, Q, SAS and space force were in early development.

maybe palitoy realised a team of scientists wouldnt have too many play options ?
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Postby paulitoy » 07 Dec 2008 20:05

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however waves one and two were based on original action men ( soldiers from around the world ). he dosnt seem to fit in the first waves in my opinion, and non of the original series figures had logos as such.




I'm still of the opinion that if Z Force was originally called heavy weapons then the 'Special Weapons' Force could have been the 5th good guy Force in series 2


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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby Andy1672 » 07 Dec 2008 20:09

what about accessories ?

should he have came with a test tube or something ?

Im tempted to give mine one of those remote control handheld thingys that came with the Dart, lance, shaft.
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Postby paulitoy » 07 Dec 2008 20:11

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Im not convinced that a "special weapons force" could have been a new force, but I suppose it could have been an "idea" while Z, Q, SAS and space force were in early development.


If Z Force were originally called 'Heavy Weapons', then possibly 'Special Weapons' was a name of one of the other forces proposed when Palitoy were thinking what to do when designing Series 2.

They might all have been 'Something Weapons'-Force initially before ditching the idea for the letters.

'Special Weapons' would probably have morphed into Space Force [because of the rocket].

This would put the figure between Series 1 and 2 in the ideas stage which would make sense.

The colour scheme on the chest could have been from this 'transition-phase' when the logo was still orange and black before they switched to yellow and red....

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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby Andy1672 » 07 Dec 2008 20:16

so "special weapons" became space force ?

that might make sense especially with the rocket logo.

so perhaps this guy is an early concept space figure, he does have that hi-tech look about him and I dont think he would look out of place on a space station, or on the bridge of the enterprise !
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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby The Baron » 07 Dec 2008 20:23

There's definitely no Action Man equivalent?
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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby Andy1672 » 07 Dec 2008 20:27

The Baron wrote:There's definitely no Action Man equivalent?


nothing even remotely similar, I think mr Tree should give us the address, then we can organise a BFTB day trip ? can you put a minibus on Baron ?
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Re: Boffin - The Scientist's Chest Logo

Postby paul463 » 07 Dec 2008 21:07

Andy1672 wrote:so "special weapons" became space force ?

that might make sense especially with the rocket logo.


The logo could represent an large ballistic missle that a "Special" would have been delivered on. Just a thought but the Scientist could have be part of a vehicle set so perhaps as the man launching the bucket of sunshine, no test tubes needed for that. The other force letters i think have historical bearing in terms of attachment to the Navy "Q" and "Z" was related to an infantry unit. I would have to do a wee bit more research here but I am sure that Palitoy have used real historical reference from the WW2 era.
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