NewsFlash!

For our 6th anniversary we unveiled the lost Action Force team - Special Weapons Force!
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby SPEC OPS » 26 Feb 2009 02:11

sorry for joing the party so late, but this find is fantastic,
and the whole premise is really good, can't believe its a BFTB exclusive to boot.

I have to stand up for the Baron and this site, when I say I was really dissappointed that some other site (he who shall not be named, but rhymes with p#ss stank), with the amount of half-arsed, "we created the world, and anything outside of it is not recognised" comments (regardless of age). I used to visit that site, but then there was the whole inter-site wars etc, and recently you can't even look at a picture without having to log in, and now this; I don't think I'll be there anymore (I did notice the handful of good guys trying to point the masses in the right direction) -so here's a wooden spoon, get stirring!

But putting that aside, its a great answer to a true mystery.

Well done to all! :-)
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby Goldbug » 26 Feb 2009 05:59

The Baron wrote:Lying Thief.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 26_fvi%3D1

Please, everyone. Bombard this loser with PMs.
I say we set a certain time to bombard him with £1 or €1 offers. :twisted:
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby The Baron » 26 Feb 2009 20:22

paul463 wrote:The second A Bomb to drop during WW2 was codenamed "Fat Man", there's the F.
Fat Force?
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby Sundance » 26 Feb 2009 20:39

i prefer the idea that it's 'future' force. cuz they use all high-tech sh*t, like laser-fission boosted plasma cannons, collimated lasers, sonic screamer guns, immobiliser putty guns, UCAVs and rail guns...

y'know Star Trek-style ray-guns. zap!
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby Lady Jaye » 27 Feb 2009 14:13

I am away for a few days and hell breaks loose! Excellent finding! :-D

This is not some sort of pre-work for an april fools' day prank?
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby The Baron » 27 Feb 2009 18:49

Dave Tree wrote:No, for April the Palitoy swimsuit Scarlett and Baroness 2 pack is lined up :shock:
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby Rude Kid » 27 Feb 2009 22:40

The Baron wrote:
Dave Tree wrote:No, for April the Palitoy swimsuit Scarlett and Baroness 2 pack is lined up :shock:
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby topson » 28 Feb 2009 03:12

I noticed something that can help validify the Bombidier figure.

http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/toys/00 ... index.html

The 1983 Palitoy Catalogue. The photos would have been taken in 1982. They would have made the catalogue to spark up interest with the retailers, before the figures were released. So, they would have used hand painted mock ups for the photo shoot. In 1982 they only had straight arms to use for these mock ups. That is why the vehicle drivers in the catalogue are straight arms, and that would explain why the Bombardier that Dave Tree found was a straight arm. They probably were planning to release the F Force late in 1983 or early 1984. Since they were probably going to release the figure in a later run, they would have made production quality samples of the figure. That is where the one that is on Yojoe would have come from. Hasbro would have most likely had veto power on the Hasbro mold figures and they would have recieved samples of the figures here in the USA. The Yojoe pictured figure was purchased from a former Hasbro exec, living in Florida.

Now none of that can be proved, but it is true that they would use hand painted prototypes in the catalogues.
Just my rambling thoughts. Hope they were not to confusing.
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby The Baron » 28 Feb 2009 03:31

You're right. I never noticed but the Quarrel and Steeler form that catalogue are also straight-armed.
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Re: NewsFlash!

Postby Quickfire » 28 Feb 2009 03:57

Back in the day only green ink was used by head SIS.

The only others were "persons of a compromisable nature, in thought, word, and deed."

So, is this a fix, or an IA?

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