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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby Hopper » 27 Apr 2015 10:27

Is there any other reference to them being the Heavy Brigade?
Does this have a bearing on why they are Z Force? A word beginning with or containing a 'Z' that means heavy or big or strong perhaps?
The other force make sense, Z Force however...
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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby Hopper » 27 Apr 2015 10:59

Actually, a thought occurs...
The A Team premiered in the US in January of 1983, perhaps the name Z Force was a reaction to this? Struggling to come up with a name for the infantry force, they saw A Team popularity and went with Z?

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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby Chopper » 27 Apr 2015 11:09

General consensus is its homage (yes Jim, I know its disgusting) to the WWII Z Force. Q ZForce is homage to Q ships, SAS is a gimme, as is Space Force.
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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby Hopper » 27 Apr 2015 11:30

Chopper wrote:General consensus is its homage (yes Jim, I know its disgusting) to the WWII Z Force. Q ZForce is homage to Q ships, SAS is a gimme, as is Space Force.
Ahh, ok.
Hmmmm.

See, I always thought that Q Force was from "aQua" Force, but I suppose Q Ships would make sense... if a little obscure.
Also, a decoy ship whose aim is to get sunk so that others could attack? That's not very inspiring, and doesn't sound like the Q Force commandered by Leviathan or Dolphin (never knew who) that we know and love.

Not sure about that...
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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby Chopper » 27 Apr 2015 13:40

No, neither am I. But hey, its all I got....... ;-)
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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby paul463 » 27 Apr 2015 22:45

One of the Palitoy design team was Ex RN, so we figured his connection with that brought in the Q Ships for Q Force.
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Postby Hopper » 27 Apr 2015 23:08

paul463 wrote:One of the Palitoy design team was Ex RN, so we figured his connection with that brought in the Q Ships for Q Force.
Yeah, ok. Makes a bit more sense.
I still think the link between 'Aqua' and 'Q' is a bit more obvious, at least to my fevered mind. That's why I was asking about Z Force and Z words.

But yeah, I can the see the link now.
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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby Chopper » 28 Apr 2015 00:16

It could be both.
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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby action-figure-supplies » 28 Apr 2015 09:19

I always thought is came from aQua force too.
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Re: palitoy shipping boxes

Postby The Baron » 30 Apr 2015 20:03

I'm pretty sure there is a mention of a Z Force Heavy Brigade on the fanclub cassette tape.

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