Secret Coded Messages

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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 15 Sep 2016 10:10

Hopper wrote:
Hopper wrote:
The Kraken Wakes wrote:The Roboskull poster did translate, worked it out a month or more ago but have forgotten it now :-(
Seriously? OK, I'll give it a go...
Well well well!

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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby Hopper » 15 Sep 2016 11:41

You're welcome, gentlemen!

4/2/84 - Code 6
If your identity disc number appears below, you have until 1st Feb to claim an Action Force T Shirt. Report to HQ, mark your envelope 'Code ID'. 12021, 14542, 16492, 13109, 15368


Same message as 21/1/84, but with different numbers.

If anyone here has one of the numbers, yell out! And I'll be gutted if my number comes up, as I never checked back in the day!
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby Hopper » 15 Sep 2016 12:42

18/2/84 - Code 9
Ten special T-Shirts now available for the first ten recruits who send HQ a postcard with their name, codename, number, and home address.


I wonder why none of the T Shirts have surfaced - there must have been a fair few around - they were prizes as well as for sale. I suppose people throw away clothes once they out grow them or they become knackered.
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby Hopper » 16 Sep 2016 09:06

3/3/84 - Code 5
Nonstops. Contact HQ ASAP. First 10 will be issued with vehicles. State your number and codename, confirm return address, mark envelopes ZFJ.

17/3/84 - Code 2
AF HQ want new designs for Z Force uniforms. Best Ten received by April 2 get jeeps.
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby Hopper » 16 Sep 2016 09:13

Now this is really interesting...

31/3/84 - Code 8
New AF Aqualaser is due for general issue soon. Get yours by sending us your request now. First five opened will net one.


Ok, so what the hell is the Aqualaser? This comes during the start of the Second Wave (Phase 2D or Phase 2C). From the name alone, it doesn't match anything released then... Sealion maybe?

Any thoughts on this intriguing nugget?
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby action-figure-supplies » 16 Sep 2016 09:29

I can't believe I missed out on all these secrets, I never bothered to check back in the day.
Very intrigued about the Aqualaser. I think it might be the Swordfish.
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby Hopper » 16 Sep 2016 09:30

More interesting snippets

14/4/84 - No Code - Printed in plain
Advance Warning
Action Force Intelligence has discovered that Baron Ironblood and the Black Major will the tour the UK during 1984 to recruit Red Shadows. We will be asking for volunteers from the ranks of Action Force to join the Red Shadows as spies. More details soon. Potential volunteers should contact Action Force HQ - Department 94 - all messages in code for security reasons.

14/4/84 - Same message repeated.


This is new! A UK tour?
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby Hopper » 16 Sep 2016 09:34

I know. Despite being a member, I never checked. Think of all the freebies we could have got!

Swordfish? Perhaps, but wasn't that already released by March 1984? This seems to be something new. I'd love to think it was an Enemy sea-based vehicle!
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby action-figure-supplies » 16 Sep 2016 18:10

Mystery solved? http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/toys/00 ... index.html
Look at the bottom right hand corner of image 17 in the catalogue: "Aqualaser Promotions" booklet and some sort of gun, maybe a water pistol?
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Re: Secret Coded Messages

Postby Hopper » 16 Sep 2016 20:20

Brilliant. Completely forgot about that... there was a thread about it, pre-crash.
What happened to the Aqualaser I wonder? It is clearly all set to go. Promotional stuff in place, competition set and published... then nothing.
I wonder if anyone went for the contest
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