Action Force Figure Release Dates\Catalogue Numbers

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Action Force Figure Release Dates\Catalogue Numbers

Postby LDR » 16 Mar 2019 15:42

Right, i'm trying to display my carded figures in release date order.

Is there a list of release dates, or catalogue numbers? I know Star Wars figures all have a item number which you can use to order them.

For all series.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Action Force Figure Release Dates\Catalogue Numbers

Postby eddietheead » 17 Mar 2019 15:09

No because it is a Kickstarter
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Re: Action Force Figure Release Dates\Catalogue Numbers

Postby OllyOrc » 17 Mar 2019 17:37

Hopper compared the dates on those Quality Control green stickers, to verify the Series order, so we can now double check it against the Series 1 numbers printed behind the figures.

Hopper's Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15204#p184511

Green QC-stickered cardbacks and boxes
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14506#p177503

Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers and printed numbers behind Series 1 figures
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14763&start=60#p186245

Phase 1A/Type 1 variants with decals (English & Spanish sticker)
- Mission Pilot (B1091)
- (B1092) ? (Deep Sea Diver/Commander/US Paratrooper/Mountain and Arctic, or even those prototype metal figures for German Staff Officer or Navy perhaps?)
- Frogman (B1093) (QC 24/5/1982)
- German Stormtrooper (B1094)
- British Marine (B1095)
- Commando (B1096)
- Ground Assault (B1097) (QC 1/6/1982)
- SAS (B1098)
- Desert Rat (B1099) (QC 1/6/1982)
- Australian Jungle Fighter (B1100)


Phase 1B/Type 2 variants no decals (English & French/Dutch)
- Mission Pilot (1499)
- Frogman (B1500)
- German Stormtrooper (B1501)
- British Marine (B1502)
- Commando (B1503)
- Ground Assault (B1504)
- SAS (B1505)
- Desert Rat (B1506)
- Australian Jungle Fighter (B1507)

- SAS Frogman (B1526)
- Helicoptor Pilot (B1527)
- Arctic Assault (B1528)
- Naval Assault (B1529) (QC 14/10/1982)
- Night Patrol (B1530)
- 2 Para (B1531)


Hopper's Complete list of known Cardbacks

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15202

Series 1
Type 1 = English title with English wording in the star (Collect Them All), silver 'scratch' medal number.
Type 2 = English title with English wording in the star (Collect Them All), printed medal number.
Type 2a = Same as Type 2, but with Yellow Spanish language sticker “Puedes ganar otra figura. Pide tu tarjeta. Rasca y gana!”
Type 3 = English title with French and Dutch wording in the star (Collectionne les tous, Verzamel alle figuurtjes)
Type 4 = Spanish title with Spanish wording in the star (Collecionalos)
Type 5 = Large cardback - English & Spanish title with English, French, Dutch, Spanish in the star.
Type 6 = Large cardback - English & Spanish title. There is no star.

Series 2
Type 7 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left). Prototype - only 1 known example, variants on back photograph
Type 8 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left) Salesman samples
Type 9 = English title with English Black Star (Free Action Force Comic Inside Battle, Tiger, and Eagle During July and August). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left) (QC 1/4/1983 SAS Pilot, 7/4/1983 Z Force Radio Operator, 13/4/1983 Z Force Infantry red pockets)
Type 10 = English title with English White Star (Free Action Force Comic Inside Battle, Tiger, and Eagle During July and August). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left)
Type 11 = English title with English Black Sticker Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). (QC 7/10/1983 Space Pilot)
Type 12 = French title with French White Star (Des Histoires Fabuleuses Avec Action Force!). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). (QC 3/8/1983 Pilote SAS, Plongeur SAS, Le Baron, Le Major Noir)
Type 13 = Dutch & French title with Dutch & French White Star (Verzamel Alle Teamleden/Collectionne Toutes les Figurines). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). (QC 2/8/1983 Z Korps Radiotelegrafist, 3/8/1983 SAS Commando Commando SAS, 4/8/83 Rode Schaduw Ombre Rouge)
Type 14 = English title with English Black Stickered Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). No bubble feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 15 = English title with English Black Stickered Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). No bubble feet, Commander offer (Right). Single bubble.
Type 16 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). Single bubble.
Type 17 = Dutch & French title with Dutch & French White Star (Verzamel Alle Teamleden/Collectionne Toutes les Figurines). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). (QC 13/9/1983 Ruimteverkenop Patrouilleur de l'Espace)
Type 18 = French title with French White Star (Des Histoires Fabuleuses Avec Action Force!). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 19 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).(QC 13/9/1983 Red Shadow & perhaps the same for Space Security Trooper & Space Pilot with no dates on their QC, 4/4/1984 Z Force Captain as no tray but same date & very similar paint & yellow bubble to Type 21 with tray)
Type 20 = Italian title with Italian White Star (Colleziona Tutti I Personaggi e I Mezzi Delle Action Force!). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). (QC 6/1/1984 Squad Leader)
Type 21 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). Inner tray. (QC 3/10/1983 Z Force Radio Operator, 4/4/1984 Z Force Infantry)
Type 22 = French & Dutch title with French & Dutch Yellow Star (Collectionne Les Tous!/Verzamel Ze Alle Narl!). No Bubble Feet, Skeletron offer (Left).
Type 23 = English & Italian title with English & Italian Yellow Star (Collect Them All!/Collezionali Tutti!). No Bubble Feet, Skeletron offer (Left). (QC 21/3/1983 Space Pilot, 15/6/1983 Q Force Sea Skimmer, 14/6/1984 Minesweeper)
Type 24 = English & Spanish with English & Spanish Yellow Star (Collect Them All! / Coleccionalos Todos!). No Bubble Feet, Skeletron offer (Left).
Type 25 = Large cardback - English, French, Dutch, & German title with White Star in all 4 languages.
Type 26 = Large cardback - English & Spanish title with English & Spanish White Star.

German Palitoy
Die Terror-Bande (QC 20/2/1984 SchwarzMajor )
SATT
ATT
WATT (QC 14/2/1984 Meteor, Himmelssturmer 16/3/1984)
TSATT (QC 20/2/1984 Leguan, Phoner)


Series 3
Type 27 = English title, English & Italian boxes. Yellow sticker "New action-jointed figure". (QC 11/4/1985 Ripcord, 12/4/1985 Airborne, 3/9/1985 Storm Shadow, 3/9/1985 Snow Job, 3/9/1985 Cobra)
Type 28 = English or English & Spanish title, French & Spanish boxes. Yellow sticker "Nouveau entierement articule".(QC 29/3/1985 Gun-Ho, 8/4/1985 Breaker )

Type 29 = English or English & Finnish title, Swedish & Finish boxes. No sticker. (QC 2/8/1985 Duke & 21/10/1985 Scarlett & 23/10/1985 Torpedo)
Type 30 = English title, English & Italian boxes. Single bubble, no sticker.


Hopper's Series 2 vehicle Blueprints TimeLine L = Line 10xx -> 15xx = 1982->1985

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15182#p184218

Line 10xx 1982 Original historic Action Force - Window Boxes
AF Base (Initial picture box concept)
AF5 L1018
AF3 L1019 L1019
AF7 L1063 L1064
AF9 (carded)

Line 11xx 1983 - Window boxes with black ink blueprints
Black Major's Codebook L1182 None (carded)
Enemy - Shadowtrak L1184 None
Enemy - Laser Exterminator L1185 None
SAS - Panther L1188 (black roll bars)
Z Force - Jeep L1191 None
Z Force - Rapid Fire Motorcycle L1193 None
Z Force - Tank L1195 None (picture box concept)

Line 12xx 1983 - Window boxes with black ink blueprints
Join AF Flyer (Small) L1204 None
Z Force - Attack Cannon L1211 None
SAS - Mobile Missile System L1213 (QC 20/12/1982)

Between 1983-1984 Carded made in England
Boat Patrol, Stingray, Para Attack & Satellite Defence (no plans as couldn't fit on carded)

Line 13xx 1983-1984 - Last window boxes but with new blue ink blueprints instead of black (with all previous Lines now adopting new blue ink blueprints but still using up their old black ink ones). Also sees the introduction of new picture coded boxes made in England and France
Space Force - Cosmic Cruiser L1331 L1329 (window box & new blueprints)
SAS Panther (yellow roll bars) L1188 (window box using both black & new blueprints)
Space Force - Satellite Defence L1334 (picture box coded & new blueprints)
Q Force - Swordfish L1336 L1335 (Tank style picture box but not coded & explains why no windowed version have been found. Has new blueprints)

Line 14xx 1984- Production now ceases in France, so majority of coded picture boxes have "made in France" crossed out with blue biro. All have new blueprints
Enemy - Skeletron's sticker - L1431 hand written
Q Force - Sea Skimmer None L1433
Z Force - Dart L1434 05.1418 (Hand) England crossed out as made in France
Z Force - Lance L1435 None- England crossed out as made in France
Z Force - Shaft L1436 None- England crossed out as made in France
Enemy - Hyena L1437 None- England crossed out as made in France
SAS - Hawk L1438 05.1424 (Hand) SAS Hawk (Box Code = 171C4 16)
Space Force - Triad Fighter L1439
Enemy - Roboskull L1440 None - (Box Code = 279CA 2)
Enemy - Escape Armour L1442 05.1428
SAS - Silent Attack L1443 - (Box Code = 103C4 35)
Z Force - Whirlwind L1445 05.1421 (Hand) (Box code = 129C435)- England crossed out as made in France
SAS - Wolverine L1446
Z Force - Command Centre L1447 None (no box code & displays Panther yellow roll bar)
Q Force - Sealion L1473 L1472 (Box code = 275C4 11)
SAS - Para Attack L1483 (Box code = 87C4 30)
SAS Panther (both black & yellow roll bar versions) L1484 (Box code = 62CA 34) new assembly blueprints in blue, due to the jeep having to fit inside the new coded picture boxes. Other previous Lines came with their own reprinted blueprints in blue ink and new coded picture boxes - SAS MMS L1485, Z Force Jeep, Attack Cannon, Rapid Fire Motorcycle L1487, Enemy Laser Exterminator, Shadow Track).
Q Force - Stingray L1489
Z Force - ATC None - (Box Code = 180C4 17 place pending more box codes perhaps)
SAS Boat Patrol L1495


Line 15xx 1985 (left unsorted for now, pending more print codes)
Join AF Flyer (Large) L1500 None
AF - Flying Submarine L1516
AF - Hovercraft
AF - Sealion L1473
AF - Silent Attack L1443
AF - Skystriker
AF - Triad Fighter L1524
AF - Wolverine
Cobra - ASP
Cobra - CLAW
Cobra - Escape Armour
Cobra - FANG L1436
Cobra - Hyena L1517
Cobra - Night Attack Jeep
Cobra - Roboskull
Cobra - Swamp Skier
Cobra - Water Moccasin
ATT - Blitz Buggy L1451 Z Jeep (Hand)
ATT - Turbo
Die Terror Bande - Laser Schleuder
Die Terror Bande - Power Truck L1459
Join AF Flyer (Small) - German Language L1452 None
SATT - Nautilus
SATT - Super Gamma Jeep
TSATT - Tefengleiter
TSATT - Wellenjet
WATT - Nahkampf-Schlitten
WATT - Raumgleiter

Appears to show that L11xx & L12xx were around the same time as the Prototype backing card, at start of 1983. Until the release of the Swordfish in L13xx when the (Employee & 1st Release) backing cards start displaying it. This dates L13xx before July & August, so early 1983 due to the free comic black stickers on the figure cards. It must have been quite early 1983 as the figure cards had time to change to the white printed free comic during July August (2nd Release). L14xx 1984 is when Skeletron appears on the backing cards (6th Release), along with all the new characters being displayed.
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Re: Action Force Figure Release Dates\Catalogue Numbers

Postby LDR » 21 Mar 2019 21:50

eddietheead wrote:No because it is a Kickstarter
I dont know what that means.

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