Saturday, 24 November 2007

What s this all about then?


Back when I was growing up my favorite toys were my action force figures, yeah I had Star Wars figures, Transformers, Lego and the ever popular Action Man to keep me entertained but Action Force was my main interest. Along with the toys there was Battle Action Force a comic following the adventures of Z Force, SAS, Q Force and Space Force as they battled Baron Ironblood and his Red Shadows. For more information on the toys and a massive collection of the comics go here.

Anyway, as an homage to my favorite childhood toy range in it's 25th anniversary year I will be assembling, modifying, sculpting and painting a collection of wargames miniatures to represent the troops of Action Force and the Red Shadows. This will be a year long project of nothing but self indulgence and I make absolutely no bones about that!

So, sit back and enjoy 2008 as the Baron and his evil minions try to take over the world opposed, as ever, by Action Force.

Stay lucky,


richard said...

Excellent! my favorite figure was the guys who were part of the undersea force
was it called..............

Brom said...

I'm in total awe of these figures...I have all the Action force comics from back in the 80's and I am still an avid fan?!! Are these figures available to purchase...and if not...any plans to produce them for resale??

Soapy said...

If only I could!

Due to the licensing problems involved these troops will never be available to buy. Luckily they are mostly pretty quick conversions or paint jobs on existing figures so with some careful shopping you should be able to produce something similar!

Stay lucky,

Pontiff O'hm Aracha said...

The sea force was called Q-Force

Amazing work!

Anonymous said...

Loving these.. Brought back so many memories!

Anonymous said...

if the company that made them palitoy no longer excists why would there be licensing problems?

Soapy said...

Producing most of the range would probably be no problem but most of the vehicles were owned by Hasbro as part of the GI Joe line. Infantry models may, one day see a release.