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by Monkfish
17 Dec 2012 01:05
Forum: Action Force - 30th Anniversary
Topic: BFTB Exclusive - Bob Brechin Q&A Results
Replies: 46
Views: 39222

Re: BFTB Exclusive - Bob Brechin Q&A Results

What a read! Thank you Bob & Jim, incredibly comprehensive.
by Monkfish
07 Nov 2012 02:24
Forum: Action Force - 30th Anniversary
Topic: Some of my customs on display
Replies: 39
Views: 28318

Re: Some of my customs on display

That is really well done, the set up around the stretcher is superb.
by Monkfish
26 Oct 2012 23:53
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Swordfish question
Replies: 11
Views: 4052

Re: Swordfish question

Which begs the question: why did they never storm a beach with it in BAF?

A swordfish piling into some dunes, crew picking off shads left, right and centre - that would have made great front cover art.
by Monkfish
23 May 2010 15:51
Forum: GI Joe
Topic: Canadian super hero?
Replies: 12
Views: 7653

Re: Canadian super hero?

Wayne Gretzky (hero) and Ben Johnson (villain)?

No, no idea either. There's Captain Canada but he is definitely tongue-in-cheek, made up by the nutcase who runs the local tv station.
by Monkfish
22 May 2010 04:48
Forum: GI Joe
Topic: Simple things please simple minds ...
Replies: 12
Views: 6413

Re: Simple things please simple minds ...

Meertoh, yep, most of my neighbours sound more Irish than Canadian. The local store owner visited Co. Kerry and insists that people would not believe he wasn't from Ireland. The odd thing is that, although more people here have origins in England than Ireland, plus the strong colonial link until '49...
by Monkfish
22 May 2010 01:49
Forum: GI Joe
Topic: Simple things please simple minds ...
Replies: 12
Views: 6413

Re: Simple things please simple minds ...

Snowtorch? I don't get it ;-) "Is Bum not a US/Canuck word? Surely not? I find Fanny pack very amusing too." Well on the mainland it pretty much always means tramp, but the proper meaning of bum is known here on Craggy Island, which sometimes seems to drift further east into the Atlantic than the ma...
by Monkfish
22 May 2010 00:55
Forum: GI Joe
Topic: Simple things please simple minds ...
Replies: 12
Views: 6413

Re: Simple things please simple minds ...

I was going through the yojoe archive recently looking for custom fodder and laughed at Skidmark - never realised it got renamed - if it were me I'd have let that one slip under the radar. Sticking with lost in translation there's a popular clothing company over here called "Bum Equipment", the word...
by Monkfish
12 May 2010 00:05
Forum: GI Joe
Topic: Best Joe Vehicles of the 1980's
Replies: 23
Views: 9954

Re: Best Joe Vehicles of the 1980's

For playability I'd have the Dragonfly and Vamp somewhere in the list, but that's a damned good set in there already.
by Monkfish
04 May 2010 14:46
Forum: Action Force [Hasbro]
Topic: Have Hasbro lost the rights to the name 'Action Force'
Replies: 13
Views: 8137

Re: Have Hasbro lost the rights to the name 'Action Force'

They might have lost or never had the rights in some areas. Kids tv here has an "Action Force" segment on Sunday mornings involving loads of superheroes.
by Monkfish
04 May 2010 03:02
Forum: Battle
Topic: The Best of Land Battle pre-order on Amazon
Replies: 21
Views: 17011

Re: The Best of Land Battle pre-order on Amazon

I'm going to start on Best of Battle sometime this year, it was a toss-up to begin with that or Charley's War and I went for the latter. Just got the first one last week, utterly compelling. Can't believe I was my lad's age when I first read it - the ramifications of a lot of events in that and othe...