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by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 20:54
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks
Replies: 16
Views: 11310

Phase 2B

• Phase 2B (October 1983 – but in reality probably a bit earlier) Description : This sees the launch of Q Force and Space Force. Many of these figures in this Phase are both T1 and T2 – in actual fact one or other of them may well be Phase 2C, but it is difficult to subdivide them without more knowl...
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 20:50
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks
Replies: 16
Views: 11310

Phase 2A

• Phase 2A (April 1983) Description : The start of the new all new Action Force, with the launch of the first three groups: The Enemy, SAS and Z Force. Q Force and Space Force were launched later, in Phase 2B.This staggered release is clearly shown by the medal numbers on the card backs that group P...
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 20:48
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks
Replies: 16
Views: 11310

Phase 1B/2A Interface

• Phase 1B/2A Interface (Late 1982 - Early 1983) Description : Not a clear Phase as such, but a period of research and development. Whilst Series 1 was being pushed, its success meant that plans were made for a larger, more bold, toy line – Action Force. The number of Series 2 test shots, moulds, an...
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 20:43
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks
Replies: 16
Views: 11310

Phase 1B

• Phase 1B (October 1982) Description : Increased interest leads to simplifications/changes in the moulds. There is decreased attention to detail (decals, etc.), and changes in moulding due to their now being 2 (or more) moulds making them. This results in the Type 2 variants in several of the origi...
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 20:40
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks
Replies: 16
Views: 11310

Phase 1A

• Phase 1A (Early Summer 1982) Description : The first 13 AF figures (9 only oncardbacks) are based on the Action Man originals, each copying all details of the originals including helmet decals and paint highlights. That this first 13 are a homogenous group is shown by the medal numbers on the back...
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 20:38
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks
Replies: 16
Views: 11310

Phasing and Timeline of figures and cardbacks

Hi all This is the Phasing of Palitoy releases and cardbacks I have been slaving over for a year or more. This should reveal the history of Palitoy's releases, and explain some of the variants. Also, where the cardback descriptions says Phase 1b, 2a, 2b, etc. This is what it is referring to. Where i...
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 18:00
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Complete List of Known Cardbacks (Now with Photographs!) - UPDATED WITH SERIES 3
Replies: 59
Views: 53021

Re: Complete List of Known Cardbacks (Now with Photographs!)

Logic in packaging? And Palitoy?

Maureen and Betty in their fag break seem to have been the driving force behind Palitoy's decisions!

But seriously, you are probably right... we just need proof!
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 00:10
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: Complete List of Known Cardbacks (Now with Photographs!) - UPDATED WITH SERIES 3
Replies: 59
Views: 53021

Re: Complete List of Known Cardbacks (Now with Photographs!)

Thanks Mr Orc.
And thanks for your help in this!

Oh, and email is on it's way (give me 30 mins for a glass of wine!)
by Hopper
20 Dec 2016 00:07
Forum: Action Force [Palitoy]
Topic: SAS Frogman question
Replies: 15
Views: 18450

Re: SAS Frogman question

Nice!

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