Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

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Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Hopper » 24 Apr 2015 16:29

In the run up to Battle Action Force being introduced, and Action force as a toyline, a number of comics, including Battle itself, gave away free figures.

Does anyone know the date of the comic, and can anyone confirm what figures they had?
I know I had an SAS Squad Leader and the SAS Frogman.
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They did it again in 1984 (issues of Eagle, BAF, and Tiger all dated July 14th - see here http://starlogged.blogspot.co.uk/2013/0 ... t-ipc.html).

But I want to know the date of the original giveaway. Anyone, any information?
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby buddusky » 24 Apr 2015 16:55

I've got an Eagle MISB with Black Major and a BAF MISB with Z-Force Radio Operator. I'll check the issues for you.
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Jonesy » 24 Apr 2015 20:18

The free figure issues of BAF and Eagle occurred on the 14th of July 1984.

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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Hopper » 24 Apr 2015 22:27

Excellent stuff, chaps!
So we have at least four figures for the 1984 free figures.

But what about the 1983 version?
Was there a 1983 giveaway? Or am I completely mis-remembering, confusing it with the 1984? I'm sure there was...
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Chopper » 24 Apr 2015 23:06

In 84 I got Eagle, Breaker, Skip and Tracker. Near every free giveaway never happened in New Zealand, but for some reason this one did and it siphoned all my pocket money.
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby SteveD » 25 Apr 2015 09:21

Lovely pics Jonesy! An issue or two of BAF or eagle with the free figure remain one of the few items I've not got yet that I want! :-(
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Jonesy » 25 Apr 2015 13:54

£30 plus postage and they're yours Steve.
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Hopper » 25 Apr 2015 14:07

Jonesy wrote:£30 plus postage and they're yours Steve.



Bargain!
If he doesn't bite, I might buy one from you...
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Chopper » 25 Apr 2015 14:08

I'd offer up my left nut for one.
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Re: Battle Comic Action Force Figure Giveaway

Postby Hopper » 25 Apr 2015 14:24

Chopper wrote:I'd offer up my left nut for one.


Don't say that... apparently Jonesy has quite a testicular collection going and he may well take you up on the offer!

Still trying to track down the seemingly imaginary 1983 giveaway, and oddly enough, I have just read a blog post from a Kiwi talking about the 1984 giveaway and how cool it was. Here, have a read
http://tearoomofdespair.blogspot.co.uk/ ... gures.html
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