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Action Force: The Battle Years

A project in Dublin, Ireland by Brian Hickey

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'Action Force: The Battle Years' is an in depth look at Action Force - the toys, the stories and the creators of both.
Backers: 242
Average Pledge Per Backer: €131

Funded: €31,671 of €27,000
Dates: Apr 30th -> Jun 4th (36 days)
Project By: Brian Hickey
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Latest News

14 hours to go! €504 to fund.

June 3rd - via:
One last SWF update for you.  Bombardier First up, Bombardier, a planned repaint of the GI Joe 'Flash' figure leading the charge.  Lightning tests out the prototype attack cannon The GI Joe Flak was repainted as the Attack Cannon for Z Force, but... (Read More)

Special Weapons Force Stretch Goal Slashed

June 3rd - via:
Hello! Brian has had a heart to heart with our printer and asked for a quote to include  *some* amount of Special Weapons Force content in the book. For €30k, we can afford to add 16 pages of SWF content to showcase at least some of what we'd... (Read More)

Less than €2,000 required and a new reveal.

June 3rd - via:
Into the last 24 hours of the campaign and we've less than €2,000 required to fund and make this book a reality.  Here's today's reveal! Special Weapons Force.  As you're aware, this mythical fifth Action Force team was ready to go, with photos... (Read More)

48 hours to go! 80% funded.

June 2nd - via:
Good afternoon all.  We passed 80% funded earlier today with two days left in the campaign.  Today's reveal is a dio shot featuring the Roboskull, the holy grail of many collectors.  Roboskull Dogfight Like 99% of all Brian's photos for the book,... (Read More)

Bludd (and a Viper) for the Baron!

June 1st - via:
Exciting news! We've secured some much sought after GI Joe Classified figures and are going to hold a draw for our backers at the SAS Squad Leader and Hot Jets levels to win *drumroll*  A set of Classified Cobra Island Major Bludd and Classified... (Read More)

Red Shadows week continues with a huge reveal!

June 1st - via:
Here's an exciting announcement as we enter the final days of the campaign.  Thanks to font of Action Force knowledge Dave Tree,  a selection of never before seen concept images for the toyline will be included in Total Action Force! Sourced from... (Read More)

Red Shadows week continues!

May 31st - via:
For our second look at some Enemy content, here's a new dio shot of the Shadowtrak vehicle.  This is a favourite amongst the collecting community and it is easy to see why.  The series one Multi Mission Vehicle takes on a new lease of life in the... (Read More)

Red Shadows week kicks off

May 30th - via:
Time to drop the reveals you've all been waiting for!  THE ENEMY!!!  Yes, it's time to start revealing some of the books' content featuring the nefarious Baron Ironblood and his followers. Our first reveals is an additional print for the SAS Squad... (Read More)

SAS print reveal.

May 29th - via:
For the SAS Squad Leader level, here's the fourth print reveal featuring the SAS team.  SAS On Maneuvers That's all the reveals for SAS week, tomorrow we kick off Red Shadows week.  Brian and Paddy   (Read More)

One week to go!

May 28th - via:
Morning all!  We've got one more week left in the campaign and we'll have new content to show off everyday between now and the end.  Today we have another SAS dio shot for you using the SAS Squad Leader figure and some more modern GI joe product.... (Read More)

65% funded and MMS diorama

May 27th - via:
Hi all,  Thanks to your contributions to the campaign, we passed 65% funded a few minutes ago.  Today's reveal is another SAS dio shot, this time featuring the Mobile Missile System (MMS), a repaint of the 1982 Hasbro GI Joe toy. I (Paddy) think... (Read More)

SAS week begins!

May 26th - via:
We have loads of SAS content for you this week, with dio shots and page reveals. Let's start with one of each, shall we?  Eagle bio page The mission begins Thanks for the support to date and look forward to more reveals tomorrow!  Brian and Paddy ... (Read More)

Analog Toys Livestream

May 24th - via:
Morning all We sat down with Tony from Analog Toys last night to talk Action Force and gave a sneaky reveal of some of the Special Weapons Force content that we'll include in the book if we hit that stretch goal.  Check it out here:... (Read More)

Z Force week concludes!

May 23rd - via:
Hi all,  Our last reveal for this week is the Z Force Print for the SAS Squad Leader level.  Z Force on the march Next week is SAS week and we'll be sharing tons of content for Action Force's stealth and infiltration team throughout the next seven... (Read More)

More Z Force Dios and a live stream

May 20th - via:
Z Force under fire Evening all Here's a new Z force diorama shot for your viewing pleasure.  Speaking of viewing pleasure, we'll be joining the What's on joe mind podcast team for a live stream at 3pm EST (8pm here in Europe) Friday the 21st. Find... (Read More)

Roboskull strikes!

May 18th - via:
We promised a cool dio shot earlier  today, and Brian, as always, delivered. More to come  Brian and Paddy  The Roboskull strikes!  (Read More)

Z Force week kicks off!

May 18th - via:
Hi all,  This week it's Z Force week wherein we'll show you some book content featuring Action Force's infantry, artillery and transport specialists.  First up: the bio page for the infantryman.  Check in throughout the week for some dio shots,... (Read More)

Space Force Week Concludes

May 15th - via:
Here's a reveal of the Space Force print that will be included with the SAS Squad Leader level.  Space Force Assemble! Check back next week for more reveals.  Brian and Paddy   (Read More)

50% funded!

May 13th - via:
Hello all,  Thanks to your support we passed the 50% funded threshold today.  In celebration and continuing our Space Force week theme, here's a preview of the Moondancer page.  Moondancer, pilot of the Triad Fighter Thanks for your continued... (Read More)

Help us reach 14K by this Friday

May 12th - via:
Help us get to our Friday goal of €14k! Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the campaign and gotten us to almost 50% of our funding goal. We still have a ways to go, but we are well on our way, with just over 3 weeks left to get the book... (Read More)

100 backers and a Bleeding Cool article

May 9th - via:
Just a brief update to say that we achieved 100 backers today and comics website Bleeding Cool published an article earlier written by Paddy about the campaign.  Included in the article were a handful of new images for the book, some of which are... (Read More)

First 7 Days!

May 7th - via:
After the first week of our campaign we are 44% funded! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has pledged so far. The campaign runs until June 4th and with your support we can reach our goal and some stretch goals too. Visit our campaign page and pledge... (Read More)

Revealed - First of the SAS Squad Leader reward level glossy prints

May 6th - via:
Revealed! First of the 8 x 10 glossy prints that come with the Squad Leader reward level. As revealed on the Full Force Facebook page last night - Q Force assemble for this action packed photo that will be available as part of a suite of four glossy,... (Read More)


May 3rd - via:
Evening everyone.  Good news today in that we crossed the 33.33(recurring) percent funded level after only three days since launch! The first three and final two days of any campaign are hugely important in making sure a project gets funded and... (Read More)

First 24 hours!

May 1st - via:
Hello everyone,  We're just shy of 24 hours into the campaign and we're close to €7,000 pledged. That's a great start and hopefully we can keep that momentum up and get this project funded.  Thank you for your support, it means a lot to us to get... (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign is now Live!

April 30th - via:
We are now live!!!  Thanks to everyone who has been following our project so far. We're looking forward to making this project happen.  (Read More)

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