Action Force 6" Military Figures By Bobby Vala

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  1. Capirus

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    Well it went up sometime between 6 am and 9 am PST, lol. Only regular Eclipse is left at the time of posting.

    Neat.
     
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    It’s a cool way to do business for sure.
     
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    Who really cares or want used AF figures, just buy the toys new.
     
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    More people would be interested at $24.99 than the regular price
     
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    Especially when some of the figures that were being offered are like $70 - $80 now.
     
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    Vala is doing another super secret, limited stock sale on Memorial Day where it’s “sometime before 12 pm Eastern,” if anyone wants to refresh his site for hours.
     
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    Meh.
     
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    Soooo, wave five is being shown off, pre-order starts tomorrow, will be live for a month or so.

    In Stock & Pre-Order Items – Valaverse

    Honestly, I couldn't be more underwhelmed. This wave seems to have slightly different proportions to previous waves, and they look weird to me. No doubt, the changes are probably to make them look better wearing the bulky vests and such, but without them, they resemble Power of the Force proportions with glaring toybiz shoulder globes. I'm not sure what was wrong with the previous shoulder joints (never had an issue personally), but these figures just look strange.

    I don't care about the AF fiction, so these new characters are a zeroburger. Atlas looks like the Joecon Dreadnok recruits... Billy Bob, Joe Bob, Cletus, etc. and his arms look like they were designed by fisher-price. And three of the four new AF guys have ugly-ass goatees. WTF. Did the original designer/sculptor behind the scenes leave? These figs are just terrible.

    I used to be able to look at an AF figure and see where all of the parts might be useful in customs and such, but now I just see figures that look like the Army Alphas kickstarter that stole everyone's money. No new swarm troopers, no interesting villains (just a BAT wannabe). I suppose I might order a couple of the India weapon packs, as they still have the most economical guns at this scale by far. But overall I'm bummed that this wave appears to be a huge dud.
     
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    Is it just me or does the praetorean look more like Channing Tatum in the accelerator suit in ROC?
     
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    George Patton says "hi".

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    As does Wild Bill, the curiously cowboy-themed pilot of Mego's "Eagle Force" military-fantasy toyline, who debuted a whole year before Hasbro had even put out the "Original 13," let alone the Dragonfly...

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    As for Hannibal Smith, who does Siege look more like? This guy?

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    Or this one?

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    I don't think a an antagonist "with class" really fits the post-USA, "warring states" scenario of Action Force.

    Isn't that a little simplistic? We're all adults here, do we really need a singular and central "Dark Lord on his Dark Throne" to make the (necessarily messy and chaotic) post-USA setting work in our minds?

    *raises hand*

    I think it could very well have fractured already, if a roll of the dice here or there had turned out differently, but I guess time is on my side in that regard...

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    I dunno, I'm personally pretty excited to see how these figures look in-hand. Atlas is actually the one I'm most looking forward, but even Senshi, whom I initially felt looked kind of dumb, is more appealing than I thought that he'd be. I'm also pleased to see that the Action Force characters seem to be taking a step away from the more sci-fi body armours from the first few waves in favour of more "real world" options (with the obvious exception of Senshi, of course).
     
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