The classic Action Force series two advert from Autumn 1983 introduced the Red Shadows, SAS Force and Z Force to an unsuspecting world.
Including the first teams to hit the shelves, the advert hit the gogglebox at the same time the first copies of Battle Action Force were available free in toyshops. Palitoy had clearly opted for shock and awe on the marketing front.
Best viewed on ITV as the children’s programming ended and the ever dramatic trailer for the News at 545 was played, we’re still waiting for ‘more news … as it happens’.
Action Force is an extension of G.I. Joe I know very little about. It looks like they were pretty cool.