View Full Version : Action fleet substitues?
07-29-2003, 04:54 PM
Has anyone ever seen these: http://www.diecasthobbies.com/108/cat108.htm?96
they're in 1:72 scale, that's the same scale as the the star was and battle squads action fleets, right? I know they're not star wars, but I thought some of you might be interested in some stuff like this. I collect all kinds of things that are in scale with action fleet, so if anyone else knows of any other lines that are in scale with AF, post it for me! :crazed:
good shot jansen
07-29-2003, 05:33 PM
that's a cool line! thanx for posting the link
i know that the swafster once collected the gallob battle squads which were in the same scale as the action fleet. so i'm sure he'll be mighty interested in these! :)
07-30-2003, 12:33 AM
I really enjoyed the battle squads line. Although I really wish that they produced more modern ships.
08-01-2003, 09:03 PM
Great looking die-casts matthewilw. They'd make a gorgeous display set.
As GSJ noted, I do have a collection of Battle Squads with some similar aircraft, but these appear to have far better detail & accuracy than the Galoob product. Have you purchased any of them?
As far as other lines that are approximately AF scale, Bandai's Final Fantasy Copperhead is spot-on scale-wise to the AF line. Non-Sci-Fi-wise, I can't think of any others right now, but if I do, I'll post here.
Hey.... BANDAI !!!! You've proven you can make a great AF-type product. Howzabout coming across with the promised/cancelled Black Boa and some other Sci-Fi ships, since Hoover (er,... Hasbro) is taking a giant dump on the genre. Certainly, there must be affordable licenses to SOME cool space movies / TV shows!?!?!?!
Fellow foruMMers, throw me freakin' bone here. What are some suggestions for licenses Bandai could go for to produce a line of fun AF-like vehicles?
08-01-2003, 11:54 PM
Battle squads was a nice line, but it would have been much better if they had produced ships like the f-22 or f-117. Although, I never did get an A-10. :frus: But to answer your question. No, I've yet to purchase any of them but I'm thinking about getting one of the F-16 pieces. There is also another line of military die casts which I believe is in the 1:72 scale. They have AF scale tanks and humvees from WWII and the gulf war. I believe the name of the line is called Forces of Valor. They also have a UH-60 blackhawk, but it's in a slightly larger 1:48 scale. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000096R0I/qid=1059798830/sr=1-9/ref=sr_1_9/002-4337289-3651212?v=glance&s=toys
And as for the copperhead. I never saw it here in the states. But I managed to pick one up while in Paris a few years back. It's a very nice ship. I often see them on ebay for around $15. I believe there was another line of AF scale ships from a cartoon called Cyber 9(although I think it was spelled differently). I'm not a big fan of star trek, but I wish they would make some more of those AF scale ships. I would really love a little AF Defiant!
Although I'm always wishing for some new AF products, I think that maybe I should start looking for the older ones that I missed(and I missed some pretty easy ones! i.e. naboo fighter,republic cruiser, ect.)
08-02-2003, 04:07 PM
Anyone see those Gamepro toys made by Joyride Studios? They're based on video games.
There are several AF-scaled. Head over to their site http://www.joyridestudios.com/joyride_eagames.html and click on the vehicle sets under Command & Conquer and Medal of Honor.
Too bad they don't have opening cockpits and features. Some look nice, though. A few packs come with generic non-articulated figures about the same size as AF mini-figs.
I saw these particular ones only at a semi-local toy store. K-mart only carried the other variety. I noticed KB started to carry the other sets too. Maybe they'll eventually get the war sets.
08-15-2003, 04:03 PM
There's so many great toys out now, it's hard not to expand one's collection into a new area.
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