Q-Force Stingray and Shark
The packaging differences between 80s GI Joe and his overseas cousin, Action Man (or Action force) are striking. Ever since I first discovered the series in the pages of Tomart’s Actvion Figure Digest way back when, I’ve been fascinated with it. Thanks to the incredible work of the Blood for the Baron site, we’ve all the information we can handle for these toys and their ancillary product. I’ve talked it up before, but I can’t say it enough. Check it out–you’ll be there for hours. If you’ve seen all of the 80s GI Joe you need, dig deeper into the UK stuff.
The Q-Force Stingray and Shark feature imaginative designs that are fanciful without being too out-there. For me, I get a Star Wars mini-rig vibe, along with a bit of Adventure People. The water based Q-Force offerings bring to mind the Adventure Team era of fun and funky accessories.