Action Force 6″ Figure Line By Former Hasbro Toy Designer Bobby Vala

Action Force 6″ Figure Line By Former Hasbro Toy Designer Bobby Vala


Bobby Vala is known for his work on Marvel Legends and G.I. Joe at Hasbro in recent years, and is now launching his new Action Force 6″ line of military action figures. The name Action Force should be familiar to G.I. Joe fans, as that name was used in the 1980’s in Europe that was based on the Action Man toyline. It was also used to introduce G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toys to European markets.

Bobby Vala has named his toy company ValaVerse, and just launched the website with some new key details on his action figure line. The Action Force 6″ line will be highly detailed action figures just as you see with Marvel Legends, and what you would have likely seen in a 6″ G.I. Joe line if Bobby had worked on that while at Hasbro. Just the other night, he was on Just Another G I Joe Show Ep.50 Podcast where he talks about his upcoming Kickstarter and his plans for this line.

The United States are no more. Following the dissolution of the Federal Government, all 50 states declared independence and began to govern and defend themselves as individual republics. All branches of the armed forces spread their allegiance to these new republics which left many states inadequately defended. The second American Revolution was a confusing but surprisingly peaceful time as the state republics learned to trade and interact with one another. The coexistance did not last as the greed of men could not be contained.

The super power formerly known as The Republic of Texas declared themselves an empire now known as New Colonia. Using their powerful military, The Garrison, to pour over their borders and invade neighboring republics, New Colonia’s goal was to secure as much land as possible to mine Casteladium, the newly discovered mineral for sustainable energy. Republics were given the option to join or be invaded.

Other states were stunned by this interstate violence and barely had time to consider their options. Within two years, the New Colonia empire had conquered seven states and started to make its way into Mexico. Each state built up their own defenses, both against the growing southern threat but also each other. Some states banded together and formed the super republic, We the People, while smaller states relied on militia and mercenary groups like, The SWARM, to defend their borders. It was not only New Colonia that threatened the peace. Terrorism from around the world spread to take advantage of this new revolution.

Republics not tied to any alliance felt a counter offensive must be launched to defend from the growing threats. Each republic chose their top military individuals to form a peace keeping force … an Action Force! Elite men and women from all over the country joined together to thwart terrorism and push back the New Colonia forces and restore peace to individual republics.

When the threat of New Colonia and outside terrorism spread through the Republics it forced their leaders to take action. A protective force was needed to counteract these expanding threats. Each Republic chose their top military specialists to come together as one unit, an Action Force. These elite men and women immediately lead successful missions against Kerak and his Garrison. With each mission, the members of Action Force rose through the winged tiers. New members of Action Force are given the rank of Single Wing. More experienced troops are Double Wings and the more elite of the group are Tri Wings. The soldiers of Action Force have sworn to protect the citizens and bring peace to the new Republics.

As New Colonia swallowed up Republics it gained each military force bringing them together as one massive unit, The Garrison. Lead by Kerak, The Garrison carries out their orders brining death and destruction to those Republics willing to stand up against New Colonia. Kerak rages into war leading his soldiers as a cavalry of medieval knights.

Even invading forces need a group to handle the messy jobs. The Brothers of Bones are all ex military soldiers who follow no rules. Their leader, the Bone Collector is even more ruthless than the rest of his unit. Kerak gained a loose alliance with the Brothers of Bones using them as an infiltration unit, breaking down a Republic’s moral, making it easy for The Garrison to gain control.

The second American Revolution allowed each state to become their own individual Republic. Population and infrastructure decided the size of each Republic’s military. This left some Republics with a weakened military force. The SWARM is a group of elite military mercenaries run by powerful corporations. When smaller Republics are threatened with invasion, The SWARM can be called to protect their borders. Using The SWARM for protection also comes with a price. The corporations employing The SWARM gain a controlling percentage in the Republics infrastructure.

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