The Estrela toy company of Brazil was one of the first international companies to obtain the G.I.Joe molds and use them to create their own figures. The line of figures was titled Comandos em Ação and the logo looked suspiciously like the old G.I.Joe Adventure Team logos from the 1970s.
Estrela Toys first released versions of straight-arm G.I.Joe figures in 1984. The plastic used by Estrela was comparable to the high quality of the domestic action figures. Many of these figures had "Estrela" imprinted on their backs. They later stopped this practice and the figures kept the "Hasbro" stamp on them.
Estrela did very well and exported their G.I.Joe figures to other parts of South America, including Argentina. When they exported their items to Spanish speaking parts of South America, a G.I.Joe sticker was applied over the Comandos em Ação.
By the late 1980s, they even used their production facilities to create figures for release in the United States - including the mail-in version of Heavy Metal (also known as Rampage).
Comandos em Ação translates into Commandos in Action. The phrase em Ação (in Action) should not be confused with de Aço (of Iron).
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2 different series were published in Portuguese: 11 issues in 1987, 10 issues in 1993 each with a different publisher.
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