In the early 1980s, the European toy company Palitoy released a line of 3 3/4" military toys called Action Force. While most of the line was entirely original and similar to Kenner's Star Wars toys in articulation, many early G.I.Joe figures and vehicles were recolored, renamed, and incorporated into the Action Force line. Action Force toys were sold in most parts of Western Europe - including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, West Germany, Italy, and Greece.
Pictured above is the Laser Exterminator. It's a repaint of the American Heavy Artillery Laser (HAL). The Action Force version is in red and black - as opposed to the drab green American version. The set included the exclusive figure Red Laser.
Boxed image courtesy of: [email protected]
Loose image from the collection of: Bob Hines
Additional image from the collection of: Anonymous