Star Wars Action Fleet Toy Archives
With the success of the Micro Machines, Galoob decided to release a new line of Star Wars toys called Action Fleet. These sets featured a vehicle with action features and two poseable figures, which fit into the cockpits.
Ironically, the first Action Fleet set released was the Droids pack in ‘95, which featured 16 droids in a size slightly larger than what would become standard for Action Fleet. While not sporting the Action Fleet logo, these did feature moveable appendages, as well as an attention to detail that the AF line became known for.
After the first waves of ships, Galoob started releasing Battle Packs (featuring smaller ships and multiple figures), as well as large transforming playsets. Galoob would eventually expand the Action Fleet line to other toy series including Aliens/Predator, Military, and Starship Troopers.
In 1998, Hasbro bought out Galoob, but continued the Star Wars Action Fleet line into late ‘99, eliminating one figure and focusing solely on Episode I. Due to the demand from fans, Hasbro in 2002, repackaged the line by re-
Is there a way for me to show you a figure via online because I have no idea who it is
You are welcome to email me the photo. See my contact mepage.
Where can I find all the awesome action fleet customs that starwarsxwing posted on his Instagram of yours
Most of those should be on the Star Wars Models page. Thanks!
A number of models have “playset attachment hole”, what was this used for? Eg the TIE Bomber “Playset attachment hole (atop warhead hull)”
Those were used by the playsets that had little refueling stations. The Death Star in particular had a little hose thing that would attach to that hole.
I have the entire collection for sale… all mint and inky ever been on display. The collection is complete and includes all variants. I am asking $5,000 (U.S.) plus any shipping. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for photos.
Many thanks, Dara
I had the whole original galoob action fleet set all the vehicles and battle packs at 1998-99. Fast forward to 2006 my mother cleaned out my room when I went to boot camp and gave them all away to some poor kid. My heart sank 🙁 and stil never recovered
Oh man. I would have been devastated. I hope she at least donated them.
Any idea what the action fleet points on the UPC codes were for? I saved mine but never figured out what they were for
That’s a good question. I remember those points now that you mention it. Galoob probably had some mail in you could enter.
Just scored a boxed tie defender on amazon for $80, pretty sure the seller had no idea what it was….
Dude, that’s a nice score.
I have quite a few of these. All still in original packaging and great condition. If anybody is interested in purchasing them I am happy to email pictures etc. I am in the south of the UK. Email is email@example.com