Head: 50th Storm Shadow
Torso, upper arms: RoC Snake Eyes
Legs: RoC Cobra Commander
Feet: 25th Storm Shadow
Lower arms: 25th Flint
Hands: retaliation Storm Shadow
Belt: PoC Snake Eyes with 25th Storm Shadow added bits

''American Defense... the very name strikes terror into the hearts of the enemies of freedom! American Defense... the elite secret troop of specialized fighters in Defense of Freedom! American Defense... headed by the Super Eight Attack Squad... America's best Defense!'' - Taken from back of 1986 packaging.

American Defense was a line of 3 3/4'' military toys sold exclusively at Kmart in the eighties. The line started with Galoob's A-Team molds and Remco grew it from there. It was later produced by different companies and ended up in dollar stores and discount outlets. Similar to GI Joe, it included a wide variety of colorful characters. However, without a cartoon, comic or any marketing to back it up, the line rode GI Joe's coattails for a while and then disappeared.

"Silent weapons & night combat expert trained in stealth by a Ninja master''
Black Belt was one of the original 8 American Defense figures. Numbered AD-4, he was one of two martial arts experts on the team (Karate King was the other). When I started putting this custom together, I was surprised at how well this figure could be updated with existing parts. The Renegades Storm Shadow head is an almost perfect match for the original figure's hooded look and the rest of the parts fell in place almost immediately after that.

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