Head: 25th Ripcord
Torso, arms: 25th Barbecue
Upper legs: Retaliation Airborne
Lower legs: Retaliation GI Joe Trooper
Helmet: 50th Eel

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.

To my knowledge, it was never available in Canada. I became aware of the line after reading references to it online a few years ago. Information and good pictures of the figures have only recently become easier to find, so I put this project on my to-do list. I'm hoping to make more characters over time.

Flame was originally in a 2-pack with Defender. He feels like a knock-off of Barbecue, who has always been a favorite of mine.

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