Head, torso, upper arms: 30th Spirit
Lower arms: 25th Flint
Hands: RoC Pit Commando
Legs: RoC Duke

''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.

"Behind the lines infiltration specialist, enemies in awe of his incredible strength!''
Ramrod was one of the original 8 American Defense figures. Numbered AD-5, he was the bare-chested Rambo type. Ramrod seems to have had several variants back in the day. Some had all green pants, others had camouflage, and others had green pants with painted light green thigh pads. I decided to go with the camouflage pattern as it made the figure more interesting in my opinion.

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