''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 ¾’’ 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.
American Defense Captain Impermeable by bucky
One of my last minute additions to the project, Captain Impermeable (what a name) came about only because I stumbled upon the headgear in a fodder box. I looked at it for a bit, and realized it would make a great update. a couple coats of spraypaint later, and the Captain was born.
TRU military line helmet
American Defense Captain Combat by Hypno Hustler
Head, Torso: Marvel Universe Drax
Upper Arms: 25th Nemesis Enforcer
Lower Arms: Marvel Universe X-Force Wolverine
Legs: RoC Snake-Eyes
American Defense Frogman by Oreobuilder
Head: 50th Dusty
Torso, arms, legs: 25th Wetsuit
Mask, backpack, fins: 25th Torpedo