''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 Zooks by bucky
Dusty 30th with Tripwire helmet
Dusty 30th Torso, arms and Lower legs
Pit Trooper Thighs
***FLASHBACK to 2017*** American Defense Fake Out by Hypno Hustler
American Defense Bush Fighter by Oreobuilder
Bush Fighter was one of the original 8 American Defense figures. Numbered AD-7, he was the jungle soldier, American Defense’s version of Recondo. The original figure had rippled thigh pads (like many other American Defense figures). I dropped this detail on my custom since they were covered up by camouflage paint.
Head: Retaliation Kwinn
Hat: PoC Recondo
Torso: 25th Shipwreck
Legs: 50th Lady Jaye
Upper arms: RoC Monkey Wrench
Lower arms: 25th Flint
Hands: Star Wars
Harness: PoC Duke
American Defense TACAL by Oreobuilder
All: True Heroes Wave Runner Jet Ski