I finally got my initial shipment from the Valaverse AF Kickstarter:
2x Condor (i.e. Not-Duke)
2x Steel Brigade
3x Swarm Troopers
Urban Trooper (i.e. Not-Firefly)
Special Ops Trooper (i.e. Not-Snake-Eyes)
I have several more that I ordered via BBTS that haven't dropped yet, but I have to say, this initial batch is badass. I originally backed the KS to get fodder for Joe customs... from back in the pre-Classified days. Now that Classified is out, running strong, AND trending back toward classic ARAH aesthetics, my need to make stuff from these figures is practically gone. Yet I REALLY like them.
They are very detailed, have essentially the same articulation as Classified, most come with extra heads/helmets, all come with extra hands and lots of accessories, and a stand & filecard. The Swarm troops that I just ordered on a lark, thinking I'd repaint them into Coil Troopers or something, are some of the neatest figures I've held in a while. I'll try to take some pics this weekend.
Overall, I didn't start out to collect this line outright. The fiction around it is a bit cliche'd and superficial (new civil war splits US, bad groups popped up, elite team of international troops has to protect innocents from evil groups -- meh). But the figures are pretty great. I imagine they will appeal even more to those of you who are more into modern realistic/near-future military and not bothered by the lack-o-nostalgia.
In the last week they opened POs for the second wave, including a sweet BBTS exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure that's black w/ hints of neon green and a heavy arms Swarm trooper, and they previewed the third wave which is all female (Lady-Jaye-ish heroic female, Zarana-ish evil female, female Steel Brigade, and some others (presumably a female generic blue trooper to use with that "other" franchise).
So far, the new Action Force has definitely exceeded my expectations.