Friday, August 13, 2010

1982 Gabriel Legend of the Lone Ranger Catalog

legend of the lone ranger catalog
The big budget film "Legend of the Lone Ranger" saw a triumphant return to the license by toy company Gabriel (who had made some pretty epic Long Ranger toys in the 1970s). While the movie was a big disappointment, Gabriel once again brought their "A Game" and made some kicking toys and action figures for the 3 3/4" set. Lone Ranger toys) picked up the license to the Filmation Zorro television series and worked their usual magic with a series of awesome 3 3/4" action figures.
legend of the lone ranger catalog
legend of the lone ranger catalog
In addition to having the catalog, we've got some promotional material for the Western Town Playset offer that Gabriel was doing in 1982, it's neat-o!
legend of the lone ranger catalog
Click here to visit the 1982 Gabriel Legend of the Lone Ranger Catalog

And if you're still in a "Kemosabe" kind of mood, do check out our gallery devoted to the 1970s Lone Ranger Toy Line and these other western wonders:





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6 comments:

Alphacentaurian said...

I had a lot of these toys as a kid. Great memories of these, as the horses were well sculpted, and the wagon came with a plethoria of accessories!
Too bad the movie bombed. The studios had shot themselves in the foot, however, as they allegedly prevented long-time Lone Ranger-portrayer, Clayton Moore, from appearing as the masked hero. This garnered a lot of negative press.

ben said...

Yes! I had 3 3/4" Lone Ranger & Tonto as a child, with their horses, and these were high quality toys. They were well sculpted for that era, without a lot of re-used parts, and if I remember correctly the pistols fit in the holsters, just like real guns should! That tiny gun-holster playability blew my mind as a 7-year old. This feature all but disappeared until Star Wars and GI Joe had their resurgence in the late 90's–early '00s. Even 3 3/4" GI Joe in his late 80's prime didn't have it.

Funny what sticks with you, or what memories a few old pictures can trigger. Thanks!

DVC said...

I recall the 1970s line being a larger scale than the newer, 3 3/4"? I gotta admit that by 1982 I was more obsessed with BMX than toys, but now ; )

rob! said...

How dare you mock the movie that introduced KLINTON SPILSBURY into the ranks of A-list Hollywood?!?

Alphacentaurian said...

Klingon Pillsbury?

Umbratikus said...

I remember these toys being very high quality compared to other action figures and accessories of the day (well, with the exception of the fact that Tonto's foot broke off). The accessory sets were fantastic.

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