Thursday, April 28, 2011

Black Beauty by Marx

Kind of ingenious item, take an existing horse mold (most likely from Johnny West) paint it black and use the public domain good will of Anna Sewell. I'm surprised more companies didn't offer Black Beauty toys aimed at girls.

As an aside, my sister loved horses and every birthday party she got two copies of the book minimum. It was kind of a running gag.


Robert M. Lindsey said...

I'm pretty sure my sister had this.

BGarland said...

Yes, it is the same mold as the Best of the West horses. I had a bay and a Palamino version of the same horse, plus another one I hand-painted (with flat latex housepaint and a Sharpie) to look like an Appaloosa. LOL.

Thomas L said...

I had this. I would make my Planet of the Apes figures ride it.

Puppatoons said...

Yep..we had all those Best of the West horses, too--exactly as described.
The best models--the most charming and realistic-- of Black Beauty were produced by Breyer Molding Company in the 1970's and 80's.:)

John said...

When I read the first item in the ad copy about the Jet Launcher I thought for a second that it was somehow related to the horse. My Little Pony meets Evel Knievel? Oh heck yes!


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