Friday, November 30, 2012

The 1978 Marx Ready Gang Catalog

Marx Ready Gang 
I'm still learning things. When I last posted about the wonderful Marx "Ready Gang" series of action figures, I pontificated that these old west figures had bombed in their initial year of 1977.

Now I discover that the line not only didn't bomb, it continued into a second year and even added new items to the line.
Marx Ready Gang

Yep, Ringo, the Sundown Kid, Black Hawk and Trooper Gibson were all back in 1978 and now they had a covered wagon as well.

As I've posted before, the Ready Gang is easily one of the 1970s most forgotten toy lines and that's a shame as it's also one of it's nicest.


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2 comments:

Robichaud74 said...

It seems that most of these Marx items from the mid/late 70s have become quite obscure and are poorly documented, which is a shame. One of my favorite toys was the Marx "Undersea Adventure" playset from that era. It was sort of like a cross between MAC and Adventure People! Unfortunately, it seems to be very rare these days and is almost totally unknown. In fact, the only real thread I've ever been able to find about it is over on your Mego forum, and even there people seemed to be a bit confused about its origin. Anyway, I actually have a great picture of me and the Undersea Adventure box from Christmas '79, which I can send to you when I finally get my scanner working properly again. Also, I'd love to know if you ever manage to get your hands on a Marx 1979 catalog, as this set doesn't seem to be featured in any of their other ones.

-Rob

Retro Hound said...

I remember this, I wanted the Black cowboy, I thought he was cool and no one else had one.

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