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Sunday Evening Videos: Johnny West, by MARX!

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For reasons that will become apparent within the next week, tonight’s dose of PopCult video is a tribute to Johnny West and “The Best Of The West” action figures which were produced by Marx Toy Company in the 1960s and 1970s.  One bit of local interest, most of these figures were made at the Marx factory in Glen Dale, WV.

For more Western action, including some animated adventures of Johnny West made by fans, follow the jump…..

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5 Comments

  1. Bill Gardner

    Great post. I wish I knew what happened to my Johnny West action figure.

  2. Elvis Capone

    Jane West is HAWT, lemme tells ya, but that indian guy moves sort of like Gumby.

  3. Jackie West

    Nice! I’m always searching for Johnny West stuff. I found the man himself at a Nitro Flea Market recently for 40 dollars!! With no accessories!!

    Anyways, glad to see I’m not the only fan 😀

  4. Steve Beckner

    Go, Fighting Eagle, Go!

  5. Long Timefan

    You remember that Indian figure from this line, Brave Thunder Corn? It was politically incorrect by today’s standards. I had one but it succumbed to the usual childhood carelessness. I found some of the accessories in my parents’ garage a few years ago when I was cleaning it out. There was a whiskey bottle and a belt of scalps. They were made of that brown plastic that was used for the MARX figure accessories.

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