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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Thunderbolt is the most common of the Johnny West horses and came in three colors seen here, dark brown, palomino (Mr Ed), and Black. There were a few variations. On the right is the Buckboard version which had wheels in the hooves along with the tack for the buckboard.
    In the second photo is the first version box, this one is the first series box 1965-1969.
    Third photo is palomino Thunderbolt with black hooves, one of the more uncommon variations. Note the black melt mark on the rear. Horsed from this series were subject to this melt damage from contact from their tack or anything touching them for a number of years. Not a defect, they were not designed to last 40=50 years, they were just toys.
    Last we have the black version. Often they are coupled with the villain Sam Cobra. It was the only black horse of the line.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Sweet -- Thanks for such an Informative post there FORT! You really know your toys. Yes, as you know -- I have mine still (as posted). I had the dark brown and the Palomino. Never did have the Black one. Back in those days I think I was Palomino crazy.

      .....TILL I got my own REAL dark brown throughbred Horse. Yup, was Horse crazy back in those days!!
    2. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much antiquerose. Glad to hear you got a real horse. In the toy world we call that the 1:1 version.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      You have an amazing collection! I had the Palomino and still have accessories that came with it.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much valentino97. Johnny West did have a wide appeal. There are a lot of women that collect the series.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you

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