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    Posted 5 years ago

    fortapache
    (2089 items)

    In 1967 several figures were added to the Johnny West figures. There were two sections, the Fort Apache Fighters and the Johnny West Series. The Fort Apache Fighters consisted of Cavalry and Indian figures while the other were Johnny West's family.
    Captain Maddox was one of the most common figures. He came with many accessories which were all molded in black. The silver accessories are newer pieces made by the late Noah Coop. Between the various hats and accessories it takes several to model them on. The Johnny West Adventure aka JWA in 1975 came with hard plastic silver accessories also. They were supposed to anyway.
    The most interesting thing about Captain Maddox is that the head sculpt of Robert Conrad. There was a plan by Marx to release a set of figures based on the Wild Wild West series. But the deal fell through, probably because Marx didn't want to pay much for the licensing. The body and accessories meant for James West were released as Sam Cobra in 1970.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
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    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
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    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you electobaco and whitman75.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      This reminds me of the wild west series by Lego which had Union soldiers, Cowboys and Indians. Anyway this is very sweet and the figures look very fragile. Are they? It would be sweet if there were any confederate soldiers and cannons so there could be a 1:6 scale American Civil War.

      Vincent
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Vincent. Maddox and the other cavalry figures are actually very durable. They are big chunks of solid plastic. Some of the other colors are very fragile as they don't age as well.
      There were some Circle X Ranch confederates made in the last decade at $40 each it would be expensive to make an army out of them. They probably cost more now as they are no longer being made.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
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    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Sergey.

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