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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2434 items)

    In 1975 Marx released the Johnny West Adventures line. Jed Gibson, cavalry scout, was the only new figure released. The most notable feature is that Jed was the only black figure in the line. This is the holy grail for most Marx action figure collectors. Unfortunately I don't have the box for this one. The box is probably worth more than the figure and accessories. Eventually I will find the box at the price I want.
    Jed came with a set 13 accessories which is on the low side for accessories that came with the Marx figures. These were the same accessories that came with Bill Buck. His accessories were a combinations of pieces from the cavalry and Daniel Boone figures.
    Jed Gibson had a different colored body than the other cavalry figure. My other Jed figure has a repro head on a vintage Marx cavalry figure. I use him to model the pieces don't fit on my original Jed.
    The hard plastic accessories were molded in gold and the soft pieces were brown or cream. As with all the figures of the Johnny West Adventure line each figure would come with a mixture of the colors. Which of course means that completists would need two of each figure to get all the color combinations. Toy collecting can be a bit exacting.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      That is too cool! I never knew they had a Jed figure. You have an incredible Johnny West collection!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Toy makers have always been the best at sales and feeding our consumerist hearts.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very Scott. It is adequate, my collection that is.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. They do their best.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      fleafinder
      jscott0363
      racer4four
      Caperkid
      gargoylecollector
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Efesgirl
      brunswick
      mikelv85
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I always enjoy seeing your stuff! The"kitchenalia room" is my favorite part of your home.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Efesgirl. I have some more kitchenalia coming up.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      NevadaBlades
      GlueChip
      elanski
      SEAN68
      vintagelamp
    10. indianapolisrebel indianapolisrebel, 4 years ago
      I didn't know about this guy. I had at one time I thought every piece in the collection. All except this guy. One of the many toy lines I collected I wish I still had I loved westerns & I loved my Jonny West toys. Great looking figure...
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Indianapolis rebel. Jed wasn't around long so not surprised you missed him.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you whyatt.

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