Johnny West and Other Figures

Here is an assortment of Johnny West figures and horses.

Various Johnny West from 1971
Various Johnny West from 1971

Between my brother and I we had a couple of the Johnny West guys. My brother also had the armored knight. Wasn’t his name Gordon? I don’t remember the viking.

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The Six Million Dollar Man

“We can rebuild him… we have the technology… ”

Many of you had this action figure in your toy arsenal, Col. Steve Austin, the six million dollar man.

Six Million Dolar Man and Accessories from 1976
Six Million Dolar Man and Accessories from 1976

In this assortment we have the Six Million Dollar Man action figure, The Six Million Dollar Man Command Console, Bionic Transport and Repair Station, Maskatron (Steve Austin’s enemy), Bionic Man’s Backpack Radio, and The Six Million Dollar Man’s Critical Assignment Arms Set.

Here are a few commercials for these toys.

http://youtu.be/Xj3–kt7TO0

http://youtu.be/7PWjHoleLFM

Major Matt Mason Vehicles

Here are some more Major Matt Mason vehicles. We have the Uni-Tred and the Convoy Tractor. I don’t remember having either of these vehicles but I know that I had the missile launcher that is on the last cargo vehicle in the Convoy. I am going to have to do some more digging into Matt Mason accessories to see if I can recall.

Major Matt Mason Vehicles from 1969
Major Matt Mason Vehicles from 1969

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R99hAG0tgkg

G.I. Joe from 1970

Here are some G.I. Joes and accessories from the 1970. (You can click the image to zoom.)

G.I. Joe and Accessories from 1970
G.I. Joe and Accessories from 1970

This page shows “Secret of the Mummy’s Tomb”, “Mystery Spacewalk Adventure”, “Shark Surprise Adventure”,  “Talking G.I. Joe”, “Capture of the Pigmy Gorilla”, “Fantastic Free-Fall Adventure”, “Hidden Missile Discovery Adventure”, “Fight for Survival Adventure”,  “Eight Ropes of Danger Adventure”, and finally “Secret Mission to Spy Island Adventure”.

We had a couple of the G.I. Joes with the fuzzy beard in the upper right though ours didn’t talk. I always wanted the scuba diver scene at the bottom. I still remember those commercials where the octopus attacks him. Classic.

Micronauts

Micronauts
Micronauts

Micronauts were small (sometimes large) plastic figures that had interchangeable parts. They had holes in their body that various pieces could plug into. You could literally take the wings off of a vehicle and plug them into one of the people. I think the whole concept was ingenious and lead to endless possibilities of combinations.

I did not have any of these but my cousin did. He probably had every single Micronaut vehicle and figure that was produced.  His parents even built him and entire Micronaut city one year for Christmas. The city was so big it was probably the size of two ping pong tables. It even used different household items like a two liter plastic bottle transformed into a lite rail system.

They were a lot of fun to play with.