HAWKEYE , CHINGACHGOOK and some Davy Crokett too !
Firstly apologies for the total lack of posting in 2012. Been busy with some other projects. Anyway I’m back with hopefully a good set of posts to follow. If you read this and enjoy the short article please do follow the blog . 43,000 hits and just 9 followers !!!.. I get lots of questions and emails but need a bit more of a following to make the posting worthwhile. Toy figures are not for everyone so I try and cover some of the movies and TV series that influenced the figure makers.
lets kick off with a look at a few new figures that turned up this weekend at my local bootsale ( for American readers a yard sale in a field !! ) …..
missing his musket
complete and in very good condition
Hawkeye and the last of the Mohicans was a TV series that ran in 1957 . 39 B&W episodes of a story loosely based on a book by James Fenimore Cooper . Most readers will be familiar with the Hollywood blockbuster made in 1992 staring Daniel Day lewis and a favourite of mine Madeline Stowe. The TV series starred John Hart and Lon Chaney Jr
These figures were made by MORESTONE in England . Heres a scan of the cover of a plastic warrior magazine I have where you can see that they came as a double pack . Morestone are best known for die-cast and made a number of cowboy wagons including Hawkeyes wagon, which you can see below.
Coming soon a feature on Davy Crockett figures. Heres a few figures from that genre with more to follow soon
Charbens …… A very nice figure this one
Lone Star Cowboy in Crockett style garb
and finally perhaps someone can identify the maker of this figure