Marx Reissues! Best
of The West Series
Best of The West Series has been rather short lived. There
are some issues on molds, and what could actually be produced.
The General Custer fell short of expectations. Back in stock,
Johnny West reissues! Click on the pics below for reissue
of your choice! The link will take you to a full review with
pictures and price info!
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|Custer is in! Please read the review below! Some positives
some negatives. The biggest win? The vinyl gloves and
neckerchief! Please Note, I am out of Johnny West Figs
at this time, email to get on list!
are molded just like the vintage in size, and
color. The plastic is a very close color match
as well. I still feel it is lighter, more hard
The poly accessories
are silver/grey, seem a bit course, mold wear
perhaps. the vinyl accessories are NOT calvary,
rather they are JW/Garrett accessories. They
include the range holster and hat, cowboy spur
straps, and cowboy canteen. The COOL part is
the gloves and bandana! They are BETTER, YES
BETTER than vintage! They are vinyl not poly
like vintage. They are pliable and look and
is the springs. Proper size springs are now
used in the fugures legs.
better. They are painted assembled though, vintage
were painted prior to assembly.
on the Custer. Why were the Vintage accessories
not used? 2 reasons/issues. Missing and damaged
mold equipment. If duplicate molds are located,
perhaps future figures may include the proper
cavalry gear, but for now? Negative- Plan on
Vintage for that. Get ready for this story to
repeat perhaps in later figs... After 30 years
of tearing a company down, I guess alot gets
damaged and lost, sold, etc. Time will tell
what molds they have complete. Stony? The Girl
From UNCLE? Mike Hazard? HMMMM...Enjoy what
you get reissued, and most of all lobby for
something NEW! UNIQUE! Jesse James! James West!
We are lucky any of these molds are still around
quite frankly. They are large and take up alot
of space. Who would have thought we would want
toys made as collectibles 20 plus years later,
was one of the first reintroduced, and quite popular.
Molded in the same vintage tan color, Johnny came with
vintage brown vinyl color, and 2 full sets of poly accessories
molded in silver and black! The black accessories are
very cool, a VTR color of choice for these reissues. This
set is great just for the black accessories.Picture a
dangerous Dan with black vinyl and reissue black accessories?
Cool indeed. Custom ideas are up to you.
The figures are molded just like
the vintage in size, and color. The plastic is a
very close color match as well. Reissue color is
right on for Johnny!
The exact same number of accessories
are included with the reissues. The main exception
is 2 sets of poly accessories are included, molded
n silver and NEVER produced cool Black. The
Black accessories was an idea of ours at The Vintage
Toy Room. Quality is good on the accessories, maybe
a little more flash than vintage, but within reason.
The Vinyl accessories are VERY GOOD!
The Bodies feel similar to the vintage,
the weights feel a little less dense, again the
color is a good match, the feel is a little shy
of the true vintage feel. My guess is the molds
are seeing wear. Flash trimming is evident in some
areas, e.g. look at the neck area you will see some
Now the hardware. Overall the hardware
is OK, the pins are not like the vintage. Arm style
springs were used in the legs. The pins are recessed
and painted, however they were painted after assembly
verses before. All in all not bad.
Hair Paint is also improved. The
hair is glossy like vintage, improvement from the
knights. Looks like eyes are hand painted verses
a stencil like used in vintage. Flesh is also improved,
we got back our vintage pasty white verses the rosie
color. I would say the vinyl is more firm again,
dead on like vintage! Some mold hairlines can be
seen on the face?
Now the box. The box is too big,
a pain to ship. They improved the strength, however
the vintage style box is still being pitched by
us, with of coarse sealed accessories on the trees.
Lets see what happens...Playing Mantis/Dragon/Ultimate
soldier are alternative styles as well.
With all this crunched together,
I give these figures a B+. Not as good as C9 Vintage,
but better than C7 Vintage...The value is there.
I of coarse would have preferred alternate color
variations. Say a Black Body? DARK BLUE vinyl
accessories? Some variations would keep it interesting.
The black accessories are a start, I have plenty
of new ideas to pass on.
Please Email feedback!!! I value
are molded in vintage Palomino to a tan color, not
bad of a match. These reissues have black painted
hooves. The most obvious difference is the seams.
They are not boded as smooth as vintage, you can
see trim cuts or grind lines on seams.
is OK. The socks are nicely air brushed but some
areas around the head are hand painted. Not bad
comes with exact same number of accessories as vintage.
The color is vintage red/brown, I question the material.
The Johnny's have a true vinyl type of feel but
the tack feels more like rubber It is very elastic.
The tack performs and works fine, looks good but
has a different "smell" to it. It does
seem to air out over time, I wish they used the
same material Johnny clothing had though. The tack
comes on trees!! The bags are stapled verses heat
sealed like most vintage accessories.
are window boxes. They are not bad but I still like
the retro look with box art. Send me your feedback
on this issue! The mass populace seems to agree
so far on retro.
I would be lying if I said they are junk. They are
not! With a full set of tack the prices are more
than fair and worth it. When on the shelf its hard
to tell the vintage/reissue difference from a side
feedback!!! I value opinions! Tom-
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