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The Toyroom
Mar 24, '08, 6:30 PM
Another collaboration with Wes McCue over at Classic Plastick....

The James West "Wild Wild West" Marx Figure and Box:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x185/clasplas/CP%20Cowboys/JamesWest14wboxR.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x185/clasplas/CP%20Cowboys/JamesWest11wboxinstr.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x185/clasplas/CP%20Cowboys/JamesWest12boxend.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x185/clasplas/CP%20Cowboys/JamesWest10instructionsheet.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x185/clasplas/CP%20Cowboys/JamesWest05-1.jpg

This was originally going to be produced by Marx but the project was scrapped and James West and some of his accessories were canabalized and transformed into Sam Cobra, Johnny West's badguy.

Figure and all accessories by Classic Plastick, box & instruction sheet by The Toyroom. The box is inspired by one of the earlier Johnny West designs and the instruction sheet is a reworking of the one from Sam Cobra. One of my favorite projects that I've had the pleasure of working on.

Meule
Mar 24, '08, 6:36 PM
Great looking box, but you also made the instructions? From scratch? Very impressive, looks just like the real deal

Mikey
Mar 24, '08, 6:47 PM
That is TOO GOOD to be a custom !!!!!!!! :grin:

PERFECT !!!!!!!!!!!!

The Toyroom
Mar 24, '08, 7:01 PM
Great looking box, but you also made the instructions? From scratch? Very impressive, looks just like the real deal

No...the instructions were pieced together utilizing elements from the Sam Cobra instruction sheet, as many of the accessories are identical. The layout is different though and the images of James West (photo and line drawing) are new from Wes' figure.

BlackKnight
Mar 24, '08, 8:14 PM
Now thats Neat Stuff. I love how the actual custom figure is used for the art on the box.
... & I thought we were going to see Will Smith. :grin:

Mego Milk
Mar 24, '08, 9:14 PM
Yep, that's him!

QDOGG
Mar 24, '08, 10:12 PM
Awesome team-up! Great figure and box:yeah:

SlipperyLilSuckers
Mar 25, '08, 5:51 AM
Fantastic...your box makes the toy look even better than the toy itself. Love it.

toys2cool
Mar 25, '08, 7:34 AM
freakin' perfect dude!! great job :grin:

ScottA
Mar 25, '08, 8:13 AM
That is pretty darn cool.

Flynne
Mar 25, '08, 9:55 AM
I don't even like Marx figures and I want one of those! Outstanding work!

aquatroy
Mar 25, '08, 11:43 AM
That's really nice! Does the hat come off? If so, does JW have that huge pompidore? Does that tiny gun that slides out of his sleeve sound like a cannon when it's fired? ;)

Seriously. That needs to be a spotlight figure!

megocrazy
Mar 25, '08, 12:47 PM
Very sweet custom. Nice job.

The Toyroom
Mar 25, '08, 10:18 PM
That's really nice! Does the hat come off? If so, does JW have that huge pompidore? Does that tiny gun that slides out of his sleeve sound like a cannon when it's fired? ;)

Ya know I'm not sure about the hat...but he does have the hidden belt derringer, boot heel derringer, exploding cue-ball, rifle barrel cue-stick, dynamite, infra red googles and a bunch of other cool western/spy related accessories.

starsky
Mar 25, '08, 10:32 PM
that's an awesome looking figure. wes did one for me before but not with all those cool accessories!!!

Man of Action
Mar 25, '08, 10:40 PM
Sweet:licklips: i want one!

thunderbolt
Mar 26, '08, 4:18 AM
That's frickin' GREAT!!!

K
Mar 26, '08, 5:03 PM
Yikes! Is that an entirely "from scratch" custom? No Marx stuff at all?? That's amazing!

The Toyroom
Mar 26, '08, 5:46 PM
^ The headsculpt is new...but the rest of the figure as well as the other parts & accessories are all "by Marx"!

shellhead
Mar 26, '08, 11:23 PM
^ The headsculpt is new...but the rest of the figure as well as the other parts & accessories are all "by Marx"!

Actually Anthony the head isn't new, Marx used the James West head sculpt on several figures, most commonly Captain Tom Maddox. The body of coarse was used in it's intirety, with all the James West accessories for the villain Sam Cobra, so if you have, or obtain these two figures ,you can make your own, fully Marx produced Jim West.:grin:

Chris

hawkmike
Mar 27, '08, 9:50 PM
un believeable! very cool.

Werewolf
Mar 29, '08, 1:46 PM
Wow! That looks like an actual vintage prototype. Unreal!

HardyGirl
Mar 29, '08, 2:42 PM
That's really something. Makes me wanna get some Best/West figures and buy James and have an adventure! Great work!

starsky
Mar 29, '08, 10:20 PM
i have an extra tom maddox head. anybody know who to can shrink it to mego size? how much does the custom james west box go for?

Captain_Mego
Mar 30, '08, 4:12 AM
Dude you are the Master on box makeing my friend. This is a great example of your versitility in the art of box makeing.