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    Plaid Stallions 1981 Lone Ranger Catalog by Gabriel Toys





    The Lone Ranger was riding high in 1981 thanks to a popular Saturday morning Cartoon series (by my favourite company Filmation) and the promise of a big budget film (that didn't work out so good).


    So, Gabriel Toys blasted the toy shelves with two distinct toy lines, a relaunch of their popular 1970s 9" Toy line and a 3 3/4" line so you could have Tonto get a sasparilla in the Creature Cantina!
    Visit THE 1981 Gabriel Toys Lone Ranger Catalog here!For more Fashion Mockery and 70's toy love visit us at Plaid Stallions.com


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    I like the 81 movie. Still have my childhood toys from it. It's not perfect but still WAY better than the Disney version.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Had no idea the 9 inch guy made a comeback in 81, cool.

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    I was born in 1974, so this is how I was introduced to the 1970s 9 inch line.

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    one of my favorites. still have my lone ranger and silver in mailer box even.

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    Always hated the 9" line cause the bodies were loose and floppy - even when new
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    I got the 9" hero and horse sets from my grandparents for Christmas that year. I didn't get to see the movie till it came to basic cable, but despite the block of wood that is Klinton Spillsbury (with a dubbed voice), I still appreciate the film's other solid performances, the music (well, the score, the Merle Haggard stuff gets a bit annoying from time to time) and the epic scope. They tried to do a Lone Ranger version of Superman The Movie. It came up short, but it was a noble effort.

    I never had any of the 3/34" figures, because I could never find the Lone Ranger himself, but I have a set of the figures now.

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    Gabriel's 3 3/4 inch line was great and I collected all of them. The horses were exceptional.

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