Friday, May 2, 2014

#409 COMANSI - INDIOS Y VAQUEROS (Around 1972)


Everybody know these little plastic figures of cowboys and indians; they have been manufactured by many different companies all over the globe. In a time in which the most popular movies were all westerns, and the biggest screen stars were Gary Cooper, or John Wayne, children dreamed of riding horses across the prairie.

In Spain, there were a few manufacturers releasing this type of toy. One of the most prolific ones in the last epoch (70s and 80s) was Comansi, both as Comansi itself or as Novolinea. Previously, the most important was Jecsan.

This type of tube was available from the early 70s to the mid 80s. There were two sizes available. The “yellow” one (this one) included around 10 figures, while the “red” one, was more or less twice the small one. Older tubes include the old Comansi logo, newer ones (like mine) include the Comansi logo with the red frame (the frame is –or should remember- a TV-screen)

I didn’t want to open the tube, so I could just take some pictures from the outside. It is very important to mention that figures are hand-painted.

The contents of the box, as seen from the outside are:
-5 figures (hand painted)
-2 riders (hand painted)
-2 horses (white, unpainted)
-1 cactus (green, unpainted)
-1 Sheriff badge (red, unpainted)


Although I never opened the tube, I suspect the previous owner did. The illustration of the coach should actually be outside of the tube, and not inside…

In a future chapter, I will show some Indians I have from Reamsa.


FACTS and FIGURES:
  • Name: INDIOS Y VAQUEROS
  • Alternate Names: Indians and Cowboys (English literal translation)
  • Year: Around 1972
  • Company: Comansi (Spain)
  • Size of the figures: Around 8,5 cm (3.5’’)

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