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Sunday, January 10, 2016

#632 MADELMAN - CAÑÓN MADELMAN (Around 1972)

Madelman is a toy line I like, but it was over years before I got interested in toys. I never had any toys from this line, never played with them, and I have no special affection for them. In addition to this, they are really expensive. Being the first and one of the very few Spanish action figures gives it a cult-status that raises the prices from expensive to impossible.
A while ago, I got some Madelman toys from a friend of my father, who had kept them at home for 30 or 35 years. There are mainly accesories and vehicles, an I will be showing them during the next months. It is difficult to find out which sets are included, since the same accesories were often available in more than one set/reference.
Here's the Artillery Cannon from Madelman. It looks really great and realistic. It came with six bullets and two ammo boxes, I only have the boxes, maybe I can find the bullets (even if they are repro) to complete the set.
Very interesting is the original box with amazing illustrations. probably made by Luís/Lluis Bargalló, who worked at the time for Exin and made the artwork for Madelman and Scalextric, among others.ç

Not much information on this entry, but I promise to return to Madelman soon. Last Madelman entry was number #15.
  • Toy Line: Madelman
  • Year: Around 1972
  • Company: Madel (Spain)
  • Size: Around 30 cm
  • Scale: 1:10 (estimation)


  1. Juan, qué bonito tuvo que ser cuando ese amigo de tu padre te regaló esos Madelman, ¿no? Ya iré viendo lo que vas publicando al respecto. ;-)

    Un saludo.


    1. La verdad es que yo no estaba, mi padre me lo tenía ahí esperando a que yo llegase. Después conocí a esta persona y tuvo un detallazo importante conmigo y con mi padre. La caja es magnífica, pero está casi todo mezclado, un montón de piececitas Madelman y Geyperman que tengo que ir clasificando y ordenando. Sé por ejemplo que hay dos trineos, pero me faltaba el perro, ya he comprado uno en TC, ahora a completar poco a poco cada set. La cosa no es tan fácil, porque un mismo accesorio puede pertenecer a varios sets distintos, así que puede llevar mucho tiempo.
      !Gracias por el comentario y hasta luego!


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