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Lone Ranger Playsets by Gabriel Archive
A western is nothing without it's horses and Gabriel made every effort with the amazing animal supporting cast they produced. The articulation on these figures was very impressive and allowed the figures to look as if they were actually having thrilling old west adventures. It's also amazing as to how many different ways these things awere packaged, mostly with their human counterparts....
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Carson City was the big get in North America, a sprawling Western environment for the figures, it featured all the staples of the lore including a general store, hotel and of course, a bank to rob.
European Wooden Play Sets
According to Rob Chatlin, these four wooden sets come from Holland but have different manufacturers. There are four sets in the series and as you can see they are large and quite impressive, unlike the playset, the locale of "Dodge City" was used. According the Rob, many of the boxes say Louis Marx (who released the line in the UK) or SIO (a manfacturer that we have no data on). The big difference seems to be that SIO sold the items pre built while the Marx versions needed assembly.
Set Over View
Close up of the Store
Note the many dressed Lone Ranger figures in these pictures, many of the different outfits are on display here
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Other Action Figure Lines from 1976
1976 Big Jim Wolf P.A.C.K
1976 Kenner Bionic Man Catalog
1976 G.I. Joe Adventure Team Catalog