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1977 Gabriel Lone Ranger Catalog

The Lone Ranger toyline is easily one of the nicest action figure lines of the 1970s if not all time and Gabriel Toys had some real long-running success with it. This 1977 Catalog is the third year for the line and shows that it was still going strong, Gabriel put a lot of effort into […]

Show ‘N Tell: Phono-Viewer

A record player that shows images? Man, this is a game changer unfortunately the VCR was a bigger one. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Gabriel Roto-Cast Monster Machine

This is the greatest toy I never owned, I wish I could send it back to myself in 1979. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

1981 Lone Ranger Catalog by Gabriel Toys

http://plaidstallions.com/gabriel/81.html 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″ […]

The Lone Ranger Rides Again

As much as the gorgeous Gabriel Lone Ranger action figure line was popular here, it was a massive success in Europe, where cowboy lore held a special fascination. Never had a single figure as a kid and still don’t own any but man, do i love looking at these. (Thanks to Eddy for this scan!) […]

Show ‘N” Tell

Gabriel’s Show N Tell came out when I was ten years old, so I’m not surprised I didn’t notice it back then, I was all about action figures at that point. A really novel approach to the “Book and Record” format I loved, I can’t imagine it had a long life at retail with affordable […]

Frontier Fun

I never got any Best of the West or Gabriel Lone Ranger but I certainly remember their presence in the early 1970s wish books and i miss seeing them.

1977 Gabriel Toys Lone Ranger Catalog

The Lone Ranger toyline is easily one of the nicest action figure lines of the 1970s if not all time and Gabriel Toys had some real long running success with it. This 1977 Catalog is the third year for the line and shows that it was still going strong, Gabriel put a lot of effort […]

1977 Gabriel Toys Hal Needham: Stuntman Catalog

1977 saw Gabriel Toys try an interesting experiment in action figures. Instead of licensing a hollywood movie, they sought to captilize on the making of a movie by creating a set based on then legendary stuntman Hal Needham.  The unique concept had a child filming a stunt sequence in a movie and was actually one […]