Matchbox Fighting Furies Gallery

Matchbox Fighting Furies Gallery

In 1974, Matchbox toys ventured into the action figure market with the Fighting Furies, a series of well made Pirate action figures that had piles of adventures to choose from. Fighting Furies is often forgotten when discussing 70s brands and that’s a shame because it’s really high quality stuff.
Thanks to the generosity of Bill Frost, Plaidstallions now hosts one of the most comprehensive Matchbox Fighting Furies Galleries on the web:



In addtion to having the 1974 Matchbox Fighting Furies Catalog, we also have galleries devoted to the packaged figures and outfits:



Boxed Figure Gallery including the neat Ghost of Captain Kidd figure


Outfit Gallery


Did you know there was a second series of Fighting Furies Cowboy figures? No, that’s because only European kids got them!


Ad Archive featuring Mason Reese plus rare foreign ads, store displays and even shots from Toyfair 1974!

Other Figure Galleries:




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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Al Bruno III on February 5, 2010

    Oh that's awesome. I had those fighting furies. I even had their pirate ship.

    Those were the days.

  • Arkonbey on February 5, 2010

    Fighting furies were the BOMB!

    My mom went nuts one year. Got me Capt. Pegleg (his leg could either be a boot or a peg, how awesome!), the Hooded Falcon Adventure (loved that super-long flintlock) and the Kung-Fu Warrior Adventure(which should have been Samurai Adventure for the fairly accurate Japanese armor).

    Man. More awesome to me than my Big Jim or my ST:TOS figs. I wondered what they were actually called for years.You've again triggered lots of memories.

  • Retro Hound on February 5, 2010

    HOLY COW! I had completely forgotten about these guys! I always wanted them but never got any. Too cool. Thanks.

  • Gary Footprints on March 18, 2015

    I have cap'n hook cap'n peg leg and ghost of cap'n kidd all mint boxed… I would love the set of three western figures boxed too

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