Toy-Ventures walks the plank this week with a look at the Pirate and Cowboy figures from the Matchbox Fighting Furies. One of the more underrated toylines of the 1970s, these Mego scaled figures had a longer life than most US kids know. We also talk about Mego, Big Jim, Karl May, Marvin Glass and […]
The Fighting Furies sold a lot better in the UK and Europe in general, they even got a second series of Western themed characters. It is one of the most wonderfully made action figure lines of the decade. PlaidStallions Fighing Furies Gallery We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this […]
It looks like pirates are about to break up Big Jim’s camping trip, I’d watch this if it were a movie…. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
I’ll never understand why I don’t own any of these wonderful Matchbox Fighting Furies figures. I should fix that, post haste!
This commercial reel has sat on my desk for over two years, it’s been driving me mad to honest. It did not disappoint, even though I honestly don’t recollect the Fighting Furies, seeing 70s sensation Mason Reese pimp this toy line is truly a highlight of my year, behold the original commercial for “The Kung Fu […]
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about this but I printed some designs in the summer and have been happily sending them out with DVD orders and ebay auctions, figured this weekend would be a good time to showcase them. Card #32- Stretch Armstrong This was long overdue, seeing as he’s an iconic toy […]
I’ve always really liked the Matchbox Fighting Furies line, a big reason for that was the Ghost of Captain Kidd figure. What a great idea for the third figure, make him a cool glow in the dark Ghost pirate. I’d put him in my personal top ten of best Glow in the Dark action figures […]
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 […]
I really dig this UK ad for the highly underrated Matchbox Fighting Furies figures, mostly because it gives you a drool worthy shot of the display box. In the US, for some reason the spokesperson for this line was Mason Reese (no fooling, check it out here) Matchbox also released a killer playset for this […]
Toyfair 1974: Deviled ham pitchman Mason Reese does a little moonlighting to support the new line of pirate action figures. The Matchbox Fighting Furies were one of the nicest made action figure lines of the 1970’s.