Saturday, 9 July 2016
A TOY STORY ABOUT A COWBOY AND HORSE WHO LEFT THEIR MARX...
Back around 1962 or '63, I received the above MARX TOYS
BUCKING BRONCO plaything for either a birthday or Christmas
present. If I recall rightly, it was bought from Glasgow's LEWIS'S,
'though I couldn't swear to that. Perhaps it was GOLDBERG'S - not
that it matters much. Point is, I had it. The one in the above pic is a
replacement I obtained a good few years ago, 'though I've forgotten
exactly how many. Sometime in the '90s, I think, or maybe early
'00s. I've got the box for it, but that's stashed away safely
somewhere and not at hand to photograph for you.
The toy below is what I guess would be considered its modern-
day equivalent, as it does essentially the same thing. Curiously, it
has no identifying makers' mark, nor a DISNEY copyright mark or
date. I think I got it around 1997 or '98 (from WOOLWORTH'S),
but it could've been a year or so after that. It's funny how, 35 years
after I had the first toy (which could've been first produced in the
'50s for all I know), the idea was still in production for the enjoy-
ment of a whole new generation of kids. (I wonder if there's
anything like it in the shops today? Anyone know?)
Anyway, thought you might like to see 'em, so here they are.
Unfortunately, you'll just have to imagine them bucking. (I said
bucking! You lot obviously have dirty minds! Sheesh!)
Posted by Kid at Saturday, July 09, 2016