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American Heroes By Euphrates
Lakeside Toys were the manufacturers of the original rubber and wire Gumby and
Pokey bendys. They also produced a variety of Mini-Flex and Super-Flex bendys like
The Green Hornet, Smokey the Bear and Raggedy Ann.
IN 1966, Lakeside released the American Heroes series, rubber figures with wire structures, primarily featured characters from the old west. Many of the figures had holes in their hands to hold their weapons, which are virtually impossible to find unless you buy the figures still on their original cards.
The three main sets in the series were Tex Starr (Tex and Jenny Starr, Indian and Horses), Fighting Men of the West (Pony Soldier, The Westerner and horse) and Fighting Men of the Army (Gallant Yank). There was also a Lone Ranger, Tonto and horses that were simlar to, but not part of the American Heroes series.
If you dig obscure and undervalued toys from the '60s then these Super-Flex figures are for you. You can still find carded figures, even the harder to find pieces like Jenny Starr or the horses, for under $20.
Partial List of other Lakeside Super-Flex and Mini-Flex Bendees/Bendies from '66-'69 American Heroes Series - Fighting Men of the Army - Gallant Yank - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - The Westerner - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - Tex Starr Series, The Westerner - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - Tex Starr Series, The Westerner, Cowboy Stallion - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - Tex Starr Series, The Westerner, Horse and Rider Set - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - Tex Starr Series, The Westerner, Covered Wagon Set - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - Tex Starr Series, The Westerner, Brave Warrior - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - Tex Starr Series, The Westerner, Jenny Starr - Super-Flex Fighting Men of the West - Pony Soldier - Super-Flex Bambi Mini-Flex Set Bozo Super-Flex Bugs Bunny Mini-Flex Captain America Super-Flex Daffy Duck Disneyland Mini-Flex Playset - Bambi Disneyland Mini-Flex Playset - Cinderella Disneyland Mini-Flex Playset - Dumbo Disneyland Mini-Flex Playset - Peter Pan Disneyland Mini-Flex Playset - Pinocchio Disneyland Mini-Flex Playset - Snow White Elmer Fudd Green Hornet Super-Flex Gumby Harlem Globetrotters Super-Flex Laruel and Hardy Super-Flex Lone Ranger Super-Flex Lone Ranger's Horse Silver - Super-Flex Lone Ranger - Tonto - Super-Flex Lone Ranger - Tonto's Horse Scout - Super-Flex Pokey Popeye and Olive Mini-Flex Raggedy Ann and Andy Super Mini-Flex Road Runner Smokey the Bear Super-Flex Superman Super-Flex Sylvester Tom and Jerry Mini-Flex Walt Disney Bambi Super Mini-Flex Playset Walt Disney Pinocchio Super Mini-Flex Playset Walt Disney Donald Duck Super-Flex Walt Disney Donald Duck Super Mini-Flex Walt Disney Goofy Super Mini-Flex Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Super Mini-Flex Walt Disney Pluto Super Mini-Flex Woody Woodpecker Mini-Flex