Best of the West - Jesse James
Birthday gift from my brother Nathan.
About this figure.
Although this is a Best of the West figure and looks 100% vintage, it is not.
The original Best of the West/Johnny West action figure line was produced by Marx in the 60's and 70's. A figure of Jesse James never made it into the lineup, but a Jesse figure did make it to the prototype stage. This figure was created by Circle X Ranch and Marx Bros Creations, and is modeled after the existing Jesse James prototypes.
They did an excellent job. This really looks, feels and weighs like an original Marx figure. If Marx had released a Jesse figure, chances are very good it would have looked very much like this.
The Best of the West Jesse James figure can be purchased here.
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