Friday, August 18, 2017

Forgotten TV Exclusive-The Highwayman Toys

The first Forgotten TV exclusive: I have discovered the now defunct Galoob toys had a license to produce toys from The Highwayman and have obtained the exclusive images presented here.
Pictured items include:
-2.75" painted action figures of Highway (Sam J. Jones), Jetto (Mark "Jacko" Jackson), and DC Montana (Tim Russ) along with a larger unpainted sculpt of Jetto
-a 6" unpainted prototype of a slot car of Highway's rig
-a 6" painted toy of Highway's rig with detachable tractor unit and removable helicopter
-an 18" painted toy of Highway's rig with: detachable tractor unit with opening gull wing doors and removable helicopter, opening trailer cargo door and roof
-an 18" painted toy of Jetto's 5th wheel style rig with detachable sports car and opening car hood and cargo roof door
Sadly, no sign of Highway's occasionally seen sports car he kept in the trailer...
These were possibly shown in a buyer's catalog or at a toy show and never generated enough dealer interest to produce a toy line. The show abruptly ending after 9 episodes would not have helped.
All photos courtesy of 'Toystuf' and to him I offer my profound thanks for sharing these with us!


Unknown said...

Awesome. My boss was one of the stuntmen on that series..Wish they would have produced the toys..I do have a crew issued jacket from the show.

TW said...

Yes, it was such a cool series :)
Like it much.

You can contact me via mail if you want:

So we can talk about the series.

Thanks and have a great time!


Unknown said...

I loved this show. Being aircraft mad since I can remember I waited every episode for him to launch the helicopter from the truck. Just sad the series didn't last long.

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Eyexash said...

Loved that series

Raul said...

I've just discovered this show cause I was watching a video about the 80's TV vehicles. Sadly this show never reached Argentina! :(

TW said...

Anyone knows some news?

jéjé41 said...

Hi, I love this series, too bad it didn't last longer. I would have liked to have the 2 trucks in a reduced model, it would be nice if someone released them in 3D printing

joe said...

a link to a highwayman group on facebook

Cogashuko said...

Does anybody have contact information for "Toystuf" I do silicone mold making for fun. I wouldn't mind taking on the task of preserving these beauties.