BraveStarr. Speelboom Club Journal N°3. 1987. Netherlands.
In a new entry at The Vintage Toy Advertiser, we take a look at 1986’s space-western toy line BraveStarr by Mattel. The toys accompanied the Filmation animation series of the same name which aired between 1987 and 1988. Filmation had previously been responsible for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Shazam! and Filmation’s Ghostbusters. BraveStarr would prove to be the studio’s final animation series output.
Marshal BraveStarr and his sidekick Thirty/Thirty. Image: Wikipedia
Set in the 23rd century on a planet called New Texas, BraveStarr mixes the genres of science fiction and wild west to pitch heroes against villains. The lead hero is Marshal BraveStarr – a Native American with superhuman spirit-animal powers, as well as a small arsenal of futuristic weaponry at his disposal. Lead villain is Tex Hex – who was originally a villain character in the development of Filmation’s Ghostbusters series. Tex Hex was removed from the show so that the studio could base the upcoming BraveStarr series around his character.
Tex Hex and Skull Walker
Tex Hex on his Skull Walker. Italy. 1986.
Dutch Mattel catalogue page showing various BraveStarr figures, vehicles and the Fort Kerium play set
BraveStarr. Intertoys Speelboek. 1987 Autumn. Netherlands.
Bravestarr Pistols. Wonderland Catalogue. 1987. France.
Bravestarr Water Blaster and Target Game. Wonderland Catalogue. 1987. France.
See also: Cosmic Cowboys, Galaxy Rangers, Filmation’s Ghostbusters
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Post updated Jan 2022.