PLASTIMARX MEXICO - KNIGHTS

SIR GORDON  El Caballero Dorado


Plastimarx in Mexico produced their first issue Knights from about 1970. Their version of Sir Gordon was very different from the US and UK version. Firstly, his head was based on Sheriff Garret with black " rubbery" hair. (The hair is more like a thin rubber coat rather than paint - if you manage to find one don't try and clean the head with a brush or anything abrasive - the hair will come off!).

Secondly his body is a kind of orangey peach colour, unlike any other figure I have seen. Thirdly, his armour is a greenish gold. Finally he has a red feather plume and a red banner. This figure is well worth hunting down as it is so different from all the other knights.



Sir Gordon

Sir Gordon

Sir Gordon

Sir Gordon

SIR STUART  El Caballero de Plata


As with Sir Gordon, the first issue Plastimarx Stuarts are quite different from their US or UK cousins. Whilst he has a normal Stuart head, his body is silver. He has a green feather plume (almost lime green.) and his banner is quite unique. One thing that I have noticed is that his armour (silver in colour) is more brittle than the US and UK version. It is not like the re issues but harder to the touch. Again the Plastimarx Sir Stuart is well worth collecting due to its differences.



Sir Stuart

Sir Stuart

Sir Stuart

Red-haired Stuart

Sir Stuart
(courtesy of Scott Stewart)

US v Mex
(courtesy of Scott Stewart)

Front of box
(courtesy of Scott Stewart)

Back of box
(courtesy of Scott Stewart)



Side of box
(courtesy of Scott Stewart)



Gran Aliado (Bravo) and Valeroso (Valor)


Plastimarx produced horses for both the Gold and Silver Knights. They were based on the US horses but had very different packaging (the same design and colours as the Knights) and in the case of Gran Aliado, a totally different colour. He was a deeper sorrel colour than Bravo - almost brown with white mane and tail. Kevin Robinson has very kindly supplied these photos and the old Mexican advert showing a Mexican Gran Aliado. The advert also shows the same horse for the Gold Knight but with silver armour. Kevin informs me that his horse also came with silver armour.



Mexican Horse
(courtesy of Kevin Robinson)

Mexican Horse
(courtesy of Kevin Robinson)

Mexican Plastimarx Advert
(courtesy of Kevin Robinson)






Second and Third Issue Plastimarx Figures


These figures, known as Atrevidos Dynamicos, were made during the 1980's and 1990's. This line is not really Marx or Plastimarx at all. In the late 1980's a company called Juguetes Dinamicos (" Dynamic Toys") purchased both the molds and the rights to produce the old Plastimarx figures. There are some strange mixtures of vikings with knights armour and even 7 inch cowboys with astronaut accessories. They are quite common and can be found on the usual auction sites. One thing to note is that the armour is very brittle and the quality is often poor. The boxes seem to have a 'self destruct' facility built in but the art work on the back is quite interesting. There are several combinations including black bodies, orange hair, green/gold and copper armour. All the examples I have seen have unpainted rivets, which often end up rusty.



Copper Knight

Copper Knight

Copper Knight

Copper Knight

Copper Knight
back of box

Gold Knight

Gold Knight v Copper Knight