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American Heroes
By Euphrates
American Heroes 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

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