Johnny Ringo was a TV show that had a short run of just one year, but the Johnny Ringo Western Frontier playset is one of the most sought after collectibles on eBay.
Especially if you the box, this playset (at the time of this writing — in 2013) fetches somewhere around $7,500.
Check out the pictures below, it really doesn’t look like much. Then my 7-year-old son walked by, saw my screen and said “Whoa! Can we get that?”
I laughed and said he’s going to have to be happy with dollar store army men.
Johnny Ringo cap guns and dolls were also sold, but they are not nearly as valuable.
The 1960 Johnny Ringo Western Frontier Play Set No. 4784 consists of a Box, Figures and Accessories.
The Cardboard Box measures 13 3/8 x 24 1/8 inches across the bottom. The Box is 4 inches high. Three large steel staples on the sides of the box held the lid down and were put on at the factory.
There is a large, Two Sided Instruction Sheet for putting together the Tin Cabin, the Tepee, Fence, Putting wheels on the Ore Car. There are also directions on how to connect the miner who is working the Sluice Box and How to position the pack/sack/bag the miner is carrying on his shoulders.
The Last Assembly Instruction shows how to put the covered wagons together. This double sided sheet measures 11 x almost 17 inches.
There are 20 Gray Figures, 14 Brown Indians, 4 Brown Cowboys, 4 Cream Color Men – which all total 42 Figures.
The Animals are 1 Brown Cowboy Horse, 1 Cream Color Cowboy Horse, 1 Cream Color Indian Horse, 6 Covered Wagon Horses (2 Cream, 2 Brown, 2 Gray), 6 Long Horn Steers (2 Cream, 2 Brown, 2 Light Brown). All the Steers have their Horns and Tails. There’s a total of 15 Animals.
There are 3 Covered Wagons (Red, Yellow, Gray). Each Wagon has the following matching colored accessories (Driver Seat, Barrel, Two Handled Pot, Tool Chest). There are Two Extra Red Wheels and a Steel Axle. There is No cover for the yellow wagon but I don’t think it came with a cover.
There are Five Sections of Brown Fence for Animals, 3 Cactus Plants, 2 Tall Trees, 1 Indian Teepee, 1 Totem Pole, Gold Mine in Hill, Section of Train Track with one gold ore car, a miner’s gold separator sluice box with it’s handle.
There is also a Town Sign – VELARDI, a Yellow Water Pail and Yellow Lantern.
The set includes a brown hill that blue water runs down for the miners to use to wash away the small rocks, leaving the gold nuggets and flakes.
The Small, Tin Litho Cabin measures 3 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches across the bottom, not counting the chimney. The Plastic Porch fits on the cabin.
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