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Marvel the Mustang
by Marx
Marvel the Mustang


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This memory was added on: August 26, 2010

I received my Marvel the Mustang for my 5th birthday in 1969. I was the happiest kid on the block. When I could not get outside to ride him, I would sit on him while playing my Sesame Street LPs on my record player. I put him away in my closet every night and I rode him until he fell apart. And when he did, I cried. It makes me smile to remember my old friend.

Todd
1964


This memory was added on: January 8, 2010

I was 4 and Marvel and I bounced across the basement floor and played. He was the coolest toy I ever had. Had many conversations and memories. Fed him plastic food and had many excursions to the other side of the basement. What a great playmate! Thanks to everyone for helping me relive those days!

Nancy
1969


This memory was added on: December 22, 2008

I was a proud owner of a Marvel the Mustang myself in 1970. I remember that “Gunsmoke” was still on the air, and that I lost a gunfight to Marshal Dillon during the opening credits on a weekly basis. My “little buckaroo” stage only lasted about a year, but at 6-years old, that year still represented a significant percentage of my young life. I remember the TV commercial depicting Marvel galloping down a sidewalk while some lucky kid held on for dear life. A real Christmas Story moment in the making. If I could only have one of those mustangs, along with a cowboy outfit, a holster and a couple of cap pistols, I could finally get the drop on that dandy of a lawman once and for all.

I got all of that stuff one Christmas. Dang! It turns out that pulling an actual gun out of a holster takes more time than just using your finger as an imaginary one. Still didn’t win any gun fights. Marvel was fun for awhile though. That is, until my mom discovered that it left black marks on the linoleum. Then, my only choice for riding was a 3-bay garage (2-bays filled with sharp stuff), or a gravel driveway with no sidewalk in sight (for 3-miles at least). The spring that gave Marvel his bounce finally gave out when I exceeded the maximum weight specifications for the device. My dad reconnected it a couple of times, but, alas, there was no turning back for poor old Marvel. He came up lame for the last time and had to be put down. I still had two shiny pistols and a whole box of caps. I would estimate that it took over 200 rounds of continuous cap snapping to finish off that horse. Happy trails Marvel…….. G.I. Joe is calling.


Rod
1964


This memory was added on: December 22, 2008

This was my favorite toy and best friend as a boy. I talked to him, brushed his mane, and we explored the Wild West, in the kitchen of course. I don’t know what it is about that horse, but when I see him I just smile. I was so angry when my mom gave him away; of course I was much too big to ride him anymore. I think he may have been my first best friend. Well my little girl Isabel is 1 ½ this Christmas and if I can find one, Marvel will be under the tree, and I promise we will keep him forever!

Justin
1969


This memory was added on: December 14, 2008

Looking for a marvel for my godson when I found this site. By far the most coveted toy of the era everyone wanted one but I had it. My folks were poor but managed to get one for me. Man I wore that horse out. When I could no longer get the bounce ride it was a push by foot toy. Marvel was a member of the family for many years. I have a picture of my mothers with me in shorts cowboy boots and tank top dirty from popcycles. Made me miss my mother badly.

Cecil G.


This memory was added on: November 30, 2008

I was so jealous when my little sister received Marvel for a birthday present and then, after one quick ride, pushed him aside saying, "he's not even really real." Here he was, in all of his marvelous glory and she didn't care. I had dreamed of all the exciting places Marvel and I would visit in our travels and the fun we would share if only he was mine. And now here he was, but...not...for me. After the last gift had been ripped open and my sister was focused on chocolate cake with a birthday wish, I made an important decision and moved quickly. Marvel and I belonged together so if I had to steal him well that's just what I would do. Quietly moving closer to my dream toy I thought how this was best for all of us. I jumped on Marvels back, ready to begin our adventure together, and started to bounce. After two bounces I understood why my bratty little sister could be the only one of us to receive the glorious gift that was Marvel. I was older and therefore I was a bit bigger and so I broke him.

BigSis


This memory was added on: May 18, 2008

I never got one, I wanted one soo bad but my parents couldnt afford it. I remeber the pinto version, but from what I remeber it was a little bit bigger and went by a different name. I have been tryign to find an old Sears Christmas catolog with Marvel and the Johnny west horses in it.

Sue
1962


This memory was added on: June 3, 2007

Marvel the mustang, He's almost for real. Just saddle him up, With spurs on your heels

No winding, No batteries, Marvel the mustang to win the day.

Ride 'im in a roundup, run 'im in a race. The winner by a nose Marvel the mustang - by Marx!

never had one - just watched a lot of saturday morning tv.


j
1964


This memory was added on: May 27, 2007

WOW! Glad I found this site!! I too had a Marvel growing up, shared him with my sister (even though we lived on a horse farm, we still needed Marvel). Now that we are having kids, another one HAD to be purchased (who knows what happened to ours). Thankfully, our mother "rescued" one from the local thrift shop and he's being ridden by a third generation cowboy. =) We do have a question though, does anyone know where to find the words to the whole theme song for him?


Floyd
1973


This memory was added on: January 28, 2007

My husband this evening asked me if I remembered "Marvel the Mustang". I said I did not...he broke into the commercial jingle for Marvel, singing, "Marvel the Mustang, he's almost for real. Saddle him up, put spurs on your heel. No winding, no batteries (the little girl says) What horse do!? Marvel the Mustang, he's just for you." Since I have virtually no memory of this toy, but since he so vividly did, we took to the internet in search of that original commercial online, but instead stumbled upon this site! If anyone knows of a link where the actual commercial is preserved, please pass it along! In over eleven years of marriage, I had never learned of this very neat memory of my husband's childhood! Oh, and he says that the "What horse do" lyrics are the real deal...that little girl said nothing else, lisp or no! Thanks to all of you for sharing such great memories!


Barbara and Barry
1957 Barry


This memory was added on: December 31, 2006

I remember being so envious of my cousin who had a marvel the mustang. When we would visit, I would beg her to ride it. He was just collecting dust in the corner of their basement and I thought it was such a shame how he was neglected. They were well off and had all the latest toys and I wanted so badly to take him home with me if they were bored with him!


mel
1966


This memory was added on: December 27, 2006

I didn't remember his name, but I sure remember riding him. And here I thought I was the only girl who had one! I rode him until we moved and the new house had all carpeted floors and he wouldn't roll as well. I have idea what happened to him. He is one of the few "lost" toys of my childhood.


Victoria
1966


This memory was added on: December 1, 2006

A story from my dad

There's a story about Marvel the Mustang that you probably don't remember. A few days after you acquired him, you were galloping through the apartment in New York, when there was a loud "twang" and Marvel would gallop no more. The rather strong spring which connected the mechanism between the front and back legs had come adrift and Marvel was left spreadeagled. All this could only be seen through a hole in Marvel's chest of less than 3/4 inch diameter! With much squinting and the aid of a flashlight, I found that the nut which connected the end of the spring to the mechanism on the front legs had come off. I spent the best part of a weekend trying to reconnect it --- all through a hole the size of your finger!! I can remember retrieving the nut with a piece of wire and some press-stick. I can remember lassooing the spring and pulling it through the bracket attached to the front shoulder joints. What I can't remember is how I managed to screw the nut back on to the threaded rod on the end of the spring and tighten it so it never came off again --- except that it took a long time and a lot of frustration --- all the time Mum was saying "take it back to the shop" --- and I was determined it wasn't going to beat me! Funny how some things stick in one's memory!


Mike
1965


This memory was added on: November 20, 2006

if I'm not mistaken, I think my brother had a Marvel the Mustang when he was about 2 or so, he's older than me but he still has it. His was a pinto color (brown and white). Can anyone tell me if that was a color option back in the early 70's? I'm not absolutely sure it was a Marvel because of the difference in color but it sure looks like it! Unfortunately, despite my mom and brother taking care of it and never selling it, my brother and his wife had a friend over and her two bratty twins got on the poor horse and broke off his head. We were all ticked off! He just needs to glue the head back together, I guess.


Yvette
1976


This memory was added on: October 28, 2006

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED my Marvel Mustang... so much so that in any pictures we have of me sleeping, I am usually on the floor, because Marvel and Mrs Beasley got the bed. I still have the original Mrs Beasely and a new one but unfortunatly Marvel has been gone for a long time, however; that will be remedied soon... sitting here thinking what am I going to get my 2 year old Daughter for Christmas has now been answered. I see a new Marvel in our future!


Nikki
Jan, 2, 1970


This memory was added on: October 18, 2006

I never had a Marvel The Mustang as it was before my time I think. I was looking for a ride on horse for my nephew and spotted Marvel The Mustang on KB toys web sight. They sell them on line at KB Toys and if you type in the keywords Marvel the Mustang or ride on horse it should come up. Just a little info for anyone who is interested in purchasing one as I am.


Evelyn
1974


This memory was added on: September 19, 2006

You think your mind is too cluttered with old TV jingles? I must be the worst...I still remember the announcer voiceover lines in the "donut" part of the Marvel the Mustang theme. Mr Announcer intoned: ride him in a round-up...run him in a race! The winner...by a nose!


Jeff Watter
1958


This memory was added on: August 28, 2006

The similarities of memories here are amazing...plenty of us knew him as "Marble;" the little girl in the commercial said, "What Horse Do?" (even if the line really was "White Horse, too!"); and he was possibly the most-coveted toy in the neighborhood.

David, the kid across the street, had one and it's testament to "Marble's" construction that he lasted more than a week with us. David had a steeply-sloped driveway approach about 30 feet long, and we'd launch each other with a running start off the higher, level 60-foot runway, kind of like the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. (You really had to look out for the bumps in the runway flagstones at high speed.)

In our neighborhood, we made "Marble" a Steeplechase champion!

Also, wasn't the last line in the song, "Marvel the Mustang, he's waiting for you"? I didn't remember it as it's listed in earlier postings.

Thanks, everyone, for your memories of a very special -- and shared -- snapshot in time.




MarvelMan
1961


This memory was added on: August 10, 2006

Oh what adventures my big sister and I had on Marvel the Mustang. The biggest adventure of all was a trip to the hospital. We decided to take Marvel for a ride down the stairs to the first floor. Once our parents heard the big crash as we all lay at the bottom of stairs, legs twisted around Marvel and each other. From the looks of it, they thought we each had broken bones. Boy did we fool them. Marvel protected us on that ride, No broken bones, no fractures, just one good ride. Thanks Marvel


Thomas
1969


This memory was added on: August 8, 2006

I used to ride Marvel down my sidewalk when I was about 4 and it's one of my happiest memories ever! I would stop every so often, get off and pet him, examine the nostrils, touch his snout and "mane" and I really felt like he was real. I loved him SO much that I really regret not keeping him!


Anne
1966


This memory was added on: July 24, 2006

How I love my Marvel the Mustang! That was my favorite toy as a child. I can still remember wearing my cowboy hat and boots as I "rode" him up and down the driveway. I still have Marvel. In fact, he's one of the few items that survived the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. Lost most everything else, but not my Marvel the Mustang. GO MARVEL!!!


Mimi Bosarge
1964


This memory was added on: July 10, 2006

I can remember my little sister riding marvel in the basement..wow seems like yesterday ...


shari
1962


This memory was added on: July 1, 2006

I came here to read about "Silly Sand"- one of my favorites. However, I remember my sister having Marvel. I was tooo big for it, but still rode it a coupla times.

She loved that horse! I think it was her favorite toy.


Chochem
1960


This memory was added on: June 24, 2006

My sister, (now 44) wanted a Marvel for many years, but never got one. In 2002, when she turned 40, she finally got her wish! We had a surprise party for her. We made all the guests learn the theme song and sang it as we presented her with her very own Marvel the Mustang and cowboy hat. It was quite a party, and people still talk about it.


Carleen
1959


This memory was added on: June 9, 2006

I have a pic of myself @ about 6 or 7 years old, sitting in high chair with 2 of Dads belts used as "harnesses" like a jockey in a sulkey, Marvel the Mustang rocks!!


Beth
65


This memory was added on: May 25, 2006

I was about 4yrs old when i got my Marvel. It was a big memory for me I loved it. I just found one at a yard sale and bought it for 5 bucks. My kids thought I was nuts. The saddle was missing but he was in good shape.


Gina
1964


This memory was added on: May 3, 2006

This is the one toy, along with a Hoppity Hopp that I ALWAYS wanted. Every Christmas I'd go through the Sears and Roebuck Wish Book and circle the things I wanted from Santa. Marel made the list each year. Sadly, I never got one, however, I did get a pony when I was twelve.


Lisa Golz
1962


This memory was added on: March 18, 2006

It almost brought tears to my eyes to see that cute little face! I remember how much I wanted one and then got one, along with a cowboy suit, the Christmas I was 4! Oddly, I don't have any memories of actually riding on it, nor what happened to it, but I sure know how excited I was to get it!


Kent
1963


This memory was added on: February 27, 2006

On Saturday, I polished up my 38 year old Marvel the Mustang for the long trailer ride home. Growing up on a farm, I wanted a pony more than anything else and Santa brought Marvel to me. I thought my father had thrown him out but, to my suprise, my dad recently announced that Marvel had been living in a shed on the farm. I saw him last week while visiting my parents and cried just as I did on that Christmas morning in 1967. He'll arrive via pony express this week and will proudly sit in our nursery waiting patiently for his next rider.


Heidi
1964


This memory was added on: January 31, 2006

I see alot of Marvel the Mustang fan's writing here, does anyone remember the Yogi Bear toddler toy? It rolled around on all fours paws. It was brown plastic, sprayed painted green & w/yellow band hat and green tie and white collar. My little brother rolled around all over the house,(smooth floors-(military housing) black and white tile in kitchen area and wood floors in the rest of the bungalow we lived in Alexandria,VA. He loved watching Yogi Bear and Booboo on his bear, Beany and Cecil too! But most of all we loved to push him around on it. Sorry if we tipped you over a time or two on those sharp turns Tony.


Evelyn
1959


This memory was added on: January 20, 2006

fantasizing about being a cowboy, riding a horse and carrying a six shot revolver may not be that uncommon for most kids but it was an impossability for an seven year old from brooklyn new york, except maybe the revover. anyway, i asked my mother if i could have a pony for my birthday...i pictured myself riding down flatbush avenue rescuing old ladies from purse snatchers and other scum of society. my mother said maybe to a pony. to me, maybe meant yes. you guessed it i got this silly plastic riding pony. being an italian kid from new york i thought it would be funny to cut its head off and put it in my parents bed.


freddy cagliani
1966


This memory was added on: January 18, 2006

You know it's erie, i was thumbing through an old photo album the other day and what did i see in the background of one of the photos...you guessed Marvel the Mustang! Man that really brings back the memories.


trav
66


This memory was added on: January 15, 2006

I STILL HAVE MY "MARBLE" THE MUSTANG {AS I USED TO CALL IT} AND HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF RIDING IT UP AND DOWN MY DRIVEWAY. I DO REMEMBER HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME MAKING THE TURNS! I AM SO GLAD ITS THE ONE THING THAT MY MOM ACTUALLY DIDNT THROW OUT. MY KIDS WERE ABLE TO RIDE HIM ALSO. I REMEMBER TRYING TO KEEP UP W/ MY BIG BRO AND HIS FRIENDS ON THEIR BIKES. I FINALLY HAD TO STOP USING HIM WHEN MY MOM REALIZED THAT WHEN I BOUNCED UP AND DOWN HIS STOMACH WAS HITTING THE DRIVEWAY. LOL! BRIDGET


BRIDGET
1970


This memory was added on: January 13, 2006

Marvel the Mustang (or "Marble", as I called him)was one of my all-time favorite toys. We stabled him in the basement, and I rode him almost every day until I was much too large for him. Eventually, someone (wasn't ME!) stood on his "handles" and broke one off, and we had to patch him up with duct tape, but I still loved him. It ticked me off big time when my mom gave him away to a family with 3 boys, and I was heartbroken later to learn they they promptly broke him beyond repair. Believe me, if Mom hadn't given him away, Marvel would still be with me.


Lin
1969


This memory was added on: January 9, 2006

I remember wanting a Marvel the Mustang more than anything. Never got one though, we had a dirt driveway, and no room to ride the range inside. We lived in the country and I did however have a REAL pony, but to me it paled in comparison at the time. Why I am not sure. Cool, cool toy though. Still know the song by heart.


Beckers
1963


This memory was added on: December 29, 2005

I remember getting Marvel The Pony for my Birthday. I guess I was around 4 or 5. It opened up so much for me to realize my love for horses. He had such great detail and was so real. I wanted to buy one for my premature baby who is 2 1/2 years old. I finally found one in a toy magazine and will be buying it for her birthday. I think Marvel will help her with her developmental problems.

PS I now have a stable of about 30 "real" Marvels who keep me busy, but my memories of the cute little Marvel the Mustang will stay forever!


Denise
1960


This memory was added on: December 4, 2005

Marvel was the closest I could ever come to having my own pony. I cried the day my mom sold it in a garage sale.

Someday I will buy one for my grandson. Toni


Toni
1962


This memory was added on: December 3, 2005

I remember my mustang, and how much i enjoyed bouncing up and down thru the house. He was Great!! There are photos of me riding. My previous horse, one of those bounce on springs in the air deals. Scared me to death, letting me go backwards soo far that I thought I was gonna fall off! Never liked him too much.


Deena
1965


This memory was added on: December 2,2005

When I was a boy my younger brother, Kevin was adorable. The first year he would really enjoy Christmas we got him Marvel the Mustang. I know I was more excited about it than he was. I could not wait to see him open it. When he did he just rode it all over the house. It was a very happy time. Kevin is now a pastor with eight children of his own. www.kevinpierpont.com


Ken Pierpont
1958


This memory was added on: October 26, 2005

I would like to know if anyone out there still has marvel with the box?? My husband was the little boy on the box. This would be such a great Christmas gift to give him! Thanks


Kiley



This memory was added on: October 9, 2005

I recieved a "marvel" for christmas when I was about 6 or so. I remember just looking at the detail on his face. I think I was also kinda intriqued by his eyes. I'll be 41 this november and I still think about a christmas gift from 35 years ago!! The company who made it sure had a good toy obviously!


tom
1964


This memory was added on: September 22, 2005

Marvel the Mustang, he's almost for real, Just saddle him up, with spurs on your heals, No winding, no batteries, "What horse do!" Marvel the mustang, *** *** *** ***.

What a cool toy! The main reason for my lack of assurance for what the kid actually said was that it didn't really make any sense, but hey, he was only a kid! But I never could figure out what came at the end of the song. The commercial was successful as presenting Marvel as ALMOST FOR REAL. Reminds me of one of those bounce-on balloons that I once picked out for my birthday. The picture on the box showed a kid flying through the air and I was dissapointed when my dad told me (too late and after getting it for my birthday) that it was "Not a flying toy". But I had a lot of fun with it anyway!


Tim
1958


This memory was added on: September 15, 2005

Marvel the mustang do we love you. Saddle him up, put spurs on your heels..NO WINDING, NO BATTERIES, Marvel The Mustang, do we love you.


Bob
1962


This memory was added on: September 9, 2005

I still think it was "Marvel the Mustang we love you!" Yes it came in Marvel and Pinto pony, now they make Marvelette, white with pink saddle and reins. I have all 3!!! Sue


Sue
1962


This memory was added on: September 8, 2005

Nobody has the jingle right! Everybody keeps writing "what horse do" - it really was "white horse too" - during the commercial, at that point in the jingle they showed a shot of a white marvel the mustang. marvel came in 2 colors....


peter
1959


This memory was added on: September 2, 2005

Answer to Cherie who could never understand what the kid in the jingle said: "What horse do?"

My husband knows an enourmous amount of tv commercial jingles from the 60's & 70's--it's almost scary!!


lea ann
1960


This memory was added on: July 24, 2005

Oh wow! I was brushing my cat and the way he was wiggling was reminiscent of a Squirmle. I did a search on that, found this site and got a good laugh about the Squirmles. I did have one, and when I checked out the rest of the site, here was 'Marble Mustang!'

I loved my Marble Mustang, he was my best and only friend for years when I was a child.

Thanks for putting this site together!


Kel
1966


This memory was added on: July 8, 2005

Oh Marvel the Mustang. He's almost for real. Just saddle him up, With spurs on your heel. No winding No batteries (never could understand what the kid on the commercial said here) Oh Marvel the Mustang, Do we love you!


Cherie
1958 *sigh*


This memory was added on: July 3, 2005

Marvel the Mustang rocks on sooooo many levels!


Keith
1964


This memory was added on: June 17, 2005

I loved my Clippty Clop as I called him. I had him until my son desided to break off one of the holders. He was nine when he did it. At the time he still made noise and was fun to look at and remember. I wish I still had it because now I have anotehr child who I think would love it the thay I did.


Michelle
1965


This memory was added on: June 9, 2005

I never did get a Marvel, but the jingle still sits in my head.. I can't believe it was memorable enough that others can still sing it too.. "..no winding, no batteries.."


John
1964


This memory was added on: May 7, 2005

I LOVED my Marvel!!!!!! It had cool little spurs. I think that's why I wanted one, just for the spurs, but when I got him for my 6th birthday in 1969, I was the happiest kid on the block.


Amy
1963


This memory was added on: May 6, 2005

Mavel the Mustang, one of the coolest toys I ever had. I actually had my mom buy me one so I could use the saddle on my dog, a big Boxer named Andy! Not sure if he stood still for that, but Marvel was a treasure.


Phillip S.
1964


This memory was added on: April 19, 2005

Marvel the Mustang He' not very real His coat is made of plastic and cold to the feel He only bobs back and forth a "ride" from spings of steel Marvel the mustang What's the big deal?


david
1956


This memory was added on: April 8, 2005

"Marvel the Mustang, he's almost for real. Just saddle him up, no spurs on his heel! No winding, no batteries. What horse do? Marvel the Mustang, do we love you!" Why I still know that, I'll never know!



1959


This memory was added on: February 24, 2005

I always love this toy as a kid, I still remember the commercial with the little girl and boy getting on their horse and riding down the sidewalk, I never had one because I was 6 when they came out but my brother got one in 1973 but he had the Pinto pony version. Did anyone else have the Pinto pony version? He had dark brown and white patches, tooo cute!


Sue



This memory was added on: February 11, 2005

I still have mine!!! Unfortunately he is lame. He was in the attic and my husband placed something on him and it broke his leg. Couldn't bare to shoot him! He's still there. I got mine Christmas of '67. I was only 3 at the time. I can still remember the song and watching those commercials and wishing for him!!! Christmas morning was the best! Marvel under the tree along with my Silly Sand. The silly sand was a mess and didn't last. I never tired of Marvel!!! I just wish I could find a new back leg for him!!!


Monica
1964


This memory was added on: February 5, 2005

i always wanted one but never got it ! i saw one recently on someones front porch i was tempted to sit on it!LOL!! it was a really cool toy!! wow what a blast from the past


mike g
1963


This memory was added on: February 4, 2005

Although I never had one, as soon as I saw the name Marvel the Mustang on this site I immediatly started singing the song from the commercial. Oh man... I watched TOO much TV as a kid.


The Major
1960


This memory was added on: February 4, 2005

Just an observation, but I'll just bet if some enterprising person made an ADULT-SIZED Marvel the Mustang and sold it as "an alternative eco-friendly transportation device" a lot of people our age just MIGHT buy one. "But, Honey, this is great exercise and less expensive than the Segue."


The Major
1960


This memory was added on: January 12, 2005

I didn't have a Marvel the Mustang, but the twins down the street from us did. Used to ride it every time they were in the mood to share...:0) The jingle from the commercial still resides in my head to this day...."Marvel the Mustang, he's almost for real, just saddle him up, with spurs on your heels, no winding....no batteries...." Egad, but do you think I could tell you what I ate for lunch yesterday??...LOL.


Christine
1960


This memory was added on: January 9,2005

Believe it or not, I still have mine! Like someone else in this thread, he was "Marble" to me. It was Christmas, 1967 - I was three so have only a very faded memory. But I distinctly remember that I also got a pair of roller skates, which my mother insisted I not wear while riding the horse. What did she know? Of course I did - right off the porch and in to some glass. It didn't matter, Marble and I still had lots more adventures to go.


Cathy
1964


This memory was added on: December 9, 2004

Marvel was one of those rare toys that never got old for me. When I got to an age where riding a toy horse wasn't cool anymore, I spun his saddle around, flipped him over and pretended he was a motorcycle! The foot pegs became handlebars and his hind legs were the sissy bar. I used to sit there watching races on TV and lean into the turns just like the pros. Maybe I should name my Yamaha "Marvel"!


Jim
1965


This memory was added on: November 19, 2004

I loved my Marvel the mustang. I was three when I got mine. I used to put a nightgown on mine and wanted to sleep with it. Of course my mother would not let me. What a great memory.


Lynnette
1966


This memory was added on: October 27, 2004

I never had one but wanted one so bad, I had Johnny and Jane West, all the horses, Flame Thundercolt, Thunderbolt, Commanche, the ranch etc. My dad was going to buy me Marvel for my B-day but he died of cancer when I was 8 years old about 3 months before my Birthday. I did have real horses when I was in my 20's but I have now found a used Marvel in good conditon. It will make me think of my dad always.


Penny Barnes
1959


This memory was added on: October 3, 2004

I can't believe I found Marvel the Mustang! I was not lucky (or young )enough to get on, but my younger cousin did. We would play we him all the time just so we could get to play with Marvel. Many of my friends thought I was making him up, for some reason they didn't remember him! I now have two beautiful grandsons born two days apart and I intend on getting both of them their very own.


Dalila
1959


This memory was added on: September 27, 2004

Christmas 1967; I will never forget seeing the greatest toy ever next to the tree and for me! Not my big sister who's toys I secretly (or sometimes not so secretly coveted.) 'Marble' the Mustang as he was known to me was 'almost for real' as the song says and for a two year old practically just as good as the real thing. 37 years later, I'm sitting here getting all teary reading these memories and recalling my own. Oh, whatever became of my 'Marble'!?! I have no idea, sadly. Somehow I feel ashamed because of it. I'm calling my Mom right now!


Amy
1965


This memory was added on: September 10, 2004

Talk about good advertising, the Marvel the Mustang song has been in my head on and off for the last 30 years....never owned one. Then today, as the song went galloping through my brain, I thought to myself - Google Marvel and see if they still make these toys and better yet, find out if there were any song lyrics beyond what I remembered (and there aren't). Too Much fun and what did we do before the Intranet and search engines - Thanks Cisco & Google


John
1963


This memory was added on: July 17, 2004

I got one for Christmas when I was 5. It was a cold day, so I parked him in a warm spot in front of our wall heater. His nose melted off!!! I cried for hours. Poor Marvel.


Kathy Escue
1963


This memory was added on: June 28, 2004

I always wanted a Marvel the Mustang. It looked so real on TV and I asked for him for Christmas. My brother and I had toy guns and holsters, and cowboy hats. Westerns were our favorite shows. I never got my Marvel the Mustang, but I still remember how that commercial would come on and how excited I would get. I can still hum the jingle. It is so great to see him again. When I have grandchildren they will definitely get one.


cindy
1960


This memory was added on: June 20, 2004

This was the best toy...especially when your the youngest and no one will let you play with them...I tried convincing them...He really did talk to me, and Marvel "Hated them!"

Thanks for the memories.




Noni
1964


This memory was added on: April 28, 2004

He was my favorite toy - then and now! I still have him. My son (now 17) played with him for years just as I did. I remember riding him up & down the sidewalk all day then bringing him home to give him a bath under the lilac bushes. I covered him up at night with my favorite blanket so he would stay warm. Someday my grandchildren will ride him and love him just as much.


Mary
1964


This memory was added on: April 7, 2004

I always wanted a Marvel the Mustang, but for some reason I never got one. I don't know why. I hope to have a son (or daughter) one day so I can buy him (or her) one!


Johnny
1965


This memory was added on: March 19, 2004

I wasn't lucky enough to own a Marvel mustang, but friends of the family did. Thirty years later that rare ride is still an ingrained memory. For some reason I recently started trying to find out what ever happened to the Marvel or "Pal" toy line, and was a little shocked to find it's Still available! If it's nearly as good as the original, my niece/nephew will be So lucky!


C Marshall
65


This memory was added on: February 12, 2004

This was one of my sister's favorite toys. I think she kept it until she was ten.


Lillian
1963


This memory was added on: February 12, 2004

I had my marvel the mustang until I was like 10 years old. I used to feel like I was really riding a horse. It's one toy that I'll never forget.


Jaye
1964


This memory was added on: November 21, 2003

I remember the day quite well...Marvel bucked me off and I flew off into a group of circus clowns gathered around a keg- boy were they ever smashed- we had to amputate the poor fella's leg-not Marvel's but Bingo the clown's..the poor bastard.


mark
1969 (of course)


This memory was added on: November 6, 2003

Wow! Marvel the mustang, what can I say. He was my favorite toy. I am going to buy my daughter the new girl version of him (Marvelette) this X-mas. When I was little I never let anyone ride him. My mom said that one time she got so angry that I wouldn't share she told me that she would put him away if I didn't change my tune. I gave Marvel a long lovingly selfish look, kissed him and then told her to put him away. I got him back a few days later. No one was going to ride my pony but me! What a brat I was. HEE HEE!


Lisa
1973


This memory was added on: September 27, 2003

I was too young to remember Marvel myself, but I grew up hearing this story...'My brother sawed the leg off of Marvel and hit my other brother in the head with it. He got mad and threw a hammer back at him. Rumor had it that he sawed the leg off because it was my brother's favorite toy.'


Trudy
1972


This memory was added on: August 5, 2003

I got Marvel for my third Christmas... My mom and dad both went out and got one on the same night! I had bugged them so much for that pony that I almost got two!!!

I loved him for years...and he never broke!!!

my step father threw him out when I was 16 (along with my Ideal Haunted Mansion game, My talking Herman Munster doll, My Casper the friendly Ghost Talking Doll, my Baby go bye bye, Chatty Kathy, Evel Kneivel Stunt Cycle and a myriad of other nostalgic toys I wish I still had!!! boohoo for the world..

Marvel the Mustang - We Love You!!

cheers!!!


Xoe
1964


This memory was added on: July 22, 2003

We have a ride-on mustang that you can ride like Marvel and is all metal. It is white with large brown spots and is marked MoBob. Does anyone know anything about this great ride-on horse such as; approximate age and value? Thanks.


Debbie



This memory was added on: July 10, 2003

I found my Marvel in Grandma's basement. I almost forgot about him. Dad fashioned him a saddle since the original fell to pieces. Otherwise it srill works great and my 2 yr old Daughter now rides him.


Krystal
1966


This memory was added on: July 7, 2003

My birthday is October 6, 1965...Marvel The Mustang came into my life Christmas, 1966. The saddle and bridle have long since said "Happy Trails", BUT Marvel is STILL in working condition, and boarded at my Mom's stable (basement).


Scott
1965


This memory was added on: June 23, 2003

Dug a dirty and beatup Marvel out of a brook yesterday..That's how I found this site. Spent lots of time yesterday teaching my boys the marvel song, he's almost for real....my sister rode him then, and he looked bigger years ago.


Brian
1960


This memory was added on: May 14, 2003

I have always had this fond memory of my favorite toy. It was Marval the Mustang. For some reason, I always called him Marval the Mustache. I never remembered what happened to him but I have to say that I still think about it often. I went to a garage sale a couple of years ago and spotted one. I thought I was going to start bawling. I grabbed it so quick and bought it. I don't know if they have remade them, but he is like brand new. I can't quite ride him the same though. I don't know exactly what I will do with him except for cherish the memories. He really looks kind of funny sitting in my dining room, but I don't care.


Beth
1964


This memory was added on: May 7, 2003

the theme song: Marvel the Mustang He's almost for real just saddle him up with spurs on your heels no winding no batteries (one horse too!) Marvel the Mustang to win the view


joe kuhar
1960


This memory was added on: May 3, 2003

Oh My Gosh! I still have my original Marvel The Mustang in the garage! The inner spring is broke, but otherwise its still in good shape! I have pictures of me on it, and my now 14 year old son on it...he's the one who bounced so hard on it he broke it...lol...It was my favorite toy when I was little.


Kim
1966