Chicken Fried Toys is known for their 3 3/4″ cowboy action figures inspired on the 1800’s attire and designs, and this year they are offering two new show exclusives that you would have been able to obtain at conventions. This years exclusives include the Calvary Officer ( G.I. Joe fans will immediately recognize the design as Wild Bill), and the Texas Ranger.
At the past few G.I. Joe Cons before the show ended, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting and talking with John and Paul. You can check out the last JoeCon Interview with them by clicking HERE!
Both figures are priced at $35.00 and you can order these and more at ChickenFriedToys.com. Make sure to support this line and support John and Paul’s passion!
First as Mounted Rangers, then Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen, the US Army Cavalry was a potent force used for peacekeeping and expansion in the American West. During the mid-century campaigns the officer corps of this mounted force were often college graduates from military academies and schools with long traditions of training men for service. The Cavalry Officers of a company were responsible for day to day management of troops and resources, as well as ordering and executing mission objectives at the Troop level when directives were handed down from senior officers and policy makers.
The first Texas Rangers were formed in 1823 where each man had to “provide his own horse, rifle, pistol and 100 rounds” of ammunition. From 1823-1865, the Rangers patrolled the Texas frontier providing protection from Indians and Mexican raiders. After the Civil War, the Rangers were reformed into two distinct battalions; the Frontier Battalion which operated along the western frontier and the Special Force which patrolled the Nueces Strip to stop incurring Mexican bandits. By the 1870s, the Rangers transitioned from Indian fighters to hunting the numerous outlaws within Texas. This tradition continues today as the Texas Rangers are one of the premier law enforcement organizations in the world.