John Wayne Domed Figurines by Franklin Mint.
The figurines below were issued by the Franklin Mint in the late 1980's / early 1990's and are no longer available from them. They all had glass domes, which have been left out of the photographs so the figures themselves can be more easily seen. All were Limited Editions and all had a Certificate of Authenticity.
Twenty figurines were issued and it is the biggest single issue of such a collection. There were 18 western designs and 2 military designs. The titles below are as stated on the Certificate of Authenticy that came with each figurine. Although none were officially linked to any particular John Wayne film, members of the John Wayne Message Board have come up with possible films that they relate to.
All of the domed figurines were issued with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA), like THIS. Each had a title for the figurine. Several of mine were separated from their COA's because they were on display. The others remained in their original boxes with the COA attached.
For that reason I do not have the titles of several of these as I did not note them before putting them on display.
If anyone can put a title to the appropriate figurine it will be of great help.
There is some speculation that Franklin Mint did not always send out the correct COA as two have been reported with titles that are different to mine.
Undefeatable Spirit has been reported having the title Rugged Horseman
Round Up has been reported having the title Wrangler.
The first one shown here was initially issued with a COA giving it the title John Wayne. Later issues had the title changed to Long Arm Of The Law. The pose was also slightly different in the later issue, showing mostly in the right arm that is holding the rifle. The colouring was also lighter in the later issue.
Long Arm Of The Law.
Film: Rio Bravo.
Film: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Film: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon.
Film: The Alamo.
Film: The Big Trail.
Film: El Dorado.
Film: Big Jake.
Film: The Shootist.
Film: The Comancheros.
Film: Rio Grande.
Film: North To Alaska.
Film: Red River.
Film: The Searchers.
Film: The Star Packer.
Film: Sands Of Iwo Jima.
Film: The Green Berets.