Zorro starred Guy Williams (January 14, 1924 – April 30, 1989) and was based on the famous character created by Johnston McCulley in his 1919 novella. The series premiered on October 10, 1957, on ABC.
Financial disputes between Walt Disney and ABC cancelled the series too soon, but we still have great merchandise to remember it including this POP! Television Zorro vinyl figure:
The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood, and Zorro. Could there be a more heroic lineup of daring doers? Usually high-born men with a sense of duty and honor, they would take on a secret identity and tick off the local bad guys. And no one dressed more snappily!
The box is resplendent in sepia tones and silhouettes with Zorro in his most iconic poses! But now let’s get right to the figure itself:
Unfortunately, poor Zorro has fallen victim to the Funko curse. His tiny little legs and feet just can’t keep his big head upright and he falls over if you let go of him. I don’t know why Funko can’t do more product testing before production to eliminate this annoying flaw!
Apart from Tyrone Power, the Zorro of the movies, I think Guy Williams gave us the most well rounded and perfect Zorro portrayal.
“Out of the night when the full moon is bright, comes a horseman known as Zorro. This bold renegade carves a ‘Z’ with his blade, a ‘Z’ that stands for Zorro“
You can never get enough swashbuckling goodness, so be sure to check out my posts featuring a Zorro Mask and Cape, a 78 RPM vinyl record filled with theme music from the series, and an awesome Zorro Puzzle.