Roy Rogers, the popular cowboy and hero, was a familiar face across televisions screens, movie screens and all other public media outlets. Throughout the 1930s till the 1950s, Roy Rogers was known as the “King of the Cowboys.” Not only did he have an amazing singing voice, but he was a genuine and kind role model. Roy Rogers was known for appearing at children’s hospitals and shelters to meet with kids. He wasn’t just an onscreen cowboy hero, he was a true real-life hero for many.
Aside from his compassionate character, Roy Rogers was deeply rooted in the world of cowboys. He was always decked out in cowboy attire and carried the persona everywhere he went. When such an influential and powerful figure becomes a major part of peoples’ lives, it is only natural to create toys with the person’s name attached.
That is exactly what occurred with Roy Rogers. Many toy companies began producing Roy Rogers Toys. One will find an extensive selection of toys with his named attached to them. These include a Roy Rogers Western Deputy Badge, Roy Rogers Hill Bell Toy Horse Wagon, Roy Rogers yo-yo, Roy Rogers Toy Guitar and numerous Roy Rogers toy guns.
Roy Rogers knew that toys were being made with his name and he personally had an influence on toy makers. He insisted that the toys were durable and useful for children. He was also committed to allowing his two sons test out the early models. Roy Rogers’ sons would play with the toys at home in order to put them to the test. The idea was that if the toys could survive the Rogers kids, they will be of great use for any kid.
The toys produced in the name of the King of the Cowboys included a badge with the Roy Rogers Pledge to Parents. This badge authenticated the toys purchased by parents across the nation and guaranteed to the value and quality of the toys, which had been “tested in one of the nation’s largest testing bureaus.”
One of the most popular toys is the Roy Rogers Holster Set. This set includes Cap Guns and soft gloves. The set comes with great details such as studs and metal gold Double R Bar logo. The gloves are just like heavy welder’s gloves.
These toys and many others are of the highest quality and are great collectibles for Roy Rogers' fans. Cowboys have been a significant part of American culture and there have been very few genuinely good cowboy heroes. Having Roy Rogers' toys as part of your collection shows your appreciation for the kindness and compassion of the King of the Cowboys.