Rough Riders

Owned by: Retromash     Photography by: Retromash


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  • Scott

    Dec 19, 2016 - Reply

    I used to have the A-Team Rough Rider as a kid. I chose it as a birthday present probably around 82 or 83. It was awesome! The way it would try to climb over other toy cars and obstacles, it would even try to climb up walls, flip over, then carry on moving! I bought it from The Arcade toy store in Dudley (West Midlands). I had forgotten it was called a “Rough Rider” and I’ve been trying to find a picture of the A-Team van so thank you for creating this page, it’s brought back some lovely memories! :-)

    • Retromash

      Dec 21, 2016 - Reply

      They really were great weren’t they? They just kept on moving. Glad it brought back some memories for you!

      • wayne badham

        Apr 23, 2019 - Reply

        Amazing thank you for the memories. I had the a-team van and the general lee!!

  • Bobbus74

    Dec 21, 2016 - Reply

    I was about 10 when these came out. I remember buying the A-Team van and Face’s Corvette with my pocket money. They really did go over some rough terrain and I loved the way you could balance them on two wheels too.

    • Retromash

      Dec 21, 2016 - Reply

      Yes the two wheel feature was brilliant wasn’t it? The big wheels made them feel a bit like monster trucks and yet the two wheel motion made them feel like stunt cars.

  • P.J.

    Jun 20, 2018 - Reply

    I have Face’s Corvette from ‘The A-Team’ Rough Rider, it’s sat by my main PC for some years (though in the last couple of years the white plastic has gone slightly yellowy). I never had B.A.’s van in this range (though had many other incarnations), but it’s interesting to note that the Rough Rider’s version uses the correct(ish) colour-scheme for the van – although it’s often assumed to be all-black other than the stripe, the upper half of the original was actually gun mental gray (it’s shade varied, almost to silver, as different models were used over the years). Also one of the few models of the van to include a sunroof (which most versions of the T.V. van had, but which would suddenly appear/disappear sometimes when they used a stunt van), though the red stripe is way off model…. I’m still a nerd after all these years!

  • Greg

    Apr 6, 2019 - Reply

    Loved Rough Riders, still remember them well to this day. We had a bring a toy to school day in 1984 or 1985 and had my A Team Rough Rider that all the other kids just loved. I remember them just being so powerful for a little toy, and the fact I can still remember them to this day (and I am 42 now) shows how good a toy these were. Thanks for creating and sharing.

  • Andy Pollock

    Apr 14, 2019 - Reply

    I had the A-Team Ones and would create tracks made of books for them to climb over – awesome!
    “Rough Riders, Four by Four, You can tryyyyyy to stop ’em” – Jingle from the TV advert

  • RailRider

    Jul 21, 2019 - Reply

    Just started a Favebook group for Roigh Riders. Maybe we can get enough interest on there we can get more information posted.

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