The Far-Boys Figures are produced by Far Men S.A in Spain in 1987.
Jose Iniesta was the owner of ‘Far Men S.A’, a 1980’s Spanish toy company located in Beniparrell, a small township just outside Valencia, Spain. Little is known about Far Men S.A, with some information found on a few patent applications dated the 28th of August, 1979 noting that the original inventors were Francisco Bulls Plana and Andrés Cadenas Iparraguirre. The patents explain that the figure sets were fully articulated and designed so that children could take them apart and reassemble to create their own figure, not seen at the time.
There were a total of 4 different 11.75” x 16.25” Far-Boys store display cards produced to house the blister packed figures.
The Phantom is found on the ‘Aventura en Accion’ Far-Boys cardboard store display card. It also features Guerrero del Antifaz (a Spanish 1940’s comic book hero), He-Man, Conan the Barbarian, Guerrero del Antifaz, and He-Man. We see an image of the Phantom on the header, plus production information is found at the base of the store display card.
Sold separately in newsagencies and small kiosks the Far-Boys 3.25” figures were blister packed on a 5” x 3” card. Multiple Far-Boys figure lines were produced such as superheroes, monsters, Masters of the Universe, roman soldiers, cowboys and more.
Below we see the Phantom Far-Boys figure under his Spanish name ‘Enmascarado’. The figures head, arms, legs and feet are rotatable, with the legs being able to moved independently. Made of plastic, the figures clothing are a sticker decal.
‘Mundo Masters’ edition number 2, published in Spain, contains an interview featuring Jose Iniesta, the owner of the plastic company ‘Martival’ and ‘Far Men’. The article covers the origin of the company with its first installation of toy metal guns and the toy figure line ‘Far-Boys’.
Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.