This is the story of BraveStarr,
a Galactic Marshal and Native American who
maintained law and order on the 23rd century
planet of New Texas. His base of operations is
the town called "Fort Kerium" (Kerium is a
crystal mineral worth three times more than
BraveStarr's arsenal of weapons included a
Neutra laser pistol, a Trans-freezed rifle and
the ability to summon the powers of "spirit
animals" that enhanced his vision (Eyes of the
Hawk spirit); hearing (Ears of the Wolf spirit);
speed (Speed of the Puma spirit) and strength
(Strength of the Bear sprit).
BraveStarr's partner is a powerful horse-shaped
being named Thirty Thirty, who is
the lone survivor of a cybernetic civilization
of known as Equestoids. Thirty Thirty is able to
run on all four leg or stand like a humanoid.
For defense, the outer space equine carries a
energy rifle called "Sarah Jane."
BraveStarr's other colleagues included:
- Handlebar, a huge, green
bartender who used to be a Rigelian space
pirate. He rustles up a drink called
"Sweetwater" whenever BravStarr and Thirty
Thirty visit his establishment.
- Deputy Fuzz, a prairie dog
alien from New Texas and sidekick to Bravestarr
who can burrow through the ground at great
speed. Fuzz and his people are native to the
planet of New Texas.
- Judge J.B. McBride, who uses a
high-tech gavel (the "hammer") as a weapon. She
is BraveStarr's romantic interest. Her crippled
father, Angus McBride is a former
- Shaman, a Native American with
magical powers who gives BraveStarr fatherly
council. Shaman lives on a mountain called Starr
The villains and other outer space bad guys
- Tex Hex, the leader of the
Carrion Bunch. The lavender-skinned outlaw uses
powerful energy bolts to destroy his enemies.
Tex does the bidding of Stampede, a demonic bull's
skeleton. It was Stampede who mutated Tex Hex
and gave him his magical powers of destruction,
morphing and the ability to call forth creatures
called "Fire Snakes." Tex crippled
Angus MacBride when they were mining partners. Tex's ex-girlfriend is
called Ursula, whom Tex still loves. She wanted
to settle down and have a normal quiet life, but
Tex was consumed with a quest for money and Kerium and he chose to leave her.
- Outlaw Skuzz, who is the
cousin of Deputy Fuzz. He likes to smoke cigars
and like Tex was mutated by Stampede.
- Sandstorm, a red-colored
reptilian who has the ability to exhale
sandstorms which Tex and his gang use as cover
to vamoose from a situation.
- Thunderstick, a robot equipped with a
cannon arm. It stutters when it speaks. Cactus
Head was another
robot with a cactus shaped head and four legs
who sports two energy cannons.
- Two Faced Dingo Dan, a coyote
being who can change into human form. He's got
an Australian accent. Howler another coyote being had the ability to
transform into a human. Dingo Dan, Howler and a
small coyote called Barker are
led by an overweight coyote called Goldtooth.
- Vipra, a female serpent being who
can hypnotize her victims. Her snake-shaped gun
shoots paralyzing rays.
- Hog-Tie, a humanoid pig who wears a
Union Army uniform. His weapon of choice is a
The Bad Buys
Theme Song Lyrics
In a distant time
And far away place
The planet New Texas floats deep in space.
Sky of three suns
Land of precious ore
The Kerium brought outlaws by the score.
Then one day, a lawman appeared
With powers of hawk, wolf, puma and bear
Protecter of peace, mystic man from afar
Champion of justice, Marshall Bravestarr!
Eyes of the hawk, ears of the wolf
Strength of the bear, speed of the puma
TRIVIA NOTE: The series was produced by
Filmation, the last such animated featured
produced by the company before it closed
The inspiration for the BRAVESTARR
came from another Filmation character named Tex
Hex, developed for their GHOSTBUSTERS
A line of action figure based on the
cartoon were produced by Mattel to promote the
series and enhance revenues for Filmation.
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