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ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL FIGURES AND ACCESSORIES
SORRY SOLD - Marx 4719 Robin Hood Castle Set. Near complete with all figures (some split bow strings), castle and most accessories. Missing the paper Robin Hood flag and all but two of the catapult rocks. Box has usual split handle with old tape repair. Instruction sheet has tears.
Photo courtesy Steve Thompson.
Incredible as it sounds Marx made three sets of Robin Hood character figures within a few years of each other. The rarest set (60mm) was designed for the special "Richard Green" TV Robin Hood series with the characters looking like the actors in the show. Then another "standard" 60mm set of five figures was made followed shortly by a six figure (with added Minstrel) 54mm set. The 60mm sets were always (I think) made in a pale green and four of the 60mm merrymen were place in the same mold. The 54mm figures were made in cream for playsets and silver for bagged sets. Possibly made in tan for the Canadian market.
60mm Robin Hood Character figures light green
15.00 Friar Tuck holding staff; 2 light green.
15.00 Little John; 3 light green, 1 LIGHT OLIVE GREEN.
25.00 Robin Hood, intact bow; NONE.
20.00 Main Marian; 1 light green.
15.00 Sheriff of Nottingham; 3 light green.
Recasts made in the Ukraine.
WOW hard plastic Viking. NONE IN STOCK
3.00 Spear pointed down, black, Made in the Ukraine
- 5.00 WOW Tiberius, sword broken off, box a bit worn.
RECAST Ancient Romans, 8 in 8 poses, Made in the Ukraine.
NONE - With sword up and rectangular shield.
2.00 About to throw spear, with rectangular shield, black.
2.00 With whip & sword, black.
NONE - With sword and round shield.
NONE - Copies of Marx WOW Romans in 4 poses, factory painted, closer to 54mm in size.
Never officially produced as part of the Marx Warriors of the World. Made in the Ukraine.
10.00 WOW 60/65mm KNIGHTS, 6 in 6 poses. (NONE)
Rushed into production Marx simply repositioned one arm on each of the green merrymen to make a "new" pose that was then molded in brown plastic.
6.00 With staff overhead, brown.(7), (2.00 missing top half of staff; 1 or CHEWS ON STAFF;1).
7.00 Lunging with knife, brown. (3), (2.00 SHORT/NO KNIFE; 4), (1.00 NO BASE;1)
7.00 Walking with bow, drawing arrow, brown. (1), (3.00 STRING SPLITS; 1)
7.00 Hand next to mouth, calling, brown.(2)
7.00 Blowing horn, light green; NONE, (4.00 SPLIT HORN OR SMALL PIECE OF STRING MISSING; 1).
7.00 Lunging with sword, knife in rear hand, light green; (1).
7.00 Standing hold staff downwards, light green. (2).
7.00 Walking with bow, arrow held downward in right hand, light green; N0NE, (3.00 no arrow; 1).
The 60mm knights were made in two molds. One mold made 11 knights in 10 poses with a duplicate of the man shooting crossbow. The 11th pose mounted with separate lance was made in a separate mold.
Original old foot Knights, silver;
10.00 Lance. (NONE)
9.00 Mounted ringhand, with shield. (NONE)
8.00 Mounted with mace. (NONE), (2.00 MISSING MACE; 2)
7.00 With halberd and sword. (NONE)
7.00 With ax overhead in both hands. (NONE)
7.00 Walking with mace and shield. (1), (2.00 NO MACE; 1)
7.00 Running with sword forward, bird shield. (NONE)
7.00 Crossbowman; 1, (5.00 ONE STRING SPLIT; 2).
7.00 With sword & shield held out, cross on chest. (NONE)
7.00 With sword, shield at chest, bird on shield. (NONE)
7.00 With spear across waist. (NONE)
7.00 With sword and knife. (NONE)
18.00.00 20 RECAST 60mm knights in all 9 foot poses + mounted with ball and chain in silver, NO HORSES.(3)
225.00 4710 Marx Castle Fort set. Has nice box, instruction, complete tin and plastic castle with two red spring shooting cannons and chain for drawbridge +, shell sprue with 9 loose silver shells. Two sets (20 figures) of 10 first version no base 54mm knights, six lances and six black horses. Hardly looks played with this set was sold in 1953 by Marx.
The 54mm character figures & merrymen were copied and used as cereal premiums. See premiums page for availability.
50.00 All six 54mm Robin Hood characters in silver.(2)
15.00 RECAST all six 54mm Robin Hood characters in green, all names removed from bases except Robin Hood.(1)
10.00 RECAST all six 54mm Robin Hood characters in orange, all names removed from bases except Robin Hood. Split in Robin's bowstring.(1)
54mm Robin Hood character figures
15.00 MX39 Robin Hood; `NONE.
8.00 MX39 Robin Hood, string split; 1 silver, 1 cream.
8.00 MX40 Little John; 2 silver.
8.00 MX41 Maid Marian; NONE.
8.00 MX41 Friar Tuck; 1 silver.
8.00 MX43 Sheriff of Nottingham; 3 cream, 1 silver.
8.00 MX44 Minstrel; 2 cream, 1 silver, 1 gray.
25.00 Prince Valiant; NONE.
18.00 MX25 Sir Gawain; 5 silver.
18.00 MX26 Boltar; 2 silver, (3.00 MISSING FINGERS on upraised hand or base cut away)
35.00 Black Knight; NONE, (20.00 short helmet tassel; 1 silver).
22.00 Aleta; 1 silver.
Original pose knights price is for each figure. Earlier foot poses did not have a base.
7.00 MX28 Mounted with shield, right arm out, + lance; 1 metallic green
5.00 MX28 Mounted with shield, right arm out, + lance, silver. (1)
3.00 MX28 Mounted w/ shield, right arm out, NO LANCE; 3 metallic green.
2.00 MX28 Mounted w/ shield, right arm out, silver, NO LANCE. (8)
7.00 MX29 Mounted attacking knight, ringhand (prob split), + lance; NONE.
5.00 MX29 Mounted attacking knight, ringhand (prob split), + lance, silver. (1)
3.00 MX29 Mounted attacking knight, ringhand (prob split); NONE.
2.00 MX29 Mounted attacking knight, ringhand (prob split), NO LANCE, silver. (5)
4.00 MX31 Mounted w/ flag; NONE.
2.00 MX31 Mounted w/ flag, silver. (9)
4.00 MX32 Swinging sword, horsehead shield; NONE.
2.00 MX32 Swinging sword, horsehead shield, silver; 2 No base style, 5 with base style.
4.00 MX33 Guard with spear (halberd); NONE.
3.00 MX33 Guard with spear (halberd), silver: NONE, (1.00 RECAST silver 1).
2.00 MX34 Guard with sword, silver; 6 no base style, 3 with base style.
4.00 MX35 Walking with sword and shield; NONE.
2.00 MX35 Walking with sword and shield, silver; 3 no base style, 10 with base style, ( 1.00 split base silver 1).
2.00 MX36 Swinging mace like club, silver; 3 no base style, 7 with base style.
4.00 MX37 Standing pointing, no base; 1 metallic green.
2.00 MX37 Standing pointing, silver; 12 no base.
4.00 MX38 with sword & round shield; NONE.
2.00 MX38 with sword & round shield, silver; 9 with base, 2 no base style, (RECAST 1 silver).
The 54mm Knights and Prince Valiant character figures with some slight variations were made in hard plastic factory painted by the Marx subsidiary Charmore in Germany and Holland. Some were also made at the Marx factory in the UK. The UK examples have a hard to read logo while the German and Holland examples are clearly marked.
10.00 UK MX29 Mounted attacking with separate lance on charging horse. (NONE)
5.00 UK Horse. (1)
5.00 UK Lance. (1)
6.00 UK knight based upon Prince Valiant character. (NONE)
6.00 UK knight based upon the Black Knight character. (NONE)
6.00 UK MX37 knight pointing with right hand.(NONE)
6.00 UK MX34 knight guard with sword pointing down.(NONE)
6.00 UK MX32 knight swinging sword, shield in other hand.(NONE)
6.00 UK MX36 Knight swinging mace.(NONE)
3.00 Germany MX29 Mounted attacking ring hand. (1)
3.00 Holland MX29 Mounted attascking ring hand. (3)
6.00 Germany knight based upon Price Valiant figure.(1)
6.00 Germany MX34 Guard with sword; NONE, (1.00 MISSING SWORD;1)
3.00 Running; 6 black, 9 cream, 1 waxy cream.
3.00 Walking; 4 black, 8 cream, 2 waxy cream.
The second series of Marx 54mm knights consisted of 7 poses. The mold had 18 cavities and each half held two each of the first two poses as seen above and one each of the other five poses. Playsets then had one or more groups of nine knights depending upon size.
12.00 Mold shot grouping of 9 silver 2nd version knights in 7 poses (2 each with ball and chain and with ax overhead and 1 each other 5 poses) + horse & remnants of original yellow playset bag. (4)
1.00 EACH 2nd Version Knights.
MX7 Mounted with lance; none.
MX8 Standing pointing; 5 silver.
MX9 With ball and chain; 14 silver.
MX10 Attacking with sword; 1 silver.
MX11 With ax/war hammer overhead; 10 silver.
MX12 Standing with lance; 4 silver.
MX13 Stabbing with spear; 5 silver
5.00 Mold shot of Nine RECAST 2nd version knights in all 7 poses + 1 RECAST horse; 3 blue, 3 silver, 2 gold, 4 black.
This was an interesting grouping. Rather than two of each pose in the 16 cavity mold Marx made three poses only once while three others three times with only two poses being in duplicate. The 54mm merrymen & characters were copied and used as cereal premiums. See premiums page for availability.
3.50 Merryman shooting bow; NONE, (1.50 SPLIT STRING; 2 tan, 4 green).
2.50 Merryman, bow in left hand, arrow in right; 4 tan, 4 green.
2.50 Merryman running with chest & bow; 2 tan, (1.00 STRING SPLIT; 1 green)
2.50 Merryman carrying rock; NONE.
2.50 Merryman blowing horn; NONE.
2.50 Merryman leaping from tree; 3 green, 4 tan.
2.50 Merryman with staff & knife; 4 tan, 7 green, (1.00 MISSING KNIFE tan).
2.50 Merryman squatting with bow; NONE.
25.00 TEST SHOT LOT; made in a wavy soft plastic "storage box" blue color. 11 in 6 poses + 5 in 2 poses with bow splits + 2 shooting missing bow/string parts.
12.00 12 RECAST merrymen in all 8 poses, green, 4 bowstrings split.
Fighting Knight Carryall playset circa 1970. NONE IN STOCK
The 54mm Viking mold had 18 cavities and made two each of the nine different poses. Play sets then had one or more groups of nine Vikings depending upon size. The originals were only made in light green.
3.00 EACH Older flat green
MX14 With ax in right hand. (NONE)
MX15 With ax overhead in both hands. (NONE)
MX16 Swinging ax in both hands. (NONE)
MX17 Leader sword pointed at ground. (NONE)
MX18 Running w/ sword and ax. (NONE)
MX19 Running w/ shield and knife. (NONE)
MX20 With sword and round shield. (NONE)
MX21 With spear and shield. (NONE)
MX22 With knife and club. (NONE)
Later waxy green
2.00 EACH Vikings, light waxy green.
MX14 With ax in right hand.(NONE)
MX15 With Ax overhead in both hands. (2)
MX16 Swinging ax in both hands. (NONE)
MX17 Leader sword pointed at ground.(5)
MX18 Running w/ sword and ax.(5)
MX19 Running with shield and knife; (NONE).
MX20 With sword and round shield. (NONE)
MX21 With spear and round shield. (NONE)
MX22 With knife and club.(1)
12.00 RECAST nine Vikings in 9 poses, pewter silver. (7)
The metal carryall knights & Vikings sets was enhanced with a plastic gate and two towers that clipped on the walls of the case. The mold for these pieces was used in the 1980s by Toy Street to hold together a heavy card stock castle used in one of their playsets. original pieces are in gray while the later reissues were made in brown.
Original Carryall Plastic Pieces
- Low stone walls also used in American Revolution and Civil War sets. SEE Marx American Revolution (AWI) sales page for availability.
Reissue Carryall Plastic parts
15.00 Toy Street card stock castle with Marx reissue plastic parts (gate, 2 towers, 4 flag poles). (2)
75.00 Reissue Marx Noble Knights playset. This set has a lot of stuff; 90 figures, 10 horses, two catapults, 30+ small accessories, trees and stumps, play mat heavy card stock castle with plastic battlements. Great Christmas present.
Medieval Accessories used in both 54mm & 60mm sets
15.00 Stag,SP; NONE. (3.00 REISSUE white; 8) -
"60mm Castle Accessories"
4.00 Battering ram; 2 tan.
3.00 Ladder; 1 tan.
6.00 Table; 1 metallic green, 2 tan.
5.00 Arm chair; 2 tan, (2.00 1 TAN WITH SOME DAMAGE, 1 METALLIC GREEN MISSING BACK KEG).
3.00 Bench; 1 medium brown, 2 metallic green, 3 tan.
3.00 Keg on short legs; 1 metallic green, 1 tan.
3.00 Treasure chest; 1 metallic green, 1 tan.
3.00 Arrow target; 1 metallic green, 1 tan.
3.00 Cook fire base; 1 metallic green, 1 tan, (1.00 REISSUE; 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 orange).
3.00 Cook fire pot on sticks; 1 metallic green, 1 tan.
5.00 Harp; 1 tan, (3.00 2 SPLIT STRINGS; 1 tan).
5.00 Crossbow; 1 shiny tan.
4.00 Quiver; NONE.
4.00 Horn; 1 metallic green.
4.00 Lantern; 1 shiny tan.
3.00 Quarterstaff; 1 shiny tan.
3.00 Arrow; NONE.
15.00 RECAST 25 Piece mold shot as seen above, brown. (4)
"54mm Castle Accessories
3.00 Fire; 1 light brown.
5.00 Battering ram, red SP. (1)
5.00 RECAST 11 piece mold shot, HP; fire, arrow target, 6 arrows, quiver, ladder & battering ram; 8 rich brown 6 light tan.
2.00 Arrow target & 6 arrows; 2 silver, 1 brown.
1.00 Quiver; 3 brown, 2 silver.
1.00 Fire; 2 brown.
1.00 Battering ram; 2 brown.
12.00 Catapult with yellow wheels. (3)
- Partial sprue of catapult rocks, 10 on sprue one loose, brown HP. NONE IN STOCK
2.00 Rock, dark brown. (6)
4.00 Rock pile, dark brown. (2)
- 3.00 Reissue black Catapult with different wheels + rock pile. (6)
10.00 Main Building tin with red HP door inset. (1)
6.00 Gate building, no plastic pieces.(1)
10.00 Drawbridge, gray HP.(NONE)
4.00 Long tin wall. (5)
4.00 Short tin wall. (1)
4.00 Gable battlement, gray HP. (NONE)
4.00 Gable tower, gray HP. (2)
4.00 Gable tower roof, red HP. (NONE)
4.00 Tin corner tower. (3)
4.00 Long battlement, gray HP. (NONE)
4.00 Short battlement, gray HP. (2)
4.00 Square battlement, gray HP. (3)
4.00 Spire, red HP. (9)
5.00 Flag pole; NONE.
3.00 Pennant flag; 1 red.
Thin (Sleeping Beauty) keep turrets, flag pole and pennants. The flag pole and pennants are the same as used with the Robin Hood Castle.
8.00 RECAST all six pieces, 3 turrets, 1 flag pole and 2 pennants, silver (9)
2.00 RECAST larger center turret 4 silver.
2.00 RECAST smaller end turret; 10 silver.
3.00 RECAST flag pole; NONE IN STOCK.
1.00 RECAST pennant; 12 silver, 13 white, 8 red, 2 white painted dark red, 2 silver painted gold.
Castle Fort & Prince Valiant playset parts
4.00 Square tower top insert, HP, red.(3), (2.00 SMALL PIECE BROKEN OFF; 1)
4.00 Long Entry way top insert, HP, red. (NONE)
4.00 Long entry way gate, HP, red. (1)
NONE - Drawbridge.
4.00 Main building top insert, HP, red. (NONE)
4.00 Main building larger arch, HP, red. (1)
4.00 Main building smaller arch, HP, red. (1), (SMALL CRACK; 1)
4.00 Tin corner tower. (2)
4.00 Tin long wall. (NONE)
4.00 Tin short wall. (4)
4.00 Cone for square tower top insert, HP, red. (NONE)
Later years sets came with playmats. (NONE IN STOCK)
12.00 High wall castle, long wall. (1)
10.00 Knight pointing.
10.00 Knight with spear.
10.00 Viking swinging ax.
10.00 Viking leader.
10.00 Viking blowing horn.
One of Marx's most ambitious sets was the BEN HUR set based upon the Charlton Heston movie )novel by Lew Wallace).
NONE - Ben Hur (marked under base), purple.
NONE - Emperor, purple.
NONE - Empress.
From Russia very nice 54mm copies of the old Marx Ben Hur emperor and empress.
8.00 Ben Hur emperor/empress copies, one of each figure in your choice of; NONE.
In addition to the three Ben Hur character figures Marx made a nice series of 16 different figures for the set. Soldiers, Citizens, slave and gladiators are all represented. Original figures were made in flat gray, flat tan and cream. The above pictures are of a recast set in a waxier gray.
3.00 EACH original vintage figures
Chariot driver soldier with spear; 1 gray.
Chariot driver soldier with whip; 1 tan, 1 cream.
Chariot driver civilian with whip; 1 cream.
Seated man; NONE.
Seated woman; NONE.
Man yelling, thumb pointed down; NONE.
Man holding small box; NONE.
Woman with vase on head; 1 cream, 1 gray.
Slave master with whip; NONE.
Slave in chains; NONE.
Gladiator squatting with shield and sword; NONE.
Gladiator with trident & net; NONE.
Gladiator standing with small round shield and short sword; NONE IN STOCK
Roman soldier with round shield and sword, no helmet; NONE.
Roman soldier with sword and rectangular shield; NONE.
30.00 Ben Hur lion, orange. NONE IN STOCK
Ben Hur Accessories
NONE - Chariot
20.00 Tan cart with blue wheels
22.00 18 Piece RECAST group of accessories. All three busts are the man with the helmet, silver SP.(1)
Ben Hur Amphitheater Parts
25.00 RECAST Central building, 8 pieces, silver SP + 2 white clips. (3)
5.00 RECAST Central building base, gray SP. (1)
12.00 RECAST Curved section with gate, 2 clips (colors vary) & five pennants; 3 orange with blue gate and silver pennants.
5.00 RECAST Curved section with gate, NO CLIPS OR PENNANTS; 2 orange with red gate, 1 white with red gate, 1 white with blue gate.
10.00 RECAST Straight section with railing, 2 clips (colors vary) & 3 pennants; 2 orange with blue railing and silver pennants.
2.00 RECAST Railing; NONE.
1.00 RECAST Clips; 17 white. 3 blue, 5 yellow, 13 reddish orange.
1.00 EACH Clip on style
Blank flag; 6 silver.
Eagle; 10 silver, 1 redbrown.
Lion flag; 9 silver.
Circle; 7 silver.
1.00 EACH Plug in style
Lion flag; NONE.