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Col. Roosevelt,white HP. NONE IN STOCK
Vintage originals made in brown;
10.00 Running with rifle. (NONE)
10.00 Officer standing with sword. (NONE)
10.00 Marching with rifle. (NONE)
15.00 Mounted with sword (Teddy Roosevelt). (NONE)
These are reissues made about 1990 in a rich khaki tan.
4.00 Running with rifle. (2), (1.00 NO BAYONET; 2)
4.00 Officer standing with sword. (3)
4.00 Marching with rifle. (6)
6.00 Mounted with sword (Teddy Roosevelt). (NONE)
WWII Military Figures and Items
SEE 30mm SALES LIST FOR MARX "HO" FIGURES AND ACCESSORIES
MARX 40/45MM TRAINING CENTER ITEMS AND FIGURES
The 1951 Sear catalog shows the Marx Army Training Center set. This was one of the first playsets Marx made for sale. It contained the first series 45mm GIs and seated GIs.
In 1952 The second set of "camp/medical" 45mm GIs was added (+ the shell shooting MG and short barrel howitzer)to the set.
In 1954 The Air Force figures were added to the now Army and Air Force set.
In 1956 The Sailors and parade Marines were added to the now titled Armed Forces set.
In 1958 the 54mm Battleground GIs and Marines appeared and the training center sets as well as the 40/45mm GIs, Sailors and Marines were phased out. The Air Force figures became part of various Cape Canaveral and Airport sets. From 1958-1960 the sets contained the 45mm Air Force figures but all other figures; Navy, Marines and Marchers were 54mm. In the 1960s a metal carryall Training Center set was made with standard 54mm figures.
MARX 45mm GIs
Among the first figures Marx made for playsets were the 45mm GIs The 1951 Sears catalog has an Army Training Center playset that includes the first series 45mm GIs and the seated 45mm GIs. A second series of 45mm GIs was made in 1952 that included camp and medical poses. These 45mm figures were phased out of production in the late 1950s as the 54mm figures replaced them. The 45mm figures were first made in a rubber like vinyl and then later in polyethylene soft plastic. The early figures did not have bases and did not stand well so Marx made new molds that added a stabilizing platform (base) to many of the figures.
The first series 45mm GI mold had 22 cavities. There were four each of the two marching poses and one each of the other 14 poses. Playsets would have multiples of this 22 figure grouping. Several of these poses were copied by Payton.
22.00 22 Figure mold shot as seen the picture above, maybe slight color mismatch; 4 rubber like vinyl, 6 soft plastic.
.50 EACH First Series marching GIs
Marching with slung rifle; rubber NO BASE; 3, BASE; 35, SP 29.
Marching in dress uniform w/ rifle; rubber NO BASE; 2, BASE; 3, SP 14.
.75 EACH, First Series 45mm GIs
RUBBER = VINYL
Blowing bugle; rubber; NO BASE; 3, BASE; 4, SP; 26.
Saluting; rubber; NO BASE; NONE, BASE; 1, SP; 14.
Throwing grenade; rubber; NO BASE; 0, BASE; 2, SP; 9.
Standing with pistol; rubber; BASE; 3, SP; 17.
Standing rifle x waist; rubber NO BASE; 1, BASE; 2, SP; 7.
Prone shooting rifle; rubber; 2, SP; 3.
Standing shooting rifle; rubber; NONE, SP; 7.
Walking with two jerrycans; rubber; BASE; 12, SP; 16.
Marching flag bearer; rubber; BASE; 10, SP; 14.
With cannon shell; rubber; NO BASE; 2, BASE; 3, SP; 12.
With handie talkie; rubber; BASE; 1, SP; 7.
With binoculars; rubber; NO BASE; BASE; 13 SP; 12.
Kneeling shooting bazooka; rubber; 8, SP; 22.
Kneeling shooting rifle; rubber; 3, SP; 1.
1.50 EACH Seated 45mm GI; rubber darker green 8, lighter green 11, SP 6.
The second series 45mm GI mold, like the first, was made with 22 cavities. It has; 3 GIs with rifle at parade rest, 2 EACH; Crawling with rifle, crouching with rifle, sitting (weapons operator), in gas mask advancing with rifle, & stretcher bearer and one each; stretcher, nurse kneeling with canteen, sitting drinking, standing with mess kit, with mine sweeper, sitting shooting scoped rifle, lying wounded for stretcher, walking with slung rifle, & digging with shovel. This set was sold in the training center playsets as well as in small polka dot boxes through Sears. Playsets would have multiples of this 22 piece grouping depending upon size.
rubber = rubber like vinyl
Standing with rifle at parade rest; rubber; 11, SP; 28.
Crouching with rifle; rubber; 15 SP; 10.
Crawling with rifle; rubber; 8 with strap, 19 no strap, SP; 11.
Walking with slung rifle; rubber 4, SP; NONE.
With mine sweeper; rubber; 6, SP; 7.
Sitting hand out (weapons operator); rubber; 16, SP; 7.
Wearing gas mask advancing with rifle; rubber; 13, SP; 12.
Stretcher bearer; rubber (may need hand hole drilled); rubber 13, SP; 7.
Sitting drinking from cup; rubber; 6, SP; 2.
Standing with mess kit; rubber; 10, SP; 5.
Nurse kneeling with canteen; rubber; 4, SP; 2.
Lying wounded; rubber; 4, SP; 3.
Stretcher (no metal poles); rubber; 2, SP; 1.
5.00 Stretcher with two rusty poles (use WD40 to clean); rubber; 4, SP; 1.
Sitting shooting scoped rifle; rubber; 6, SP; 2, (1.50 NO SCOPE; 1 SP).
Digging with shovel; rubber; 10, SP; 4.
8.00 45mm GI stretcher team with; 2 bearers, wounded man, stretcher & 2 metal poles (may have rust); rubber like vinyl; 3, SP; 3.
Like the other 40-45mm Armed Forces figure molds this mold has 22 cavities making two sets of 11 figures. Playsets would have varying numbers of 11 figure sets depending upon size. These figures were originally made in metallic blue for the training center sets. As the new 54mm figures came into production Marx had the bases raised so they could be used with the new taller figures. These "raised" figures have a concave depression under the base. Later figures were made in gray, cream and perhaps other colors. RECASTS have been made in medium blue and gray. At one point the figures with ammo and rocket were blocked off the mold and the other 9 figures were put into "peaceful" airport sets.
10.00 11 Air Force figure "mold shot", metallic blue; 3 flat base, 3 raised base.
FLAT BASES; .75 EACH Individual Poses;
Pilot walking, swinging arms; 5 metallic blue.
Squatting with paper; 5 metallic blue.
Pilot reading paper; 5 metallic blue.
Holding rocket overhead; 2 metallic blue.
Bent over with wrench; 1 metallic blue.
With signal lamp; NONE, (.50 HOSE SPLIT 3 metallic blue).
Pilot in high altitude suit; 4 metallic blue.
With gas hose; 6 metallic blue.
Pilot walking one arm at chest; 6 metallic blue.
With ammo belts on shoulders; 2 metallic blue.
With sprayer device; 5 metallic blue.
RAISED BASES; 1.00 EACH Metallic blue, 2.00 EACH gray, 3.00 EACH cream Pilot walking swing arms; 2 gray, 3 metallic blue, 2 waxy cream.
Squatting with paper; 9 metallic blue.
Pilot reading paper; 3 metallic blue, 1 waxy cream.
Holding rocket overhead; 11 metallic blue.
Bent over with wrench; 11 metallic blue, 1 gray.
With signal lamp; 2 metallic blue, 1 gray, 2 cream. (.50 SPLIT CABLE; 1 metallic blue, 1 cream)
Pilot in high altitude suit; 4 metallic blue.
With gas hose; 3 metallic blue, 1 gray, 1 waxy cream.
Pilot walking one arm at chest; 8 metallic blue, 1 gray, 1 waxy cream.
With ammo belts on shoulders; NONE (.50 SHORT AMMO BELT; 1 metallic blue).
With sprayer device; 6 metallic blue, 1 gray, (.50 SPLIT HOSE; 1 metallic blue).
PL-730 had 22 cavities making one set of 11 Marines in 6 poses (six marching) and one set of 11 Sailors (six marching). The original figures were made in light blue and gray and most playsets would have the Marines in one color and the sailors in the other.
The Marx 40/45mm Navy figures were made in six poses. A playset grouping "mold shot" would consist of 6 marching figures and one each of the other five poses for a total of eleven figures.
10.00 Mold shot of 11 figures; NONE.
1.00 Officer with binoculars; 3 blue.
1.00 Walking with duffel bag; 1 blue, 1 gray.
1.00 Guard standing with slung carbine; NONE.
1.00 Pulling rope; 2 gray, (1.00 Pulling rope SHORT ROPE, 3 blue 1 gray).
2.00 With signal flags; none.
1.00 Marching with rifle; 9 gray.
Marx Missile ship sailors. Made in red and yellow hard plastic.
15.00 All four figures, short rope and carbine tips, red, HP.
5.00 Officer with binoculars, red HP.
Each Marine "mold shot" consisted of one each of the first five poses and six marching with rifle as seen above. So playsets would have multiples of this group of 11 figures.
2.00 Flag bearer; 1 blue.
1.00 At attention; 1 blue, 2 gray.
1.00 SGT marching, swinging arms; 2 blue.
1.00 With rifle at port arms; 2 blue, 1 gray.
1.00 With rifle on ground at parade rest; 2 blue, 1 gray.
1.00 Marching with rifle; 7 blue, 4 gray.
The Training Center playsets came with a nice grouping of accessories as seen above. 13 Pieces making 10 assemblies including everybody's favorite...Garbage Cans! These pieces were first made in hard plastic but eventually to longer lasting soft plastic. Many hard plastic tripods were broken from active play.
OLD ORIGINAL 1950S ACCESSORIES
5.00 Air cooled MG + tripod; loose, green.
2.00 Air cooled MG, barrel only; 1 green.
5.00 Water cooled MG + tripod, army green; 1.
2.00 Water cooled MG, barrel only; 2 green HP.
5.00 Recoiless rifle + tripod, green; NONE.
2.00 Recoiless rifle barrel only; 3 green HP, 1 metallic blue HP.
2.00 Bazooka; 3 metallic blue HP, 6 green HP.
2.00 Earlier garbage cans with legs; 1 HP metallic blue, 12 HP green.
2.00 Later garbage cans no legs, SP; 1 dark green, 1 forest green..
2.00 Pup tent; 1 green HP, 2 metallic blue HP, 5 metallic blue SP, 3 green SP.
3.00 Rifle Stack; HP; 1 green, SP; NONE.
10.00 Complete set 13 piece set, olive green. (4)
Made in army green hard plastic.
2.00 Air cooled MG with tripod. (8)
2.00 Water cooled MG with tripod. (5)
1.00 Garbage cans. (6)
1.00 Rifle stack. ()
1.00 Bazooka. (8)
Training Center Office Furniture
This mold made 11 pieces including a two piece swivel chair. They were made in either army green or silver colored plastic.
8.00 Desk, HP; 2 darker army green.
8.00 Radio table, HP; 1 darker army green.
5.00 Filing cabinet, HP; 1 darker army green, 1 lighter army green.
5.00 Rifle rack, HP; 2 lighter army green.
4.00 Rifle crate, HP; 1 lighter army green, 2 darker army green.
4.00 Side chair, HP; NONE.
4.00 Bench with back, HP; 2 darker army green.
8.00 Swivel chair, 2 pc, HP; 1 darker army green.
4.00 Waste Basket, HP; 1 darker army green.
8.00 Large table, HP; NONE IN STOCK.
10.00 Marx Army Training Center Furniture; recast/reissue complete set of 12 pieces; 1 olive green
Other Training Set Pieces
NONE Shell shooting MG, silver.
3.00 Shell shooting MG BARREL, NO SPRING OR TRIPOD; 1 green.
3.00 Missile to rocket launcher; NONE.
7.00 US Army Emblem, SP; 3 gold, 1 silver.
7.00 US Navy Emblem, SP; NONE.
7.00 US Marine Corps Emblem, SP; 1 gold.
7.00 US Air Force Wings, SP; NONE.
NONE - Stealth fighter.
NONE - Delta wing with missiles.
NONE - Delta Dagger F102A.
NONE - X-15, SP.
4.00 F-107 (bottom left in picture); 1 RECAST light olive, 1 old metallic blue with slight crimp on needle & tail fin.
NONE - Vertol 107 Helicopter.
NONE - Training Center HQ, TI-14, tin.
T-12, tin, walls only.
5.00 RECAST barracks ladder, yellow, SP. (2 IN STOCK)
3.00 EACH some may have paint
Walking with big backpack, slung rifle. (NONE)
Rifle across waist. (NONE)
Crouching throwing grenade. (NONE)
Kneeling with flamethrower. (NONE)
Standing with tommygun at chest. (NONE)
Crouching with artillery shell. (NONE)
Kneeling with handie talkie. (NONE)
Kneeling with bazooka. (NONE)
Captain with pistol. (NONE)
Walking with parachute & tommygun. (NONE)
Sauntering with rifle. (NONE)
Walking with rifle, no backpack.(NONE)
With mine sweeper. (NONE)
Marching with flag, dress uniform. (NONE)
Marching with trumpet, dress uniform. (NONE)
Marching drummer, dress uniform. (NONE)
Marching with rifle, dress uniform. (NONE).
Standing shooting rifle. (NONE)
Marx made several molds depicting American military officers from WWII and historical eras. They also made a limited number of foreign generals. In 1954 a six cavity mold was made for the upcoming military academy playset containing the five men from WWII who had become five star generals + four star Al Gruenther a personal friend of Louis Marx. The figures were made in white hard plastic and later painted versions were also sold.
12.00 General Arnold; 4 white.
12.00 General Bradley; 2 white.
12.00 General Eisenhower; 1 white.
12.00 General Gruenther; 2 white.
12.00 General McArthur; 3 white.
12.00 General Marshall; 2 white.
Marx then made a twelve cavity mold of other generals and admirals who served during WWII. Like the above they were first made in white hard plastic and later painted versions were sold. General Patton was also made in cream hard plastic and white soft plastic.
Painted figure picture missing; Halsey, LeMay & Patton.
12.00 General Clark; NONE.
12.00 General Clay; 2 white.
12.00 General Doolittle; 1 white.
12.00 Admiral Halsey; 3 white.
12.00 General LeMay; 1 white.
12.00 General O'Donnel; NONE.
12.00 General Patton; 1 white, 1 cream, 1 white SP.
12.00 Admiral Radford; 1 white.
12.00 General Ridgeway; NONE.
12.00 General Smith; NONE.
12.00 General Snyder; 1 white.
12.00 General Spaatz; 1 white.
Reissues circa 2000 have been made from the above mold in green and tan semisoft plastic.
REISSUE Generals and admirals.
3.00 Gen. Clark; 1 green.
3.00 Gen. Clay; 1 tan.
3.00 Gen. Doolittle; NONE.
3.00 Adm. Halsey; 1 green.
3.00 Gen. LeMay; NONE.
3.00 Gen. O'Donnell; 1 green.
3.00 Gen. Patton; NONE.
3.00 Adm. Radford; 1 green.
3.00 Gen. Ridgeway; 1 green.
3.00 Gen. Smith; 1 green.
3.00 Gen. Snyder; 1 green.
3.00 Gen. Spaatz; NONE.
Two more single cavity molds were made for WWII Marine General Vandergrift and Korean War General Shepherd. General Vandergrift can be found in an American Hero boxed set with 60mm soft plastic soldiers. General Shepherd surfaced when the Marx warehouse sales were held in the early 1980s and apparently was never retailed.
General Vandegrift; NONE.
General Shepherd; NONE.
Marx then made another twelve cavity mold of American officers from historic eras. As the others these were made in white hard plastic and at least some were sold painted. Generals Grant and Lee can also be found in cream soft plastic.
12.00 General Washington; NONE.
15.00 Commodore Perry; 1 white.
15.00 General Jackson; 1 white, (10.00 SPLIT IN SWORD; 1 white).
15.00 General Taylor; NONE.
15.00 General Grant; 1 cream SP.
15.00 General Lee; 1 cream SP.
15.00 General Sheriden; NONE.
15.00 General Pickett; NONE.
15.00 Admiral Dewey 1 white.
15.00 Colonel Roosevelt; NONE.
15.00 General Pershing; NONE, (5.00 SWORD BROKEN; 1 white)
15.00 General Stillwell; NONE.
Reissues circa 1995 have been made in the UK from the above mold in dark blue.
3.00 Comm. Perry. (1)
3.00 Gen. Jackson. (1)
NONE Gen. Taylor. ()
NONE Gen. Pickett.
NONE Gen. Stilwell.
3.00 Gen Pershing. (1)
3.00 Gen. Sheridan.(1)
3.00 Admiral Dewey. (1)
Other American and foreign military officers were also made.
35.00 General Cornwallis; NONE.
20.00 General Taylor; NONE..
15.00 General Lee; NONE.
15.00 General Grant; (1).
20.00 General Custer; NONE.
35.00 General Rommel; NONE.
30.00 General Montgomery; NONE.
12.00 General Custer unpainted; 1 gray, 2 tans
- NONE - Napoleon, hard plastic unpainted.
5.00 REISSUE soft plastic Napoleon (Louie Marx was the model?); 2 silver, 2 tanbrown, 2 light blue..
- Recast 60mm WWI US GIs.
NONE RECAST doughboy marching in campaign hat.
NONE RECAST doughboy marching in cap and overcoat.
NONE - - RECAST Two 60mm WWII British (from WOW mold).
KOREAN WAR FIGURES
- Korean War UN Soldier Omar Kaddim of Korea
NONE RECAST doughboy marching in campaign hat.
NONE RECAST doughboy marching in cap and overcoat.
2.00 EACH RECAST 60mm Korean War soldiers of the world, redbrown
US Air Force. (NONE)
US Army (NONE)
US Marines (1)
Republic of Korea. (NONE)
Great Britain. (NONE)
Marx made a set of five 60mm British Lifeguards that can be found in cream, silver and metallic blue. The mold probably made four enlisted men marching with sword and one of each of the other poses. Vintage figures were made in; cream, waxy cream, silver, metallic blue and white. Reissues have been made in red.
5.00 Lifeguard with bugle; 1 silver.
4.00 Lifeguard marching w/ sword; 6 cream, 3 metallic blue, 3 silver, 1 white.
5.00 Lifeguard Officer with lanyard on left shoulder marching with sword; NONE.
8.00 Lifeguard with flag; 1 cream.
5.00 Lifeguard at attention with sword; 1 cream, 1 waxy cream, (2.00 SHORT SWORD;1 cream).
Marx reused five of their 54mm cadet master sculpts and made a mold making eight 60mm cadets. Four in uniform marching with rifle and one each of the other four poses.
Made in unpainted soft plastc they were sold as bin toys.
8.00 Cadet flag bearer; 1 white, 2 bluegray, (5.00 NO PLUME; 1 white.
5.00 Cadet at attention with rifle; 3 white.
5.00 Cadet marching with sword; 1 white 1 darker gray, 1 putty gray, 1 blue gray.
5.00 Cadet marching with rifle; 5 white, 1 bluegray, (2.00 MISMOLDED LEANING FORWARD; 1 putty gray).
5.00 Cadet in overcoat marching with rifle; 3 white, 1 putty gray, 3 bluegray.
The Warriors of the World series apparently only used seven of the eight figures leaving out the cadet marching in over coat.
NONE Flagbearer, HP, painted, GERMANY.
NONE Marching with sword.
6.00 Marching with rifle, HP painted. (1)
NONE Standing at attention.P>
The 54mm cadets were made in mold PL-611 in 1954. The mold made 20 figures in 11 poses. Six marching with rifle, four marching with rifle in overcoat, two marching with sword and one each of the other eight poses. Reissues out of Mexico have been put in 16 figure assortments.
6.00 Flag bearer; NONE.
2.00 Drummer; 2 gray.
2.00 Bugler; NONE.
2.00 With rifle at present arms; 1 gray.
2.00 Officer walking with folders; NONE.
2.00 At parade rest; NONE.
2.00 Saluting; NONE.
2.00 At attention with rifle at side; 1 gray.
2.00 Marching with sword; NONE.
2.00 Marching with rifle in overcoat; 2 gray.
2.00 Marching with rifle; 1 gray.
22.00 Reissue lot 16 in all 11 poses, gray. (NONE)
3.00 Reissue flag bearer; 1 gray.
1.50 Reissue drummer; 1 gray.
1.50 Reissue bugler; 2 gray.
1.50 Reissue with rifle at present arms; NONE.
1.50 Reissue officer walking with folders; NONE.
1.50 Reissue at parade rest; 1 gray.
1.50 Reissue Saluting; 1 gray.
1.50 Reissue At attention with rifle at side; 2 gray.
1.50 Reissue Marching with sword; 2 gray
1.50 Reissue Marching with rifle in overcoat; NONE.
1.50 Reissue Marching with rifle; NONE.
MARX 60mm GIs
Marx made at least 7 different molds of 60mm GIs. Over 40 poses were made but only a few are very common to find and some are down right rare.
GROUP A "BIN" GIs Mold PL-318 Made circa 1951
Picture of seated GI courtesy of Rich Delbert.
Mold PL-318 had 6 cavities making 2 sets. Recent reissues have confirmed our theory that the 2 "sets" consist of one each of the three "action" figures as seen above and one "set" of three seated GIs. The "action" figures are believed to have been sold as "bin" toys individually. The seated pose was made to be included with the three flat bed truck loads Marx was making. We have only seen these in rubber like vinyl. None of the standing figures stand up well and for this reason we think they were deleted from production rather quickly.
60.00 Paratrooper walking. (NONE)
60.00 Pilot walking with butt chute. (NONE)
50.00 Kneeling with flamethrower. (NONE)
Sitting, left foot pointed downward. NONE
GROUP B EARLY PARADE GIs Mold PL-319 made circa 1951
Mold PL-319 had 20 cavities making two sets of 10 figures. One set of ten figures can be seen in the above picture. The flag bearer is almost identical to the Tim-Mee GI flag bearer. We have only seen them in green rubber like vinyl. They do not stand up well and the mold was slightly altered to give the figures "pod" feet for better stability and then again to give them narrow bases. They were sold in the 1951 Sears catalog as part of a "NEW" 15 piece parade and combat soldier set. The combat soldiers were one set of five figures from PL-320.
5.00 Marching flag bearer (separate flag not included). (NONE)
5.00 Standing saluting. (NONE)
3.00 Dress uniform marching with rifle. (NONE)
3.00 Field uniform walking with slung rifle. (NONE)
RECAST PL-319 Soldiers
12.00 Mold shot of ten figures; saluting man, flag bearer in dress uniform with old paper US flag on stick, 4 men marching in dress uniform & 4 men sauntering with slung rifle in field uniforms. (6)
1.00 EACH Individual figures
2.00 Paper flag on stick, old. (8)
GROUP C EARLY COMBAT GIs Mold PL-320 Made circa 1951
These figures were made in mold PL-320 "Soldiers". The mold had 15 cavities making 3 sets of the same five poses as seen above. These were sold in small boxes containing 2 "sets", in a set with the early parade GIs, and also with some of the early pressed steel military vehicles Marx sold. They may have also been sold as "bin" toys. They are usually found in rubber like vinyl in shades of army green, but the mold was reworked to put bases (platforms) on the standing figures for stability (Marx also did this with other 45 and 60mm figures). They were also made in harder to find "enemy" red vinyl and white hard plastic (for kids to paint). Finally they were made in polyethylene soft plastic. Kelloggs evidently contracted with the same mold maker to make a set of cereal premiums and both the bazooka man and sitting shooting rifle poses became part of the premium set that also included other Marx and Lido poses. The detail on the "chubby" figures is poor for Marx. As in the picture above the first figure's carbine tip is often broken off and gone.
RUBBER = RUBBER LIKE VINYL, SP = POLYETHYLENE SOFT PLASTIC, HP = HARD PLASTIC.
5.00 Standing holding carbine at waist; 1 green rubber 2 green SP.
10.00 Standing holding carbine at waist; NONE.
3.00 Crouching with artillery shell; 5 green rubber.
2.00 Crouching with artillery shell; 2 greens SP with base.
3.00 About to throw grenade; 3 green rubber.
2.00 About to throw grenade, erect posture; 4 greens SP with base.
3.00 Kneeling shooting rifle; NONE.
2.00 Kneeling shooting rifle; 5 greens SP, (1.50 short tip 1 vinyl)
2.00 Kneeling shooting bazooka (copied by LIDO); 4 green rubber, 8 green SP, 1 gray SP.
15.00 Five in all 5 poses; 2 green SP.
GROUP D BAND GIs SET Mold PL-366 Made circa 1952
Mold PL-366 had 18 cavities making 2 sets. There are 6 poses so three were duplicated per set. We think there was one each of the; band leader, tuba player, and cymbal man and two each of the trumpet, drum and clarinet players. As GIs we have only seen them in rubber like vinyl, but they were also then made in white hard plastic as perhaps a college /circus band set. The mold ended up at the Marx Holland affiliate where painted hard plastic versions some times ink stamped "HOLLAND" under the base(see picture above) were made. The red Marine Corps band paint jobs are usually somewhat crude. Early vinyl figures do not have bases and you may have to straighten their legs to get them to stand. Later white hard plastic and green/khaki soft plastic figures have bases as the mold was reworked like many of the other early 50s figure molds.
EARLY RUBBER LIKE VINYL
6.00 With trumpet, green. (NONE)
6.00 With clarinet, green. (NONE)
6.00 With snare drum, green. (NONE)
LATER HARD PLASTIC PAINTED FROM HOLLAND FACTORY
GROUP E LATER COMBAT GIs Mold PL-383 Made circa 1952
Mold PL-383 had 16 cavities making one set. There are 10 poses and the mold contains one each of; man crawling, prone shooting, throwing grenade and wearing gas mask with slung rifle. There are two of each of the other six poses in the mold. This group is the most commonly found these days. They are usually found in soft plastic however some can be found in earlier rubber like vinyl. Some were also made as Warriors of the World in hard plastic and painted. Several of the poses were also copied by LIDO and it is not easy to tell the Marx and Lido versions of the prone shooter apart. The Lido copies of the officer with pistol, standing shooting and advancing with bayonet have helmets with webbing while the Marx figures have smooth helmets. Kelloggs cereal also had a mold made to use as cereal premiums. The Kelloggs mold has copies of the ten Lido poses (4 of which were copies of Marx poses as just noted). In addition to those ten poses the Kelloggs mold also copied four more of the Marx poses. Two from this series; man sitting shooting scoped rifle and man crouching throwing grenade. The other two were from the first Marx combat GI mold; kneeling shooting bazooka and kneel/sitting shooting rifle. These four poses are difficult to tell apart from the original Marx figures. Our best guess is that the same mold maker made the Marx, Lido and Kelloggs molds and used the same master sculpts in the process. The second series 60mm Marx GIs were sold individually from counter tops, in mold sets in red polka dot boxes, with large metal and cloth trucks and cannons and probably in header card bags.
3.00 Crawling with rifle, SP. (6)
3.00 Crouching with tommygun, SP. (1), (1.00 NO GUN TIP; 1)
4.00 WOW crouching with tommygun, HP, factory painted. (1)
3.00 Standing with slung rifle, wearing gas mask, SP. (6)
3.00 Running with 50 Cal ammo box.(5)
4.00 WOW Running with 50 Cal. ammo box, HP, factory painted. (1)
SOME OF THE NEXT POSES WERE ALSO MADE FOR LIDO AND FOR KELLOGGS MAKING ID SOMETIMES DIFFICULT.
2.00 Officer running with pistol, smooth helmet, SP. (9)
2.00 Standing shooting rifle, smooth helmet, SP. (7)
4.00 WOW Standing shooting rifle, HP, factory painted. (1)
4.00 Advancing with bayoneted rifle, rubber like vinyl. (1)
2.00 Advancing with bayoneted rifle, SP. (8)
2.00 Sitting shooting scoped rifle. (11)
2.00 Crouched throwing grenade. (8)
2.00 Prone shooting rifle. (5)
RECAST Combat GIs
This mold was sent to Mexico where it was run about 1990. The figures were made in gray, tan and green. These are now getting harder to find.
1.00 EACH MAY BE COPIES;
Crawling with rifle; 8 mid green.
Prone shooting rifle; 1 tan, 7 mid green.
Sitting shooting scoped rifle; 1 tan, 1 mid green.
Standing shooting rifle; 1 forest green, 1 dark green, 1 tan, 9 mid green.
Advancing with rifle; 1 mid green.
Throwing grenade; NONE.
Crouching with tommygun (SGT ROCK); 1 mid green.
Running with 50 Cal ammo case; NONE.
Officer running with pistol; 1 forest green, 1 mid green.
Wearing gas mask, slung rifle; NONE.
GROUP F MEDICAL GIs MOLD PL-384 Made circa 1952
The mold PL-384 had 16 cavities making one set. The mold is in Mexico and recent reissues in silver show that four items are duplicated; stretcher, lying wounded, wounded being fire carried, man carrying wounded in fire carry. The other eight poses are in the mold once. Stretcher bearers are different, one with canteen and the other with entrenching tool. These are seldom found and very collectible. These can be found in both early rubber like vinyl and later soft plastic polyethylene. Variations of some of these poses can also be found in 45mm scale by Marx. RECASTS exist, made in Mexico.
12.00 Chaplin with bible; NONE.
12.00 Nurse standing with plasma; NONE.
12.00 Stretcher bearer legs apart; NONE.
12.00 Stretcher bearer legs together; NONE.
12.00 Stretcher with 2 metal rods; NONE.
10.00 Wounded man for stretcher; 1 light army green SP, 1 army green SP.
10.00 Man as if carrying wounded man in fire carry; NONE.
10.00 Wounded man being carried in fire carry; NONE.
12.00 Nurse kneeling hand out; NONE.
12.00 Digging with shovel; 1SP, (10.00 SPLIT IN HANDLE; 1SP).
12.00 Sitting with cup; NONE.
12.00 Kneeling peeling potato (some incorrectly say rolling bandage; NONE.
RECAST Medical GIs
This mold was sent to Marx's Mexican partner and the mold was run about 1990 in assorted colors. We have seen them in; blue, orange, yellow, bright green, white, black and gray from this early recast production. Recently they have been made in a nice lighter army green and silver.
20.00 16 Piece mold shot, silver. (2 IN STOCK)
2.00 Nurse with plasma bottle, NO TUBE, yellow. (1)
GROUP G GIs IN TRAINING ("Couching Soldiers") Mold PL-385 Made circa 1952
Mold PL-385 oddly titled "Crouching Soldiers" in Marx records was a 16 cavity mold. There were 9 poses and one mold shot produced the following; 1 each crouching with binoculars, crouching with handie talkie, inspecting officer, Sgt with paper, 2 each with mine sweeper, crouching weapons operator, MP at parade rest, and 3 each; with rifle at parade rest and with rifle at port arms. We are not sure if this is correct, but have seen this exact distribution a few times. These can be found in both early rubber like vinyl and later soft plastic polyethylene. Ones for sale are soft plastic unless noted.
5.00 Kneeling with handie talkie. (NONE)
5.00 Kneeling with binoculars. (NONE)
4.00 Officer, inspecting, right hand up. (NONE)
4.00 Standing holding paper. (NONE)
3.00 Kneeling hands out, dark green. (NONE).
3.00 With mine sweeper; 3SP, (5.00 with split in wire; 2SP.
3.00 MP hands behind back at parade rest; NONE.
3.00 Standing with rifle at port arms. (NONE)
3.00 Standing with rifle at parade rest. (NONE)
RECAST GIs IN TRAINING
This mold was sent to Marx's Mexican factory where it was run about 1990 in assorted colors. What We have below is the last of what we can get a hold of.
1.00 SGT with paper; NONE.
1.00 Officer inspecting; NONE.
1.00 Kneeling with handie talkie; NONE.
1.00 Kneeling with binoculars; NONE.
1.00 Squatting weapons operator; NONE.
1.00 MP at parade rest; NONE.
1.00 With minesweeper; 3 white, 3 yellow, 1 army green.
1.00 With rifle at port arms; NONE.
1.00 With rifle on ground at parade rest; NONE.
GROUP H LATER PARADE GIs (WEARING HELMETS), Mold PL-604 Made circa 1954
Mold Pl-604 has 9 cavities making 1 set. The marching group consists of one Staff Sergeant and eight privates with rifles. Variations of these figures were also made in 54mm.
2.00 Private marching with rifle. (13)
4.00 SSGT marching swinging arms. (NONE)
Mold PL-415 made circa 1952 had 10 cavities making one set as seen above. Sold in small boxed sets and as "bin" toys individually. White figure pictures courtesy Rich Delbert.
4.00 Sailor standing at attention; NONE.
4.00 Sailor on guard duty with slung carbine; NONE.
4.00 Officer with binoculars; NONE.
4.00 walking with duffel bag; NONE.
4.00 Marching with rifle; NONE.
4.00 Pulling rope; NONE.
4.00 With signal flags; NONE, (2.00 NO FLAGS; 1 dark blue).
4.00 Mopping the deck; NONE.
4.00 Officer at attention; NONE.
4.00 Walking swinging arms; NONE.
WARRIORS OF THE WORLD HARD PLASTIC PAINTED 60mm FIGURES
- NONE WWI British soldier throwing grenade.
5.00 WWI or WWII British soldier walking with slung rifle.
- NONE - WWI German with binoculars, has intact scabbard.
- NONE - WWII German soldier running with MG and ammo.
NONE - WWII GI advancing with bayoneted rifle.
3.00 WWII GI standing shooting rifle, SHORT RIFLE TIP.
4.00 WWII GI wearing gas mask.
ODD SCALE FIGURES
NONE IN STOCK
NONE - Put To-Gether English Soldiers, Made in the 1950s the pictures shows some of the parts. Box is worn one corner split. Missing 1 head, 1 scabbard & 1 drum bottom. One drumstick broken and 1 body peg broken off. Enough pieces to make 7 of the 8 figures. Pieces are hard plastic and finished figures are about 54mm in scale.
NONE Officer with pistol.
NONE With radio, holding carbine by barrel end, (2.00 SPLIT IN WIRE; 1).
4.00 Holding rifle up. (NONE)
4.00 Marching with rifle. (NONE)
4.00 Rife at waist. (3),(2.00 HELMET BRIM SCUFF; 1).
4.00 Running with rifle across body. (2)
NONE - All six 4 inch (yes 4 not 6 inch) WWII Japanese, probably Mexican production, gray.
4-5 Inch seated GIs
3.00 Wearing helmet; NONE.
3.00 No helmet; NONE.
SIX INCH FIGURES
1972 catalog picture.
- NONE - Six Inch WWII Candian soldier radioman, factory painted, not sure if he came with an antennae.
These will show play wear.
4.00 German throwing grenade. (2), (1.00 LOTS OF CHEWS, ROUGH; 1)
4.00 German kneeling shooting rifle. (1), (3.00 SHORT RIFLE TIP; 1).
2.00 German standing shooting rifle, SHORT RIFLE TIP.(2)
4.00 German running with MG & ammo. (NONE)
4.00 German with slung rifle, left arm up. (2)
4.00 German advancing with rifle at waist. (NONE)
20.00 German bayoneting. (NONE)
4.00 US Marine running with carbine.(NONE)
4.00 US Marine with rifle across waist. (1)
4.00 US Marine with tommygun, throwing grenade. (NONE)
4.00 US Marine butting with rifle. (6)
4.00 US Marine standing shooting rifle. (2).
4.00 US Marine running with tommygun. (1)
4.00 Japanese running with sword and pistol. (NONE)
4.00 Japanese throwing grenade.(NONE)
4.00 Japanese standing shooting rifle.(1)
4.00 Japanese advancing with bayoneted rifle. (NONE)
4.00 Japanese running with sword. (NONE)
4.00 Japanese officer pointing, binoculars in other hand. (NONE)
4.00 Russian Officer with pistol & binoculars. (NONE)
4.00 Russian butting with rifle.
WWII German Infantry
Marx used specific sets of figures and accessories for all of their playsets. The WWII German mold contained 16 cavities. The figures pictured above represent the mold contents as follows; one of each of the first 11 poses, two kneeling shooting rifles, and three marching figures. Playsets would then have multiples of this grouping. Some of the figures have the Marx hall mark and some do not. The figures made in the 1960s are various shades of dark gray (with a few in medium gray). Those from the 1970s are various shades of light gray and we got a few in green out of Canada and are unsure when they were made.
- NONE - Pair of Germans in light green, rare color came out of Canada.
Dark Gray Figures
Individual dark gray Germans
1.00 German running w/ machine pistol.(12)
1.00 German running w/ schmisser. (10)
1.00 German kneeling shooting rifle. (52)
2.00 German standing shooting rifle. (4).
1.00 German walking w/ MG on shoulder. (9)
1.00 German walking w/ panzershreck. (19)
1.00 German goose stepping with slung rifle. (17)
1.00 German looking through binoculars. (27)
1.50 German crouching w/ rifle. (28)
2.00 German shooting schmisser x waist. (3).
1.50 German lying dead w/ MG x waist. (NONE)
1.50 German throwing grenade. (9)
1.00 German officer pointing downward. (23)
2.00 German seated (from vehicle set). (11)
Light Gray Figures
Individual light gray (off white)Germans
RIFLES OFTEN MOLDED SHORT
1.00 German running w/ schmisser. (37)
1.00 German kneeling shooting rifle. (45)
1.50 German standing shooting rifle. (18)
1.00 German walking w/ MG on shoulder. (27)
1.00 German goose stepping. (88)
1.00 German walking w/ panzershreck. (27)
1.00 German looking through binoculars. (31)
1.25 German crouching w/ rifle. (26).
1.50 German shooting schmisser x waist. (1)
1.00 German lying dead w/ MG x waist. (27)
1.00 German throwing grenade. (15)
1.00 German officer pointing downward. (21)
2.00 German seated. (1)
About 1981 Helm Toy copied (in Hong Kong) some of the Marx German and American poses (barbwire, Germans & first three GIs) and three Deluxe Reading poses (Three GIs on right in picture) to put in their own sets. These are not found very often. They are a bit smaller than the Marx originals and each base is usually marked (probably pantographed) "HELM TOY HONG KONG".
Germans were made in light gray.
3.00 German officer pointing downward. (NONE)
3.00 German looking through binoculars. (NONE)
3.00 German running with pistol. (NONE)
3.00 German crouching with rifle. (NONE)
3.00 German kneeling shooting rifle. (NONE)
3.00 German as if throwing grenade (except HELM did not include a grenade). (NONE)
1.00 Barbwire, dark gray.(3)
GIs were made in black.
3.00 GI SGT marching arms at sides. (NONE)
3.00 GI with tommygun at waist. (NONE)
3.00 GI running with rifle. (NONE)
3.00 GI with pistol at waist. (NONE)
3.00 GI crouching with rifle. (NONE)
3.00 GI kneeling shooting rifle. (NONE)
WWII Japanese Infantry
NONE - Japanese flag with pole & base.
Like the American and German figure molds the Japanese mold contains 16 cavities. There are one each of the first 8 poses, and two each of the last four poses as seen above for a total of 16 figures in 12 poses. Playsets would then have multiples of this grouping depending upon size. Original figures were made in a nice flat tan color. Peanut butter and "Heritage" flesh/tan colors were also used. The mold still exists and the set has been recast in recent years in several colors. They have also been found in the old Marx dump in several shades of gray.
2.00 EACH Japanese Figures in old flat tan, 1.50 EACH IN; other older colors or assorted shades of dump gray;.
MX556 Crouching w/ rifle; 4 flat tan, 1 mustard yellow, (1.00 translucent yellow, RECAST??; 1).
MX557 Kneeling w/ radio and pistol; 4 flat tan.
MX558 Running w/ flag; 2 flat tan, 1 mustard yellow.
MX559 Firing MG at hip; NONE.
MX560 Shot, dropping weapon; 2 flat tan.
MX561 Surrendering; 1 flat tan.
MX562 Advancing w/ rifle; 2 flat tan.
MX563 Running w/ knife; 2 flat tan, 1 mustard yellow.
MX564 Bayoneting; 9 flat tan.
MX565 Waving left hand, weapon in right hand; 4 flat tan, 1 mustard yellow.
MX566 Running w/ sword and pistol; 5 flat tan, 2 mustard yellow, (1.00 PAINT; 1 mustard yellow).
MX567 Throwing grenade; 3 flat tan, 2 mustard yellow.
12.00 RECAST 25 Japanese Infantry in all poses, tan. (OUT OF STOCK)
This mold put out sets of eight figures, two of the man marching with rifle and one each of the other six poses. Mainly made in white, but waxy light blue and dark blue also exist. All white photo courtesy of skinny the goatman, blue and white photo courtesy Chris Saloman.
WWII US Marines
Like the other American, German and Japanese figure molds the US Marine mold contains 16 cavities. It has one each of the first 8 poses, and two each of the last 4 poses as seen above, for a total of 16 figures in 12 poses. Each playset would then have multiples of this grouping depending upon the size and price of the set. Original figures were made in a khaki tan and a forest green. They were also made briefly in the later waxy greens, and some light blue versions exist as well. The Flamethrower and Throwing Grenade poses were also included in the second GI figure mold. The mold still exists and recasts have been made in several colors. In addition odd colors are being found at the old Marx dump.
2.00 MX508 Seated Marine right hand forward; 10DFG, 9WG.
2.00 EACH Marines, KT = Khaki tan, LFG = Lighter forest green, DFG = Darker Forest green, DG = Dark OD Green, MWG = Medium waxy green.
MX509 Prone w/ rifle; 4LFG, 1FG.
MX510 W/ flamethrower; 1LFG, 1DFG, 1KT.
MX511 Kneeling loading rifle; 4LFG, 2DFG, 1KT.
MX512 In life vest walking w/ pistol; 1KT.
MX513 Throwing grenade; 3LFG, 1DFG, 2DG, 2KT.
MX514 Standing rifle x waist; 3LFG, 2DFG.
MX515 Kneeling rifle x waist; 2LFG, 2DFG, 1KT.
MX516 Running w/ ammo can; 1LFG, 3DFG 1KT.
MX517 Running w/ rifle; 2LFG, 3DFG, 2DG.
MX518 Kneeling w/ radio; 1KT, 1LFG 1LFG NO ANTENNA.
MX519 Running w/ MG on shoulder; 1DFG, 2KT.
MX520 Running w/ pistol; 2LFG, 2DFG 2DG, 1MWG.
15.00 RECAST US Marines, 25 figures in all poses, forest green. (OUT OF STOCK)
WWII U.S.Army Figures
Made from about 1958 to the end in 1980. Unique in that all 16 cavities in the mold contained different figures. Playsets would then have multiples of this grouping depending upon size. Figures were made in khaki tan, forest green, dark green, waxy tan and waxy green. This mold still exists and has been recast in recent years in several colors. The mold was remade in 1963 in a 32 cavity mold with the 2nd series "Medical" figures. A few of the 1st series figures were slightly altered; the figure kneeling shooting the MG got an altered, taller MG and the man walking with a slung rifle lost his canteen .
1st Series for sale;
PLEASE NOTE MANY OF THESE FIGURES WERE MOLDED WITH SHORT BAYONETS. YOU WILL GET THE BEST EXAMPLE WE HAVE WHEN ORDERING
1.00 EACH Waxy Greens unless noted.
1.50 EACH KT = Khaki tan, LFG = Lighter forest green, DFG = Darker Forest green, DG = Dark OD Green, MWG = Medium waxy green, WLT = Waxy light tan, WRT = Waxy rose tan.
MX442 Walking w/ slung rifle w/ canteen; 4KT, 2LFG, 2FG.
MX442 Walking, NO canteen; 2WG.
MX443 Officer w/ pistol, waving; 11WG, 2KT, 1LFG.
MX444 Kneeling w/ radio; 15WG, 1KT,.
MX445 Running w/ rifle, grenade on chest; 3WG, 2KT.
MX446 Running one foot off ground; 3KT, 1 LFG, 3WG.
MX447 Running both feet on ground w/ rifle; 2KT, 4WG.
MX448 Butting w/ rifle; 20WG, 5KT, 4WG.
MX449 Throwing grenade sideways; 16WG, 3KT, 3WG.
X450 Standing shooting rifle; 1WG, 1WLT, (.50 NO BAYONET; 3WG).
MX451 Kneeling w/ mortar shell; 12WG, 1KT, 2LFG.
1.50 MX452 Standing shooting tommygun x waist; 2WG 1KT.
1.50 MX453 Kneeling shooting MG on tripod; 3WG 2KT, 1WLT, 1DG, (1.00 TRIPOD LEG SPLITS; 1WG).
MX454 Kneeling shooting bazooka; 21WG, 1LFG, 1KT.
MX455 W/ Minesweeper; 31WG, 2KT.
1.50 MX456 Kneeling shooting rifle; 4WG, 3KT.
1.50 MX457 Prone w/ rifle on biped; 15WG, 2KT.
16.00 Reissue Marx 54mm 1st series GIs mold shot of all 16 poses in tan.
This set had 11 new poses + a stretcher. Also included were the Marines throwing grenade and with flamethrower + the first series GI standing shooting a rifle which gave it 15 figures in 14 poses plus the stretcher. Multiples of this group were then used in playsets, which caused some confusion for later day collectors until it was determined that the two marine poses had been added to the mold. Made from about 1963 to the end in 1980. Waxy green and waxy tan were the colors used most often although others exist. Some of these poses are being copied in China. The original mold is feared destroyed. Several slight shade variations exist for the khaki, forest green and waxy green colors.
2nd Series for sale;
16 Piece (15 figures + stretcher) "mold shot", waxy green; (OUT OF STOCK).
1.00 EACH (UNLESS NOTED)
BWG = BRIGHT WAXY GREEN
1.50 MX458 Blown up; 6WG.
MX459 Carrying wounded man (NOT INCLUDED) in fire carry; 3WG.
1.50 MX460 Wounded man being fire carried; 2WG.
2.50 MX459 + 460 Man carrying buddy; 3WG.
2.00 MX461 Stretcher; 3WG.
1.50 MX462 Wounded man for stretcher; 1WG, 1BWG.
MX463 Stretcher bearer; 20WG.
1.50 MX464 Wounded man crawling; 6WG.
MX466 Fighting w/ knife; 3WG.
MX467 Advancing with rifle; 2WG.
MX468 Running w/ pistol and ammo can; 1 DG 25WG.
1.50 MX469 Crawling w/ tommygun; 15WG.
MX470 Clubbing w/rifle; 2WG.
MX513 exMarine Throwing grenade; 7WG.
MX510 exMarine With Flamethrower; 17WG.
Other 54mm US soldiers
Gallant men Character Figures
Various shades of green. I can not make a matched set.
15.00 PVT. D'Angelo; NONE.
15.00 LT Kimbro; NONE.
15.00 Conley Wright; NONE.
15.00 CAPT Benedict; NONE.
15.00 SGT. McKenna; NONE.
About the same time as the second series "medical" GI mold was made Marx also made two different paratroopers, one descending and one right after he touched ground. The first usually comes with an open chute, while the second usually had a partially collapsed chute (not pictured above). They were affixed with thin wires. Usually in waxy greens, but red also exists and is believed to be test shots found in the old landfill.
4.00 Paratrooper hanging in air (NO CHUTE); 3 with one ring split, red
4.00 Paratrooper on the ground, intact rings (NO CHUTE); 4 reds, (3.00 1 ring split; 1 red).
5.00 Collapsed parachute, white. (NONE).
3.00 RECAST collapsed parachute, white. (NONE)
5.00 Open parachute, white. (NONE).
3.00 RECAST open parachute, white. (1)
2.00 EACH RECAST Paratroopers
Paratrooper hanging in air; 7 darker green, 4 lighter green.
Paratrooper on the ground; 9 darker green, 5 lighter green.
Marx also made two different GIs paddling, one to the left and one to the right. They were made in mold PL-938 along with the big raft. The mold put out 2 rafts and four paddlers at a time. Only large playsets contained the large raft and both figures. Some smaller playsets might get one paddler. Usually dark forest greens
5.00 Paddle to his right; 2DG.
5.00 Paddle to his left; 3DG.
RECAST RAFTS & PADDLERS
6.00 Large raft with two paddlers.
10.00 Two rafts & 4 paddlers. (2)
The marchers were in groups of eight (6 riflemen, 1 Staff SGT & one officer). They were not put in a lot of sets and are not always easy to find.
8 Figure set, 1 officer, 1 SGT, 6 riflemen; (NONE IN STOCK)
3.00 Officer marching; darker green, NONE.
3.00 SGT marching; 3FG.
1.00 Marching w/ rifle; 1WG, (1.00 RECAST; 2 silver).
THE 54mm ALLIES
Made in the mid 1960s
WWII British Figures
Originals were made in a nice flat tan/sand color. RECAST as seen in the above photo were made in several colors.
RECAST British Infantry;
1.00 Officer with pistol; 4 orange, 1 painted black.
1.00 Throwing grenade; 1 red.
1.00 With pistol and ammo can; 1 painted black.
WWII French Figures
Like the other two WWII Allies molds the French army mold contains 18 cavities. There are two of each of the first three and four of each of the last three figures (in the above picture) in the mold. Larger playsets would then have an 18 figure set while smaller playsets could have half sets of nine figures. The originals were made in a flat light blue. The mold still exist and recasts have been made in several colors.
1.00 REISSUE advancing with rifle, light blue. (1)
1.00 REISSUE officer with pistol; 1 gray.
1.00 REISSUE running with automatic weapon; 1 gray.
1.00 REISSUE walking with slung rifle; 1 gray.
1.00 REISSUE kneeling shooting rifle; NONE.
1.00 REISSUE standing shooting rifle; NONE.
WWII Russian Figures
Original Russians were made in a plae mint green color. RECAST like seen above have been made in several colors. An 18 figure set would have two each; shooting rifle, officer and shot man and four each; butting with rifle, throwing grenade, running with burp gun.
NO ORIGINAL FIGURES IN STOCK.
8.00 6 Russians in all 6 poses; 1 light gray, 1 darker gray, 2 khakiolive green.
1.00 Officer with pistol; NONE.
1.00 Russian shooting rifle; NONE.
1.00 Russian butting with rifle; 20 khakiolive green, 7 metallic blue, 2 brown, 4 dark green.
1.00 Russian shot dropping pistol; 2 dark green.
1.00 Russian running with burp gun; 1 light gray, 1 darker gray, 14 brown, 2 dark green.
1.00 Russian throwing grenade; 3 khakiolive green, 2 brown, 2 dark green, 2 light gray.
Made in the mid 1970s among the last figures made by Marx these figures were sold on blister cards with "cut away rescue vehicles". The figures were made in the Hong Kong factory of a very rubbery like plastic.
5.00 Navy wearing helmet and life preserver, blue. (NONE)
5.00 Navy SCUBA diver with knife, blue. (NONE)
5.00 Navy officer with binoculars, blue. (NONE)
5.00 Army walking with satchel in right hand, dark green. (NONE)
5.00 Army waving one hand, handie talkie in other hand, dark green. (NONE)
5.00 Army walking with ax and box, dark green. (NONE)
- NONE -Blister carded Rescue Truck with all three green soldiers.
Marx made a nice 35 piece sprue of weapons and accessories (to build up advertising piece count) for their WWII playsets. These are found in silvers and various shades of green. We have a hard time telling some of them apart from the MPC ringhand accessories. The (#) in front of each item is how many are on a complete sprue.
1.00 each rifle or carbine .50 EACH EACH other WWII Sprue Accessories;
FG = Forest Green OR darker green, WG = Waxy Green, S = Silver.
(5) Pistol; 1DG/FG, 3WG .
(3) Hand Grenade; 2 Silver.
(3) Bayonet; 6DG/FG, 1WG.
(3) Carbine; 2WG.
(3) Rifle; 3WG.
(2) Canteen Belt; 13 silver, 18WG, 9DG/FG, 2 black.
(2) Pistol Belt; 14S, 14WG, 11DG/FG, 1 black, 3 dark green.
(2) BAR; 1S, 11WG.
(2) BAR Bipod; 2 black.
(2) Grease Gun; 4S, 22WG.
(1) MG with bipod. 2S, 1WG.
(1) Shovel; 3DG/FG, 1WG, 1 black.
(1) Mortar Tube; 3DG/FG, 5S, 2WG.
(1) Mortar Biped; 4DG/FG, 8S, 1WG, 1 black.
(1) Binoculars; 3S, 3WG, 1 black.
(1) Bazooka; 4DG/FG, 5S, 9WG.
(1) Recoiless Rifle Tube; 3DG/FG, 5S, 2WG.
(1) Recoiless Rifle Tripod; 2DG/FG, 5S, 5WG.
NONE - Sparkling tank is what it is called in the 1976 Marx catalog, but this hard plastic example (with rubber treads) does not have any wind up motor (or anything else) on the inside and may have been sold without one. 54mm Figures in picture are NOT included.
NONE - HK-5098 Power Action Speed Buggy as pictured. Still attached to original box. No cellophane but am unsure if it had any to begin with. Open hatch and up pops the commander. Has pull action device in box. Box dated 1974.
The Marx 60mm Jeep is true to scale but the one found in the 54mm playsets is probably 40-45mm in scale.
5.00 RECAST 60mm Jeep, axles need to be shortened. (1)
The US WWII vehicle mold consisted of; one 41 tank, one halftrack, one landing craft, one jeep, one small cannon and one small raft. Except the rafts the others had separate wheels. Playsets would then have multiples of this grouping depending upon size. In some desert sets the landing craft was not included, and some beach head type sets had extra landing craft.
NONE - US 51 tank with plug in MG.
2.00 US JEEP; 1 forest green, (2.00 WITH PAINT; 1 forest green).
3.00 Small cannon; 1 olive green, (3.00 WITH PAINT; 1 forest green).
6.00 41 Tank; NONE.
50.00 Larger 51 tank; NONE.
6.00 US Halftrack; NONE.
US Halftrack, rose tan. NONE IN STOCK
6.00 Landing craft; NONE (4.00 RAMP BROKEN OFF BUT THERE; 1 forest green, (2.00 NO RAMP OR TURRET; 1 dark green).
The large raft was only include in some of the larger playsets and is hard to find (sold above with paddlers). The small raft was part of the US WWII vehicle mold set and is easily found.
2.00 Small raft; 2 OD green, 5 forest greens, 5 waxy green.
2.00 HP raft from "HO" set. (NONE)
1.00 Jet airplane single wheel, black, SP. (11)
1.00 US WWII vehicle set cannon wheel, black, SP. (NONE)
1.00 US WWII LCVP axle with wheels, SP; 15 black.
1.00 US WWII vehicle set Halftrack axle with wheels, black, SP. (NONE)
1.00 US WWII vehicle set 41 tank axle with wheels, black SP. (NONE)
2.00 German WWII vehicle set tank, axle with wheels, dark gray. (NONE)
OUT OF STOCK - Tent set with; big tent, 3 pup tents & 3pc cot, waxy green from WWII set. ()
The Marx WWII German army had its own set of vehicles. Each mold shot consisted of two 351 tanks, one personnel carrier and a two piece motocycle combination with sidecar. Added in later to the mold were eight of the seated German pose. Earlier sets were in dark gray, while later sets were in light gray.
12.00 German personnel carrier, dark gray. (NONE)
10.00 German personnel carrier, light gray. (NONE)
12.00 German 351 tank, dark gray. (NONE).
10.00 German 351 tank, light gray. (NONE).
12.00 German motorcycle with side car, dark gray. (NONE)
10.00 German motorcycle with side car, light gray. (NONE)
German 88 + 2 shells.
20.00 Dark gray, no spring or trigger. (NONE)
18.00 Light gray, no spring or trigger. (NONE)
5.00 Reissue space rocket cannon, light tan. Make a usable German nebelwerfer - screaming meamies. NO SPRING. (2)
15.00 1st Version Howitzer, pull back breech firing. (NONE)
12.00 2nd Version Howitzer, silver, HP, pull back spring firing. (NONE)
8.00 3rd Version Howitzer HP, silver. (NONE).
NONE - Japanese Zero.
NONE - US P-47 Thunderbolt.
NONE - US P-51, Mustang.
Marx made a nice 24 piece set of terrain and accessories for their WWII playsets (note recoilless rifle is twp pieces) in mold PL-933. Usually made in brown colors often with green or black swirls. The Mold could be configure to eliminate the ruined building (PL-933A) or the pillbox (PL-933B). Also the pill box could be run by itself (PL-933C) as could the ruined building (PL-933D). In later years the pillbox and ruined building cavities have been located and reissued in gray. Note radio is missing its antennae in the picture above.
4.00 Mortar, browns, HP. (4)
2.00 Mortar shell box, browns, HP; (5).
2.00 Medical box, brown/tans, HP. (8)
2.00 Mine flag, flag down, browns HP. (5)
2.00 Mine flag up, browns HP. (NONE).
6.00 Radio Table. (NONE).
2.00 Mine, browns, HP. (7)
5.00 Pill Box, HP; 2 browns some with swirl, 3 brown, 1 light brown with green swirls, 1 light brown, (3.00 MISSING SMALL PIECE, brown) (2.00 MISSING PIECE AND CRACKED).
5.00 Destroyed House; SP; 1 brown, HP; 11 brown.
8.00 Marx WWII Pillbox & destroyed house, recast/ reissue in gray. (3 IN STOCK)
3.00 "U" shaped bunker; 5 browns, 2 collector paint (1 off white, 1 light gray nice job).
6.00 Pontoon Bridge, 2 pieces; 4 browns, ( 7.00 ONE CONNECTOR BROKEN OFF; 1 brown).
3.00 Male half; NONE.
3.00 Female half; 1 brown, 1 brown with green swirl, 1 lighter tan with green swirl.
3.00 Female half to pontoon bridge, has paint or dirt.
3.00 Fallen tree trunk; 3 browns.
10.00 Recoiless rifle; NONE, (1.00 barrel only HP; 4 brown).
2.00 Small sandbag emplacement, HP; 17 varying shades of brown
3.00 Dragon teeth; 4 brown, 1 red brown, 2 lighter brown, (2.00 Missing one post lighter brown).
3.00 Barb Wire Posts; NONE.
6.00 Barricade, brown, HP; 5, (3.00 some damage 2 brown, 1 red brown, 1 gray brown).
More WWII Accessories
9.00 RECAST MARX WWII Atlantic Wall, 2 pieces as seen above, HP, Speckled white. Marx used these in their Battleground Europe Playsets. (4 IN STOCK)
Original exploding house picture courtesy David Schafer.
The exploding house ruins was made in brown. Reissues have been made in green without the metal spring or trigger.
NONE IN STOCK.
Marx made a small "exploding" mountain for their WWII playsets which were made in brown hard plastic. it was then used in the Moon Base playsets in light green. Picture above shows both versions (MISSING TRIGGER). It was reissued without a spring or trigger in the 1990s in a bronze color.
15.00 WWII exploding mountain (NO TRIGGER), brown. (NONE)
3.00 Largest exploding Mountain part, brown.
3.00 Part A of exploding machine gun nest; 1 gray swirl.
3.00 Part B of exploding machine gun nest; NONE.
NONE - Bottom to exploding bunker with metal spring (NO TRIGGER) brown with swirl. ()
12.00 Three piece exploding machine gun nest with metal spring (NO TRIGGER) brown swirl. (NONE)
8.00 RECAST PL-1056 exploding machine gun nest; base + part A & part B, NO TRIGGER OR SPRING. (2 IN STOCK)
6.00 J Emplacement, gray, HP. (NONE)
5.00 Tin 48 Star flag. (1)
5.00 Tin 50 Star flag. (2)
6.00 German flag. (NONE IN STOCK)
Some of the Navarone/Iwo Jima Accessories.
Navarone sets had yellow and Iwo Jima sets had gray accessories.
3.00 Rifle rack; NONE.
2.00 Top Bunk; NONE.
2.00 Bottom bunk; NONE.
5.00 Interior ladder; 1 yellow.
2.00 Short bench; NONE
2.00 Larger table; NONE.
2.00 Smaller table; NONE.
3.00 Radio; NONE.
3.00 Hand cart; NONE.
2.00 Shorter crate; NONE.
2.00 Longer crate; NONE.
3.00 Ammo stack with eye hole for hook; 2 gray.
5.00 Hook; NONE.
3.00 Pull cap; NONE.
15.00 flag pole + base; NONE.
1.00 Straight barb wire, silver. (NONE)
3.00 Barb wire coil. (3)
Playset instructions said to cut the piece in half so these are usually found in two pieces.
7.00 Tree row cut in half as per playset instructions. (2)
A second tree row was made for the Disneyland playset. Due to the palm trees it is also called the "jungle" tree row.
2.00 Tree on left with bird, green SP. (NONE)
3-4 Inch Howitzer
NONE IN STOCK - 3-4 Inch scale Howitzer, silver.
SOLD - Marx Navarone Playset 3412; One of the nicest WWII themed playsets Marx made circa 1973/74. Loosely based upon the popular novels by Allister McClain and subsequent Hollywood film versions. Mountain is complete with all parts except lower 3 inches of elevator shaft (see picture) from lowest floor to the bottom has been removed. We filled up the set to try and make the expected figure count so some small shade variations are present. You get two 16 figure sets of dark gray Germans a total of 32 that this early set contained. The set also came with 16 series one GIs and a 16 piece Series two GI group (15 figures + 1 stretcher). This set has the stretcher and 29 of the 31 GIs (missing series two blown up man and clubbing man). Box depicts a set of US vehicles but there were none in the box. I have put in a waxy green jeep and raft but did not have in stock the; tank, halftrack, LCVP and small cannon. Box shows light forest green vehicles and I will trade the jeep and raft for a forest green LCVP & raft upon request. It has 28 of the 35 small sprue accessories and I think all of the yellow accessories. I think the small flag pole for the mountain top is correct as is the gray flag base and that the mold was later altered to include two large flag poses and a base as seen in later sets (please correct me if I am wrong). Has playmat, C-9/10 box and packing slip, BUT NO instructon sheet. A very nice example.
SOLD 4301 Navarone Playset. See above photos. What you get;
Box beat up in shipping but still usable.
Mountain with all levels, elevator shaft is broken in two but can be glued. Missing both doors.
Most of the yellow accessories including both cannons, elevator and rear ladder not shown in picture. Missing one ladder & flag pole and paper German flag. and a few small items. Long ladder present is damaged.
32 pc set of GIs complete sets of both first and second series figures. Total 31 GIs + a stretcher in waxy green.
29 of 32 Germans. One complete set of 16 + 13 of 16 of second set (one with chewed base).
Has playmat, not pictured.
Tank, halftrack, jeep and damaged landing craft from vehicle set. Missing small cannon (one wheel is there)and small raft.
Missing instruction sheet.
All in all not a bad set for the price.
NEW MARX MODERN PLAYSETS
5.00 Small booklet put in Desert Storm sets with one set on thr fron cover and the other set on the back cover. (2)
OUT OF STOCK - DESERT STORM AIRWAR 4791
3 Desert Storm trading cards
10 misc rocks and boulders
decal sheet for the "end cap" boulder piles.
2 Atlantic wall pieces light gray HP
2 square terrain pileses tan HP
1 set of palm Trees and ferns (4 of each)
1 black multipiece stealth fighter HP
1 tan multi piece delat fighter,HP
1 small delta figuter with sep wheels, SP
1 small F 107 fighter wioth sep wheels, SP
1 small X-15 rocket plane, SP.
1 small Vertol 107 helicpter w/ sep rotors, SP
1 sheet of decals for planes
4 paratroopers in both poses (2 ea) + 4 chutes in both styles (2 ea)
12 pc straight barb wire
ONE SET AIRPORT ACCESSORIES AND VEHICLES, gray SP
13 sets of wheels black HP
1 Crash truck
1 Fuel truck
1 Fork lift
1 Baggage Cart
1 Power generator
1 luggage conveyor belt
1 2pc fuel tank
1 radar tower
2 plane stairways
1 engine on stand
2 CO2 tanks
1 2pc wind indicator
10 runway lights
OUT OF STOCK - DESERT STORM LIBERATION 4792
contents all Marx Molds unless noted, box is worn but set has never been played with.
1 exploding house (no spring)
1 Space cannon with sprue of shells, tan HP.
1 WWII Howitzer, tan, HP
1 set of Hedge pieces, tan SP ( 6 long, 6 short, 3 corner)
2 terrain squares, tan HP
1 set Palm trees and ferns ( 4 ea)
1 set 4 60mm military vehicles; halftrack, tank, armored car, missile tank
4 sets of wheels. These seem to be added at random in the sets I have had. You need at least 4 sets
10 pc straight barb wire
1 radar tower with top removed so it looks like an oil derrick
1 rocket, silver SP from training center missile launcher
1 Arab, 60mm mounted holding rifle NO MOUNT
1 set 54mm Marines 16 figures stiff tan plastic
1 set 45mm GIs 21 figures + stretcher darker tan
14 WWII Russians (as Iraqis) in only 5 of the 6 poses in brown stiff plastic
SOME SETS ALSO HAD SOME WWII JAPANESE AS IRAQIS
1 MPC MG air cooled, black NO MOUNT
SOME SETS ALSO HAD MARX SHELL SHOOTING MG