Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Marx Zorro Mexicans

On the Attack
Some figures from the Marx Toys Zorro playset running around in front of some Lincoln Logs.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Yankee Rifleman

Yankee Rifleman
Marx Warriors of the World figure. They all came with names, this one was named "Mike Burns."

Sunday, June 28, 2009


A couple of Barszo Indians prepare to ambush some pioneers in their canoe. One of my early efforts.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Anchors Awiegh: the U.S> Navy

Marx Toys 45mm U.S. Navy figures. From the Armed Forces Training Center playset, 1956.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Marx Outlaw

Marx Outlaw
Wild West outlaw by Marx Toys. This is one of my favorite Marx figures.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Swamp Monster!

Swamp Monster!
A Marx pirate fights a Lemax Toys swamp monster. Don't ask me to explain.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Cornfield

The Cornfield
Conte Civil War soldiers in a reissue Marx cornfield.

Monday, June 22, 2009


A Marx Anklyosaur poses in front of a smiley face mug.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Follow Me!

Follow Me!
A Conte Confederate charges to glory over a Marx Toys' Burnside's Bridge.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Honest Abe

Honest Abe
Abraham Lincoln figure by Marx Toys.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Plains Indians Warriors by Toy Soldiers of San Diego

Last week I received Toy Soldiers of San Diego's newest figure set: the Plains Indian Warriors.

War Party

I haven't been this happy with a toy soldier purchase for quite awhile. The figures are superlative in just about every way. They really tread that fine line I like: they are nicely detailed, but not so fancy you feel like you can only put them on a shelf and not touch them. If I had a sandbox, I wouldn't be afraid to put these guys in it.

The figures are cast in a nice light brown "buckskin" color. Their finish is flat, which I really like. They photograph a lot better than some of the more shiny figures on the market. The plastic is soft enough they are not too delicate, but they still hold their shape well (except for maybe the guy lunging with the spear).
This initial offering consists of twelve figures in six poses:


Toy Soldiers of San Diego promises another set of Indians in later this summer. Also a set of dismounted cavalry. All this will culminate in a "Custer's Last Stand" playset that I'm really looking forward to.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Point Man

On Patrol
Plastic toy soldier by Conte Collectibles.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spaceman vs. Dinosaur

Horror in Space
A Marx Astronaut battles a Marx Dinosaur.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Indian Camp

Peaceful Indians
Early 1950's Marx 60mm Indians and accessories. Lincoln Logs in the background.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fighting Knight

The Bad Guys
Marx Toys 1st series Knight.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Proud Marines

45mm Marines from the Marx Toys Army Training Center Playset, 1956.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fred & Barney

Fred and Barney
Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. From a 1990's reissue Marx Flintstones set.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yankee Flagbearer

Yankee Flag
Toy soldier by Awesome Kids.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ride Out With Me

Marx 45mm Cavalryman with Rin Tin Tin Ft. Apache in the background.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Company A

Company A
Marx 45mm Army Man figure and Armed Forces Training Center barracks in the background, 1956.

Monday, June 8, 2009


A Marx Toys 54mm Cavalryman buys the farm.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rebel Pickets

Rebel Pickets
Confederate soldier figures by Conte Collectibles.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

On the Warpath

Indian by Marx Toys. Nice detail on this figure.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Indian vs. Dinosaur
A Timmee Indian goes up against a $1 Wal-Mart dinosaur.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

CMP Toys, 1970's. Originally produced by Marx Toys in the 1960's. Box cover below:

Noah's Ark Box Cover

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Spirit of '76

Spirit of '76
Marx Warriors of the World Patriots march in front of the Sons of Liberty Tavern.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


A couple of Timmee Cowboys.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Civil War Artillery

Parrot Gun
30 lb Parrot Gun and two crew members, by Armies in Plastic.
I haven't smoked for 2 weeks, 2 days and 12 hours, saving 493.96 cigarettes and $98.79 .