Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jim Bowie at the Alamo

Jim Bowie's Last Stand at the Alamo

I'm kind of proud of this shot. Figures are by Conte Collectibles. The background is a piece of the Alamo from Classic Toy Soldiers.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I was visiting a friend and he showed me these neat but odd-looking pirate figures. I took a few quick snapshots on his front porch and posted a pic to the Yahoo Marx Playsets group. A member identified them as "copies of the original Fontanini pirates made by GPS Gavichi of Italy. GPS Gavichi were notorious for copying other companies products, apart from Fontanini they copied Marx and Elastolin." They are about 70mm in size.


Pirate w/Monkey

The above guy with his pet monkey seems to be everybody's favorite. It's a pain trying to get the detail with the cheesy translucent plastic.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Giant Farm Woman

Giant Farm Woman

These are from a Marx farm playset, 1950's. I was looking through some of my old shots and was shocked by the giant farm woman.
I haven't smoked for 2 weeks, 2 days and 12 hours, saving 493.96 cigarettes and $98.79 .