Here's a neat little set a friend picked up for me about five years ago. The Frog Men are recasts of Marx figures, I'm not sure if the Radioactive Octopus is a recast of some earlier toy. As it says on the box: "created by nature or science?"
Below the picture of the box is an action shot featuring some very early photoshop work by myself.
Here's some pics of an early Conte playset, "Scotland the Brave." It's a nice little set, with well-sculpted Afghan tribesman and Scottish Highlanders and a cool two-piece desert building and courtyard. I threw some recast Marx palm trees in the background to add a little color.
Sorry the pictures aren't too good. I just got a new lens and my flash seems to have a hard time talking to it. And it's too damn hot to take these outdoors. I promise better shots when it cools off!
Prehistoric Times Playset #3390, series 1000. This was the first dinosaur playset issued by Marx Toys, 1957. This set has a really neat vacuform terrain piece, and this example is in really nice shape. It was pretty easily damaged.
It's been all about the Alamo around here recently. Here's some shots of some Conte figures in front of a Classic Toys Soldiers Alamo fort. The Mexican Lancer and the Mexican with the bayonet are the single-color metal figures.