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    Posted 5 years ago

    fortapache
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    These were made by Marx Toys and they have the year 1963 in Roman numerals on the underside of the base. This does not mean they were made in 1963 but that is when the mold was made. Hard to say exactly when they were made but sometime in the 1960s.
    Just got the German soldier at the Rose Bowl. I think he was supposed to have a bayonet at the end of his rifle but for $3 I can live with that.
    The Japanese soldier charging with only a machete is a bit more detailed. He is wearing round rimed glasses. Probably based on the bonsai charge after some saki shots.
    The green soldier is a Russian officer urging his men forward. Otherwise he would shoot them.
    Marx made many 6" figures the most common are the cowboys and Indians. Many were reproduced in Mexico under the PlastiMarx name.
    Avoid those and look for Marx with roman numerals on the underside of the base.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      MiliG
      aghcollect
      SEAN68
      Trey
    2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
      I doubt anyone would depict a Japanese soldier with huge round glasses, etc. today
    3. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Yes Chrisnp the 60s were a bit less PC.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you kaputs11.
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Love the description analogy better than the soldiers...And really Love the Marx soldiers, great picks
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Kerry.
    7. Signaholic Signaholic, 5 years ago
      Very cool fort! My wife just gave me 6 spacemen from the 1960s today. I'll try to post them soon.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Signaholic that is a fine gift and I look forward to seeing them. I have a set of the cowboys to post later myself.

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