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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2508 items)

    Marx was famed for their toy soldiers and these are some of their best. It is a group of WWII GIs with fine detail and excellent animation.
    Cheap toy soldiers are rather two dimensional. Their arms would be out at their sides. These have very three dimensional photos. Even the figure on the stretcher (photo #4) has a knee up and the stretcher bearers have their arms to their sides but the feet or forward and back. Their legs are sagging as if they are carrying a heavy load. Another standout here is the soldier swinging his rifle.
    These soldiers were part of the Marx Battlefield play set released in the 1960s. The soldiers were released separately in plastic bags at dime stores. They were sold from the 1960s (possibly 1967) through the 1970s.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      What excellent poses these soldiers had, so realistic - esp impressive is the men carrying the wounded guy, fantastic fort
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      The battles these men have seen!
    3. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 3 years ago
      I remember these well.
    4. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      These are so cool!! Especially the stetcher! :)
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. Yes they are nice.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. I imagine they have had a few.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      And thank you very much nutsabotas6.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      TassieDevil
      Newfld
      racer4four
      fattytail
      PhilDMorris
      Harborguy
      dlpetersen
      nutsabotas6
      Brunswick
      buckethead
      Toyrebel
      roddyq
    10. Windwalker, 3 years ago
      lol dont know how many I melted ....smilind ,.. they made a funny noise when the melted ....like zip zip ...smiling
    11. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Windwalker. I fear that was the end for many of these.
    12. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 3 years ago
      My brother and I did what Windwalker did along with Clorox bottles
      Light them on fire and they would make zipping noises that drip down flame
      Wish we wouldn’t been distructive and still had them
      But I guess we learned a different thing and way
    13. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 3 years ago
      They are cool, I’m going to look This Marx company up. Would love to find some of those guys as well. Thanks for item.
    14. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      I had some of these in the 1960s. I may still have some somewhere.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Vynil33rpm. I managed to lose all of mine. Maybe it was fire crackers and safe and sane fireworks.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Sylvester22. There are many that are affordable.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much kwqd. Hope you find them.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      TassieDevil
      Newfld
      racer4four
      fattytail
      PhilDMorris
      Harborguy
      dlpetersen
      nutsabotas6
      Brunswick
      buckethead
      Toyrebel
      roddyq
      Windwalker
      purvis
      elanski
      Vynil33rpm
      Sylvester22
      kwqd
    19. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85.
    20. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      buckethead
      Vynil33rpm
    21. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you iggy.

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