Saturday, May 3, 2014

Toy Soldier Saturday: MARX 60mm GIs (Part 1)


These 60mm GIs (from the early '50s, I believe) are probably among the first toy soldiers manufactured by the Marx company, and possibly some of the earliest soft plastic toy soldiers made in America. The only other Marx army men that might date from this period stood about an inch tall and were sort of cartoonish. I'll post some of those little suckers on some Saturday to come.

These 60mm guys are slightly less realistic than the more common 54mm figures Marx issued a short time later. I posted a few of those guys HERE, and there will be more to come.







More soft plastic warriors HERE

4 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

They had some ugly mugs, but they also had character. You're missing a few, plus the stretcher. Or maybe they're in your vast vaults.

Evan Lewis said...

I'm probably missing more than a few, but several more (including the stretcher guys) will be here for Part 2.

Cap'n Bob said...

I should have known.

Mike Creek said...

Very nice. I have many of them, but never saw the wounded guy in conjunction with the nurse, that explains why her hand is up in that odd position, makes perfect sense when placed on his head.
Mike Bunkermeister Creek