Saturday, April 25, 2015

Toy Soldier Saturday: Marx ZORRO

The Fox So Cunning And Free starred in his own Marx playset back in 1966. The action took place inside and around the gates of the cuartel, and included a two-story comandante's office and a secret cave. Our hero made fools of a crew of round hat Mexican soldiers (I featured them HERE and HERE). Come back next week for a look (thanks mostly to the photographic skills of Mr. Cap'n Bob Napier) at Sgt. Garcia and the other co-stars of the set. 

More Toy Soldiers on parade HERE.


Oscar Case said...

Good and horsey.

Anonymous said...

It seems like the right time to produce a Zorro play set would have been in the late 1950's, when the TV series was running. I don't remember any particular interest in the character among kids in 1966. The big fads that year, as I recall, were Batman and spy-fi (e.g., James Bond, Man from U.N.C.L.E.).

But Gold Key did publish a TV tie-in Zorro comic with Guy Williams photo covers from 1966 to '68, so maybe the TV show was still popular in syndicated reruns.

Ira Henkin said...

It was re-released when the show went into syndication