The other day I purchased a box of toys at a yard sale. They wanted $10 for a box of mainly Cowboys & Indians. I am not a huge Marx collector. I grew up during the last of days of the Marx Toy Company. So I didn’t have too many Marx toys growing up. I had the Guns of Navarone playset and a few other western sets, but that was about it. I had a bunch of Timmee Soldiers, MPC figures and Airfix Soldier sets. Also a few Britain Napoleonic figures, that I would get time to time from a little store that sold antiques. I am not paying those high prices for something that I don’t have a nostalgic attachment to. If I come across something at a good price I will purchase it. Most of the figures were in good shape. Here are some of the things that I found in this box.
When I first looked into the box I saw some of the Britain Herald Indians.
There were some Army Men too. I found six of these blue toy soldiers. I had one already that I had picked up somewhere years ago. They are about 65mm.
There was a few wagons too. I think they are from Marx and MPC.
There were two cannons. One was broken. I am going to try to fix it.
Here are some figures that are mainly by Marx. The Civil War Soldier I have been cleaning to try to get whatever is on it off.
Two different types of fences.
These Marx Cowboys are really nice. Most of the time I find these at flea markets or yard sales they are either broken or recast.
A few trees and cactus. The big tree is really nice.
There were two cabins too. The brown one is made out of a hard plastic. The blue one is made out of a soft rubber type plastic.
Here are some playset accessories.
Some type of Lincoln Logs. I think these are Halsam American Logs.
My favorite part of this box of toys was the Marx Plains Indians. Most were unbroken or roughed up. The mounted chief is one of my favorite plastic toy soldiers figures.
That is it for the box of toys. There were some timmee, ringhand figures and other types of army men too. Most of these were broken.
It got these two mounted German Soldiers on ebay. They are painted plastic figures in 1/32 scale. I don’t know who made them, do you?
Here is another item and mystery that I got on ebay. This figure was made for the Ecko Unlimited clothing company.
At first I thought it might have been a clone of a Airfix American.
After doing a few comparisons it seems to be a clone of an Airfix WWII German soldier.
Now for some news. My last article was a review of Prikaz’s Viking and Slavic figures that purchased from the ebay seller Toy Soldiers for all ages. Andrew said that he will have another set in about a mouth based on first Russian Prince “Rurik”. I will try to do a review on these next month.
I read on Stad’s Stuff the other day about X-Force upcoming releases of the Napoleonic British sets and Ancient Celts. The Celts look promising.
BMC is getting ready to re-release the Rough Riders. They have found some of the old molds and are retooling them. I think they also are making a few new parts. Right now they are asking about what colors they should use in their lastest blog post BMC TOYS: ROUGH RIDERS REISSUE CONFOUNDING COLOR CONUNDRUM.
Paragon finally released their Sioux Indians. I ordered a few sets on ebay from this seller Paragon Sioux Plains Indians . You can purchase them through the Paragon website also.
Well that is it for this post. Thank you for reading.
2 thoughts on “Latest News! Yard Sale Finds, Vintage Toys and Toy Soldier News”
Thank you Mike, The Expeditionary Force British Command Set is awesome. They are the leaders nowadays. Also the Gaul cart, what a great set. I love it. Quite simple, but amazing. I can not wait to see the new set about “Rurik”. Good news about the hobby. I am glad to read you here. Regards
Thanks for stopping by Jose. I have been busy as usual. Yes it looks like this is a great year for plastic sets.