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Thortrains11 Aug 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

An article about my favorite all time set of Vikings, I hope you enjoy it.

Here is a little nostalgia:

link

Enjoy!

Thortrains11 Aug 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

An article about my favorite all time set of Vikings, I hope you enjoy it.

Here is a little nostalgia:

link

Enjoy!

attilathepun4711 Aug 2017 9:33 p.m. PST

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. In the 1950's Marx made a playset inspired by a (truly awful) movie about Prince Valiant, Hal Foster's classic and long-running newspaper strip character. The set featured a castle and completely anachronistic knights, which did not match the scale of the Vikings. The knights were not bad, but the Vikings were, in my opinion, among the worst figures Marx ever produced, being too small and poorly sculpted in bizarre poses. These figures were completely different in scale and style to those in the Warriors of the World series shown in your link. I still have one of the latter, the Viking archer. Anyway, thanks for posting.

Thortrains13 Aug 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Indeed, the Prince Valiant movie was a dud. And i remember the Marx playsets with 14th and 15th century knights against 9th Century sort-of-Vikings. I managed to get the WOW Vikings on Ebay over a few weeks. I had to wait until I found each one at a reasonable price. They were fun and it's a pleasure to have a set displayed on the shelf.

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