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24 Mar 2020 11:18 a.m. PST
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The Dao24 Mar 2020 10:46 a.m. PST

One good outcome of being trapped indoors for a time is that it gave time to dust off the Marx toy collection. I put together a Battle of the Crater post today. Enjoy.


Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 2:13 p.m. PST

OMG I love that. Waves of nostalgia, remembering the best Christmas present I ever received or ever would receive. Not a Red Ryder BB Gun, but the Marx Battle of the Blue and Grey.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 2:47 p.m. PST

HA!!!! Great memories! My dad would work a second job for a month before Christmas so he could by us kids gifts. Every year he bought me the latest Marx set. I think they were $5.00 USD a set back then, which was a lot of money when bread was 25 cents a loaf.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 5:31 p.m. PST

Do you game with these, or set up displays?

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 3:59 a.m. PST

Ah, yes, fifth grade and the Sears Wish Book. Of all my Christmases as a kid, the one that brought me my Marx Civil War set is the one most remembered. Many hours of fun. 54 Union and 63 Confederate soldiers, if I remember the ad correctly after all these years. Never understood why more Confederates than Union soldiers.

The Dao25 Mar 2020 4:52 a.m. PST

I've used Battlecry rules to set these up for games.

You are all correct, this set had that personal connection for so many. I was born about 20 years after it came out, and got it in about 1987. It was the start of my love for civil war. The 90s had the films, civil war journal, etc. this Playset has fought on many battlefields:)

Thomas O25 Mar 2020 5:40 a.m. PST

I had several of the Marx sets as kid. They were considered expensive back then and it had to be a combined Birthday and Christmas present.

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