Monthly Archives: July 2013

German Self Propelled Guns

Our friend Greg Liska has been working on some German vehicles which he thought people might be interested. Let him tell you about them. Pictured here are three Self Propelled Guns the Germans began to use to replace tank losses. Quicker … Continue reading

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New Peco Figures Maybe

Steve Zubel contacted me wondering if there would be a market for new Peco style figures.  I thought I would to get feedback from you the readers to help Steve in deciding whether it was a viable project or not. Hi Paul, I’d like … Continue reading

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Auction

Recently I took Laurie to a toy auction. While Laurie has been to a good number  toy shows and flea markets, she has not been to many auctions. I want to show how I handle an auction as compared to … Continue reading

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Unusual figures for July

Here are two figures I picked up recently. The first is a elephant in a translucent blue.  The second one  that looks like in a Kung Fu costume. Does anyone know who made them?

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Marx Charmore

One of the interesting aspects of Marx was Charmore. Charmore was  a company established by Louis Marx  to help out his general friends. It may have been set up for tax purposes.  The company did cosmetics and also issued the Marx … Continue reading

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More Odds and Ends

Be careful what you find, a couple in Detroit Michigan found child pornography in their storage unit they bought. They reported it to the police and  took it home.  The husband is now arrested for possession  of child pornography. Sales … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

  For those of you going to OTSN, the show is only two months away. At the moment the only new figures we know of are TSSD’s Alamo figures and Austin Miniatures Western figures. It will be interesting to hear … Continue reading

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A Question

Recently I picked up a silver Space Cannon. Does anyone know what specific playset (Tom Corbett, Rex Mars etc.)it comes from? I am not strong on what playset certain items went in. I have always been a parts man with … Continue reading

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You never Know what will Sell

Back in 1967, a buddy and I went to see a movie called “Torture Garden”. It was series of short horror films with Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith others in them. Each patron got a packet of fright seeds. Sometime … Continue reading

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Marx Canadian Flag

Our good friend Brian Johnson sent us an EBay listing for a Marx Canadian Flag that was done in Canada. The only problem is the flag was not design until 1965. Brian emailed the seller and informed them of the … Continue reading

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