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Back in the pre-internet days collectors had to rely on Gun Shows, Antique shops/malls, Garage/estate sales and mail order dealers.

Often on weekends my wife and I would hit the Antique shops and malls and if could not find any "war relics" but saw a neat old military toy I would pick it up. I invite others to show theirs as well (non-jeep as those should be posted on Ronnie's thread please).

First up: 50 cal MG with AA mount. This is about 1/12th scale and pretty well cast for a toy.

 

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Thanks for sharing! Really loved the wooden things, too! We went to an antique shop a couple of years ago, and there was the coolest wooden B-17. Everything was wood on it, and it had more detail than you could imagine. Soooooo amazingly cool. I didn't have the $20 for it, though, and didn't have a camera, but it is one of those things that I think about often.

 

Also, LOVE the child uniforms! I saw one posted on here a while ago, and it was amazing! Would love to see one in person!

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Cool toys! Are the wings on the jacket metal? They look like shirt size instructor wings.

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Later, Marx saw the error of their non-uniformed figure and came out with "Stoney Buddy" who had an assortment of cloth uniforms.

 

I never had the Stoney figures, but I had (and still have) the Marx Vikings & Noble Knights.

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Heres a few neat wartime toys that my Dad had.

 

The Junior Commando radio

 

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The Eagle bombsight. I loved this one as a kid, my Dad would make me a bombing target out of paper and Id be careful not to drop the bombs with their pointed dart ends on my feet. It had a set of mirrors in it and a thread that made up the crosshairs. You lined up your sights and pulled the little pegs to release the bombs. Ingenious wartime toy for kids. It would never pass muster in the politically correct world we live in now.

 

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This is a wooden home front toy of a German battleship with pieces that arent attached, and theres a mousetrap spring under the deck, you set the spring which is hooked to the small red target button on the side of the hull and then you rammed the submarine into the target button, which released the spring and the whole deck and guns etc flew into the air.

 

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This last toy is a childs uniform from the 60s, and the photo is me in 1967 at 4 years old wearing it. My Uncle who was a Colonel in the Canadian Army bought it for me at a US PX when he was on a course with the US Army. I cant believe that my Mom held onto this for so many years and passed it on to me!

 

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