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|Battleground and Combat Sets
|Atomic’s newest book, Marx Battlegrounds and Combat Sets (1958-1963) explodes on the scene with one of the most requested books of all time in the hobby, documenting the complete history of one of the most exciting and beloved sets of all time. In over 180 jam packed pages of colorful information and entertaining stories, you’ll enjoy complete mint-in-box listings for every Battleground and Combat set of the crucial period of 1958 through 1963.
Witness the development of the sets, see the Combat Training Centers as they accept the first of the new figures and accessories; then the explosive debut of the first Battleground sets in Sears and Retail Stores, and the magnificent Marine Beachhead playsets, “The Marines’ Own!” all the way until the last of the sets featuring first series US forces. See the Marx Combat Line with its shoebox sets and the awesome Army accessories that left us breathless: the German helmets, the infantry rifle sets, the grenades and more vintage toys.
Relive the incredible debut of the giant sets as Giant Army Battleground and Gallant Men reach explosive new heights; turn the pages of history as suddenly Hitler’s ground troops appear.
|Witness D-Day and Army Combat as never before with the enemy figures that changed everything; no more would the US GI’s fight one another in khaki and green; and we end with the expectation of the following year as Marx changes up everything again with all new troops and accessories.
An enormously colorful and complete undertaking, an explosive book filled to the brim with research, details and commentary, the first of its kind to tell the complete story.
AVAILABLE NOW! 100’s of full color photos, two-page spreads, plus factory images, factory records, many vintage ads and full text explaining the full story of the Marx Battlegrounds.
|What readers are saying about our books
This is an excellent resource and it provides a summary of ALL the Marx civil war playsets. Love the pictures of the various displays. Very informative and fun! Great for the collector. Fun for is who grew up with these sets. Highly recommended.
Written by the author of Marx Toy Kings Volume I & II, Marx Fort Apache King of Playsets, Marx Civil War sets, Rusty Kern.
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|An amazing book for anyone interested in Marx play sets.
Especially the Blue & Gray set. Hundreds of great photos and
lots of interesting text.
Tomzee Aug 07, 2019
|What I've come to count on from the Kerns, extremely entertaining and a great teacher well organized with a lot of catalog photos detailed color options.
tankgripper Jul 05, 2019
|This is the most comprehensive reference on Louis Marx and Co Civil War play sets from the 1950s through the 1970s. Listed are play set numbers and set contents. Also includes other manufacturers such as Lido, Multiple Products Co and Andy Gard. A must for any serious play set collector, dealer or just plain old
The Toymiester Jan 15, 2019
|Your books and videos have been invaluable in verifying the claims of the eBay sellers on the three playsets that I have acquired to date. I plan to subscribe to your magazine so I can learn the good dealers, as well!