|ALL SYSTEMS GO GO GO! Issue 120 is coming!
Head for the far reaches of space with The Deluxe reading Story featuring Operation X-500 - OPERATION X-500 LAUNCH TOWER & DEFENSE CENTER.
Learn the story behind Robin Hood's dad, Opie at the Lake, Wagon Train Miniatures and that new column on looking after, cleaning and repairing your collection begins with cleaning figures in the 21st Century!
Also, this issue we announce the release of our newest, biggest book "TV WESTERNS BY MARX".
These are the some of the greatest sets Marx made, drenched in western lore and every one is fully updated and exhaustively researched and vetted by the finest team of authorities ever assembled for these incredible sets. You'll love the new coverage on:
WYATT EARP, GUNSMOKE, THE 5 WAGON TRAINS, JOHNNY RINGO, EVERY ROY ROGERS SET PRODUCED, and more!
- Bag Sets
- Headers Cards
- Mint in box content lists for every set
You'll also get several interviews with the actual stars of the TV series. Additionally, LA's most famous and recognized real life detective PAUL BISHOP, author and Westerns expert, discusses those famous TV guns from the Buntline special through Matt Dillon's huge .45. Also, "Who was that man in black" killed at the beginning of almost every episode of Gunsmoke?
Folks its all here for your future research and leisue-time reading thanks to the incredible contributors and content authorities!
Lead Consultant of Marx sets: RICK EBER
Lead Consultants Marx Roy Rogers Playsets: JIM McGOUGH
Lead Research - Factory Records Sets: GLENN RIDENOUR
Lead Research Molds: KENT SPRECHER and DAVID SCHAFER
Proofing / PreEdits and a good deal more: BIFF SMITH
Marx Mold Vetting by KENT SPRECHER with GLENN RIDENOUR
Weapons Specialist: PAUL BISHOP
Factory Documentation: FRANCIS TURNER, Glenn Ridenour and Marx Toy Archive
Additional Research & Contents Lists: GLENN RIDENOUR
Additional Catalog Images provided by PATRICK SCHAEFER
Additional Assistance & Images provided by
• GEORGE KROLL
• CRAIG REMINGTON
• DAVID SCHAFER
• RICK ZUNICA
• LARRY NOKES
• BILL DUENAS
• STEVE FALKEN
• MIKE JORDAN
• EDWARD SPONZILLI
• RON LIZORTY
• MIKE MINDEN
• KEVIN NEAL
• ERIC KOOPMEINERS
• GREG URBACH
• KOLE STERLING and
SPECIAL THANKS to Paul D. Marks lll
Edited by KATHY J. KERN
Written & Photographed by RUSSELL S. KERN
Rusty and Kathy Kern