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|PLAYSET MAGAZINE FORCES ADVANCE TO ISSUE 68 THE GALLANT MEN
|THE GALLANT MEN
Today's collector may fondly remember the black and white TV series, The Gallant Men. But in its day, this Friday night slotted wartime epic was largely ignored. Starring Robert McQueeney (on our cover this issue!) the series was drowned in Combat's (and Sergeant Sunders') more vigorous wartime action segments. But Marx had faith and released the featured set for this issue, The Gallant Men, complete with five tough-as - nails character figures (the only time we can remember the figures being in OD green!)
THE FAST GUN CHALLENGE
Next, TV legend and star, the great Hugh O'Brian returns to PM, ladies and gentlemen (that's OK, you can take your seats now) to describe his scariest movie stunt ever (with John Wayne) as well as details and behind-the-scenes adventure with a controversial fast gun challenge by movie cowboy and real-life WWII hero Audie Murphy, as he addresses some reader's questions after the last issue. Hugh is a real gentleman -- not to mention the fastest draw in the west -- as he takes on all questions and pulls no punches in this special Page 10 report called,The Fast Gun Challenge. You won't want to miss this, as the controversy was all over the news in the early 1960's. Now you'll hear the true story, once and for all, right here on our pages. With photos!
|AN EASTER SPECIAL TREAT -- I THINK
Since Easter is coming up we have the bizarre vintage Easter Doorstep set, with blood splatters and a fallen sacrificial animal in larger scale no less, courtesy Glenn A. Smith. And there's a story on Famous Americans at Fort Apache (as of this writing), and a reader favorite feature, the Marx Memory, returns to take you back to a first glimpse of 1962's Operation Moonbase to help keep the diversity of this issue "out there".
AND MORE, AND MORE!
Speaking of out there, the variety in this issue is amazing. As if the rare and never-before explored in depth Gallant Men wasn't enough, we also pull back the proverbial drapes on another rarity, in fact never before seen factory issued Marx Cape Canaveral figures group. Pulled from two different sets, we await your judgement on this truly unusual find: a legitimately new Cape Canaveral figure group. Want more? You got it! How about another of Rick Eber's delights, the Captain Gallant Factory Demonstrator. I'm positively hoping we can fit it all in this issue.
And there's more too! We have readers' ads, display ads, industry news and terrific reports of finds, the PM Puzzler.
And as I write this in mid January, 2013, I want to say a heartfelt thanks from all of us, staff, contributors, photographers, proofing crew, subscriber services and webmaster, for all those Christmas Cards. Some were really creatively done! So thanks again to:
Ed and Sevilla Furie, George and Merry Lee Kroll, Mike and Bev Kutnick, Jeff Smith, Larry and Suzanne Patterson, Bill Cable, Steve Connell and Nancy Shulhof, Mark Hegeman, Gary Lyons, Dennis Carey, Barry and Barbara Carter, Glenn Smith,Gary Carlington,Rich and Carrol Fisher, Nick and DeAnna Versteeg, Jim Clouse, Steve Austin, Joseph and Lee Sevec, Ron Lizorty, Ron and Mary Ann Barzso, Rick Eber, Larry and Rena Lovely; Tom and Martha Stark, Cal and Sue Luckett; David Schafer, Maj. Bill Sutlker, Kent Sprecher, Rush McAllister; Brian Johnson, Wild Bill Ward, Tom Lozowski, and Brad Jorgensen. If I missed anyone, I sure didn't mean to!
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