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Glidah Drivah
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PostSubject: Another Buddy Charlie   Another Buddy Charlie Icon_minitimeThu Mar 15, 2018 2:14 pm

I seem have a knack for finding battle-worn Marx figs. I picked up this Buddy Charlie off eBay with strange repro arms (possibly HoF Joe or early Power Team). A local comic store got me a 1990s Playing Mantis Captain Action for better arms.

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The arms are a slightly different shade; but clothing makes it less noticeable.

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He'll hopefully get a camo outfit in the future; but for now; he's staying in his Navy clothes. The shirt is Joe, marked Hong Kong; while the trousers are Marx.

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He looks something like a SeaBee (Construction Battalion)

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Very nice Nate! You have done a great job rebuilding him bounce bounce bounce
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Real nice pickups Nate! He's looking good! Very Happy

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inntruderr61 wrote:
Real nice pickups Nate! He's looking good! Very Happy

Brilliant find Nate,

I've got a real 'soft spot' for Marx figures . Buddy Charlie was Marx response to Gi Joe ?
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PostSubject: Re: Another Buddy Charlie   Another Buddy Charlie Icon_minitimeMon Mar 19, 2018 12:56 am

Gunner Munro wrote:
inntruderr61 wrote:
Real nice pickups Nate! He's looking good! Very Happy

Brilliant find Nate,

I've got a real 'soft spot' for Marx figures . Buddy Charlie was Marx response to Gi Joe ?

Yes, Buddy Charlie and Stony Smith were Marx's attempts to compete with Gi Joe. Buddy Charlie was in a sense, Tommy Gunn's American cousin. Not as successful, however. Marx is primarily remembered for their Western figs. Here are my two Buddy Charlies:

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Real nice figures Nate! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Another Buddy Charlie   Another Buddy Charlie Icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2018 1:01 am

Hi Nate,
great figures . Its interesting Marx didn't move to a more articulated figure.

I loved my Custer and Silver Knight , but they just didn't pose like Action Man....and they seemed to break quicker .. but they had gripping hands well before Action man and GI Joe !

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PostSubject: Re: Another Buddy Charlie   Another Buddy Charlie Icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2018 11:41 am

Gunner Munro wrote:
Hi Nate,
great figures . Its interesting Marx didn't move to a more articulated figure.

I loved my Custer and Silver Knight , but they just didn't pose like Action Man....and they seemed to break quicker .. but they had gripping hands well before Action man and GI Joe !

Thanks for posting.

Funnily enough, some of the Marx and Captain Action collectors prefer their articulation to Joe's. I don't agree, but the gripping hands are nice!

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