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Glidah Drivah
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PostSubject: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeThu Mar 29, 2018 8:05 pm

I got this Marx Buddy Charlie that I repaired a few weeks back. The Sailor outfit he's in is nice; but I had something special in mind.

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I saw this image in an Osprey book of the Alamo Scouts. They are one of the parent organizations of the modern Green Berets.

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I splurged a bit and got a loose Captain Action SGT Fury camo jumpsuit. The Ideal and Marx bodies are nearly identical, so it fits Charlie. I've been going back on what headgear he'll wear.

A patrol cap like the illustration:

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A green beret like his descendant:

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Or a helmet:

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For the moment, he's in the helmet:

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PostSubject: Re: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeThu Mar 29, 2018 9:01 pm

He looks great Nate! bounce bounce Top work mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeFri Mar 30, 2018 4:42 am

Interesting! I don't think I've ever heard of Marx Buddy Charlie. I see the resemblance to the Marx "Johnny West" figures, like Chief Cherokee.

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PostSubject: Re: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeFri Mar 30, 2018 1:11 pm

SCU_HQ wrote:
Interesting! I don't think I've ever heard of Marx Buddy Charlie. I see the resemblance to the Marx "Johnny West" figures, like Chief Cherokee.

The All-American Fighter (often referred to as Buddy Charlie due to Montgomery Ward branding them as such-MW was a big Marx retailer) was Marx's competitor to Gi Joe. It was basically a Johnny West head on a Captain Action Body. Marx and ideal apparently shared R+D. Same body style, and the SGT Fury accessories are basically the same as those used by Buddy Charlie and Stony Smith. The odd duck is the camo outfit. It's a modified Joe scramble pilot flight suit in Joe marine camo. You can tell that the same factories made items for the competitors and knockoffs!

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PostSubject: Re: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 7:05 pm

Here are my Buddy Charlies as they appear now:

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PostSubject: Re: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 7:42 pm

Green Berets in "duck hunter camo":

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PostSubject: Re: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 9:07 pm

Very nice figures Nate! Very Happy
Cool Cool  Green Beret pics Nate! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Special Ops Marx   Special Ops Marx Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Great figures

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