An Inventory of Marx Playset Figures
Manufactured from 1951 to 1979
Introduction to Collecting Marx Playset Figures and Accessories
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web site was created in late 2007, providing information about Marx
wild west playset figures on a single web page. It now
of about 25 web pages, with information on figures, structures, terrain
pieces, and small accessories from Marx Wild West, Civil War, and
Revolutionary War playsets.
It also has indexes for Playset Magazine and PFPC magazine.
I will continue
to update these pages as I obtain more information
photos. If you have
to add to these pages or suggestions to make them
better, please e-mail me at
I will be glad to attribute contributions
to you. And if you have questions or
comments, I am always glad to hear from you!
For Marx purists, the hobby of collecting
Marx playset "toy soldiers" can be expensive, time-consuming,
complicated, and frustrating. On the other hand, it need not
With a few dollars and an occasional few hours, you can have
lot of fun in this hobby. Marx playset figures and
are plentiful on Ebay and similar Internet sites, not to mention the
many toy soldier shows held almost every week somewhere in the
S., not to mention the rest of the world. Some Marx playset
items are very
expensive, but many cost only a dollar or two. In
addition, generally-less-expensive reproductions of many items are
from current manufacturers, as are publications that provide a great
amount of information on the playsets.
web site is my attempt to provide a variety of information that I
wish had been readily available to me when I began seriously
collecting toy soldiers in 2002. At
that time, I knew nothing about Marx playsets other than 1) I owned and
enjoyed several of them when I was a kid and 2) I had seen several
pieces from old playsets on Ebay auctions. It took me three
years to figure out the most basic information about Marx playsets, and since then I have been
learning more and more almost every day. Even
now, I am not a Marx expert, but with this web site, I am able to
provide much information and many photos of the countless Marx playset
figures and accessories, as well as many figures that I refer to as
Many people are surprised to learn that Marx made quite
literally hundreds of different playsets. Because I
rich enough to buy more than a few complete Marx playsets, this web
site (and my collecting) concentrates on figures and
not on complete playsets. This makes sense,
because for the most part, Marx made playset items in groups, such as
cowboy and Indians, Civil War soldiers, space explorers, animals, buildings, vehicles, furniture, etc.
They then used most of these groups of figures or
accessories in more than one playset, sometimes in dozens.
collecting entire playsets might make you feel good, but it also will
give you a
lot of duplication. I explain more about these
groups later on this page.
to make this site as complete and
accurate as possible.
However, I cannot guarantee that all my information is
accurate or that I am aware of all playset items that exist. I
any information that might add to or correct information on this web
most part, the information
on this web page is not original. I have drawn on numerous
sources to obtain the
information. These include issues of
the former magazine "Plastic Figure and Playset Collector" (PFPC)
edited by Tom Terry, "Playset Magazine" (PM) edited by Rusty
Kern, Great Britain's "Plastic Warrior" magazine (PW) edited
Morehead, the Guide
Toy Soldiers of the U.S. by Tim Geppert, Richard O'Brien's
American-Made Toy Soldiers, Jay Horowitz' book The Authorized Guide to
Marx Western Playsets, and Rusty Kern's recently-published
books The Toy
Kings, Volume I and II.
I have also received voluminous information through
correspondence with many toy soldier collectors, including many veteran
collectors and/or sellers who I consider to be toy soldier experts. Some of these persons have web sites that
have given me much
information and many points to ponder.
A special thanks goes to Kent Sprecher for
providing me information on most of the molds used to make the playset
items, as well as for the incredible amount of information on his
exceptional web site.
Among the many collectors whose photos you will see
on this web
site, the most prolific donors include Mark Hegeman (especially Mark), Rick Eber, Rick
David Schafer, Josh Petrie, Allan Ford, Paul Stadinger, and Russian collectors Max Epifantsev and Denis Rylev.
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A Brief Look at Louis Marx
and Louis Marx & Co., Inc.
Louis Marx started his toy
company in 1921 -- coincidentally the same year my father was born --
brother David, using equipment purchased from his former employer, the
Ferdinand Strauss Toy Company. The company grew through the
1940s, with the bulk of its sales being mass-produced tin lithograhed
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Marx
toy companies introduced toy playsets that included figures, buildings,
and related accessories such as animals, trees, wagons, and
was created around a theme, such as a farm, an airport, a gas station,
or a military base. One of the earliest and most popular
was the American wild west; Civil War sets were introduced later and
also were big sellers. The popularity of these playsets
among children resulted in a "Golden Era of Playsets" that continued
The figures and most
accessories for these
playsets were manufactured with new injection
molding techniques developed during World War II. A sculptor
created a figure, and that figure was used to create a metal mold. Hot
vinyl or plastic was then poured into the mold and allowed to cool,
resulting in a playset figure that looked exactly like the original
figure. Marx commonly used large molding machines that held 10,
or more individual figure molds.
Figures in the earliest playsets were crudely sculpted with
detail and molded in rubber-like vinyl.
Within a few years, sculpting became what I would call an art
form, and Marx changed to a soft plastic material. These
allowed much more realistic and detailed figures. Buildings were generally
made of pressed steel and lithographed with appropriate designs
(commonly called "tin litho" by collectors), and smaller accessories
were molded usually in hard plastic, but sometimes soft.
Figures in playsets were not
painted; they were the color of the material used to produce them.
Marx mixed the material into many shades of yellow, brown,
blue, red, gray, and
other colors, including an often-used off-white that Marx referred to
Marx did sell some similar figures -- or in some
cases the same figures -- that were painted, but these were
included in playsets, with a handful of exceptions.
With the playsets as their backbone,
the Marx Toy
Company became the largest toy company in the world by the 1950s.
maintained his offices in New York City, but the company's factories
were located in both the U.S. and overseas. He became known
"The Toy King," appeared on the cover of "Time Magazine," and was a
close friend of President Dwight Eisenhower.
Mr. Marx sold the company to the Quaker
Company in 1972. Unfortunately, many key Marx employees left
company at that same time, and Quaker Oats was unable to maintain Marx'
extraordinary toy empire. In 1975, the company was sold to
Richard Beecham of the toy conglomerate Dunbee-Combex of England, which
ceased operations in 1979 and filed for bankruptcy in 1980. Liquidation of the
remaining Marx Toy Company assets began in 1980 and was completed by
Chemical Bank, the company's primary creditor, two years later.
Marx toy assets were purchased by Jay Horowitz and his
American Plastic Equipment, Inc. Subsequently, most playset
action figure prototypes were sold to Chuck Saults (several thousands),
while a smaller amount went to Gene Scala (a few hundred).
Saults has since passed away, and his incredible collection
was auctioned off on eBay over a period of more than a year.
Since that time, many people --
including Mr. Marx' son -- have used some of the old Marx molds to
manufacture figures. However, these re-issued figures are
(but not always) easily distinguishable from the original figures, and
collectors are quick to point out that many do not meet the quality of
original Marx figures.
Mr. Marx died in 1982 at age 85.
The Authorized Guide to
Marx Western Playsets
by Jay Horowitz contains excellent chapters on the life of Mr. Marx and
on the evolution of Louis Marx & Co, Inc. Similar
information, much of it based on interviews with former Marx employees,
is included the books "The Toy Kings, Volume I and II" and in a series of "Inside Marx"
articles which appeared in
"Plastic Figure and Playset Collector" magazine. Both were
written by Playset Magazine editor Rusty Kern.
General Information on Marx
Playset Figures, Structures, and Accessories
During the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Louis Marx & Co. manufactured
hundreds of playsets. Each set was centered
around a central theme, ranging from Prehistoric Times to Medieval
Times to the Wild West to Disneyland. Other toy companies
produced playsets, but Marx made and sold far more than any other
company. Why? Simply because their sets were almost
of higher quality and sold for equal or less money.
and accessory groups
this web site, most Marx figures and many accessories are divided into
groups, which make up the figures that were produced in one Marx mold.
For the most part,
I have tried to present the mold groups in the order that they were
first produced and sold. Wherever
possible, groups on this web site are
identified by "PL" numbers. This
number is the company's designation for the mold that was used to
manufacture those figures.
As an example,
you will see the company's Alamo figures designated as mold number
PL-745. Occasionally, Marx labeled related molds or revised
as A and B. For example, there were two groups of Civil War
accessories, designated as PL-909A and PL-909B. Sometimes you may see mold numbers with an
additional number added, such as PL-745-10. The 10 indicates
the mold held 10 figures (including sometimes more than one copy of the
same pose) or -- if in a list of playset contents -- may
indicate the number of figures included in the playset from that mold.
As already explained, most groups were
included in more than one Marx playset. By
reusing the same expensive mold for several playsets, Marx
its manufacturing costs down and thrived in the world of toy soldiers.
For example, Marx took its Fort Apache, added a
couple of character figures, made its frontiersmen and Indian figures
in a different color, revised the cabin into a U.S. Cavalry building,
everything else pretty much the same -- and suddenly it had a brand new
Rin Tin Tin
at Fort Apache Playset. Or take its Revolutionary War set,
character from the Johnny Tremain television show -- and it had a
Johnny Tremain Playset. Some sets are differentiated only by
having two of each figure
instead of one, or three wagons instead of two; others have
completely different figures, buildings, and other accessories.
The long-running Fort Apache playset was actually dozens of
playsets, with changes being made in the set almost every year.
Marx produced playset figures in several
information on this web site indicates the generally-accepted scale for
each group of
figures. The most
common scales that collectors use to identify figures are 45mm, 54mm,
and 60mm. These
numbers represent the
approximate scale height of a 6-foot-tall
in 45mm scale, this person would be about 1-3/4
inches tall, in 54mm scale 2-1/8 inches tall, and in 60mm
scale 2-3/8 inches. Today, the
54mm scale is perhaps the most popular among collectors and is
often referred to as 1/32 scale, a common scale for currently produced
plastic toy soldiers.
|These figures are 45mm, 54mm, and 60mm tall,
counting their bases. Marx produced playset figures in all
scales. In a few instances, Marx even included all three
in one playset, though they clearly do not look right when used
While those are the most common scales
for Marx figures, the company also produced playset figures as
35mm scale and even HO-scale
(about an inch tall) and and as large as 6-inch. I've
also included a few
8-inch figures on this site, though no playsets were ever issued in
this scale. Marx did make toy figures that were
-- such as their 11- or 12-inch figures -- but
these are more nearly dolls with changeable clothing. They
commonly called action figures and are not addressed in
this web site, though they are collected by many people today.
Interestingly, according to former Marx employees, the company did not
use these scales which collectors have assigned to the figures, but
rather saw the
figures simply as large or small. Despite
of the figures and accessories must have used some scale measurements
to ensure that items appeared reasonably sized
when placed side-by-side, which has allowed collectors to assign
the approximate scales to the groups. On the other hand, if
carefully at figures, you will find a few figures that appear too large
or small for their group. For example, you will see that the
actual size of Marx
generally grouped into a 4- and 5-inch scale varies significantly.
You may also note that figures that are the same height do not
always appear to be made in the same scale, depending on such factors
as the width of their body and limbs.
I will admit up front that I
have not sized the
photographs on this web site so that all items are in proportion to one
I have attempted to ensure that the items
in each group are shown in correct proportion to others in the group.
For most scales, I have also tried to keep photos proportional to
other groups in the same scale. This, however, is not always
possible with large and small scales. Photos of 35mm figures, for
example, are shown larger than others, while 6-inch figures are
smaller. Of course, I have provided the accepted scale for each
figures to give you a rough idea of the size, and I have often provided
measurements for accessories. In addition, I have
taken photos of some figures immediately in front of common
Wild West split log or Civil War fences.
used for playset items
To the best of my knowledge, the company used one of two materials to
produce most of its
playset figures, a rubber-like vinyl in the early 1950s and
starting in the mid-1950s. However, I have seen these materials
described as everything from outright rubber to rubber-like plastic.
I suppose the mixture may have been varied, but generally figures
can be identified as either vinyl or plastic. Many figures were
initially produced in vinyl and later in plastic. The plastic was
usually soft, but for some figures -- which I point out later -- it was
hard plastic. Hard plastic was rarely used for figures that were
included in play sets. Playset-realted figures sold only
individually or in figures groups -- such as the company's Warriors of
the World (WOW) series -- were sometimes hard plastic.
To determine whether a figure is
plastic, place it in a bowl of water. If it sinks, it is
if it floats it is plastic. In addition, vinyl has a
smell. Place a figure that you know is vinyl near your nose
you will see what I mean. It's not a pleasant smell, but for
those of us who had vinyl figures as children, it's a familiar and
Of course, there are degrees
and hard. I do not understand the chemistry of plastic, but I
know that Marx' early soft plastic figures are more soft than those
made later. And some hard plastic is less hard than other
plastic. Personally, I find it sometimes very difficult or
impossible to tell the difference between the more hard soft plastic of
original Marx figures and the more soft hard plastic of some post-Marx
figures. If you feel confused, welcome to the world of
Most play set accessories were made in hard plastic, but some were soft
plastic. Some were produced both ways; for example, the
"A" tree used in playsets came both ways. As already noted,
buildings were produced in a thin pressed steel -- called "tin litho"
collectors. These buildings were brightly decorated on the
outside -- and often the inside -- with lithographed details.
Marx used a wide variety of colors for
west figures. And for each
figures exist in a number of shades, such as powder blue, royal blue,
and metallic blue. I often find it very difficult to pick up
and state what color and shade it is, and sometimes am uncertain even
what color it is. This may sound odd, but I know that some
collectors experience the same problem. Placing a figure
side-by-side with a
figure of another color sometimes helps. But I would go so
far as to say that
this point in my collecting, I am befuddled in my frustrating attempt
to understand Marx' use of colors. And that is what
helps make collecting toy soldiers so fun!
To the best of my knowledge, the basic colors used
by Marx for wild
were ivory (called cream by collectors today), brown, tan, yellow,
gray, silver, blue, green, and red. In a few cases -- but not
often -- Marx tried out odd colors, such as
frontiersman figures made in a fuzzy green color for its Comanche
Pass playset and a bright orange for the Indians in a late Fort Apache
While I refer to those green frontiersmen as fuzzy because
color tends to hide the figure details, Marx simply called them green,
some collectors call them pea
green, and others call them lime green. This name
more than one name for the same color -- is another
reason that I remain confused. Figures
used in many different playsets were often manufactured in many
different colors, though only in one or two colors per group of figures
for each playset.
Others that were not manufactured in such great numbers --
as "character figures" of actual persons or recognized fictional
characters -- were only made in one or two
colors. Most "character figures" (i.e., Roy
the Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp, etc.) were produced almost exclusively in
An important point on colors is that figures Marx produced late in its
existence tended to take on a waxy look. Many plastic figures
produced today look this same way. Generally, such figures
not as attractive as the earlier-made figures, largely because the waxy
color tends to hide the figure details. My understanding is
this is caused by the removal of lead content from the plastic.
Figures in these waxy colors are often avoided by collectors
usually cost less, sometimes much less.
Accessories were not created in such a variety of colors, though Marx
did occasionally surprise
with items such as the golden Revolutionary War cannon and "marbled"
plastic rocks and hills. Accessories were made almost always
brown, tan, black, gray, silver, olive green (military) or an ugly flesh color.
I have attempted to provide a more detailed display of Marx colors on the Colors page.
Marx playset items
The market for Marx playset items is very much a "buyer beware" market.
This is true for several reasons, especially if you are
sight unseen. First of all, of course,
there are people out there who simply are not honest. But it
more than that. Some people selling "toy soldiers" simply are
familiar with them, so may not properly describe them. For
example, a figure that appears to be in good shape to a non-collector
may be completely missing something that he is supposed to be holding
in his hand. Or a figure a non-collector
told him that it was made by Marx, may have been made by a different
have been made from a Marx mold years after Marx went bankrupt.
I have seen many Ebay auction titles that state Marx, where
description changes this to "I think it was made by Marx" or
authentic reproduction made from the original Marx mold" or
"This figure is compatable with Marx figures."
If you want to collect, you need to become as knowledgeable as possible
about the playsets. Don't get me wrong. There are
honest dealers and nice people out there selling great Marx stuff...but
You must remember that many
Marx figures have
copied. A re-issue (or recast or repro or repop) figure is one
from the same mold that Marx used to make the original figure.
Many original molds have been purchased or leased by many
companies in many different countries since Marx went bankrupt.
acquired a large inventory of them in 2007 and has been re-issuing many
figures and accessories since then. Classic Toy Soldiers
re-issued several different groups of wild west figures for many years. Many toy soldier sellers such as
Battlefield Legends, The Toy Soldier Company, Forester Enterprises, and Classic Recasts also sell a large
variety of Marx re-issue items.
All of these companies are careful to point out that
items are re-issue. Re-issues have also been manufactured by many
companies outside the U.S. located in such countries such as Mexico,
Hong Kong, China, Italy, and Russia.
For several years after Marx went bankrupt, there were a
large number of low quality re-issues being made. Many of these
are still floating around in today's market. Re-issues have been
strongly criticized by collectors, and most serious collectors continue
to shun them. Other than many of them being poorly made,
another concern is that re-issues will be
made in virtually the same color as original items, so that it will be
difficult to tell them apart. Both of these are valid concerns.
Unless you are constantly vigil in your purchases, you too will
end up with a few junk re-issues, and I can tell you by experience that
a few re-issues have been made very well in a "Marx" color, so that it
is almost impossible to tell the difference from an original.
However, I think it is important
note that since I came
into the hobby in 2002, I have been surprised that
many re-issue items are well made and are comparable in
Marx item. Just
because it's re-issue does not mean it is junk! It's just not
Usually, companies have deleted the Marx logo
on re-issues, replacing it with their own logo, the
of manufacture, or simply left the place for the logo blank.
course what makes all this even more complicated is that Marx sometimes
manufactured items with no logo; no one said this hobby was easy!
Now, on the other hand, a copy is a figure that has
been made to look
the same as a Marx figure, but has been manufacured using a mold
created by someone other than Louis Marx and Company, Inc. Even
Marx was in its heyday, competing companies
such as MPC were creating figures based on the Marx figure
though with some experience it generally is
not difficult to tell them apart.
|The blue Indians above were made by MPC in
1960s, copies of the Marx Indians. Though very
changed a few details on the figures. For example, look at
Indian chiefs' headdresses or the position of the spear in the figures
at the right.
Often, original Marx figures are
used to create a mold, which is then used to make copies. If
so, the copy
slightly smaller than the Marx original figure, perhaps two or three
millimeters. In most cases, such copies are so poorly made that they are obvious.
Often -- but
not always -- re-issues and copies are made in a hard plastic never
used by Marx for its common playset figures. Often -- but not
always -- re-issues and copies
made in colors never used by Marx. For example, if
you have a
figure that is black, purple, or pink, it is not
If it is hard plastic and a nice shiny color, it is not
original Marx (with a few exceptions discussed throughout this web site). Some re-issues and
copies are easy to spot; others are better made and are difficult to
identify except by experienced collectors. A few are so close
originals that it is almost impossible for anyone to tell the
between them and the Marx originals.
the call: Which ones are original and which ones are re-issue?
cream figures in
the center are original. The blue and green are re-issue.
Marx did make a very small number of 60mm cowboys in blue and
green, sold in bags of figures rather than playsets. But the
colors were flatter and duller than the blue and green of the two
figures above. Cavalry and Civil War figures were in blue,
the figures above belongs to neither of those categories.
the colors, note that these re-issues do
show good detail. Not all re-issues are so easily identified!
I believe it is best to assume that all of
the playset items have been re-issued or copied and to be alert for
possibilities when purchasing figures. I was surprised to see
that Hobby Bunker has even re-issued the 6-inch scale chuck wagon
group, a scale that most collectors are not interested in and an item
that -- in my opinion -- only the most serious collectors even know
about. Despite that, I am sure there are at least a few items
not been re-issued; not only have I never seen any 60mm Western Ranch
figures in re-issue, but I seriously doubt there would be any demand
for the rather crude, inactive poses...not that us collectors don't
love the originals. On the other hand, their horses have been
A lesser issue to be aware of is that there are a number of
figures out there. These are figures
that Marx discarded in a dump during the company's operation somewhere
near its factory in Glendale, West Virginia.
cases -- or so I have heard -- they discarded entire production runs,
even though only some of the figures were bad. Unless
as such, the only way I
know to identify such items is that after being buried in these dumps
for many years, they will be discolored, most usually gray.
you see a Wyatt Earp figure (which was produced in cream) that is gray,
it probably came from a dump site. Now...if a "dump" figure
is in good shape, is it less valuable that a non-dump figure?
Will a "dump" figure deteriorate faster over time?
after years underground, has it become some sort of toxic waste
material? I have no idea, though I have owned a few and
no difference. Just be aware that such figures exist.
All prices noted on this web
purposes only and should not serve as a price guide. The
given are simply what I have observed on a very random basis, and I
calculate any accurate average prices for figures. Some prices
are noted as what a seller is asking for an item, and generally a sales
price will be a bit lower for the higher cost items after negotiations
are completed. I am sure
you will find items that sell for more and for less than the
cite. There are many factors that affect prices, including
condition of a figure, color, the supposed number of
figures available, the reputation
of the seller, and how much the guy
in Montana is willing to pay for exactly the same figure you want,
happens to be the only figure that he needs to complete his
five-thousand dollar Marx play set. In general, I have found that
if you study up to know what you are doing, you often can get a little
better price at toy shows than on Ebay.
Of course, the sad fact is
that it is common to pay more for a single figure today that
originally cost for an entire playset. If you are
new to the hobby, that's something you just have to get used to if you
want to collect anything more than the most common, play-ravaged
care of your figures and accessories
A few random rules to
While you generally should clean
dirt off your figures (to see what color they really are!), dirt is not
always a bad thing. I have often hesitated or decided not
to clean a figure because the small amount of grime on it enhances the
color and adds depth to the figure.
the power of dirt.
It is hard to
explain this, so I can only use the old cliche and say, "You'll know it
when you see it." Take a look at the 5-inch stagecoach group
Page 4 for
an example of such figures. Of course, I often wash figures,
they usually look much better afterward. I soak them a few
hours in a 50-50 mix of
water and 409, then gently scrub them with a soft or
medium toothbrush. Besides dirt, this method will remove most
paints, though soaking might need to be longer. Other
collectors have other cleaning methods.
- Handle your figures with great
little pressure here or there will destroy a very nice figure.
I tell you that from experience!
- Do not leave your figures in
bright sunlight or high heat.
- The value of your figures will
plummet if you paint them. Some paint if removeable, but not
- Use soft wax to keep your
displayed figures steady (available from several current dealers).
- Remove excess plastic from
your figures and accessories very carefully.
- Never leave soft plastic in
contact with hard plastic. Over time, the hard "melts" the
- You can sometimes straighten
swords and rifles by
dipping them into very hot water, straightening them, then quickly
running cold water over them.
- Cleaning with 409 or a similar
solution and a light coating of wax will make your tin litho
items look better and help protect them. Just be sure
them well. And avoid "unbending" tin buildings that have been
- Figures should be stored at "normal" room
temperature, or as close as possible. I have stored my figures
and accessories in both soft and hard plastic containers and in Zip-Loc
or similar clear plastic bags for many years, with no adverse effects
Finally, a personal observation based on my
collecting experience. There are Marx figures...and then
there are Marx figures.
You will see a figure that you deem excellent, and then you
see another figure in the same pose that just blows you away.
see a near mint figure that looks nice, and then see the
same figure that clearly is not mint, but looks
more attractive than the mint one.
There are several reasons for this. Color is
an important one; some colors
show off a figure's detail better than others. Another reason
the material used for a particular figure, well-mixed plastic will show
much better detail than vinyl or even (I would assume) "poorly-mixed"
plastic. Perhaps another is the expertise and care of the
participated in manufacturing a specific figure or group of figures;
you can't blame a computer for those molding errors! However,
believe a very key reason is that molds used in making
figures wear down as they are used over and over. As they do
they are cleaned, washed, and repaired. I imagine that these processes extend the life of
the mold, but cannot return it to
its original pristine condition. As a result, you
some original Marx
figures with fine, sharp details and other original Marx figures --
made later in the life of the mold -- that have slightly
more blurred and softened details.
So there are some extremely fine examples of Marx
playset figures out there that most likely were manufactured when a
mold was still new, the color was right, and the batch of vinyl or
plastic mixed well.
When you see these, you cannot help but say, "Wow!"
are also figures in good condition on which the details are less
vibrant; these cause you to perhaps say, "That's a nice figure" or "I
have one of those already." There is absolutely nothing wrong
with that second category of figures, but just something that is wise
to keep in mind. Buy what you can afford, and ask for the
you can't afford as Christmas gifts! (And occasionally
just a little bit, but never forgetting "Buyer beware.")
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