Marx Lane

An Inventory of Marx Playset Figures and Accessories
Manufactured from 1951 to 1979

Wild West Page 4 - Large Scale Figures
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3-Inch Figures 6-Inch Figures
  3-Inch Cowboys    6-Inch Cowboys
  3-Inch Indians   6-Inch Indians
4-Inch and 5-Inch Figures
  6-Inch Cavalry
  Roy Rogers Figures with Nellybelle Jeep   6-Inch Pioneers
  Roy Rogers and Indian Figures
  Standing Roy Rogers
  Mounted Davy Crockett Figures
  Standing Davy Crockett Figure
  Stagecoach Kit Figures 
  Driver for Large Scale Wagons
  4-Inch Wild West Figures
  4-Inch Unknown Cowboy and Indian
Other Pages
Page 1 - 45mm Figures
Page 2 - 60mm Figures
Page 3 - 54mm Wild Figures
Page 3A - The Alaska Connection
Page 5 - Figures Manufactured Outside the U.S.
Page 6 - Miniature Playsets
Page 7 - Uncommon and Other Miscellaneous Figures
Page 8 - Horses, Cattle, and Other Animals
Page 9 - Forts, Structures, and Terrain Pieces
Page 10 - Accessories
Page 11 - Wonderland of Marx Playset Boxes
Page 12 - List of Marx Wild West Playsets
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     Marx figures which were larger than what collectors call 60mm (meaning that a figure of a 6-foot person is 60mm high) probably should not be call playset figures at all.  Many of them never came in playsets, and the playsets that included them had few pieces other than the figures, usually a stagecoach and/or wagon and a few items related to the wagon such as a whip, rifle, barrel that hung on the side of the wagon, or wooden crate.  The only other category that these figures could possibly go in is action figures (and there are plenty of web sites about Marx action figures).  However, action figures are usually in an 11-inch or 12-inch scale and include a variety of outfits, almost like a doll.  The Marx 3-inch to 6-inch figures definitely do not fit in that category.

     Based on my understanding, Marx did not carefully scale these figures to agree with the categories that collectors now use.  They were simply large figures.  As a result, while collectors generally call them 3-inch, 4-inch, 5-inch, or 6-inch figures, they do not closely adhere to these labels.  In fact, while collectors pretty much agree on the scale of the so-called 3-inch and 6-inch figures, the 4-inch and 5-inch figures tend to get bunched together, and different collectors refer to them as different sizes.  Generally, I have found that some of what are often called 4-inch figures are closer to 4-1/2 inches.  And one must never forget that while a group might be in 5-inch scale, not every figure should be represented as the same height, build, or weight.

     So it can get very confusing if you try to apply strict scale labels to each group.  The photo below may give you some perspective as to the general scale differences.  Based on my knowledge and measurements, these figures from left to right are approximately 3-inch, 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch.

     By the way, Marx also produced a small group of figures in about a 7- or 8-inch scale; you can read a little information on the four wild west figures in the group near the bottom of page 7 of this web site.

3-Inch Figures

     The cowboys and Indians in this size are commonly called 3-inch scale by collectors.  I measure them at approximately 3-1/4 inches high, and in PFPC Issue 72, Rick Koch refers to them as 4-inch.

     These figures were sold in bags and were not part of any playset; Marx made no accessories to go with them.  Perhaps that is why they are not popular among collectors today, as well as the fact that they are a bit hard to find.  That is unfortunate, because they are some of the most realistic figures that Marx manufactured.  I believe they are among Marx' most beautiful wild west figures.

     It is a puzzle to me why Marx made these truly wonderful figures -- in a size that I personally enjoy very much -- and did not follow up with additional figures and accessories.  I am sure that the molds for these figures were very costly, and I would guess that based on the number found in today's market, the company did not recoup its costs.  Perhaps they simply did not sell well; kids could probably buy three or four smaller size figures for the same cost as one of these.  

     I have wondered if maybe Marx intended these figures to represent unidentified "actual" persons.  An article in PFPC or PM a while back pointed out that Pose 5 looks very much like Hopalong Cassiday.  Pose 3 with the moustache could be one of the Earp brothers, and Pose 4 with the lasso might be Will Rogers.  If that is true, then who do the Indians represent?  But I doubt that's true, and we'll never know for sure.  Unfortunately, it's a bit difficult to find any other figures -- new or vintage -- in this scale.    

 3-Inch Cowboys
     Marx made the cowboys in soft plastic tan, gray, and green, according to "Geppert's Guide."  
In addition, one figure shown below is in white hard plastic, and two Marx experts have informed me that it too is an original Marx figure.  I also have been told by others than these figures were re-issued in white hard plastic, so I am a bit unsure on this.

Below, poses 1, 2, 3, and 6 below are absolute mint tan cowboy poses which I purchased for a total of $35 off Ebay in January 2008.  That is a ridiculously low price to pay for them, and I thank Rich Delbert for selling them to me despite the low winning bid.  One figure in good used condition will usually sell for $15 or more on Ebay.      

     As with many figures, re-issues or copies exist and are less costly, but lose some of the sharp detail.

1.  Two pistols drawn. 2.  Running with rifle.

3.  Drawing pistol. 4.  With lasso.
Re-issue figure

5.  Running with one pistol. 6.  Bandit with pistol and bag. 5A.  Running with one pistol in white hard plastic.
This appears to be a re-issue figure

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 3-Inch Indians

    The original Indians were manufactured in yellow or red brown soft plastic.  Three figures in good shape sold on Ebay for about $40 each in October 2007.  They generally sell for a bit more than the 3-inch cowboys.  
In PFPC Issue 72, Rick Koch reasons that the Indians are more difficult to find than the cowboys because they are more easily broken "with their delicately-protruding weapons."

     Again, re-issues or copies can be found occasionally and are less costly.  Such figures, however, are not as finely made, and details begin to blur (see Pose 2 below).  The spear in Pose 3 below appears to be short, but that is the way the pose was made.  

1.  With tomahawk and shield 2.  Preparing to shoot bow and arrow
Original figure
2.  Preparing to shoot bow and arrow
Figure is a copy

3.  Advancing with spear 4.  Advancing with tomahawk and knife

5.  Drawing arrow from quiver
Figure is a copy
6.  Holding rifle
Store display of 3-inch Indians
Photo courtesy of Mark Hegeman

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4-Inch and 5-Inch Figures
     The 4- and 5-inch scale Marx figures is a group that I am not very familiar with, and there seems to be a general lack of knowlege and often inconsistency in information among the collector community about figures in this category.  Some of them are rare, and some may have never been sold to the public.  None of these figures were issued in a traditional play set, but some were sold as a group of figures or with a few accessories.  Like the other large scale Marx figures, they are all extremely well sculpted and detailed.  

     The only list that I have found of the Marx wild west figures in these scales is in "Geppert's Guide," and it is incomplete.  As noted in various groups below, these figures occasionally appeared in PFPC issues, generally in Rick Koch's column, Rick's Pix.  Other than these two sources, most of the information I have found has come through discussions and correspondence with fellow collectors.

     As explained on the introduction page of this web site, the scale designation of 4-inch or 5-inch indicates the height of an approximately 6-foot tall person.  There appears to be some confusion on what the scale of some of these figures is.  In my limited experience in the hobby, I have seen the same figure referred to as 5-inch scale in one place and 4-inch in another.  To some extent, confusion probably exists because Marx did not always attempt to exactly match the scale of its various figures, so that some are four inches tall, some four-and-a-half, some five, and some even taller.  While some of the figures are close to six inches in height, their bodies and limbs are noticeably smaller than those of Marx 6-inch figures (see the next section), and look clearly smaller in scale when placed next to a 6-inch figure.

     Therefore, I have placed all the so-called 4-inch and 5-inch figures into this one group.  Whenever I have been able to measure a figure or obtain what I consider a reliable measurement, I have indicated it below.  I welcome corrections or additional information along this line.  

     I have only 16 of the 22 figures which I have identified in this category (not all in good condition), so I very much appreciate those collectors identified below who have allowed me to use photos of their figures to fill some of these blank spots in my own collection.

     Other than exceptions noted below, I do not have any information on mold numbers for these figures or on dates that they were produced.
 Unlike the 3-inch figures shown in the previous section and the 6-inch ones shown in the following section, I am not aware of re-issues or copies of figures in this scale.
 5-inch Roy Rogers Figures with Nellybelle Jeep

According to Rick Koch's column in PFPC Issue 50, this group consists of a 5-inch scale set of four figures (including Bullet) that came in a box, along with Roy's pressed-steel Nellybelle jeep in proper scale.  Except for Roy, the figures came only in cream soft plastic and could not be bought except in the boxed set.  Roy also could be purchased separately -- or in the sets described in the following section -- in red brown, tan, or light blue with his horse Trigger in tan with separate saddle and reins. 

     I measure the Dale Evans figure below at 5-1/2 inches and the Pat Brady figure at 6 inches (if they were standing).  Geppert states that the soft plastic vehicle figures came in cream and brown.  However, Marx must have made at least a few in blue, because in November 2009, a reputable dealer sold a Roy Rogers in blue on Ebay for about $70.  These four figures can be difficult to find, but are occasionally seen up for auction on Ebay.  
     Click here to see horses related to these figures.

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1.  Roy  Rogers with pistol, sitting 2.  Dale Evans, sitting 3.  Pat Brady, sitting

4.  Bullet, walking
Photo courtesy of David Schafer
Roy mounted on 5-inch horse

 5-inch Roy Rogers and 4-inch Indian in Other Sets

     The mounted Roy Rogers figure above also came in at least two other small Marx sets.  In PFPC 50, Rick Koch describes an unusual boxed set that included two of the mounted Roy Rogers figures from the Nellybelle group above, two of a mounted Indian pose, four horses, and "perhaps the Nellybelle jeep."  
The PFPC article includes a photo of the mounted red brown Indian pose, holding a tomahawk in his right hand.  He is on a standing horse with separate blanket and reins.  Why Marx would include two each of these poses in a set and no other poses at all is anybody's guess.  Rick wrote, "You just don't see this particular boxed set out there today."

     According to an article by David Foley in Playset Magazine 27, the Marx Western Wagon Set that included a 6-inch scale stagecoach, covered wagon, and chuck wagon (see Accessory Page) also included one of the mounted Roy Rogers figures and two of the same Indian figures.   David notes that he has seen the Indian figure in red brown and blue, an unusual color for a Marx Indian.  The one shown below is obviously yellow and is four inches tall, and would be slightly taller if standing.

     The mounted Roy Rogers figure is not uncommon today, but the Indian figure is rarely seen.  

     To me, this figure is part of another Marx mystery.  If you study it closely, you will realize how similar it looks to the to the Indian shown below under "4-inch Unknown Cowboy and Indian" group, so much so that I believe they must have been sculpted by the same person.  The Indians have the same physique, same head and arm bands, same breech cloth, and same leg positioning.  There are some differences.  They are not quite the same scale.  And this Indian's left hand seems to be positioned to hold reins, while the right hands of the "uknown" Indian and cowboy are positioned in this same manner.   While this Indian was sold with Roy Rogers figures, I have never heard anyone mention the "unknown" Indian and cowboy and have no idea how they were sold by Marx...if they were sold at all.  Does anyone out there know anything more about these guys?

Mounted Indian with tomahawk, included with mounted Roy Rogers pose in Nellybell group above
Photo courtesy of David Schafer
Another view of the Indian, mounted
Photo courtesy of Francis Turner, Ebay ID marxtoyconnection

 4-inch Standing Roy Rogers with Accessories

     This standing 4-inch figure is pictured in Rick Koch's column in PFPC Issue 18.  Like the similar standing Davy Crockett figure described below, it was sold separately in a box labeled "Official Roy Rogers with Separate Equipment."  According to Geppert, the standing pose came in tan and brown.

     As seen below in the photo of the 4-inch standing Davy Crockett, these figures are often damaged by the vinyl (or soft plastic?) accessories coming into contact with the hard plastic figure.  Over time, this causes "melt marks", and most of these figures have some.  But melt marks or not, I would classify the figure and accessories as rare.

1.  Standing Roy Rogers
Photo courtesy of Mark Hegeman
Header card from original bag
Photo courtesy of Mark Hegeman

 Mounted Davy Crockett Figures

Marx produced two mounted Davy Crockett figures in this scale; both are pictured in Rick Koch's column in PFPC Issue 18.  Both are rare, and no one is sure how the figures were sold (most likely in bags).

     The appendix to "Geppert's Guide" says these figures are 5-inch scale and came in white.  In PFPC, Rick Koch describes them as 4-inch.  The Guide shows no specific horse for the figures, but does include two "5-inch" horses.  These appear to be the ones shown for the figures in Rick's article in PFPC Issue 18.  One of them is the horse shown below, which is also shown on this web site's page on Horses, Cattle, and Other Animals.  In the PFPC photo the horse is also wearing a separate bridle.

     The mounted Davy Crockett figure with rope shown below was sold with the horse on Ebay in 2009 for $148.
     Click here to see horses related to these figures.

1.  Davy Crockett mounted with knife
Photo courtesy of David Schafer
2.  Davy Crockett mounted with rope
Photo courtesy of Razz, Ebay steelcitytoys
Davy Crockett with rope on horse
Photo courtesy of  David Schafer
Davy Crockett with rope on horse
Photo courtesy of  Rick Koch, Ebay toy-hood
Note that the two figures are shown on different horses.  This makes sense and is most likely how the figures were intended, base on the different positions of Davy's right hand.

 4-inch Standing Davy Crockett

     Marx also produced what appears to be a standing Davy Crockett figure, although Marx did not specifically identify it as Davy Crockett.  Similar to the Standing Roy Rogers figure above, it came with accessories
and was sold in a box labeled "Frontiersman with 10 Pieces of Separate Equipment."  The appendix to "Geppert's Guide" says this figure came in tan and brown.

     The figure I have (shown below) is light gray, but it may have faded from its original color.  It is hard plastic and stands 3-3/4 inches high, so I would classify it as a 4-inch figure.  It has several "melt marks" -- including a wide, smooth belt mark just above his waist -- which were probably caused by vinyl (or soft plastic?) accessories pressing against the hard plastic figure.  In this case, don't let the melt marks put you off if you find one of these at a good price; I would classify both the figure and accessories as rare.

     This likeness of Davy must be one of the meanest, maddest wild west figures that Marx made.  Despite the camera angle I used below, he is striding briskly along (perhaps at a quick trot) with a scowl on his face, staring at the ground.  It appears that he is headed somewhere fast and does not want any interruptions.  He has a sense of urgency about him.  Even our heroes sometimes feel a need for an outhouse right now!  I wonder if one of those accessories was a roll of toilet paper to fit into his right hand?

1.  Standing Frontiersman or Davy Crockett
This figure has several melt marks -- including that wide belt line -- and is missing the thumb and part of the index finger of his left hand.
Frontiersman in original bag.
Photo courtesy of Mark Hegeman
Header card from bag
Photo courtesy of Mark Hegeman

 Stagecoach Kit Figures

This group of six figures came in the Wells Fargo Concord Stagecoach Kit with a stage coach, horses, and harnesses.  The stage coach was an unassembled kit to be put together by the buyer, and more information can be found on it near the bottom of this web site's Page 8.  Geppert's Guide says the figures came in a cream color.  Four of the five figures I have look light tan, but that is probably because they are a bit dirty.  I hesitate to clean them, because the slight coating of grime seems to add some depth to the stark cream color.  Unlike most Marx wild west figures, these are made of hard plastic.  

     Accessories with the kit included a whip for the driver and a rifle for the shot gun rider.  Both are nicely made in black hard plastic, though the rifle looks a bit large for the shot gun driver to me (see photo below).  Maybe I just don't realize how big rifles are?

     I purchased four of the figures at a very reasonable price from Kerry Dunable at the 2008 Marx Convention at the Krueger Street Toy and Train Museum.  
The fifth (Pose 3) I purchased a few months later at a similar price from Allan Ford, and the final one (Pose 6) came recently from Kent Sprecher.  These final two are whiter and cleaner than the others.  In the photos, they seem to show less detail, but I believe the detail simply fails to stand out as well because the figures are so clean.  Perhaps I should dirty them up so I can get better photos; grime can sometimes be a good thing!  

     In hard plastic, I consider it a miracle that the bandit has its two thin pistol barrels fully intact.  Pose 6 is a bit of a mysterious figure, as well as the hardest to find in my experience.  I am not sure what he is intended to be, but he very prim and proper with a British or military look.  He has almost knee-high boots, a military-type holster with a top flap that snaps shut, a fancy string tie, and a fitted suit coat that almost looks as if it has shoulder ephalets.  I imagine that he is either a Wells Fargo or Pinkerton agent or a cavalry officer coming out to take charge of a fort.  The man with the top hat and cane, of course, is a gambler, and the woman is the new school teacher.  That's my opinion, but I'm open to suggestions!

     My cost for the figures was about $10 apiece, and I have seen others for sale at approximately the same price, though not always in such good condition.  They are downright beautiful.

1.  Stage driver
Legs extended to fit seat
2.  Stage shotgun
Holding separate rifle from kit
3.  Standing bandit with two pistols drawn

4.  Passenger with top hat and cane
The cane of the figure shown is bent behind his leg.
5.  Female passenger 6.  Male passenger

 Driver for Large Scale Wagons
     This wagon driver came with three large-scale wagons sold by Marx in the 1960s.  These were a stagecoach, a covered wagon, and chuck wagon.  These wagons were sold as a group, as well as individually.

     The soft plastic cream driver and all three of the wagons were included in a boxed, large-scale Western Wagon Play Set, as shown in Playset Magazine Issue 43.  The photo of this play set in the magazine shows four additional mounted figures in the set.  While the photo is too small to be certain, it is possible that they are the four figures described in the following section as the Wild West Figure Group.

     This figure also was the driver for the stagecoach in a small playset described below in the 6-Inch Cowboy Group, though he is a bit smaller than the 6-inch figures.  My measurements suggest that he would be about 5-1/2 inches tall if he was standing.  
He also came with a boxed Wagon Train Covered Wagon that included only him and two horses (again see PM Issue 43).  I would imagine that the chuck wagon was also sold separately, but I have not seen any example of that.
1.  Driver for 6-inch figures

 4-Inch Wild West Figures

This group of figures, which were sold individually (rider with horse) in bags for about 29 cents, includes one each of Marx' four basic wild west groups:  cowboy, Indian, pioneer, and cavalryman.  They are shown in PFPC Issue 50, where Rick Koch states they are in 4-inch to 5-inch scale and come in light blue, cream, red brown, and tan, with the pioneer being the hardest to find.  He shows them again in PFPC Issue 71, stating that they are 5-inch scale and are easily recognized by "their slightly-bowlegged appearance."  The "Geppert's Guide" appendix provides photos of the figures and horse (see Page 6, near bottom), also labeling them 5-inch scale and reporting that the figures came in tan, brown, and yellow and the horses in tan and brown.

I have only two of them, the red brown cowboy below, which I purchased mint in bag from Francis Turner of the Marx Museum, and the Indian below which I bought from Kent Sprecher.  I measure the cowboy to be just a tad over four inches tall from bottom of boot to top of hat.  The horse, also red brown, is about a half inch taller.  The Indian is just under four inches, not including his feather or tomahawk.  Note the extreme, sharp detail on the figures.  The bow-legged effect might look a bit odd, but it holds the rider tightly to the horse.  I'd say this cowboy has to be named Slim and the Indian perhaps No Can Hunt.  I can't recall that I have seen skinnier figures.

     The figures are not easy to find, but I occasionally have seen them on Ebay.  A horse and rider in good condition can cost around $50.  Mint in bag is more.
Header for bag of figures (one rider and horse in each bag).
1.  Cowboy with pistol in left hand 2.  Indian holding tomahawk and shield

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3.  Pioneer holding rifle across his chest 4.  Cavalryman holding sword and pistol
Photo courtesy of David Schafer
Cowboy mounted on horse.

 4-Inch Unknown Cowboy and Indian

     I purchased these figures -- which I measure at about 4-inch scale -- at the 2009 West Coaster from collector, dealer, author Mark Young.  He stated that they were produced by Marx and that he has been told they are very hard to find.  I've been able to get very little information on them from fellow collectors, most who know far more about Marx figures than I do.  Toy soldier expert Rick Koch says they were probably sold individually, if at all, and that most he has seen came from Marx warehouse stocks after the company went bankrupt.  

     Others believed on first look that they might be part of the large-scale Western Wagon Play Set sold by Marx in the 1960s (see Playset Magazine Issue 43), but agreed they were not after seeing photos of that play set's figures.  
The figure looks extremely similar to the 4-inch Indian shown as part of the large scale Roy Rogers group above, and I believe that Indian must have been sculpted by the same person who sculpted these.  See my comments in the section on the 4-inch Indian above.  I welcome any input you might have on these figures.

     They are made in a soft plastic -- though I have the same horse shown below and on Page 4 in a harder plastic -- and are of the same finely-detailed quality as the 3-inch figures above.  They are not in Geppert's Guide, but the guide does include a mounted Davy Crockett with his right hand in the same position as these two figures, holding the horse's reins.  The Crockett figure is listed as 5-inch.

     I question whether the horses shown below were intended for these two riders, though I would think they are part of the same group of figures.  Marx expert Rick Eber reports that the company made a bareback horse with a separate blanket for the Indian.  The type of stirrups on the horses shown resemble the company's 54mm horses made for cavalry troops, so perhaps there is a cavalryman in the group also.
1.  Mounted Indian with spear in left hand 2.  Mounted sherriff with pistol in left hand
Indian and sheriff mounted
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6-Inch Figures

   While I find the 4-inch and 5-inch scale Marx figures somewhat muddled to figure out, its 6-inch scale figures are well identified.  In the 1960s, Marx introduced a new line figures for inexpensive dime store sales, and these are what collectors today call the 6-inch figures.  The initial figures were sold in 1963, and production continued into the 1970s.
 Manufactured first in the U.S., the 6-inch figures were later made at Marx facilities in Great Britain, Hong Kong, and Mexico.  The 6-inch figures were generally sold individually at 19 cents apiece.  

     They are finely detailed and extemely attractive in mint or good used condition.  Facial expressions are especially interesting, with details much clearer than on smaller figures.  
With a few exceptions, the figures were not included in playsets, but are so similar to Marx playset figures that I am including them here.  Having not been produced for playsets, the 6-inch figures have few accessories, such as buildings, furniture, or similar items.  However, they remain popular among both Marx collectors and theme figure collectors, such as Disney, Superman and other super heroes, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 

     There were at least 18 groups of 6-inch figures, including four in the American wild west theme:  cowboys, Indians, pioneers, and cavalrymen.    Each of these four groups included six poses.  The cowboys and Indians (along with the 12-pose Disney group) are among the most easily found today.

     Among the wild west figures, cowboy and Indian poses were included in at least two small Marx "playsets."  In one version that appears in
Jay Horowitz' Marx Western Playsetsa Western Stagecoach Playset included a Wells Fargo stagecoach, stage horses, three cowboys, three Indians, and a slightly down-sized stage driver (see above under the 5-inch figures section).

The pioneer figures were included in three Marx playsets:  two Daniel Boone Frontier playsets and a Daniel Boone Wilderness Scout playset.  It is unclear what was included along with the figures in the playsets, but I have seen no accessories to go with the figures, so assume that it was little more than perhaps some of the 6-inch Indians and a cardboard cabin, teepees, or similar perishable items.

     Figures on Ebay generally sell for $10 to $20.  Additional information on Marx 6-inch figures is provided in PFPC Issues 5 and 73.

Of note, the Rubenstein company manufactured smaller clones of the Marx 6-inch cowboys and Indians, which are compatible with Marx 54mm figures.  These are fairly common in the market today and sold at reasonable prices, allowing collectors to show off these 12 poses with their smaller Marx playset figures.  

     Re-issues of the Marx 6-inch figures exist.

 6-Inch Cowboys
1.  Two pistols drawn 2.  Rifle ready to fire

3.  Fanning pistol 4.  Ready to draw

5.  With lasso 6.  Shot

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 6-Inch Indians

1.  Chief with right hand up 2.  Shooting bow and arrow

3.  Running with club and spear 4.  Chief runnning with tomahawk and knife
5.  Throwing spear 6.  Running, turned to right

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  6-Inch Cavalry

The cavalrymen were molded in a "dark turquoise blue" color -- also referred to as a "teal blue" --  the same as one of the colors used in Marx' smaller cavalrymen.  The photos below do not show the true color, which is darker.

     In the 1980s, these figures were cloned down to a 60mm scale in a white hard plastic.  I do not know who was the manufacturer of these smaller figures.
1.  Advancing with sword overhead
2.  Firing rifle

3.  Drawing pistol 4.  Clubbing with rifle

5.  Bugler 6.  Shot with arrow

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  6-Inch Pioneers

     The six pioneers are the most similar of the 6-inch figures to their smaller counterparts in 54mm and similar smaller scales.  In fact, Pose 1 below is almost identical to the generally-accepted Daniel Boone figure in the 54mm Boonesborough pioneers figure group on Page 3, and the others are very similar to figures in the same group.  They were molded in a tan color.  Of note, both Shot with Arrow poses (Pose 6) that I possess have a small circular bulge on their back that is very noticeable and could be a common molding fault.  However, according to The Vintage Toy Encyclopedia on the Internet, this is intended to be part of the amazing detail of the figure, showing "
the arrowhead nearly breaking through" his back.
1.  Standing, cradling rifle in arms 2.   Advancing with knife and axe 

3.  Firing pistol 4.  Clubbing with rifle

5.  Running with rifle   6.  Shot with arrow

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