OLD VINTAGE MARX ALUMINUM TOY KNIGHT HELMET.

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 13,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
UP FOR AUCTION IS A VERY COOL LOOKING LIGHT ALUMINUM TOY HELMET MANUFACTURED BY MARX TOYS IT IS OF THE EARLIEST EXTREMELY RARE PAINT FREE VERSION PRODUCED. THIS HELM REMINDS ME OF IRON MAN MY ALL TIME FAVORITE COMIC BOOK SUPER HERO. CONSEQUENTLY THIS RARE GEM HAS SUFFERED YEARS OF ABUSE AS SEEN IN THE PICTURES. ITS CROWN DENTED AND BATTERED TERRIBLY WITHOUT MERCY, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE FUN BATTLE SCENARIOS AMONG THE CHILDREN WHO OWNED IT. UNFORTUNETLY THE MAJORITY OF THESE FEW TOY HELMS HAVE ALL BUT DISAPPEARED DUE TO THEIR FRAGILE NATURE. IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ONE WITHOUT ANY DENTS. THE FACE SHIELD HOWEVER SURVIVED PERFECTLY WITHOUT ANY MAJOR TRAUMA. FOR ANY DIEHARD MARX COLLECTOR THIS IS A FAIRLY EASY REPAIR AS THE ALUMINUM IS SO SOFT TO WORK WITH. IF DESIRED IT CAN LIGHTLY SANDED FILLED AND REPAINTED. PERSONALLY MY EASY SOLUTION WAS SIMPLY TO COVER THE ENTIRE CROWN WITH FEATD PLUMES TO CLEVERLY HIDE THE DENTS,JUST LIKE KNIGHTS WOULD HAVE DONE IN MEDIEVAL TIMES. THE ORIGINAL VINYL STRAPPING HAS SURVIVED INTACT AND HELMET COMFORTABLY FITS AN ADULT OR CHILD WITH NO PADDING NECESSARY. A NICE VINTAGE BATTLE WEARY SURVIVOR THAT NEEDS TO RETIRE AND LIVE OUT THE REST OF ITS LATER YEARS IN PEACE AND TRANQUILITY.

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