Marx "Sands of Iwo Jima" Miniature Playset

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 23, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

MARX "Sands of Iwo Jima" Miniature Play Set

Very Cool Marx Iwo Jima WWII Playset! "Made in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong." I believe this item to be 1960s vintage or older. See below for a detailed list of contents and the condition of each piece. Rare to see a set with this many pieces. I believe t are also some extras that were not originally included in the set.

Original box

Box top is in extremely rough shape, to the point w it doesn’t really work as a box top anymore, but the art is really cool Bottom of box is intact, but stained and crushed in spots

Mount Suribachi

Includes flag-raising mini-diorama piece that fits on top

31 Japanese soldiers, handpainted

18 in perfect or near-perfect condition 10 with broken weapons (time was tough on the samurai swords, especially) 2 with broken arms 1 missing feet

26 American soldiers, handpainted

20 in perfect or near-perfect condition 3 with broken weapons 3 with broken hands Included are the four soldiers who fit into the flag-raising mini-diorama; unfortunately, one of them is among the hand casualties

5 Jeeps

One of them has no wheels

2 American half-track personnel carriers

One is slightly chewed up in a couple places and is missing 1 wheel

3 machine guns

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