You know how when we grow up many times we buy our kids the same toys we had as children. Well I never had any of my own kids. By the time my wife and I got married her 3 daughters from another marriage were grown. So I've had to skip a generation, and spoil my Grandkids rotten instead. We are going to move back to my wife's hometown sometime next year. When we do we'll be babysitting our oldest Grandson a lot. So I decided to buy a bunch of the Marx Playsets from the 1960's and 70's to have at our house for him to play with when he comes. Here's a photo of all of the sets I got recently off ebay:
DO YOU THINK I WENT OVERBOARD? NAHHHH....lol...
I also bought him a bunch of extra cowboys, indians, civil war soliders (both sides) and knights to add to the sets. I also got him several cap guns and hats to play with (fireman, policeman, cowboy, construction and army helmets). One thing missing from the photo that I haven't received yet is one of those Marx carry-all Playsets. It's the Cape Kennedy set.
Lest the Grand-Daughters feel left out. Here is a post about the Vinatge Toys we'll be sending to them this Christmas:
Nostalgic Goodies For The Grand-Daughters.
HERE'S THE TREE AT MY MIL'S IN ILLINOIS BEFORE THE KIDS TORE INTO THE GIFTS. THEY LOVED EVERY ONE OF THE RETRO TOYS:
I just recently found a gentlemen who was selling multiple sets of the BMC Military Playsets that he had purchased for his son and himself to set up in diorama form. So now in addition to the above Marx Sets I also have the following BMC Sets now:
Gettysburg (3 sets)
Battle of Yorktown (2 sets)
The Alamo (2 sets)
Battle of San Juan Hill (2 sets)
Battle of Little Big Horn (2 sets)
D-Day Utah Beach (2 sets)
D-Day Invasion Of Normandy (2 Sets)
Are my Grandsons going to be lucky when they come to visit Grandpa & Grandma or what?