Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Marx Galaxy Command Playset - Pt 1

During the past year Toys & Stuff has begun to get serious about vintage space toys having shown toys from the 1930s to today. This Marx Galaxy Command playset is copyrighted 1979 and features vehicles and accessories recycled from earlier sets with two new vacu-form bases and playmat. We'll look at the set in several installments because you know there's goin' to be a ton of photos and it's just better to break this into pieces (figuratively speaking of course). Enjoy!

A photo of the instruction sheet

It took three scans spliced together to come up with a passable copy

The playmat measures 24" (61cm) x 24 1/4" (61.6cm) with border
The first pic is a photo of the mat with all the inherent creases.

Here it's been Photoshopped to take out the creases in case you want to print it out

The Control Room Base. The base and clear plastic dome are so incredibly thin and flimsy. Vacu-forming allowed companies to make varied and colorful terrain pieces but the were horribly flimsy. This base measures 12" (30.5cm) L x 8 1/2" (21.6cm) D x 3" (7.6cm) overall height w/dome.

The Missile Base measures 12" (30.5cm) L x 8 3/4" (22.2cm) D