Marx rocket set at wal-mart?

Marx rocket set at wal-mart?

Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00



I couldn't find the post about the Wal Mart online Marx rocket set. Anyone
know if these are in stores anywhere, or just available mail order? I didn't
even know wal-mart did business online. I stopped in the local store
yesterday on the way home from work to avoid a traffic jam on the tollway,
and couldn't find one there.

I had some sort of rocket action set when I was a kid, but can't remember
much about it, other than one or more spring launched rockets. I don't know
if this was it or not. I also remember the Remco science set rocket. It came
in a cardboard can, and used baking soda and vinegar. Was $1.00 back in
the 60s.

But I did find a bunch of the Hot Weels Pathfinder sets for $4.96. If anyone
still wants one of these, check your neighborhood w-m.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

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Marx rocket set at wal-mart?

Post by Scott McCrat » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>I couldn't find the post about the Wal Mart online Marx rocket set. Anyone
>know if these are in stores anywhere, or just available mail order? I didn't
>even know wal-mart did business online. I stopped in the local store
>yesterday on the way home from work to avoid a traffic jam on the tollway,
>and couldn't find one there.

Bob,

I went back and found my original post for you. It has a link to the Marx set
on the WalMart site. I originally posted it with the title PMC Kits because I
saw this set at a local hobby shop where I saw some likely plastic model
conversion subjects. Here's the Marx portion of the post:

Something of interest to some is that Marx, maker of tinplate toys and trains
for many years, has re-released the Marx Toys Atomic Cape Canaveral Missile Base
Play Set. This is one of those diorama-type sets and this one includes a plastic
Bomarc and some other rockets and missiles and a UFO. I saw it at the hobby shop
today, but I believe it can be ordered from the Walmart web page in the toys
section. That site also has a picture of the box and a description of the
contents ($62.98). Perfect thing for the budding rocket scientist to play with
on the carpet.

http://wmonline.wal-mart.com/cgi-bin/vstore/wm/wmonline.exe?U+GN+ITEM...

Scott McCrate

 
 
 

Marx rocket set at wal-mart?

Post by Roy Gre » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


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Quote:
>I had some sort of rocket action set when I was a kid, but can't remember
>much about it, other than one or more spring launched rockets. I don't know
>if this was it or not. I also remember the Remco science set rocket. It came
>in a cardboard can, and used baking soda and vinegar. Was $1.00 back in
>the 60s.

I had a Fireball XL5 action set when I was a kid (found it at a
Firestone store back when Firestone tried to act like a mini-Sears.

It had a small launch ramp and spring-fired mini XL ships along with
the big plastic XL5.

 
 
 

Marx rocket set at wal-mart?

Post by Bob Kapl » Tue, 21 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Something of interest to some is that Marx, maker of tinplate toys and trains
> for many years, has re-released the Marx Toys Atomic Cape Canaveral Missile Base
> Play Set. This is one of those diorama-type sets and this one includes a plastic
> Bomarc and some other rockets and missiles and a UFO. I saw it at the hobby shop
> today, but I believe it can be ordered from the Walmart web page in the toys
> section. That site also has a picture of the box and a description of the
> contents ($62.98). Perfect thing for the budding rocket scientist to play with
> on the carpet.

What shop did you find it in? You don't say, and you unspam your posts so no
one can reply to you :-(

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

Kaplow Klips:   http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html
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Marx rocket set at wal-mart?

Post by Scott McCrat » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

<snip<
>What shop did you find it in? You don't say, and you unspam your posts so no
>one can reply to you :-(

>    Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

>Kaplow Klips:       http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html
>NIRA:               http://www.nira.chicago.il.us

Sorry Bob, the shop I found it in is called Boardwalk Hobbies and is located in
the Mt. Lookout neighborhood of Cincinnati. It's not a chain and specializes in
plastic kits and, as the name implies, old and reconditioned board games. The
games in themselves are neat enough, but the shop has several glass display
cases with finished plastic kits done by local modelers. These are models and
military dioramas so beautifully done that they are museum quality--no lie.
Anyway I saw the Marx set on a bottom shelf with some other Marx playsets. I'd
be happy to give them a call for you and see what they are asking. The URL I
posted for WalMart should get you to that item or at least to the WalMart
homepage. There is a search utility there that if you put in "Marx" should get
you a list that contains the playset.

As for the e-mail, I don't use anti-spam, I post from NewsGuy (formerly Zippo)
and I'm just not in the habit of adding my address. I know, that's bad form and
I'll include it in my posts from here on out.

After typing all of the above, I decided to go ahead and call Boardwalk for you,
the price they're asking is $82.98. They tend to be pretty high on most things,
after all they are a Mom-n-Pop type store.

Scott McCrate
NAR #71680