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The Encyclopedia Of Marx Action Figures: A Price & Identification Guide

In the 1960s and 1970s, Marx was No. 1 in action figures with characters such as Johnny West, Rat Patrol, Daniel Boone, Vikings, Knights, and Indians. This book is a complete guide to the more than 230 Marx action figures produced, with detailed photos that show the boxes and accessories.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Krause Publications (January 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0873416732

ISBN-13: 978-0873416733

Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Tom Heaton's book is an excellent resource for Marx collectors. It is packed with interesting and informative text, clear and colorful photos, and also doubles as a much-needed price guide.Equally impressive is how thoroughly the author researched each figure. Extensive documentation includes detailed photos of figure, accessory, and packaging variations as well as intriguing information on rare prototypes. Even better, Heaton includes a list and usually a photo of all the accessories which originally came with each figure--a goldmine of information for collectors trying to complete their toys.I highly recommend this book for toy collectors in general and Marx fans in particular. Tom Heaton has admirably filled a need in our little community with heart, enthusiasm, and hard work which will be appreciated for years to come.

This is a must have book if you are a Marx Action Figure collector or even a fan. I have never seen so many excellent pictures that can really help a collector. Since owning this book I have used it on a daily basis.

This is the most outstanding collection guide I have ever read! The author seems to have put unlimited hours into research to come up with such a thorough history of Marx action figures. The photos are fabulous! I've never seen such a variety of great pictures. This book will inspire many others to become new collectors and relive their childhood with Johnny West! A totally awesome book! Many thanks to the author, Tom Heaton, for finally putting a book like this together for us diehards! Cheri Basham

Tom helps us reclaim out youth, it is great to be able to pick this book and feel like a kid again. My 8 year daughter and I use the book for a guide as we search through the thrift stores and antique stores for the best of the west toys.

WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a million for the BEST - Best of the West collector's guide ever! Great job! I really appreciate all your hard work and perseverance in compiling and presenting such a fantastic guide. This book is an absolute MUST for any Marx collector. Thank you very much!

Tom Heaton's Encyclopedia of Marx Action Figures is an invaluable tool for any Marx collector. It includes more in-depth coverage of Marx's action figures than any other book to date.

I have been collecting Marx figures since Dec. 1996. I was put in contact with Tom Heaton early on in my search for Marx 12" figure's and was very impressed with his Knowledge and willingness to help with question's. Since this time, we have traded and sold many item's between the two of us. Tom's book is Simply the ONLY complete Marx action figure book on the market. The picture quality, layout, description's and breakdown have very much the same quality, if not better than most G.I. JOE action figure catalog's. If you are just starting your collection or have been collecting for year's, You will want to add this Encyclopedia to your research material. Todd mathison

The Marx Encyclopedia is a very informative and highly detailed book of Marx toys. It has been much needed by collectors for a long time.. The author, Tom Heaton, has not only given much information on Marx figures, but has also included over 400 detailed pictures !! A lot of the figures mentioned in the book are extremely rare and unknown to most collectors.. Thanks Tom, for writing such a great book !!

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