Thursday, December 23, 2010

and to all a good Knight (preferably in a play set)

One of the best Christmas presents that I ever received as a child was a 25mm hard plastic, factory painted knights and vikings castle play set from Marx. The castle is a little battered, many of the knights have suffered battle damage and the attacking Vikings long ago embarked on their ships and sailed off
 ( I bought a box of Orion vikings a few years back because it contains smaller copies of the vikings )
 but it still brings a smile to my face.
Almost spent a silly amount of money to buy one that came up for sale a few years ago but opted to spend the money on 40mm Elastolin Prince Valiant figures instead. There is a slightly different version available from MTS but the one pictured above is exactly the one I had. Looks like a sortie has  the poor vikings surrounded!

May this Yule bring you all a smile and create warm memories for the future.

(See some bits of wargames scenery can be useful for all sorts of things) 


  1. May you have a most Happy Christmas, Ross . . . and a Healthy, Joyous New Year.

    -- Jeff

  2. Compliments of the season to you Ross. Great photo above - I take it you're a regular visitor to the 'Toy Shoppe'...

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    -- Allan

  5. Merry Christmas! I had the unpainted 54mm version of the Marx knights and Vikings castle for Christmas one year when I was 5 or 6 ... One survivor of each side are part of my old toys collection.