Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute in Lexington Virginia.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Random Thoughts on Friday

I wanted to take a second to mention that I just found out that the Marx Museum in Moundsville West Virginia (near Wheeling) will be closing in a few months.

We visited there last year and we LOVED the place.  I have always enjoyed painting figures and the old Marx soldiers look great painted.  They put a lot of detail into all of their toys that has never been matched.  Their Best of the West toys are, in my opinion, the coolest boys action figures ever made.

Luckily, other companies are still using Marx molds, and you can get modern versions at reasonable prices if you look around.

But there is something so cool about looking at the actual, vintage toys from the 60s, 70s and earlier.

The Marx Museum has done a great job of telling (and showing) the Marx toy story.  They do say on their web site that they plan to continue as an organization.....  Check out the statement on their site for more info on that.

OBVIOUSLY, if you have been thinking about making a trip to Moundsville to see the Marx Museum, you should do it in the next few months.....

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