Oser December 2001
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In 1960 Marx introduced its first version of the Atomic Cape Canaveral Playset. While the company had done earlier versions of Canaveral sets, starting around 1958, they were lesser attempts. This big set has it all, and has contents in unassembled, Mint condition! The large tin building has never been assembled, and all of its fragile plastic roof accessories are in perfect shape. All of the rockets, saucers, and launchers are perfect, and never assembled or fired. The metal fencing walls have only the slightest of scratching from movement within the box, and are superior in condition to most. The 16 (8 different poses - 2 each) Air Force figures with their modified bases are in an experimental matching waxy cream; a color we've never seen before, but many of Marx's sets from the '58 to '60 period have "test plastic" runs (denser plastics that would release more quickly from the molds, but have a "waxy" look) and are the correct type for this period. The other set of 16 figures are the Cape figures, done in matching, flat metallic blue. The silver accessories are all mint, with the only exception being the observatory door's attachment peg being a little short, but it fits perfectly and is undetectable when assembled. Also included are the Space Talk Booklet, Sound Effects Record, directions, all bags, internal box dividers, and the decal sheet, all of which are in beautiful shape. The only item that is not Mint in this set is the box, which would grade VG, primarily due to water staining on the bottom and the back panel. It must be stressed that the moisture did not have any effect on the contents at all. The contents are still as factory fresh as that Christmas morning when you first received this very popular set, over 40 years ago!
Early Version Marx Atomic Cape Canaveral Playset, Mint in Box!
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