BEN-HUR - VINTAGE SWORD, SCABBARD & SHIELD SET - MARX TOYS 1959 with BOX. Cinemas epic drama, Ben-Hur is back on the big screen with another retelling, but this stunning set is from 1959, still in like-new condition with its original box.
Produced for the 1959 Christmas season by the Louis Marx Toy Company, this is the official Ben-Hur Sword, Shield & Scabbard Set, a dazzling vintage toy that appears virtually unused. Because any young gladiator of the day desired to duel with another champion, this Marx set includes two shields and two swords with matching scabbards.Each bowed shield is formed from sturdy metal, with a colorful tin-litho front, and a thick rolled edge all around. On the back theres a thick metal handle for gripping.
Both matching shields measure 12 1/2 in diameter. The two swords are molded in sturdy polypropylene plastic, feature painted gemstones, and measure 18 1/2 long x 4 wide at the hilt. Both scabbards are fashioned from brightly colored tin litho, and feature vinyl plastic straps riveted to the backside for looping through a kids belt. Each one measures 13 ½ long x 2 wide.
As stated before, its a sweet set, with only the slightest signs of wear or age. And its original corrugated box is just as clean - square, unfaded, and still wrapped in Marxs original imprinted paper tape.
Even the dividing cardboard insert is present. Make no mistake, this vintage Ben-Hur Set is hard to find today in any condition. This ones 57 years old and displays more dazzlingly than ever. Doesnt it belong in your museum or historic wonders?For other fine pop culture collectibles, posters, kits, toys, and motion picture rarities, please see my complete list of offerings. The item "BEN-HUR VINTAGE SWORD SCABBARD & SHIELD SET MARX TOYS 1959 with BOX" is in sale since Friday, August 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Play Sets".
The seller is "sassysatellite" and is located in Schenectady, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.