I recently passed up on a Marx Gold Knight at a car boot sale. The box was a bit battered and I didn't want to part with £15. I'm getting definitely tighter as I get older!
I loved the Marx Knights as a kid though. You got tons of accessories like swords, cuirasses, helmets, leg armour, boots and maces. I had a Black Night as well and a Marx Horse. fabulous toys when I think back and similar to the Marx Johnny West and Johnny Apollo line of action figures and accessories.
Nowadays if I see gold plastic I always think of my Marx Knights. There's surprisingly more gold plastoc around than you think and bottle caps are a good example of Marx gold! I wonder if it could be easily melted down to help reproduce missing Marx parts, although I have a feeling that many Marx action figures like the Noble Knights and sets have been re-issued around the world and may even still be in production. Does anyone know?
I have come to associate gold plastic with Marx more than anyone else. Although I can't recall I wouldn't be surprised if I mixed up my gold accessories as a kid and had the Gold knight sporting an air tank, Johnny West wearing a helmet and Johnny Apollo riding a horse! Have you any Marx memories readers?