My set of painted 6" Man from UNCLE Marx figures. This is how I received them a long while back and the paint job and lacquer on them has been done to a very high standard.
The pose, fine detailing and likenesses are pretty good considering these would have been cheaply sold in corner shops or dime stores back in the day.
Figures like these first appeared in 1966, and were just plain plastic like the two unpainted examples I have of Solo and Thrush Agent No.1. I'm fairly sure there was no proper packaging, not even a tag. The base of the official UNCLE figures have the UNCLE logo and the character name stamped into the plastic along with the copyright date(1966) and MGM Inc. I've not discovered what the original plastic colours would have been. It's highly likely that my two plain examples are recasts from Mexico using the original moulds, which appear to use a variety of different coloured plastic, but apart from that there's absolutely no difference between those and the originals.
The initial UNCLE six figure set all featured the name of character and the UNCLE logo on the base.
Illya Kuryakin holding an UNCLE Special;
Napoleon Solo holding pistol and radio;
Alexander Waverly holding pistol with one hand and pointing with the other.
Thrush Officer holding pistol:
Thrush Agent No. 1 aiming THRUSH Rifle:
Thrush Agent No. 2 holding pistol.
A further six more generic 'Secret Agent' figures were also released by Marx, intended as additions to the UNCLE set, but with no UNCLE logo or copyright on the bases.
I don't have any of those figures, but here's a check list of what appeared.
A man in a hat, pointing a pistol:
A man holding the muzzle of a pistol above his head:
A man with a goatee beard holding a gun with telescopic sight, barrel and handle butt extension:
A man wearing a cap, holding torch and a pistol:
A man running, holding a briefcase:
A man looking at his watch, holding a radio and a pistol