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Prop Shots from Marx (1976)


“Aim for the sky! The harder you pull, the farther you fly!”

In 1975, Marx Toys released a squadron of six high-flying planes called Prop Shots. The toy line consisted of two World War I vintage bi-planes, two World War II swept-wing fighters, and two supersonic delta-wing jets.

Each plane was about 5-inches in length and wingspan and sported a body made of solid plastic. Flexible vinyl wings and a propeller made of high-impact plastic rounded out the offering.

Planes were loaded onto a launcher and propelled into the sky by pulling on a nylon pull string. Advertisements for the toy touted Prop Shots durability and ability for each plane to fly over 100-feet at a time.

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