I like both the Marx figures and Palmers, but Palmers are far more special to me. I had both when I was a kid. The Marx figures sat in the toy box and looked cool, but I played with Palmers. They battled with army men, they rode in little cars and trucks. They got buried in the sand in the yard, and rose in sneak attacks on my little plastic Ft Apache, where Cowboys and Indians joined forces against them. And when I look over to the shelf where my Palmer collection sits, as I'm doing even as I type this, those memories run through my head and it makes me happy. But the Palmers have a very special place in my heart. I had some. My friends had some too. We played with them together. Palmers were one of the few monster toys the other monster kids I knew had in common. We all had a few monster toys, but all of us had Palmers. So their value to me has nothing to do with their rarity. And as far as "cool" goes, I think they are one of the coolest monster toys ever.
I like Palmer monsters more than Marx, but I like MPC pop tops most of all. As a child, I had none of the above. I discovered all of them as an adult.
Why, you ask? What did they ever do to me?Well... nothing I suppose. It's just that I got stiffed by someone on Ebay. Don't worry-- no one in this group. Basically just an Ebay scam artist.Got taken for 100 bucks and never got my toys. It's ruined Palmers for me. Every time I see them, I get a mixed feeling of disgust and anger. And then I am mad I was even contemplating spending 100 dollars on the monster equivalent of little green army men. But at least if I had them, it would be a consolation. Instead, I am out a hundred bucks, and all I have is a handful of air. I would like to say I could get over this, but I hold grudges for a looooong time. I am petty. I admit. It makes me sad. I will probably never like Palmers now. On the plus side, it could have been a Marx Robot Frankie.Stupid Palmers.....Matt JaycoxUMA Medic
I had a time machine, but the guy in this video stole it. Then he sent me the video just to rub my nose in it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfa9xYlkdLE&feature=related