What makes all these figures notable today is their excellent sculpting and their uncanny likenesses to their models (when available). They were also considered educational toys which taught children about history and current events. The Jesus & the Apostles figures, like the Marx Presidents, were sold initially in hard white plastic and later were available in handpainted versions.
This educational tie-in was later exploited even further in the early-to-mid 1960s with the highly successful Warriors of the World line. Sometimes referred to as W.O.W., the "Warriors" were representations of soldiers and their leaders from the past through the then present. Each Warriors of the World figure came with a collector's card which featured a short biography of the figure and his historical significance. The Warriors line featured Romans, Vikings, Pirates, Revolutionary War soldiers with British and Americans, the Civil War's Union and Confederates, World War I soldiers (U.S., British, French, and German), World War II (British, German, U.S.), cowboys, Indians, West Point Cadets, and U.S. Cavalry, to name a few. Many are highly valued by collectors, especially figures from the rarer Second and Third Series. Warriors were also available as fantastic 6-inch figures, again in unpainted and painted versions (hard plastic). These large "Warriors" offer the best examples of the Marx factory artisans' sculpture skills.