Louis Marx: Marx Toys, Play Set & Action Figures
If you are a collector of vintage or antique toys, you will love the Marx toys. Louis Marx a toy making tycoon, nicknamed "Toycoon," lived between August 11, 1896 - February 5, 1982. Louis Marx started work at the age of 15 when he finished high school. He worked for a mechanical toy manufacturing company called Ferdinand Strauss. Marx soon became a manager but lost the position and entered the United States Army.
After the army, he worked for a wood toy manufacturing company for a while and soon founded his own company. Louis Marx and Company became a famous American toy manufacturer from 1919 to 1978. Marx thrived during the depression years when many companies were falling by the wayside.
Marx Toy Play sets
Marx was known for his play sets in the 50's and through the 70's. Today, the Marx play set has become a collector's item. A Marx play set consisted of structures, Service Stations, Transportation, & Construction, Car toys, and just about anything that would engage the imagination of a child. Examples of these play sets included car Service and Filling Station, Parking Garage, Safari Hunt, Fighting Nights, Fort Apache Western Play set loaded with cowboys, Indians and Horses.
Western Related Items
Marx created western related toys. famous ones include Marx Fort Apache, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Zorro, Roy Rogers, and the Lone Ranger Play sets. Johnny West Cowboy figure Box Series, Sheriff and Indian figures.
Marx company created action figures later on in it's toy production history. Popular action figures among Marx enthusiasts were Johnny West, Stoney Smith, Sindy, Lone Ranger and Silver, Zorro and Toranado.
Marx created presidential figures. Among the creations were White House 36 Presidents, Marx President Monroe Adams.
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