Marx Tin Toys

Marx Tin Toys

Louis Marx & Co. was founded in 1919 by Louis and David Marx in Erie, Pennsylvania. Marx specialized in and became the dominant American manufacturer of tin toys that reflected the quality and design inspiration of their European counterparts. Marx achieved a dominant position in the U. S. market during the 1950s and 1960s. Friction-based trains, fire engines, and cars were introduced in 1948. The Marx plant in Girard, PA first produced the famous Marx trains while automobiles and other vehicles were first produced at a new factory in Glendale, West Virginia. In 1955, electric trains and automobiles were introduced. Marx established factories in 10 countries by 1964 and licensed others for export. Nevertheless, the Japanese were flooding the market with low cost, mass produced tin toys, and by the 1970s tin was being replaced by plastic and newer metal alloys. Marx's first plastic toys were very disappointing for their lack of durability, and they soon switched to a stronger variation of polyethylene. Quaker Oats bought the company in 1972 upon Louis Marx' retirement, and under corporate ownership the culture of the company suffered and the new product introductions began to fail after a near perfect string of successes. In 1978, the original Louis Marx & Co. ceased production.


Vintage 1950s Friction Hard Plastic PONTIAC Super 8 Coupe Toy Car by MARX
$60.00
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Vintage 1960s MARX LINEMAR Tin Friction 6 Red Mercedes Racer with Driver
$175.00
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Vintage Tin Battery Op Remote Controlled POLICE CAR by LineMar Marx Japan
$190.00
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Vintage Tin Clockwork Wind up MARX Royal Bus Line Toy Bus with Original Driver
$265.00
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Marx Tin Red Tractor No 1334539 Wind Up Incomplete 8 Racecar 2 Early No Tracks
$19.99
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Vintage MARX battery operated tin litho toy in box working with remote control
$74.99
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Vintage Marx Litho Range Rider Wind Up Tin Toy Lone Western Cowboy
$149.99
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Scarce N Mint Marx GG 34 Tin Celluloid Wind up Streamline Limousine GeGe Japan
$200.00
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Vintage 1930s Marx Mortimer Snerd Tin Litho Windup Toy Works
$129.95
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Vintage 1927 Marx Pinched Wind up Tin Lithographed Toy
$1,200.00
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Vintage Tin Battery Op Remote Controlled G MAN PATROL CAR LineMar Marx Japan
$145.00
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Tin Lithographed Windup Marx Nodder Bobble Head Girl in Drivers Ed Car
$150.00
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Vintage Marx Automatic Score Tin Skee Ball Game with Score Column
$48.00
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Nice Vintage Louis MARX KNOCKOUT CHAMPS Wind Up Tin Toy Black boxer Good cond
$250.00
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1950s Marx Fire Chief No 1 Friction Tin Toy Car
$140.00
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1940s Marx Dick Tracy Squad Car No 1 Friction Drive
$95.00
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Vintage MARX FIRE DEPT CHIEF CAR Friction Drive Tin Litho 1 Antique Firefighter
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage 50s Tin Battery Op Remote Controlled POLICE CAR by LineMar Marx Japan
$290.00
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Vintage 50s Tin Bat Op Remote Controlled POLICE CAR by LineMar Marx Japan
$350.00
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VINTAGE 1930 MARX US ARMY TURNOVER TANK NO 3 TIN LITHO WINDUP TOY G 430
$125.00
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Marx Tin Double Track Streamline Speedway w 3 Windup Cars w KeyVFIB1940s
$75.00
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