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.


SCARCE Original 1930s EARLY VERSION Marx Popeye the Pilot Airplane Tin Toy
$795.00
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Vintage 1949 Marx Toys Tin Merchandise Service Railroad Boxcar 37951
$19.95
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Vintage Marx Tin Windup Disneyland Train
$32.99 (1 Bid)
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MARX 1930 USS WASHINGTON BATTLESHIP TIN WIND UP NICE
$79.99
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Vintage MARX WESTERN TARGET shootin GAME IN ORIGINAL Box G40 TIN
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Marx Tin Fire Truck FDNo 7 Battery operated JAPAN
$95.00
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Marx 3 Bottom Plow Tin Toy Vintage Farm Tractor Implement
$19.99
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Mug featuring Marx Rin Tin Tin Fort Apache Play Set Series 1000
$22.95
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Marx oil cart Penna oil Tin Toy vintage antique toy
$42.00 (6 Bids)
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Tin Litho Marx Honeymoon Express Wind Up Toy Train Set
$45.00
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1967 RARE WIZARD OF OZ LOUIS MARX Co TIN MAN METRO GOLDWYN MAYER INC WIND UP
$51.54 (17 Bids)
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CHEIN Disneyland Melody Player tin musical toy The Road To Mandalay roll WORKS
$99.99
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Vintage Battery Fine Textured Lion Tin Toy Collectible
$161.00
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Old Vintage Mar MARX Toys Union Station Railroad Train Terminal Tin or Metal Toy
$50.00
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Vintage Line Mar Japan RCA Americas Finest Television tin metal toy car Marx
$49.99
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Vintage MARX BALKY MULE CART TIN TOY WIND UP 40s 50s Working
$90.00
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1940S 1950S MARX FIRE CHIEF NO 1 WIND UP TOY TIN CAR
$80.00
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ANTIQUE MARX DICK TRACY FRICTION DRIVE SQUAD CAR NO 1
$120.00
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Vintage Marx Jumpin Jeep Military Tin Wind up Toy
$124.50
Time Remaining: 12h 48m

Vintage 1970s MARX Targetland Metal Target Game Board Shooter Toy Tin
$64.99
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Vintage Marx Pressed Steel Twin Engine Cargo Toy Plane
$119.95
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