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The Story of Marx Toy Soldiers and Playsets

Louis Marx is a well known name in the toy industry. Marx toys and toy soldiers have been in the market since the 50s. Louis Marx and Company has been creating these toys since then and they are popular even today. After the World War I, Louis Marx began creating toy soldiers that were made of metal. But by the World War II, metal was scarce as most of the metal was used in order to make military weapons for the war. As a result, the toy soldiers were then made using plastic. Very soon, these Marx toy soldiers soon became a rage among the people.

Marx soldiers were made of colored plastic. Some of them were available without any color and you could buy those and the color the soldiers yourself. Along with the soldiers, their accessories were available too that could be colored. Even today, many collectors prefer that their soldiers are unpainted. These Marx toy soldiers are based on various historical themes. The figurines are based on the World Wars and the U.S. Civil Wars, some of the concepts even taken from ancient Rome. Others are soldiers from popular television based shows or some futuristic action figures. Apart from these individual toy soldiers, Marx had also manufactured some toy play sets. Some commonly heard play sets are Fort Apache, Gunsmoke, etc.

Even today, boys and men love collecting Marx toys as a part of their hobby. The original production of these toys had stopped in the 1970s and presently only the vintage collection is available on a few websites or reissues made out from the original molds are available. So although these toy soldiers and playsets are now novelty items, they are still favorite collectibles of many people, all over the globe.

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ViPost War Lionel Marx Two Light Tower Made in USA Good Cond
ViPost War Lionel Marx Two Light Tower Made in USA Good Cond
$20.00
MARX POST WAR ERA 3 8 WHEEL CABOOSE LOT GOOD TO VG 2 PENN CENTRAL 1 SANTA FE
MARX POST WAR ERA 3 8 WHEEL CABOOSE LOT GOOD TO VG 2 PENN CENTRAL 1 SANTA FE
$14.95
Bachman o gauge barn Lionel Marx Mikes Plasticville
Bachman o gauge barn Lionel Marx Mikes Plasticville
$11.95
Lionel and Marx Lot Of Train Cars For Parts Or Repair 16 pieces
Lionel and Marx Lot Of Train Cars For Parts Or Repair 16 pieces
$20.50
Vintage Marx Lionel Lot of 6 Metal Tin Telephone Poles for O Scale Accessory
Vintage Marx Lionel Lot of 6 Metal Tin Telephone Poles for O Scale Accessory
$39.99
Postwar Lionel O Track 26 Pieces Marx 1412 Graduated Trestle 1239 1042 Trans
Postwar Lionel O Track 26 Pieces Marx 1412 Graduated Trestle 1239 1042 Trans
$16.87
Vintage 1950s Marx 415 floodlight tower and Lionel 153 Block Signal
Vintage 1950s Marx 415 floodlight tower and Lionel 153 Block Signal
$40.00
VINTAGE MARX LIGHT TOWER 2 FLOODLIGHTS
VINTAGE MARX LIGHT TOWER 2 FLOODLIGHTS
$14.99
Lionel Marx O Gauge Train Prewar Tin Canadian Pacific Tender Central Lines 556
Lionel Marx O Gauge Train Prewar Tin Canadian Pacific Tender Central Lines 556
$29.99
10x White Concave BA9S T4W 1895 LEDs Bulb 12v Lamp LIONEL Marx USA
10x White Concave BA9S T4W 1895 LEDs Bulb 12v Lamp LIONEL Marx USA
$8.39
10x Blue Concave BA9S T4W 1895 LEDs Bulb 12v Lamp LIONEL Marx USA
10x Blue Concave BA9S T4W 1895 LEDs Bulb 12v Lamp LIONEL Marx USA
$8.39
10x Red Concave BA9S T4W 1895 LEDs Bulb 12v Lamp LIONEL Marx USA
10x Red Concave BA9S T4W 1895 LEDs Bulb 12v Lamp LIONEL Marx USA
$8.39
Vintage Marx O Scale  Metal Tunnel  Lot  R 8
Vintage Marx O Scale Metal Tunnel Lot R 8
$14.50
0 Scale LH  RH SWITCHES WITH 90 DEGREE CROSSING WORKS WITH LIONEL OR MARX
0 Scale LH RH SWITCHES WITH 90 DEGREE CROSSING WORKS WITH LIONEL OR MARX
$15.00
Lionel Marx Bulb  432R for Switch Controllers and Accessories 2
Lionel Marx Bulb 432R for Switch Controllers and Accessories 2
$1.80
TWO Vintage LIONEL MARX  O GA PAPER MACHE TOY TRAIN TUNNELS Good
TWO Vintage LIONEL MARX O GA PAPER MACHE TOY TRAIN TUNNELS Good
$14.95
Rock Island 2031 Repo Lionel FlyerMarx Decals Full Waterslide Set
Rock Island 2031 Repo Lionel FlyerMarx Decals Full Waterslide Set
$14.00
Vintage Black Metal Marx Train Yard Tower Flood Light O Scale 11 Tall
Vintage Black Metal Marx Train Yard Tower Flood Light O Scale 11 Tall
$19.99
706 14 VOLT FLAT FACE YELLOW SB BULBS for LIONEL MARX MTH AF
706 14 VOLT FLAT FACE YELLOW SB BULBS for LIONEL MARX MTH AF
$5.50
Lionel Marx O Scale Train Union Pacific ATSF Locomotive Tender
Lionel Marx O Scale Train Union Pacific ATSF Locomotive Tender
$0.99
VINTAGE MARX LIONEL TRACK TRANSFORMER  ACCESSORIES OVER 40 PIECES
VINTAGE MARX LIONEL TRACK TRANSFORMER ACCESSORIES OVER 40 PIECES
$39.97
Marx Signal Tower Tin litho lighted use with LIONEL Postwar 0 027 Gauge C802
Marx Signal Tower Tin litho lighted use with LIONEL Postwar 0 027 Gauge C802
$9.97
Lionel Rock Piers6 12744 Works w Marx AF O Scale
Lionel Rock Piers6 12744 Works w Marx AF O Scale
$14.99
Lionel  Marx O Scale Assorted Postwar Accessories 6
Lionel Marx O Scale Assorted Postwar Accessories 6
$20.50
Marx Classic Telephone Poles as pictured Lionel O Gauge
Marx Classic Telephone Poles as pictured Lionel O Gauge
$9.99
Marx 3000 engine works
Marx 3000 engine works
$30.00
Marx 423 RAILROAD CROSSING x3 Twin FLASHING Light STOP ON SIGNL Rust BENDS Parts
Marx 423 RAILROAD CROSSING x3 Twin FLASHING Light STOP ON SIGNL Rust BENDS Parts
$9.85
Lionel 1008 UNCOUPLER x3 MISSING SPRINGS  Parts NEED ADJUSTMENTS
Lionel 1008 UNCOUPLER x3 MISSING SPRINGS Parts NEED ADJUSTMENTS
$3.85
Flyer Lionel  Marx PREWAR Steam Engine FRAME ONLY w Cow catcher
Flyer Lionel Marx PREWAR Steam Engine FRAME ONLY w Cow catcher
$4.85
Lionel 6111 LOG FLAT No load ROUGH Need cleaned PLAY STORAGE WEAR Rust PARTS
Lionel 6111 LOG FLAT No load ROUGH Need cleaned PLAY STORAGE WEAR Rust PARTS
$4.85
Lionel 3472 Automatic REFRIGERATED MILK CAR Metal Doors NO MILK CANS Rust PARTS
Lionel 3472 Automatic REFRIGERATED MILK CAR Metal Doors NO MILK CANS Rust PARTS
$6.85
Lionel 0 to 027 RAIL RISERS x5 for ACCESSORY 3656  others PLAY STORAG WEAR PART
Lionel 0 to 027 RAIL RISERS x5 for ACCESSORY 3656 others PLAY STORAG WEAR PART
$9.85
Vintage Marx O Scale Switch Track Sections and Lionel bumper and tracks
Vintage Marx O Scale Switch Track Sections and Lionel bumper and tracks
$20.00
Lionel 336155 Operating Log Car 6175 Rocket Car 6820 Helicopter CarMarx 912
Lionel 336155 Operating Log Car 6175 Rocket Car 6820 Helicopter CarMarx 912
$7.77
Lionel Rock Piers6 12744 Works w Marx AF O Scale Bridges
Lionel Rock Piers6 12744 Works w Marx AF O Scale Bridges
$14.99
Marx Tower Lionel O Gauge
Marx Tower Lionel O Gauge
$4.99
257 flasher BULB 14 VOLT BAYONET BASE FOR LIONEL TRAINS MTH AF MARX + +
257 flasher BULB 14 VOLT BAYONET BASE FOR LIONEL TRAINS MTH AF MARX + +
$2.95
10 LENGTH CLOTH COVERED C24 GREEN 24 GAUGE WIRE for PREWAR LIONEL AF MARX
10 LENGTH CLOTH COVERED C24 GREEN 24 GAUGE WIRE for PREWAR LIONEL AF MARX
$5.95
WATER TOWER POST WAR VINTAGE LOUIS MARX GOOD CONDITION
WATER TOWER POST WAR VINTAGE LOUIS MARX GOOD CONDITION
$9.50
LIONEL  MARX SWITCHES 2 PR EACH CROSSOVERS AND CONTROL SWITCHES
LIONEL MARX SWITCHES 2 PR EACH CROSSOVERS AND CONTROL SWITCHES
$15.50


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