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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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Post War LIONEL MARX tin lithographed TUNNEL
Post War LIONEL MARX tin lithographed TUNNEL
$8.99
Vtg MARX TOYS Train 7 TELEPHONE POLES set of Railroad Accessories Marx Lionel
Vtg MARX TOYS Train 7 TELEPHONE POLES set of Railroad Accessories Marx Lionel
$25.00
9 Piece Plasticville Set+Marx Lamp Post 072+Lionel 3419 Flatcar no helicopter
9 Piece Plasticville Set+Marx Lamp Post 072+Lionel 3419 Flatcar no helicopter
$35.00
Vintage Marx Lionel American Flyer MAINLINER High Speed Rubber Railroad Ties II
Vintage Marx Lionel American Flyer MAINLINER High Speed Rubber Railroad Ties II
$9.95
Vintage Marx Lionel American Flyer MAINLINER High Speed Rubber Railroad Ties JJ
Vintage Marx Lionel American Flyer MAINLINER High Speed Rubber Railroad Ties JJ
$9.95
Vintage Marx Lionel American Flyer MAINLINER High Speed Rubber Railroad Ties KK
Vintage Marx Lionel American Flyer MAINLINER High Speed Rubber Railroad Ties KK
$9.95
Lionel Railroad Accessories Marx  L 4
Lionel Railroad Accessories Marx L 4
$3.30
Model Railroad Street Lights Marx Plasticville Lionel  L 5
Model Railroad Street Lights Marx Plasticville Lionel L 5
$7.50
Lionel Telephone Poles In In Box Marx Plasticville  L 16
Lionel Telephone Poles In In Box Marx Plasticville L 16
$5.00
706 14 V 4 FLAT FACE SB BULBS for LIONEL MARX + RED GREEN YELLOW
706 14 V 4 FLAT FACE SB BULBS for LIONEL MARX + RED GREEN YELLOW
$7.25
Lionel Flyer Marx 10 wood barrels
Lionel Flyer Marx 10 wood barrels
$8.00
MARX WITH LIONEL PREWAR TRUCKS O 80982 WABASH HOPPER 562411
MARX WITH LIONEL PREWAR TRUCKS O 80982 WABASH HOPPER 562411
$9.72
MARX WITH LIONEL PREWAR TRUCKS O WABASH 80982 HOPPER 562417
MARX WITH LIONEL PREWAR TRUCKS O WABASH 80982 HOPPER 562417
$9.72
LOT OF 11 LIONEL MARX O GAUGE PLASTIC TOY TRAIN CAR TRUCKS
LOT OF 11 LIONEL MARX O GAUGE PLASTIC TOY TRAIN CAR TRUCKS
$9.99
027 locomotive lot Lionel 1655  Marx 666 Steam Engines PARTS REPAIR
027 locomotive lot Lionel 1655 Marx 666 Steam Engines PARTS REPAIR
$19.95
LIONEL 6 9351 PENNSY AUTO CARRIER WITH VINTAGE MARX TYPE PLASTIC CARS IN BOX
LIONEL 6 9351 PENNSY AUTO CARRIER WITH VINTAGE MARX TYPE PLASTIC CARS IN BOX
$35.00
430 STREET LIGHTS LAMPS DU PONT Lionel LaTrobe Marx 4 Empty Boxes GOOD
430 STREET LIGHTS LAMPS DU PONT Lionel LaTrobe Marx 4 Empty Boxes GOOD
$3.87
Lot of Marx Lionel Trains Accessories And Catalogs Tunnel Fence Pole Person
Lot of Marx Lionel Trains Accessories And Catalogs Tunnel Fence Pole Person
$9.99
VINTAGE O SCALE MODEL RAILROAD ACCESSORIES MADE BY LIONEL AND MARX
VINTAGE O SCALE MODEL RAILROAD ACCESSORIES MADE BY LIONEL AND MARX
$5.99
Antique 1934 Lionel O Gauge Tin  257 NYC Passenger Train Set in BOXWORKS A++
Antique 1934 Lionel O Gauge Tin 257 NYC Passenger Train Set in BOXWORKS A++
$195.00
Marx 961 Penn Central Slope Back 8 Wheel Tender w Metal Trucks 1972 Lionel
Marx 961 Penn Central Slope Back 8 Wheel Tender w Metal Trucks 1972 Lionel
$4.95
CLOTH COVERED C24 YELLOW 24 GAUGE PREWAR LIONEL AF MARX  OTHERS 10 LENGTH
CLOTH COVERED C24 YELLOW 24 GAUGE PREWAR LIONEL AF MARX OTHERS 10 LENGTH
$7.50
Sunoco 6035 Oil Tanker Car Decal Kit Lionel  Flyer Marx  Others
Sunoco 6035 Oil Tanker Car Decal Kit Lionel Flyer Marx Others
$13.95
Pre War Marx Pacific Fruit Express
Pre War Marx Pacific Fruit Express
$4.99
LIONEL  MARX 027 GAUGE CURVE TRACK 10 SECTIONS
LIONEL MARX 027 GAUGE CURVE TRACK 10 SECTIONS
$9.99
LIONEL MARX 027 GAUGE CURVED TRACK LOT 28 PCS
LIONEL MARX 027 GAUGE CURVED TRACK LOT 28 PCS
$30.00
706 14 VOLT 3 FLAT FACE SB BULBS for MARX LIONEL MTH RED GREEN YELLOW
706 14 VOLT 3 FLAT FACE SB BULBS for MARX LIONEL MTH RED GREEN YELLOW
$4.50
Marx Train car Lot parts or repair
Marx Train car Lot parts or repair
$8.00
Lionel  Marx O Gauge Postwar Accessories 151 153 416 414 Signals 10
Lionel Marx O Gauge Postwar Accessories 151 153 416 414 Signals 10
$7.50
VINTAGE 1930 AMERICAN FLYER LIONEL MARX 027 GAUGE TRAIN TRACK LOT 32 Sections
VINTAGE 1930 AMERICAN FLYER LIONEL MARX 027 GAUGE TRAIN TRACK LOT 32 Sections
$19.00
Lot of 5 LIONEL  Marx Vintage Cabooses and Box cars 3 Marx and 2 Lionel
Lot of 5 LIONEL Marx Vintage Cabooses and Box cars 3 Marx and 2 Lionel
$4.99
Lionel  Marx Postwar 6 Piece Signal Set AS IS
Lionel Marx Postwar 6 Piece Signal Set AS IS
$39.99
Marx Pair of Vintage O27 Manual Switches Refurbished and RTR Lionel
Marx Pair of Vintage O27 Manual Switches Refurbished and RTR Lionel
$14.95
LOT of 135 Vintage O Gauge Caboose Train Cars Marx  Lionel FREE SHIPPING
LOT of 135 Vintage O Gauge Caboose Train Cars Marx Lionel FREE SHIPPING
$35.00
Pair of Marx 027 Manual Track SWITCHES FOR 027 track
Pair of Marx 027 Manual Track SWITCHES FOR 027 track
$24.99
Post War LIONEL MARX tin lithographed TUNNEL
Post War LIONEL MARX tin lithographed TUNNEL
$22.47
LIONEL red metal FLAT PIPE CAR
LIONEL red metal FLAT PIPE CAR
$9.99
MARX Mar Lines SOUTHERN PACIFIC Tin Litho 6000 ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
MARX Mar Lines SOUTHERN PACIFIC Tin Litho 6000 ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE
$9.99
Vintage MARX O Gauge Model Train Switching Tower  Lionel 068 Crossing Sign
Vintage MARX O Gauge Model Train Switching Tower Lionel 068 Crossing Sign
$25.00
Vintage Lionel  Marx Trains Switch Track Lot Cross Track Un Coupler  More
Vintage Lionel Marx Trains Switch Track Lot Cross Track Un Coupler More
$15.00


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