Marx Tin Lithographed Battery Operated Whistling Spooky Kooky Tree Boxed *SOLD*

Marx Tin Lithographed Battery Operated Whistling Spooky Kooky Tree Boxed

Behold the marvelous Marx Spooky Tree, a large character tin toy operated by batteries. This delightful creation adds warmth to our hearts and embodies the essence of fun. Its arms raise and lower, eyes open and wink mischievously, and it emits eerie resonations and whistles (how spooky!). Additionally, the leaves atop its head sway as it pivots up and down. To top it off, the toy boasts a random drive action. It has been tested and it works. It has a sizeable and glossy presence, that is topped off with the accompaniment of its rare original illustrated box, this toy is truly exceptional.



A brief history of Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York:              

1919 – 1979

Founder: Louis Marx

Specialty: Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from about 1919 to 1980 founded in New York City by Louis & David Marx. Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, “One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them?” Arguably, Marx was the most well-known toy company through the late mid-20th century. Best known for their lithographed tin windup toys Marx was also one of the big four among American electric train manufacturers. Interestingly, Marx also successfully revived the Yo-Yo in 1928; it sold well even through the Depression.

Linemar Co. Inc. or more simply Linemar Toys was the trade name under which Marx toys were manufactured in Japan, then sold in the United States and other countries. The reason to make Linemar Toys in Japan was to keep costs down. Under the Linemar name, Marx produced The Flintstones and other licensed toy vehicles (Linemar Tin Toys 2015). The Linemar line also included airplanes that were produced in the colors of KLM, Pan Am, and other airlines.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in