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10.00 RECAST Marx palm trees and ferns, 4 trees + 4 ferns. (3 IN STOCK)
25.00 Three piece mountain terrain setup from Daktari & prehistoric playsets, NO CLIPS. (NONE IN STOCK)
12.00 RECAST Rock formation with pool and shallow waterfall; 1 tan.
In 1955 Marx made three molds of dinosaurs; PL-749, PL-750 & Pl-755, each with five or six animals. In 1959 a new mold was made that included a new style "Skinny" T-Rex plus seven dinosaur poses from the earlier molds each with slight revisions. A final prehistoric animal mold, PL-1083 was made in 1961 that included both dinosaurs and mammals.
Mold PL-749 had 3 cavities making one of each dinosaur per mold shot.
1955 PL-749 1st Series, larger mold ejection circles under the feet.
15.00 Brontosaurus; NONE.
1959 PL-977 2nd version, smaller mold ejection circles under the feet.
NONE - Brontosaurus, marbled gray, has dings on head, picture below.
15.00 Brontosaurus; NONE.
1955 PL-749 1st version (picture above);
25.00 "Pot Belly" T-Rex; NONE.
20.00 1 Superior light green with swirls.
1959 PL-977 2nd version new pose (picture below);
12.00 Skinny T-Rex; 8 medium gray, 4 light gray.
12.00 Skinny T-Rex; 1 dirty yellow, 11 light waxy green.
Kronosaurus only in PL-749;
15.00 Kronosaurus; NONE.
NONE. Picture courtesy David Schafer.
Mold PL-977 had 8 cavities making one of each dinosaur per mold shot.
- Blister card with reissue Marx PL-977 dinosaurs from the 1980s as sold by the Spaulding Dinosaur Company.
NONE IN STOCK
Mold PL-750 had six cavities making one of each dinosaur per mold shot.
1955 Original pose right arm pointing down;
3.00 4 medium gray, 3 flat light gray, 4 waxy light green, 4 Superior bright green with swirls.
1959 Revised pose right arm pointing up;
3.00 3 redbrown, 8 medium gray, 6 light grays, 5 waxy light gray, 2 waxy light green.P> Stegosaurus
1955 Original pose with large circle on bottom of left front foot and medium circles under others;
3.00 1 flat green, 4 medium gray, 2 flat light gray, 3 waxy light green.
1959 Revised pose with small circles under all four feet;
3.00 1 redbrwn, 1 medium gray, 1 waxy light gray, 9 light waxy green.
Revised pose with medium circles under all four feet;
3.00 6 medium grays.
1955 Original pose with big circle under left front foot;
3.00 2 medium gray, 1 flat light gray, 1 superior bright green with swirls, 2 waxy light green.
1959 revised pose no circle under foot;
3.00 3 redbrown, 1 flat green, 3 medium gray, 2 light gray, 2 waxy light green, 1 waxy light gray.
1955 Original pose with fat toe pointing to the side;
4.00 3 flat green, 2 medium gray, 1 flat light gray, 5 waxy light green.
1959 Revised pose, toe thinner and pointing forward;
3.00 1 redbrown, 3 light flat grays, 17 medium gray, 6 light waxy green.
Hadrosaurus only in PL-750
5.00 2 Waxy light green.
Pteranodon only in PL-750
Mold PL-755 had 7 cavities making one each of the; triceratops, sphenocodon and Cynognathus and two each of the; dimetrodon and plateosurus per mold shot.
1955 Original pose with thicker horns;
3.00 1 flat green, 3 light waxy gray.
1959 Revised pose with thinner horns;
3.00 2 redbrown, 4 flat grays, 1 light waxy green, 1 light waxy gray.
1955 Original pose with mold ejection circle on belly;
3.00 10 flat greens, 4 redbrowns, 1 medium gray, 2 flat light gray, 6 waxy light gray.
1959 Revised pose no circle under belly;
3.00 1 redbrown, 5 medium grays, 1 flat light gray, 4 waxy light gray.
Plateosaurus only in mold PL-755;
3.00 2 redbrowns, 5 flat greens, 1 medium gray, 3 flat lighter grays, 10 waxy light grays.
Cynognathus only in mold PL-755;
3.00 3 flat green, 1 waxy light green, 2 waxy light gray.
Sphenacodon only in mold PL-755;
5.00 1 flat green, 2 waxy light gray.
-NONE. Picture courtesy David Schafer.
PL-1083 had 8 cavities making one set per mold shot.
6.00 Parasaurolophus; 5 waxy light green, (2.00 tail chew; 2 light green), (2.50 RECAST; 32 brown, 11 darker brown).
20.00 10 RECAST Parasaurolophus's. BUY A HERD!
5.00 Iguanodon; NONE, (2.50 RECAST; 3 dark brown).
5.00 Styracosaurus; 3 flat gray, 1 redbrown, 1 waxy light gray, 3 waxy light green.
5.00 Struthiomimus; 2 waxy light green, (2.50 RECAST; 6 dark brown).
5.00 Moschops; 1 light gray, 1 waxy light gray, 1 waxy light green, (2.50 RECAST; 2 dark brown).
8.00 Megatherium; 1 waxy light gray, 3 waxy light green.
6.00 Smilodon; 1 medium gray, 1 waxy light green, (2.50 RECAST; 2 dark brown).
7.00 Mammoth; 5 light waxy green, (RECAST 2.50 ONE TUSK GONE; 1 dark brown).
By now we have all learned that the dinosaurs were extinct before man came on earth. Marx was concerned about incorrectly putting cavemen with the dinosaurs and mentioned the facts in a small booklet, but play value won out and the cavemen were included in their prehistoric playsets. Mold PL-746 had 12 cavities and made two sets of six figures per cycle. Please note these molds have almost never ceased production. Early figures were made in flat cream, tan and light brown while waxy colors appeared in the 1970s. Post Marx usage by Superior (no relation to T.Cohn who used "Superior" as a brand bane) who made them in redbrowns and butterscotch, Toy Street who made them in a stiff pale tan, and New Marx who made several colors so some of these figures may be recasts. Figures have been found at the old Marx landfill where the cream colors have changed to whites and grays after years of burial. Copies have also been made.
3.00 Caveman with spear; 1 flat tan 1 flat redbrown, 1 light gray, (1.00 KISSING BOTTOM HALF OF SPEAR; 1 flat cream).
3.00 Caveman with rock overhead; 1 waxy redbrown 1 rich butterscotxh, 3 carmel/butterscotch 1 gray.
3.00 Caveman squatting with dead rabbit; 1 flat redbrown, 1 rich butterscotch 2 carmel/butterscotch, 1 mottled gray.
3.00 Caveman with knife and club; 1 flat cream, 1 flat redbrown, 1 rich butterscotch, 4 carmel/butterscotch.
3.00 Caveman walking with club; 1 flat redbrown, 1 tan 1 waxy cream, 5 carmel/butterscotch,(2.00 EACH Later issue; 1 waxy light tan OR WITH PAINT; 2 flat cream with painted pants).
3.00 Caveman squatting with rocks; 2 flat cream, 4 flat tan, 1 flat redbrown.
In 1981 Dimensions for Children made a prehistoric play set that included cavemen that are compatible with those made by Marx (SEE ALL OTHER A-O SALES PAGE for availability).
3.00 Two Hong Kong copies.
NONE - Six inch caveman running with war club.
NONE - Six inch caveman with club & knife.
NONE - Six inch caveman holding rock overhead in both hands.
NONE - Six inch caveman with spear.
NONE - Six inch caveman swinging club.
NONE - Six inch caveman with rock in right hand.