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MARX PREHISTORIC ITEMS

For lots of great information about the production of Marx dinosaurs, click on the above link to find Joe DeMarco & Mike Fredricks great article.

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; 5 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.

Brontosaurus

1955 PL-749 1st Series, larger mold ejection circles under the feet.

15.00 Brontosaurus; NONE, (5.00 TAIL CHEW; 1 gray).

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; 1 light gray, 1 light green, (4.00 TAIL CHEW; 3 light gray, 2.00 TAIL SHORT + FACE CHEW; 1 light gray, 1 redbrown).

12.00 Brontosaurus; 1 yellow.

Tyranosaurus Rex

1955 PL-749 1st version (picture above);

20.00 "Pot Belly" T-Rex; NONE.

1959 PL-977 2nd version new pose (picture below);

15.00 Skinny T-Rex; 1 medium gray, 4 light gray, 1 redbrown, (5.00 TAIL CHEW; 1 medium gray, 1 green).

12.00 Skinny T-Rex; 1 dirty yellow.

Kronosaurus only in PL-749;

20.00 Kronosaurus; 3 gray, (6.00 nicks on snout, light gray).

4.00 Konosaurus, RECAST, brown. (2)

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.

Trachodon

1955 Original pose right arm pointing down;

3.00 4 gray.

1959 Revised pose right arm pointing up;

3.00 3 redbrown, 1 medium gray, 7 light grays, 1 light green.P> Stegosaurus

1955 Original pose with large circle on bottom of left front foot and medium circles under others;

3.00 2 gray, 1 light green.

1959 Revised pose with small circles under all four feet;

3.00 1 light gray.

Revised pose with medium circles under all four feet;

3.00 4 medium grays, 2 lighter grays.

Ankylosaurus

1955 Original pose with big circle under left front foot;

3.00 1 gray.

1959 revised pose no circle under foot;

3.00 1 green, 1 light green, 1 medium gray, 1 redbrown.

Allosaurus

1955 Original pose with fat toe pointing to the side;

4.00 3 light green, 1 gray.

1959 Revised pose, toe thinner and pointing forward;

3.00 4 light grays, 1 green.

Hadrosaurus only in PL-750

5.00 1 gray, 1 light green.

Pteranodon only in PL-750

5.00 NONE.

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.

Triceratops

1955 Original pose with thicker horns;

3.00 NONE.

1959 Revised pose with thinner horns;

3.00 1 yellow.

Dimetrodon

1955 Original pose with mold ejection circle on belly;

3.00 4 greens, 3 brown, 21 light grays.

1959 Revised pose no circle under belly;

3.00 2 darker gray, 3 grays, 1 redbrown.

Plateosaurus only in mold PL-755;

3.00 6 browns, 17 lighter grays.

Cynognathus only in mold PL-755;

3.00 2 green.

Sphenacodon only in mold PL-755;

5.00 1 green, 1 light gray.

PL-1083 had 8 cavities making one set per mold shot.

6.00 Parasaurolophus; 1 light green, 1 redbrown, (2.00 tail chew; 2 light green), (2.50 RECAST; 36 brown, 15 darker brown).

20.00 10 RECAST Parasaurolophus's. BUY A HERD!

7.00 Iguanodon; 1 tan.

5.00 Iguanodon; 1 green, (2.50 RECAST; 4 dark btown).

5.00 Styracosaurus; 2 gray, (2.50 RECAST; 4 dark brown).

5.00 Struthiomimus; 1 redbrown, 1 flat gray, (2.50 RECAST; 10 dark brown).

5.00 Moschops; 3 gray, 1 light gray, 1 redbrown, (2.50 RECAST; 15 dark brown).

8.00 Megatherium;2 light gray, 2 green.

6.00 Smilodon; NONE, (2.50 RECAST; 2 dark brown).

8.00 Smilodon; 1 tan.

8.00 Mammoth; 1 redbrown, (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; 3 flat tans, 1 flat cream, 1 very pale cream, (1.00 KISSING BOTTOM HALF OF SPEAR; 1 flat cream).

3.00 Caveman with rock overhead; 1 flat tan, 6 carmel/butterscotch.

3.00 Caveman squatting with dead rabbit; NONE.

3.00 Caveman with knife and club; 2 flat cream, 2 flat tan, 5 carmel/butterscotch.

3.00 Caveman walking with club; 2 flat cream, 2 flat tan, 8 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, 5 flat tan.

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.

9.00 Six inch caveman with club & knife. (2)

9.00 Six inch caveman holding rock overhead in both hands.

9.00 Six inch caveman with spear.

NONE - Six inch caveman swinging club.

9.00 Six inch caveman with rock in right hand.

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