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One of the producers of plastic army men in the 1950s 60s & 70s was the Multiple Products Corporation better known as simply MPC by collectors. They came into business after WWII and were located located at 55 West 13th Street in New York City with Marvin Ross as their president. They also set up a subsidiary in Canada known a Multiple Toys. In 1950 they showed a game at the toy fair in NY and we know they were selling toys by 1955. Among the first figures they made were copies of Tim-Mee Toys Indians. Their “ring hand” Ramar of the Jungle African natives and a big game hunter playset is dated 1955. They took the idea of using clip on accessories from the line of PECOs figures made earlier in the 1950s. They continued to add more “ring hand” figures to their line up including pirates, farmers, Revolutionary War, Civil War and WWII themes. Mostly sold in header card bags, blister cards or small plastic cases(totters), but they did make play sets as well to compete with toy king Louis Marx & Co. By the end of the 1950s competition from cheaper Asian markets caused companies to open factories in Hong Kong, Taiwan and or Japan and many started going out of business. MPC did get some toys made in Hong Kong. In 1963 Marx came out with WWII German and Japanese toy soldiers and Lido and MPC quickly followed suit. Kids went nuts and bought millions as they finally had bad guys for their US troops to whip. Lido was sold in 1964 and their German & Japanese molds disappeared leaving MPC to duke it out with Marx. The new MPC Germans and Japanese were not “ring hands” but had their weapons integrally molded the same as Marx. They also made US & Russian toy soldiers with integral weapons. It seems the ring hand figures were phased out during this time period. Plasticraft has the MPC ring hand GIs in their 1965 catalog and may have bought the mold. They had purchased molds from both Archer and Renwal. In 1965 perhaps having financial issues MPC was sold to the Loral Corporation who made components for rockets and other space gear. They had been looking to buy unrelated businesses to expand their market. Packaging was now marked MULTIPLE PRODUCTS CO. A DIVISION OF THE LORAL CORPORATION. They quickly realized they knew nothing about toys and in 1967 they sold MPC to Miner Industries. Packaging was now marked MULTIPLE PRODUCTS CORP A DIVISION OF MINER INDUSTRIES. They also started using MULTIPLE TOYS on packaging and eventually phased out the Multiple Products name. In 1979 Miner Industries declared bankruptcy emerging with a new partner TOY MAJOR. The Mulitple name was no longer used and packaging was now marked MINER INDUSTRIES or TOY MAJOR or both names or no company identification at all. About 1985 they went out of business and American Plastic Equipment Inc. owned by Jay Horowitz bought the molds. Mr. Horowitz had also purchased many of the former Marx molds when they closed in 1980. He started ReMarx to try and bring back the Marx line of toys. Many of the Marx figure molds were not available so the exMPC American & German infantry were used in his “Marx” WWII playsets.

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***** SEE BELOW FOR MPC AND OTHER "MINIS" *****

MPC minis were sold in boxed, blistercard and headerbag packaging as well as out of comic books.

MPC MINI MILITARY VEHICLES

These were made in army green and metallic blue.

3.00 German Tiger tank; NONE.

3.00 German SP Gun AUS SFL; 1 metallic blue.

3.00 German Panzer IV SP, 40mm gun; 1 metallic blue.

3.00 German Panzer IV SP, twin 20mm guns; NONE.

3.00 German Heavy Weapons Carrier with both dishes; N.

3.00 German Armored Scout Car; NONE.

3.00 German Armored Personnel Carrier; NONE, (1.00 NO TURRET; 1 metallic blue).

2.00 US 2 1/2 ton truck "Eager beaver"; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US Fuel truck; 2 metallic blue.

2.00 British Ambulance 3 ton Ford; 1 metallic blue.

2.50 US M40 SP Cannon; NONE .

2.00 US Weasel M29C; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US LVT4 Landing Craft; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US Amphibious jeep; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US DUKW Amphibious; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US M3A1 halftrack; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US M3 Personnel halftrack; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US M59 Light tank; 1 metallic blue.

3.00 US ANTAR tractor & trailer; 1 metallic blue, (1.50 tractor only; 1 metallic blue).

3.00 US Dispatch Motorcycle; NONE.

2.50 US M50 Ontos; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 US M4-A Prime Mover; 2 metallic blue.

5.00 US Honest John Rocket Prime Mover with launcher and rocket; NONE, (2.00 rocket; 1 metallic blue).

2.00 US Ambulance; 2 metallic blue.

2.00 US 1/4 Ton 4 x 4 Jeep; 2 metallic blue.

2.00 US Redeye Rocket launcher; 2 metallic blue.

3.00 US M47 Patton tank; 1 metallic blue.

3.00 US Staff Car with antennae; 1 metallic blue.

3.00 Howitzer; NONE.

2.50 French LT tank; NONE.

2.00 French EBR-75A Panhard Scout Car; 2 metallic blue.

3.00 British Centurian Tank; NONE.

2.00 British Saracen; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 British Ferret; 1 metallic blue.

2.50 British Saladin; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 British Recon Scout; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 British Land Rover; 1 metallic blue.

2.00 British 3 Ton LKW truck; 2 metallic blue.

3.00 Russian T54 tank; 1 metallic blue.

3.00 Russian T34 tank; NONE.

2.50 Russian armored personnel Carrier; 2 metallic blue.

3.00 Russian Stalin tank; NONE.

MPC MINI CARS

- NONE - #602 Classic Cars of the World, 35 cars MIB, dated 1969.

.50 EACH CARS MARKED WITH MPC LOGO

Alpha-Romero; NONE.

Aston Martin; 1 red, 1 blue.

Auburn; 1 bright red, 1 blue.

Austin; 1 blue.

Austin Healy; 1 yellow, 1 red.

Bentley 1929; 1 blue, 2 yellow.

B.R.M.; 2 red, 3 green, 2 blue.

Buick; 4 yellow, 1 green, 2 red.

Cadillac 1932; 1 yellow, 1 blue.

Cadillac(modern); 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow missing a wheel.

Chevrolet Corvette; 1 green, 1 yellow with window split .

Chevrolet Impala; 3 yellow.

Chevrolet (pick up); 2 red, 1 silver, 3 yellow.

Chrysler 1934; 3 red, 43yellow.

Chrysler (sedan); 1 green, 4 red, 1 silver, 1 blue, 2 yellow, 1 pink.

Citroen; 1 darker blue, 3 blue, 2 yellow.

Comet; 1 yellow.

Cord 1937; 1 black, 2 green, 1 red.

Corvair; 3 blue, 3 yellow.

Cunningham; 1 red, 1 bright red, 1 green, 2 yellow.

Dodge; 1 silver, 1 green, 2 red.

Dodge 1923; 3 yellow, 1 black, 1 green.

Dusenberg 1931; 1 green, 1 blue, 2 yellow, 3 red.

Ferrari; 1 blue.

Fiat; 1 yellow, 1 bright red, 1 blue.

Ford Falcon; 1 red, 1 blue, 2 yellow.

Ford 1910; 1 bright red, 3 green, 2 blue, 2 yellow.

Ford 1930; 3 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue.

Ford Galaxie; 1 blue, 1 green with windhield damage, 1 yellow with windshield damage.

Ford Thunderbird; 2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green.

Ford (pick up); 1 black, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 4 red.

Imperial; 1 green, 1 blue, 2 yellow, 1 black.

Jaguar; 1 silver.

Lark; 1 green, 2 red, 2`yellow.

Lincoln 1948; 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blueP>

Lincoln Continental; 1 green, 2 blue with window damage.

Lotus; 1 blue.

Maserati; 2 blue, 1 yellow.

Mercedes; 1908; 1 red, 1 yellow.

Mercedes 300SL; 1 red, 4 yellow.

Mercury; 1 darker blue.

M.G. 1600; 1 dark blue, 1 blue, 1 black, 2 yellow.

M.G. Midget; 1 yellow.

Morris 1926; 1 yellow, 5 green.

Morris; 1 green, 1 yellow, 2 red, 2 blue.

Nash Rambler; 1 silver, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 3 red.

Oldsmobile (sedan); 1 green, 1 yellow, 4 red.

Oldsmobile (station wagon); 1 red.

Packard; 1 darker blue, 2 blue, 1 red.

Peugot; 2 yellow.

Plymouth Fury; 1 bright red, 1 green. 1 yellow.

Plymouth Valiant; 1 green, 1 black, red.

Pontiac; 2 red, 3 green, 1 blue.

Porsche; 1 blue.

Renault; 1 bright red, 2 yellow.

Rolls Royce (vintage); 6 red.

Rolls Royce (modern); 1 black, 3 red.

Simca; 2 red, 1 black.

Stanley Steamer; 3 red, 3 green, 2 yellow.

Studebaker Golden Hawk; 1 green, 1 yellow, 3 red.

Stutz 1914; 1 bright red, 1 red, 1 faded red, 1 black, 1 blue, 2 yellow.

Sunbeam; 1 red, 1 yellow.

Tempest Pontiac; 1 red, 2 green, 1 yellow.

Triumph; 2 red.

Vanwall; 1 blue, 2 red, 1 green, 5 yellow.

Volkswagon; 1 blue, 1 yellow.

Volvo; 1 green, 2 red.

Willeys Jeep 1940; 1 yellow, 1 blue.

First Series 1955 MINI CARS MADE BY MPC WITHOUT LOGOS

Photo courtesy Jack Gardner Worcester MA.

.50 EACH Mini Cars NO MPC LOGO (Thanks to Ben Houghton for the information that these were MPC)

Austin; NONE.

Buick sedan; 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow.

Buick convertible; 1 red.

Chevrolet sedan; NONE.

Chevrolet convertible; 1 red, 1 green.

Desoto; 1 red.

Ford convertible; 2 red.

Hillman; NONE.

Hudson; 2 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue.

Mercury; NONE.

Morris; NONE.

Nash Rambler sedan; MARKED NASH RAMBLER; 2 red.

Nash Rambler sedan ; MARKED NASH; NONE.

Oldsmobile convertivble; 1 green, 1 yellow, 2 red.

Oldsmobile sedan; 1 red, 2 yellow.

Packard convertible; 1 red.

Rolls Royce; 3 blue.

Rover; NONE.

Studebaker; NONE.

Sunbeam; 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 white.

Triumph; NONE.

Vanguard; NONE.

Vauxhall; NONE.

Volkswagon; NONE.

1.00 EACH MORE MPC unmarked cars

Chrysler Convetible; 1 red, 1 light blue.

Chrysler Sedan; 1 yellow.

Fiat; NONE.

Ford Sedan; 1 red, 1 blue.

Mercury Sedan; 1 yellow, 2 red.

Nash Rambler Convertible windows up; MARKED NASH; 1 light blue.

Packard Sedan; 2 green, 1 yellow.

Plymouth Convertible; NONE.

Plymouth Sedan; 1 yellow.

Renault; NONE.

Pontiac Sedan; 1 green.

Willys; 2 blue, 1 green.

Lincoln Convertible; 1 blue.

Mercedes; 1 tan.

Cadillac; 1 green.

Corvette; NONE.

Jaguar; 1 yellow.

Lincoln; 2 yellow.

New Anglia; NONE.

Pontiac; 1 blue, 1 green 1 yellow.

UNKNOWN MAKER VEHICLES

Jeep, HP, LIDO??; NONE IN STOCK.

Tiny Truck, wheels roll, Hong Kong, HP; NONE.

Scooter, wheels roll, Hong Kong, HP; NONE.

2.00 Mover/tractor.

NONE - Tiny wagon.

1.00 EACH HONG KONG mini cars

A. Jeep; NONE.

B. Sedan; 1 green .

C. Jaguar; NONE.

D. Roadster; NONE.

E. Slat rear window; 2 green.

F. Sport car; NONE.

G. Racer; NONE.

2.00 Bronco, marked.

ID'd by Michael von Glahn as made by Processed Plastic.

1.00 Sedan; NONE.

3.00 Semi with trailer; 1 green cab yellow trailer, 1 green cab red trailer, ( 1.00 trailer only; 1 red, 1 yellow).

MINI SHIPS

These were made with tiny pieces that plugged onto the ships. These little pieces always seem to have been lost.

2.00 EACH

NONE - HMS Vanguard.

NONE - USA Atlantic.

SEE BELOW - Fuso Class Battleship, Japan, missing 5 small plug in pieces;.

NONE - SS Liberte, France.

NONE - MS Bergensjford, Norway.

NONE - Gripsholm, Sweden.

SEE BELOW - Merrimac, CSA Navy, NONE IN STOCK.

2.00 EACH

Rotterdam; 1 red with paint.

Maine; NONE.

Scharnhorst; NONE.

2.00 EACH

Great Western; 1 green.

USS Enterprise; NONE.

City of Paris; 1 yellow.

Kami Kaza; 1 red, 1 yellow.

Devastation; 2 yellow.

USS Patrick Henry; NONE.

El Dorado; 2 green, 2 yellow.

USS Missouri; NONE.

USS Sargo; NONE.

Savannah; 1 yellow.

Wm.T. Powell; 2 green.

Fuso Class Battleship; 1 blue.

USS Dewey; 1 green.

USS Brooks; 2 yellow.

USS Atlanta; NONE.

Great Eastern; 1 blue.

CSA Merrimac (Virginia); 1 green.

USS Gyatt; 1 yellow.

SS Barney; 2 green.

US?? can't read too small; 1 yellow.

Celtic; 2 green.

2.00 EACH

Tug 1940; 1 red, 1 green, 1 blue.

Tug 1936; 1 red, 1 yellow, 2 blue.

Clermont; 1 green.

Termoil; 1 yellow with paint.

Motor Trawler; 2 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue with paint.

Yatanoca; 1 blue with paint.

LCM; 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 blue with paint.

Savannah; 1 red with paint, red.

Picket Boat; 1 blue, 2 yellow, 1 red.

Tug 1900; 1 red with paint, 3 red, 1 green.

Light Ship; 1 red, 1 yellow.

Robert E. Lee; 3 red.

Yerba Buena; 2 red, 1 blue, 2 green.

Patrol Boat; 2 yellow with paint.

ELCO; NONE.

Monitor; NONE.

Burton Island; 1 blue, 2 yellow.

Corsair; 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow.

1.00 Mismolded sub, U-2?; 3 green.

1.00 Mismoded ship; 3 green.

NON MPC MINI SHIPS

1.00 Each

A. 2 green, 1 red, 2 white, 1 yellow.

2. 1 red.

3. H.K.No. 280; 3 red.

4. Cargo Barge; 1 blue.

5. 1 gray HP (probably from a model kit.

From China these are made of a very rubbery material.

2.00 EACH

USS Hornet, yellow. (6)

HMS Ark Royal, orange. (2)

Japan Yamato, pink. (3)

Germany Bismark, dark red. NONE

HMG King Beorcev, blue. (3)

HMS Nelson, dark green. (3)

MINI PLANES

MPC MADE 58 DIFFERENT PLANES. Propellers are usually missing. We think we have all of them pictured. If we don't please let us know.

1.00 EACH UNLESS NOTED

Focker D-VIII; 1 yellow,, 1 red.

Ford Tri Motor; 1 yellow, 2 red.

Sparviero; NONE.

Winnie May; 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue.

Spirit of St. Louis; 3 yellow, 3 red.

DC-3; NONE.

P-26A; 1 red.

Zero; NONE.

P-40; NONE .

P-47; 2 yellow, 1 red, 1 blue.

P-51; NONE.

ME-109; NONE.

JU-87 Stuka; NONE.

ME-262; NONE.

ME-163 Komet; 1 red.

B-25; NONE, (.50 TAIL FINS NOT MOLDED; 1 blue, 5 red, 2 yellow, 1 green).

B-26; NONE.

1.00 EACH

Gruman S2F; NONE.

B-10; 1 red.

B-17; NONE.

JU-88; 1 red.

Spitfire; NONE.

Mosquito; NONE.

Lancaster; NONE, (.50 rear not all molded; 1 red).

Viscount; 1 yellow.

Constellation; 2 yellow, ( SAME BUT MARKED C-69 NOT CONSTELATION; 1 red, 1 yellow).

Stratocruiser; 4 yellow, 2 red.

B-36; NONE.

707; 2 red.

F-80, Shooting Star; NONE.

Bell X-1; NONE.

F-101; 3 green, 2 red.

F-100 Super Saber; NONE.

F-104, Starfighter; NONE.

F-102A; NONE.

F-105 Thunderchief; NONE.

1.00 EACH UNLESS NOTED

B-52; NONE.

B-58; 1 red .

B-66; 2 yellow, 1 red.

F-4D-1, Skyray; 1 red.

F7U-3 Cutlass; 1 red, 1 yellow.

Caravelle; 4 red, 1 yellow.

Mystere 2C; 1 red, 2 yellow.

Comet; 2 red.

Avro CF-100; NONE.

DH 110 Vixon; NONE.

Cooker TU-110; 5 yellow, 1 red.

MIG 15; NONE.

YAK 25, Flashlight; NONE.

HT2, India; 3 red, 2 yellow.

F9F-8 Cougar; NONE.

C-119; 2 red.

J-29, Sweden; 2 red.

Piper Cub; NONE.

P-38, Lightning; NONE.

X-15; NONE.

Bonanza; NONE.

Lockheed U-2; NONE.

Unmarked probably not MPC. Scans are 100%.

Most likely Payton or LIDO

.50 Smaller plane with wing tip pods; 5 green, 9 red, 29 yellow.

1.00 PAYTON P51 sort of; 8 blue, 3 red, 4 green, 3 yellow, 1 white, 3 army green.

1.00 PAYTON 4 Engine bomber; 1 multicolor, 2 army green, 1 blue.

1.00 PAYTON Larger plane with wing tip pods; 1 red, 2 army green, 1 green, 2 yellow.

1.00 PAYTON F86; 1 yellow, 2 red, 1 green, 3 blue, 2 army green.

1.00 EMPIRE F9F, SP, unknown maker; 1 yellow, 3 red.

1.00 UNKNOWN Stubby wing (looks like WWII Japanese bakka Bomb), unknown maker, HP; NONE.

1.00 EACH Hong Kong WWI Mini Planes, planes have US or British markings at random. MADE IN CHINA missing gunner in all 2 seaters have US, British & German markings at random

NONE

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