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9.99 REISSUE Marx set of 4 palm trees and 4 ferns. (8 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; NONE.
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; 1 gray.
1955 PL-749 1st version (picture above);
25.00 "Pot Belly" T-Rex; NONE.
1959 PL-977 2nd version new pose (picture below);
12.00 Skinny T-Rex; 8 medium gray, 3 light gray.
12.00 Skinny T-Rex; 1 dirty yellow, 11 light waxy green.
15.00 Kronosaurus; NONE.
NONE. Picture courtesy David Schafer.
Made in 1959 Mold PL-977 had 8 cavities making one of each dinosaur per mold shot. This mold has a new T-Rex and seven revisions/variations of dinosaurs found in molds PL-749, PL-750 & PL-755 made in 1955.
- Blister card with reissue Marx PL-977 dinosaurs from the 1980s as sold by the Spaulding Dinosaur Company.
NONE IN STOCK
Made in 1955 Mold PL-750 had six cavities making one of each dinosaur per mold shot.
1955 Original pose right arm pointing down;
3.00 1 flat gray.
1959 Revised pose right arm pointing up;
3.00 1 flat dray.
1955 Original PL-750 pose with large circle on bottom of left front foot and medium circles under others;
5.00 1 flat tan.
3.00 1 medium gray, 1 flat light green, 2 waxy light green.
PL-977 1959 Revised pose with medium circles under all four feet;
PL-977 Revised pose first made about 1963 with small circles under all four feet;
3.00 1 medium gray, 1 light waxy green.
1955 Original pose with big circle under left front foot;
1959 revised pose no circle under foot;
1955 Original pose with fat toe pointing to the side;
4.00 7 waxy light green.
1959 Revised pose, toe thinner and pointing forward;
3.00 4 light flat grays, 6 light waxy green.
Made in 1955 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 2 light waxy gray.
1959 Revised pose with thinner horns;
3.00 2 redbrown, 4 flat grays.
1955 Original pose with mold ejection circle on belly;
3.00 4 flat greens, 4 redbrowns, 2 flat light gray, 6 waxy light gray.
1959 Revised pose no circle under belly;
3.00 1 flat green, 5 medium grays, 1 flat light gray, 4 waxy light gray.
3.00 1 redbrowns, 1 flat greens, 1 medium gray, 3 flat lighter grays, 10 waxy light grays.
3.00 1 waxy light green.
-NONE. Picture courtesy David Schafer.
PL-1083 had 8 cavities making one set per mold shot.
20.00 10 RECAST Parasaurolophus's. BUY A HERD!
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 waxy cream.
3.00 Caveman with rock overhead; 1 waxy redbrown, 1 carmel/butterscotch.
3.00 Caveman squatting with dead rabbit; NONE.
3.00 Caveman with knife and club; 1 rich butterscotch, 3 carmel/butterscotch.
3.00 Caveman walking with club; 1 waxy whitish cream, 6 carmel/butterscotch.
3.00 Caveman squatting with rocks; NONE.
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).
NONE - 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.