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|= playsets = (1960)|
|= toys from 50s = (1955)|
|All American Fighters (1967)|
|Animal Kingdom (1968)|
|Buddy Charlie (1967)|
|Johnny Apollo (1968)|
|Noble Knights (1968)|
|Safari Adventure (1975)|
|Secret Agent (1967)|
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|1960||= playsets =|
|1967||All American Fighters|
|□||About Marx Toy Corporation
In 1919, Louis and David Marx, men of vision and business savy, established the Marx brand name.
During the "Golden Era" of the fifties, Marx made over 20% of the toys sold in the USA and had factories in ten countries.
In 1972, after careful negotiation, Louis Marx sold his U.S. empire to Quaker Oats for $52 million. Just 3 years later, Quaker sold it to the British firm of Dunbee-Combex, which folded in 1980.
In 1982, American Plastic Equipment of Florida purchased the company's assets from the Chemical Bank of New York. Later, in 1988, they acquired the intellectual rights.
In 1995, a new entity, Marx Toy Corporation, was formed in Sebring Ohio. Although Louis Marx & Co no longer exists, their legacy of producing quality toy products continues.
Marx Toy Corporation is a separate company - not a successor to Louis Marx & Co.
Today, Marx makes Limited Edition Collector toys as well as mass market products in tune with contemporary trends.
Marx Toy Corp holds the inventory of thousands of First Quality US Molds built by Marx, as well as other prominent toy companies of the past such as Remco, Ideal, Aurora, Irwin, Kenner, Gabriel, Wonder, and Mego.
|□||Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum in Wheeling
Allan Raymond Miller took his obsession with toys and turned it into a museum.
Much of the collection is comprised of toys produced by Louis Marx, such as the ``Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots.'' Between the 1940s and 1960s, Marx Toys Co. was the largest toy maker in the United States.
``He was so innovative and he made a little bit of everything,'' Miller said.
The largest of Marx's three factories was in Glen Dale, about 12 miles from Miller's museum. The plant closed in 1982. Another toy museum dedicated to Marx Toys is in Glen Dale.
Miller's collection includes a room full of Marx prototype toys. Many items came from Marx employees.
The prototype room ``shows
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