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Marx 1950’s tin chromed race car Indy 500 style 16.5 in.

$ 329.00 $ 289.00

1950's Antique Marx Indy type wind up tin chromed custom toy race car with driver. Very nice one of a kind tin racer chromed not painted and customized for Max decorative impact, no rust. This is the rare large 16.5 inch much in demand version and made in USA. Marx Toys were known for their quality, originality, and good bang for the buck in the toy business. The Marx Company manufactured toys from 1919 – 1978. This customized version will look great on any desk in any man cave. Car is very shiny and hard to photograph with out reflection. Original key wind up in not working. Please check photos as they are part of the description and this is the car you will receive. Browse our other items as we have a wide selection of racing and stunt show memorabilia. Well packaged and insured shipping. We use Ebay Global shipping for International sales unless other arrangements are made prior to bid/sale. Buyer is then responsible for any local taxes or import fees and we can not falsify amounts for customs. Your satisfaction is our goal.

Marx 1950’s tin chromed race car. Antique Marx Indy type wind up tin chromed custom toy race car with driver. Very nice one of a kind tin racer chromed not painted and customized for Max decorative impact, no rust. This is the rare large 16.5 inch much in demand version and made in USA. Marx Toys were known for their quality, originality, and good bang for the buck in the toy business. The Marx Company manufactured toys from 1919 – 1978. This customized version will look great on any desk in any man cave. Car is very shiny and hard to photograph with out reflection. Original key wind up in not working. Please check photos as they are part of the description and this is the car you will receive. Browse our other items as we have a wide selection of racing and stunt show memorabilia. Well packaged and insured free shipping Your satisfaction is our goal.

Founded in 1919 in New York City by Louis Marx and his brother David, the company’s basic aim was to “give the customer more toy for less money,” and stressed that “quality is not negotiable” – two values that made the company highly successful. Initially, after working for Ferdinand Strauss, Marx, born in 1894, was a distributor with no products or manufacturing capacity (King 1986, p. 188; Richardson 1999, p. 42). Marx raised money as a middle man, studying available products, finding ways to make them cheaper, and then closing sales. Enough funding was raised to purchase tooling from previous employer Strauss for two obsolete tin toys – the Alabama Coon Jigger and Zippo the Climbing Monkey (Time Magazine 1955; King 1986, p. 188). With subtle changes, Marx was able to turn these toys into hits, selling more than eight million of each within two years. Another success was the “Mouse Orchestra” with tinplate mice on piano, fiddle, snare, and one conducting (King 1986, pp. 188-189).

Marx listed six qualities he believed were needed for a successful toy: familiarity, surprise, skill, play value, comprehensibility and sturdiness (Richardson 1999, p. 42). By 1922, both Louis and David Marx were millionaires. Initially, Marx produced few original toys by predicting the hits and manufacturing them less expensively than the competition. The yo-yo is an example: although Marx is sometimes wrongly credited with inventing the toy, the company was quick to market its own version. During the 1920s, about 100 million Marx yo-yos were sold.

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