Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Marx Queen of Hearts Holland Figure

I have to say I think this is the oddest of the various Holland color schemes. The Queen of Hearts is supposed to be red, not aquamarine?!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Marx Queen of Hearts SP Figure

It's like I'm on auto-pilot, just trying to get through 'em all. Only one more figure to go before we reach the end of the single figure items. Queen of Hearts SP, in cream.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Marx Queen of Hearts Disneykid

Fourth and final of the Disneykid size figures, the Queen of Hearts.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Marx Queen of Hearts Second Series New Disneykin

The last of the Alice characters to get a Marx figure is the Queen of Hearts. She is part of the second series, and as with the other second series figures comes with a green box

and a window box.

She is the largest of the all the Disneykins, or should I say the widest.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Marx White Rabbit Rolykin

And now for something completely different. This is called a Rolykin. The White Rabbit is the only Alice character to get one that I am aware of.

It is an inch high figure with a ball bearing embedded in the base, thus allowing it to roll around. Comes in an individual named character box.

I've also seen a blister package, but not with the White Rabbit.

I know they also made Batman characters and Daleks from Dr. Who.

UPDATE: Oh, and I forget to tell you, there is even a Rolykin playset with track like Hot Wheels. Pretty damn cool if you ask me, wish I had one.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marx White Rabbit Holland Figure

Guess the Europeans figured all rabbits have brown ears, even White Rabbits, since both this and the March Hare have 'em.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Marx White Rabbit Disneykid

Third in the series of Disneykids is the White Rabbit. I do find it odd that all 4 of the second series New Disneykins Alice figures have a corresponding Disneykid.

Size comparison again, 'kin on the left, 'kid on the right. No 'king for the rabbit.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Marx White Rabbit Second Series New Disneykin

We have moved on to the fourth character in the Marx series, the White Rabbit.

As with the other second series 'kin he has two box variations, green and window.

My window box has seen better days and I think it is missing its insert.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Marx March Hare Twistable Twistoy

This is a one off in the Alice Marx series, this March Hare is the only Alice character to get a spot in the Twistable line. Twistables, later known as Twistoys, are large-ish figures perhaps 6 inches tall, with flexible arms, legs, hands and feet that allowed the figure to be arranged in a vast array of poses.

This particular example is from later when they were redubbed Twistoys.

His header card is also generic with the complete list of available characters on the back.

Earlier when they were called Twistables each character had their own named header card

with illustrations of the character on the back.

Twistables were also available in boxes, but I have only seen a Gepetto in a box.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Marx March Hare Snap-Eeze

Second and final of the Marx Snap-Eeze figures featuring an Alice character. It does make sense that the March Hare would have the same set of figures and the Mad Hatter, they are after all the dynamic duo of the film.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Marx March Hare Nodder

Second and final nodder from Marx featuring an Alice character is this March Hare. The design of this nodder is superior to that of the Mad Hatter as the March Hare is at least looking foward, whereas in the Mad Hatter it looks like he's staring off at someone's feet.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marx/Heimo March Hare Figure

March Hare from Heimo. Again, another odd color scheme. Not sure why, if maybe only to distinguish from the other companies? The March Hare is the last of the characters I have from this company, but we must assume they made all five.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marx March Hare Holland Figure

I must say that this March Hare Holland figure is probably the best of the bunch. Although the paint job is again quite off model, on this one it actually works. Kinda looks like Tuxedo March Hare.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Marx March Hare SP Figure

Third in the series of SP figures, you can really see the detail on these figures in their unpainted form, since as we've seen the paint jobs can be, ah, less than ideal.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Marx March Hare Disneykid

Up next is the second of the 4 Alice Disneykids, the March Hare. He is remarkably like his 'kin cousin, hard to believe they could get that much detail on so small a plastic figure.

Size comparison again, note that the 'kid feet are like the 'kin, the 'king is the odd man out.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Marx March Hare Disneyking

Are you sensing a pattern yet? Next up is the March Hare Disneyking, the last of the Alice 'king figures.

Interesting that they changed the color of his feet for the 'king, I wonder why?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Marx March Hare Second Series New Disneykin

On to a new character in the quite lengthy series. The March Hare. As we'll see, most of the the items made for the Mad Hatter were also made for the March Hare, after all they are pretty much a duo.

Up first is the second series New Disneykin. As with the Mad Hatter, this came in two box variation, the green

and the window.
As will all window boxes, the figure is glued to the bottom. So if you wanted to play with your March Hare, you had to pretty much destroy the box to get at him. A miracle any of these survived intact at all.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Snap-Eeze

Quite possibly the most bizarre of the Marx figures is this Snap-Eeze. What the hell are you supposed to do with this? It is basically a flat jointed figure with a stand up base. Only the feet are dimensional, every other piece is essentially 2D. Weird. And of course they made several including two Alice characters, this Mad Hatter and one other to be shown later.

I have come across an oddity over the years, what looks like a Snap-Eeze but with either no paint or worn off paint. I have a feeling it is not just worn off as there are literally no traces of paint on any of the pieces whatsoever, and that would be difficult without determination or solvent.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Nodder

Something new again, this time it is a true Marx item. A nodder. This little plastic guy is about 3 inches in height total when his head is fully up. As with most nodders it is all a matter of balance, with the fulcrum being a small loop in the back of his neck attached to the collar of his jacket. The overall design of these is pretty odd, makes it look like he's just thrown out his back.

Marx made several of these, mostly of the standard characters like Mickey, but for whatever reason they made two Alice characters including this Mad Hatter. Stay tuned for the other in a future post.

This item is currently available in the Wonderland Bazaar.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Cake Topper

This is a true oddity. It is clearly some sort of cake topper, but was it a licensed item or did some energetic bakery owner make it themselves? The figure is the size of a 'king, but the paint job is a little off, the jacket color is wrong (or missing?)

Whatever it is, one more for the shelf!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Marx/Heimo Mad Hatter Figure

This is something we've not seen before, from a company called Heimo, but using the Marx mold. The little do-dad at the top I think is just from the mold and not really part of the figure.

I don't really know much about this company other than the name. I do know that they continued to produce figural Disney toys well past the Marx era.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Holland Figure

And the ugly paint jobs just keep coming. This Holland Mad Hatter features some of the worst painting I've yet come across, and it is correct for the figure. Believe it or not, this is pretty standard for these figures. Ugh. He looks like a vampire clown.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter SP Figure

And the series keeps on rolling along. Get comfortable, we're not even halfway done yet. SP figure from the same playset as the Alice, one of 5 figures from that set.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Rockyking

Imagine my surprise when I discovered this Mad Hatter Rockyking. Previously I had only ever seen an Alice, but one can presume that there were Rockykings made for all 20 of the Disneyking figures available. I have also seen a Blue Fairy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Disneykid

Here's something we haven't seen before, and is truly a mystery. This is anecdotally called a DisneyKid, I say anecdotally because as far as anyone has determined there is no official name for these, nor can anyone find any documentation from Marx on them.

These are miniature in the extreme, this Mad Hatter measures a mere 1 inch or 25mm in height. Check the size comparison below: 'king, 'kin, 'kid

No one knows where these came from or how they were sold. Of course speculation abounds, the most popular of which is that they may have been gumball machine prizes. Here's hoping that someone somewhere uncovers the true story of the DisneyKid. For more information be sure to checkout the section on DisneyKids over at Disneykins.com.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Disneyking

Next up is the Mad Hatter Disneyking, complete with purple box. I don't know about you, but I've always thought the paint job on these Mad Hatter's was particularly scary.

As with the Alice 'king, this Mad Hatter 'king is significantly larger than his 'kin cousin.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter Second Series New Disneykin

After the raging success of the original series of Disneykins, Marx extended the line with a second series, called (shockingly) New Disneykins. This Mad Hatter is from that series.

As with all Disneykins, and in fact all Marx figures, the Mad Hatter came in a box. Two variations exist, the green box above, and the window box below. The window boxes are by far more scarce than the green boxes.

All second series Disneykins are quite rare, probably because they, unlike their first series cousins, were only produced for a short time - perhaps as little as one year.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Marx Alice Disney Fun Pal

From the mid 1970s this was one of the last figures that Marx made. Called Disney Fun Pals, they were approximately the same size as Disneykings, but in the SP material, and hand painted. They originally came in a blister pack of five characters.

This item is currently available in the Wonderland Bazaar.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Marx Alice Holland Figure

As bizarre as this looks, it is indeed correct. This is a Holland figure, so named because the word Holland is stamped on the bottom. It is the same size and material as the SP figure from yesterday, and probably dates from around the same time. There are also versions with the word Germany. All the Holland figures have unusual paint jobs, totally different from their American cousins. Perhaps this color scheme is related to the weird colors in the RKO promotional materials from the 1951 original release.

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