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Girl’s Toys

The PopCulteer
August 24, 2012

The Marx Toy Museum
Photo Essay Part Four

Part Four–Girl’s Toys

I have to admit, it wasn’t the dollhouses, teasets, or bsbydolls that made me want to visit The Marx Toy Museum. I’m a guy. I’m interested in the action figures, cars, trains, toy guns and other cool stuff. However, The Marx Toy Company made some pretty cool stuff for girls, too, and The Marx Toy Museum has plenty of it on display. So wives and girlfriends should know that they won’t be bored as us guys ooh and aah over all the cool stuff.

You’ll have cool stuff to ooh and aah over too.

So at the great risk of giving this blog cooties, let’s look at the toys that Louis Marx made for girls.

This photo essay is broken into five parts, so that the graphics don’t overwhelm your browsers. Convenient links will be posted at the top and bottom of each essay, so that you can jump around at will.

The Marx Toy Museum Photo Essay
Part One–Meet The Museum
Part Two–Marxism In The Toy World
Part Three–Playsets And Plastic People
Part Four–Girl’s Toys (You’re here now)
Part Five–Johnny West And The Cowboys

Store display for one of Marx’s metal and plastic dollhouses

Marx’s answer to Fisher Pricee’s Little People

Mechanical animals

Circus Playset

The Colonial Mansion and Skates

Campus Cuties

Religious and educational playsets

Sindy, Marx’s answer to Barbie

A tin Music Hall and street scene

Jane West was added to the Johnny West line to appeal to girls. It worked, and Jane was an important part of the Marx Western family for years. You’ll see more in part five.

A full set of Bathing Beauties.This is more of “Girl Toy” than a “Girl’s Toy”

Typewriter, stove and weaving set. Career choices for girls have improved quite a bit.

A toy piano and dollhouse terlet

Twinkie and other dolls

Doll and vanity set

Doll accessories

Child-sized vanity and doll-sized washing machine

Jocko The Climbing Monkey

The Marx-A-Masion Dollhouse in the box

…and out of the box

The rare Girl From U.N.C.L.E.12″ figure. Spy toys for girls

Archie and the Gang

One more amazing playhouse

The Marx Toy Museum Photo Essay
Part One–Meet The Museum
Part Two–Marxism In The Toy World
Part Three–Playsets And Plastic People
Part Four–Girl’s Toys (You just scrolled through it)
Part Five–Johnny West And The Cowboys

1 Comment

  1. Terry Fehr

    My sis had a nice house set. I’m sure some of the other items as well but I guess I just didn’t notice! I have a number of the 12 inch Janes. The Girl from Uncle! Get me one of those!

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