Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Marx Cape Kennedy Rocket Transporter and Launcher 1960s

In Toys > Marx Toys > Show & Tell and Toys > Playsets > Show & Tell.
FreshAir's loves310 of 609VINTAGE ACME TWO DOOR SAFEWilliam Tell Woodcrafters Solid State Stereo
Love it
Like it

RetrofuturaRetrofutura loves this.
NursekentNursekent loves this.
kingshawnkingshawn loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
elanskielanski loves this.
EJW-54EJW-54 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
vintagelampvintagelamp loves this.
BenBen loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
Alfie21Alfie21 loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
BHIFOSBHIFOS loves this.
fattytail2fattytail2 loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
FreshAirFreshAir loves this.
fattytailfattytail loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
See 18 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 2 months ago

    (2590 items)

    This is my favorite part of the Cape Kennedy Carry-All. It is the tractor trailer rocket transporter and launcher. The carry-all is from the later 1960s but this piece was originally made for the Cape Canaveral playset which I believe was first made in the late 1950s. Yes they are the same actual place but the playsets are a bit different.
    With this series of photos I am trying to show how this works. Note there is also a spring involved to shoot it into space but I left it out to show how this works.
    Photo #2 the truck is backing up to the launcher. The tube on the launcher is tilted down so the rocket can be loaded.
    Photo #3 the rocket has been loaded onto the launcher.
    Photo #4 the rocket is tilted up and ready for launch.
    Begin countdown.

    Marx Toys
    See all
    Marx Treads Tracks  Replacement Toy Tractor Bulldozer
    Marx Treads Tracks Replacement Toy...
    Robert Grossman Wheel Puller for working on vintage Marx train locomotive motors
    Robert Grossman Wheel Puller for wo...
    Universal Monsters Marx: Creature Frankenstein Mummy Phantom Wolfman Hunchback
    Universal Monsters Marx: Creature F...
    MARX BATTLEGROUND & COMBAT PLAYSETS (1958-1963) Soft Cover by Russell S. Kern
    Marx Treads Tracks  Replacement Toy Tractor Bulldozer
    Marx Treads Tracks Replacement Toy...
    See all


    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Cool! I have a similar one somewhere, more modern and not as elaborate as yours.
    2. Alfie21 Alfie21, 2 months ago
      Yes, very cool. I'm wondering, did these come with stick-on decals?
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much dav2. I would be happy to see yours.

      Thank you very much alfie. Yes they did have decals.
    4. Alfie21 Alfie21, 2 months ago
      I don't think there are toys like this today...
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Sadly no alfie.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.