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Marx Critter Tank for 1938-42? army train set. Pressed steel and Wood.

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Pressed Steel Model Cars103 of 136BUDDY-L Pressed Steel Dump Truck, mid to late 1920'sStructo Pressed Steel Tank 1930s. Electric headlight.
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    Posted 10 years ago

    Dr_Rambow
    (88 items)

    Found it in a box of miscellaneous army toys, never really thought I'd see one in such nice shape since they are supposedly so rare. I was excited to recognize it since a person on my budget would never in their right mind pay the going rate for this 3 1/2" long "critter".

    In all honesty, it's rather crude. Wooden turret with no gun, limited detail, and die-cut particle board wheels. All the same, it has a certain charm to it. I'm not a train collector, but I might make an exception to reunite this with it's original set some day. I'm sure some of you train guys can fill me in.

    Here's an article on said sets:
    http://reviews.ebay.com/500-Prewar-Army-Train-by-MARX-includes-897-amp-Vanderbilt?ugid=10000000001722217

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    1. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 10 years ago
      That's a neat little artifact and the condition is remarkable. Congratulations on your find. Keep your eyes open, the Marx Army train cars come up on occasion and they are pretty affordable.
    2. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 10 years ago
      Speak of the devil, here it is with the flat car!

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Marx-o-scale-pre-war-tin-army-supply-toy-train-set-car-original-tank-/170773757047

      Don't get me wrong, I love this little thing, but I sure could use the money!
    3. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 10 years ago
      Ebay can be crazy sometimes. Just look at that final price tag :O
    4. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 10 years ago
      Wow. I just checked the eBay winning price. Just wow.

    5. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 10 years ago
      Yeah...


      Now you know what was going though my head when I first saw it. And know where I was coming from when I said "a person on my budget would never in their right mind pay the going rate for this 3 1/2" long 'critter'."
    6. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 9 years ago
      If you think that's crazy, check out the latest sale.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/251082568400?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

      What is even more crazy is that I still want to keep it! I just like my tanks too much.

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