It has been a terrible day for the animal rescue side of things here, the details of which I cannot bear to go into at the moment. But,I had something happy I have been saving up for a few days anyway, so what better time than now, eh?
A dear friend sent not only a generous donation, but also a box of goodies–some for me and some for the kitties. Some clean used towels(for the kitties) were packed around a set of Sharpie markers, a hilarious little plastic pirate skeleton, and—the cherry on top— an 80’s shoebox filled with vintage(1950s,1960s,1970s) plastic dinosaurs!
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The whole group! I think the dinky green dimetrodon is by MPC.
So many revisited molds here. Toys I had, toys I saw in stores…the stegosaurus in particular I had in many sizes and colors. Some AWESOME allosaurs with round fat bodies and funny little arms are in the back. I think the triceratops(broken tail) and stegosaurus are Marx.
Wooly mammoth! And a very nice MPC sauropod like perhaps a diplodocus, and a green Marx plateosaurus in the front, with an AMAZING metallic blue Marx parasaurolophus in the back. Also,a Marx trachodon(upper right) that I think is significant because the forelimb was raised in almost a wave when its mold was resculpted.
Bright green MPC plateosaurus in the middle here. Upper right shows one of the terror birds like Diatryma, I think,by Marx. The blue Marx tryannosaurus back there was an “updated” mold for its time. The finned guys are marx Kronosaurs!
Silver MPC trachodon at left. Marx ankylosaurus at left, MPC on the right. The little green buy is a cynognathus, which isn’t a dinosaur but a mammal, and very detailed at that!
in the front is a blurred Marx styracosaurus, with a Marx smilodon in the background, and another pair of Marx ankylosaurs. The red guy here is very important because I had a yellow one as a kid and I don’t know if I still have it. So it is amazing to be given one! This is also a cynognathus, given a different treatment–more sprawled–by MPC. At the very back right you can see another mammal, a macrauchenia, also made by Marx. It is an ancestor of the tapir.
The ones made by Marx are from their Prehistoric Times Playsets.