"DR. FRANKENSTEIN" REMOTE CONTROLLED BATTERY TOY PROTOTYPE BY MARX.
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Auction 189 - Part II
Item numbers 1011 though 2527 in auction 189
13" tall tin litho body with vinyl head and hands. Marx c. 1963. Attached 5.25" long plastic hand-held battery holder/control device. Using same body, head and hands as the famous Frankenstein monster version of this toy, this example has been hand-painted to simulate the creator of that monster, Dr. Frankenstein. Decked out in lab coat complete with stethoscope, hands and face have had green vinyl painted over with an off-white color and curiously, monster's scar and neck bolts remain. Actions include: moving arms that close to pick things up, walking and bending. All these functions work, however feet/legs move back and forth but figure itself does not move. Figure comes with attached "Sample Louis Marx & Co." tag which is blank. Scattered pinpoint paint nicks and aging to vinyl parts. Comes with certificate of authenticity from Scala's Ltd. and signed by Gene Scala. Scala was one of the group who bought out the Marx warehouse when it closed in the 1970s. Unique.
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