"BATMAN" MARX FACTORY PROTOTYPE BAGATELLE GAME.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM)
Auction #214 - Part II
Item numbers 1008 through 2793 in auction 214
5.5x13.5" plastic production casing-covered bagatelle w/working mechanism and six marbles to show how toy would work. Tin playing field has applied pieces of paper which have been hand-painted by Marx factory artist and shows image of Batman and Robin swinging through the sky on bat-ropes. Gotham City skyline and large moon behind them. Top has wheel design w/"Batman" comic book title logo at center and is surrounded by portrait of eight different criminals, including The Penguin in prison uniform. Two of the applied painted paper portraits have come loose from painted surface but remain at top area. Some of these applied papers have begun to peel due to glue aging. Bottom has five printed Joker faces. Marx "Sample" tag on tin back has handwritten "Y-1326 - Batman Bagatelle" text. 1966. Scattered wear/aging. Fine overall. This toy was ultimately unproduced. From the John Bowers Collection.
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