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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2013, 03:33:15 PM »
MPC Dinosaur Monsters on blister card (1964):



98 cents!  :laugh: Now you can't get a decent one for a hundred times that.
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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2013, 07:34:50 PM »
Marx Prehistoric Times #3390 Playset (1957):













The #3390 is the first Marx dinosaur playset. It is one of the "long box" sets. They were shipped in the decorated boxes so most of the time those are missing or heavily damaged. The vacu-form terrain piece is commonly badly cracked or broken.

CONTENTS:
23 dinosaurs (1 Large Mold Group, 1 Medium Mold Group, 2 Small Mold Groups); This set contains a light gray Small Mold Group with some marbling. It also contains one of the rare and highly coveted metallic green Kronosaurus (finned creature in the pond).
Vacu-form Terrain Piece
4 Palm Trees & 4 Ferns & 1 Dead Tree & 2 Stumps
12 Cavemen (6 Cream, and 6 Tan)
Box & Booklet
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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2013, 08:01:43 PM »
LOVELOVELOVE these sets!!
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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2013, 08:05:11 PM »
LOVELOVELOVE these sets!!
Thanks, dude! I was wondering if anyone gives a rats *ss about this stuff. As long as anyone cares I'll continue to post them. I'm a bit of a dino freak.  ;D
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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2013, 08:09:01 PM »
Marx Prehistoric Bagatelle Pinball Game:




Marx made a lot of fabulous bagatelles, and that's one of the best! Since pinball machines were banned as a moral corruption in many jurisdictions for two or three decades after the war , Marx bagatelles were as close to pinball as many kids got in those years.

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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2013, 08:10:40 PM »
MPC Dinosaur Monsters on blister card (1964):

Wow! Mint on card! That's fabulous.

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How tough are they to find that way?

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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2013, 08:16:00 PM »
Wow! Mint on card! Is that yours?

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Yeah, I picked that up from eBay about 10 years ago. It isn't perfect but probably as nice as could be expected for such an item. Packaged examples are few and far between. Glad you like it, Hep.  :)
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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2013, 10:43:25 PM »
Marx Prehistoric Times #3390 Playset (1957):



The #3390 is the first Marx dinosaur playset. It is one of the "long box" sets.


The long box sets are the definitive Marx playsets in my mind. The later boxes just don't seem "right" to me, just like any Aurora monster model kit that came out after the long box ones doesn't seem right to me either.

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« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2013, 10:49:17 PM »
That's a sweet set!

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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2013, 04:03:58 PM »
MPC Ancient Dark God Playset (1972) (Custom Dinosaur/Monster Playset)







I created this custom playset a few months ago. The cyclopean thing in the corner is an idol of Agrezelh. The Glow MPC Monsters represent Agrezelh's spectral demonic servants. They have taken various forms of iconic terror plucked from the minds of Agrezelh worshippers from throughout time. This playset is meant to have a Lovecraftian vibe with the worship of prehistoric Great Old Ones. Since this is the Monsterkidverse style of the early '70s, we have the cavemen coexisting with dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals. This is made with mostly MPC parts with some custom pieces...like the Agrezelh idol, the sacrificial altar, and some of the rock formations. This is a bit of a loose prequel to the Haunted Graveyard Playset with the feature of Agrezelh worship. Millions of years later Agrezelh would be one of the main Powers to enable Hagmar The Witch to invade Cemetery Hill with The Unholy Eight and accompanying hordes.
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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2013, 03:39:53 AM »
Thanks, dude! I was wondering if anyone gives a rats *ss about this stuff. As long as anyone cares I'll continue to post them. I'm a bit of a dino freak.  ;D

I don't think you can find a Monster Kid who didn't start off as a Dino Kid.
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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2013, 10:06:25 AM »
Twould be strange to find any young boy who didn't like dinosaurs. I mean enormous, vicious flesh eating beasts capable of tearing a person limb from limb? What's not to like?

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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2013, 02:13:50 PM »
Here are some of my marx & MPC (and reissues of same) dinosaur playsets. Some are hard to see, as they are stacked (especially cared sets, which I tend to store laying flat to avoid sagging over time!)









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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2013, 02:53:58 PM »
Neat collection! How long has it taken you to put it together?

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Re: Dinosaur Playsets
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2013, 11:01:12 PM »
Awesome sets! I had many Marx and MPC dinos as a kid.
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