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PostSubject: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:23 am

I finally got one of these last month after searching for some time to find one in good shape and as complete as possible. This one is almost complete missing only one of the wolves and the laying down duck. The paint is different in some sets than others so there are variations out there as well I am sure.
Louis Marx company made this set in Hong Kong in the 1960-1970s(?). It is in roughly HO scale – about 1:87 and made of hard plastic (like Starlux). Some of the animals are copied off larger previous Marx animals, others seem to be new. The sign is there for scale as is Westie who looks very big next to these little animals.

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The monkeys were available on a card at one time as well as in the miniature playsets. All are shown here though the chimpanzee are not part of that set. I’m still trying to figure out what the various species are.

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It’s a really fun set and would have been great to play with as a kid. They seem to be relatively common compared to other Marx miniature sets, but it’s hard to get a complete set. Animals are often missing or broken, and because of the small hard plastic they can even arrive broken directly out of a never before opened box. I am watching for other variations to fill out my set but they are not often available at a good price. Some of the animals are better than others but it's a nice set to have and I am very happy with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:03 am

Congrats!

They're all wonderful! I can't choose a favourite or even TEN favourites drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:52 am

That is just awesome!! Many congratulations Tim! Very happy for you, and the set is amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:34 am

Oh wow, it's beautiful!! How fabulous is this, huge congratulations Tim cheers cheers what a find bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:51 am

HOLY, HOPPING HAMSTER affraid

WOW!!!! What a fantastic, awesome set cheers

I have to study it closer when I have plenty of time drunken study Very Happy

CONGRATULATIONS, Tim cheers flower sunny bounce cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:57 pm

Wow, this is cool Cool I like it very much!
Congratulations Tim and thank You very very much for sharing!!! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:10 pm

I just discovered, - isn`t the "house" the same as the one on the Arc from Schleich Shocked scratch

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-except the colour Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:33 pm

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I just discovered, - isn`t the "house" the same as the one on the Arc from Schleich Shocked scratch


-except the colour Very Happy
... and the windows Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:58 pm

Tim, that's a marvelous find. cheers
Was it all of your collection and something enough fantastic to give you a lot of joy. I like these kind of huge sets/series! geek Very Happy
Important is not how nice look a single figure but how nice is the whole group of figures!
By the way, I'm very glad knowing that unless in USA people believe that crocodiles were also saved by Noah's Ark. At least someone thought that a croc can easily die with a water overdose. drunken drunken Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:23 pm

Gah! I LOVE THAT! :)

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:19 pm

This Noah's Ark is amazing Tim. Congratulations on such a wonderful find. Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful pictures with us. Awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:44 pm

Phantastic Tim!!! I very like the monkeys, please let me know if you know all species!! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:10 pm

Excellent find and great model!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:15 pm

Two of these sets for sale right now on UK eBay. Both 'mint & boxed' by same seller
Both 'Buy it now' sales
The big set eBay Number 37101341152 £59.99 including free postage within UK
The small set eBay Number 371010246153 £39.99 including free postage within UK
(I don't know about postage to other countries)

I thought about buying them for a few days, but have now decided not to, as Marx isn't really a core part of my collection. I'd still like to buy their American Civil War miniature set though - a childhood nostalgia thing - I had a few figures from the set back then.
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PostSubject: Re: Marx Miniature Noah's Ark   Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:45 pm

Great set and some lovely models there!! Applause Applause 
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