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Marx Whistling Space Top Set
ITEM 30090

 
  • Marx whistling Space Tops complete with launcher and original box

  • Space age tin satellite spinning tops made in Japan for Marx Toys

  • Freedom and Liberty Bell space tops are named for the first manned space flights in the 1960s NASA Project Mercury

  • Hand-held launcher starts the tops in motion ... SEE MOVIE!

  • Tops are in fine working condition with minor play wear

  • Original box is in very good condition, complete with insert

  • Marx Toys 1960s

  • An interesting note about this set: A customer asked whether the Freedom top is missing a spring on the bottom. The answer is no — that’s the way the toy is designed. Only one top has a spring.

    This is documented in “Marx Toys: Robots, Space & TV Characters” by Maxine Pinsky (Schiffer Books) where the author explains that the 1960s space tops were based on an earlier 1930s top set. In the early set, the tops were a globe and a man’s face, with the spring as a design element, like a neck tie, to indicate a body and not just a loose head. The globe top had no spring. The whistling space top set was made from the earlier toy, with new graphics —and a spring on only one top.

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