Marx Lane

Inventory of Marx Playset Figures Accessories
Manufactured from 1951 to 1979

 
Appendix D-4  The Tiny-Kins - Disney, Fairy Tales, and TV
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Most individual figures shown on this page are shown in approximately proper proportion when compared to other figures and accessories on the page.  Exceptions include photos with multiple figures in one photo and some of the many photos provided by other persons.

In 1961, Marx introduced a new series of very small Disney figures called Disneykins.  One year later, the company released its similar Fairykin and TV-Kin figures.  Additional figures -- primarily Disney related -- were added later, and the figures remained on the market through the early 1970s.  Marx sold them individually and as figure groups in several styles of window boxes.  They were among Marx' most popular playset-related figures -- a few did appear in playsets -- and remain very popular among toy soldier collectors today, as well as collectors who specialize in these Tiny-Kins.

The Tiny-Kin figures -- especially the Disneykins -- were hugely popular during the 1960s, and Marx eventually produced close to 200 different figures.  They were manufactured for more than ten years, but their quality fell off in the latter years with the approach of Louis Marx' sale of the company in 1972.  Plastic Figure and Playset Collector (PFPC) magazine points out that the figures "...went through various stages of de-evolution, eventually succumbing to inferior casting, sloppy paint jobs, and inconsistent colors due to waning interest from both the buying public and the Marx Company itself.  The earlier 'Hong Kong' editions are definitely the best, and are likewise more valued by modern day collectors."  

There are definitely some very badly painted Tin-Kins on the market, and one should always keep in mind the toy soldier collector mantra of "buyer beware."  While the more common figures in so-so condition can be had for $10 or so, the rarer figures sell for $50 and up.  

PFPC Issue 10 is one of the primary sources for information on this web page, supplemented by information in Playset Magazine and input from various collectors and sellers.  Another excellent source of information on Disneykins is
Disneykins.com.  Special thanks for Tinykins collector Mark Marek for providing a large number of the photos on this page.

I welcome your comments, corrections, additional information and photos, and anything else you may wish to share with me and others who may read this page.  You can reach me by e-mail at ericjohns4444@gmail.com.

Disneykins
       
According to Plastic Figure and Playset Collector (PFPC) Issue 10, both what is called the First Series (34 figures) and Second Series (36 figures) came out in 1961.  Several of the figures are downsized versions of Marx' larger-scale Disney characters.  Later productions of Disneykins included the 101 Dalmatians (including 35 different poses of puppies), Babes in Toyland, Lady and the Tramp, the Sword in the Stone, the Jungle Book, and finally the larger, cartoon-version Robin Hood characters in 1973.   

The figures -- as well as the Fairykins and TV-Tinykins described in the following sections -- were small, painted hard plastic, made by companies contracting with the Marx offices in Hong
Kong.  PFPC states that there were more than 160 Disneykin figures.  They are generally reasonably well-painted in bright colors, though it is hard to find figures today that have not lost at least a little of their paint.  They are about the same scale as those described in the Disneyland Playset described on the Disney cartoon page of this web site, which is generally described as 35mm.  For example, Dewey Duck and Jiminy Cricket below are 23mm tall (11/16 of an inch), Alice in Wonderland is 34mm (1-3/8 inches), and the Queen of Hearts is 36mm (1-1/2 inches).  

The figures were sold individually in small boxes, as the one shown on the left (back of the box is on the left).  They were also sold in simiar window boxes -- allowing the buyer to see the figure inside -- as well as in boxed figure groups.  Some boxes held enough figures to be called small playsets, perhaps a half dozen figures and some small accessories, such as furniture and plants.  According to  PFPC, special items included a Lady and the Tramp kennel box set with 12 "jailed" dogs and cats, small Ludwig Von Drake sets that coincided with his popularity as a cartoon host on the Wonderful World of Disney television show, a Sword in the Stone set that included a castle, a now very scarce Robin Hood set, and a Disneykin Dreamhouse Playset that had a 2-story suburban house with all the interior fixings!

A box with Alice in Wonderland figures (see photo at left) was sold on Ebay in near mint condition for $342 in November 2012.  That might seem a bit high for a few tiny figures, but you will not often find these boxes up for sale, especially in such pristine condtion.   Notice the figures of the card soldier (just seen above the White Rabbit), the Cheshire Cat, and the hookah-smoking caterpillar.  These are not actually Disneykins, but flat figures which Marx apparently added to fill out the Wonderland group.  I an unsure if they were even sold outside of these boxed sets.  This is a good example of a Marx item that you buy when you see it, because you might well never see it again.  The photo is provided courtesy of the seller, Ebay ID barrelsofstuff4u. (And, no, it was not me that paid $342 for it.)  Check out that 43 cent price tage, marked down from one dollar!  If only we had known!  

Also shown are the only two boxes that I have.  Each cost me about $40.  The "Wild West" box includes lesser known figures from Disney films, as well as Thumper from Bambi (the bunny!).  The other figures -- also shown below individually -- are Jose Carioca, Panchito (center), Brer Rabbit, and Pecos Bill.  The box that reads "TV Scenes", is clearly a Disney scene with Lampwick, one of the odd characters that appears in Pinocchio.  I'm not sure what that accessory piece is....

Near the end of this section, there is a photo of an advertising sheet that shows all 35 poses of the 101 Dalmatian puppies.  I have only a few of the puppies, which are pictured later on this page.  However, seller Dorothy Lee recently put up for auction on Ebay five window boxes that have some of the poses.  She has allowed me to add the photos here to show some additional poses.  Dorothy is under Ebay laparkamania and has a collectibles web site at
www.nuclearjackalope.com.

101 Dalmatian window boxes
  Photos courtesy of Dorothy Lee, Ebay ID laparkamania,
www.nuclearjackalope.com

Marx made attractive, tiered store displays to increase sales of these small figures.  Some of these have survived, and they are a much-desired item for collectors today.  Many of them -- along with photos of most Disneykin figures -- can be seen at Disneykins.com.

     First Series

Box of first series Disneykins
Photo courtesy of collector Cathy Jennings

I have separated the First Series figures shown below into their various themes.  Second Series figures are shown in the same way and include several figures that add to the themes in Series One.  

You will note below that I have many more First Series figures than Second Series.  This is because more were manufactured, so today they are more readily available and less expensive.  Only one nephew and one niece were created for Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse, so you need two nieces and three nephews to make a full family!  I have never seen the Blue Fairy with a wand -- which she appears to be holding -- and am not sure whether these figures were originally molded with tiny wands or not.

Photos below show figures approximately proportionate to one another; the actual Mickey Mouse figure is about 1-3/8 inches tall.

          Walt Disney Comic Book Characters
1.  Mickey
2.  Minnie 3.  Monty 4.  Pluto

5.  Donald
6.  Daisy 7.  Dewey 8.  Goofy

          Pinocchio
9.  Pinocchio
10.  Gepetto 11.  Jiminy Cricket 12.  Figaro 13.  Blue Fairy

          Dumbo
14.  Dumbo 15.  Timothy 16.  Ringmaster

          Peter Pan

17.  Peter Pan
18.  Tinkerbell
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
19.  Captain Hook

          Alice in Wonderland
20.  Alice in Wonderland

          Snow White
21.  Snow White
22.  Doc 23.  Grumpy 24.  Dopey

25.  Happy
26.  Bashful 27.  Sneezy 28.  Sleepy

          Bambi
29.  Bambi
30.  Thumper

          Other Disney Characters
31.  Brer Rabbit - front and back with original Marx sticker - click here to see larger photo of back 32.  Pecos Bill 33.  Panchito
34.  Jose Carioca


     Second Series

Advertising Sheet of Second Series Figures
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 

As with Series One, I have separated the Second Series figures into their various themes.  These figures are harder to find and, therefore, more expensive.  As an example, I paid $50 for the Queen of Hearts shown below and about $75 for the two chipmunks, all three in very good condition.

          Walt Disney Comic Book Characters
1.  Ludwig Von Drake 2.  Uncle Scrooge
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 

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3.  Chip 4.  Dale

          Peter Pan
Photo not available at this time.
5.  Lost Boy with club
Photo courtesy of Larry Tomikel.
6.  Lost Boy Two 7.  Smee
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
8.  Wendy
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm
Also used as Cinderella in wondow boxes.

          Alice in Wonderland
Photo not available at this time.
9.  White Rabbit 
10.  Queen of Hearts 11.  Mad Hatter 12.  March Hare
Figures 9, 11, and 12 courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 

          Cinderella
13.  Gus 14.  Jaq
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

          Sleeping Beauty
15.  Sleeping Beauty  
16.  Prince Charming 17.  Maleficent
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm
18.  Flora 19.  Fauna 20.  Merryweather
Photo courtesy of collector Bob Spreitzer

          Dumbo
21.  Dumbo Regular Clown 22.  Dumbo Fireman Clown
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

          Pinocchio
23.  Stromboli  
24.  Fowlfellow
Cane is broken, as is true for many such figures found today.
25.  Cleo
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
26.  Lampwick

          Lady and the Tramp
27.  Lady
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
28.   Tramp
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 

          The Three Little Pigs
29.  Fiddler Pig
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm
30.  Piper Pig
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm
31.  Practical Pig
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

          Other Disney Characters
32.  Brer Fox 33.  Toby Tortoise 34.  Willie the Whale 35.  Bongo 36.  Babes in Toyland Soldier
Photos 33 ti 36 courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm


     Other Disneykin Figures

As noted earlier on this page, after initially selling the two series of Disneykins individually, Marx created many attractive boxed sets of these figures.  These were window boxes, allowing you to see the figures inside, glued onto the box bottom in front of colorfully painted backgrounds.  In addition to the original two series of figures, Marx created Disneykins in other Disney themes, as well as adding a few figures to thems already represented in the original Disneykins.  Some of these sets in new themes were released when related new Disney movies came out.
In addition, boxed sets sometimes included additional 2-dimensional (i.e., flat) figures and appropriate 2-dimensional accesories.   

          Bambi Characters
Though not recognized by Marx as such, Disney.com lists the skunk (Flower) and owl from Bambi as Figures 37 and 38 of the Second Series.  However, information on the site admits that they came only in boxed sets, with the Bambi and Thumper Diskeykins from Series One.  There could be other figures related to the groups in the First and Second Series which Marx added for boxed sets, but I am not familiar with any except for "flat figures," which are mentioned later on this page.
Photo not available at this time.
Flower
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm
Owl

          The Big Bad Wolf

Strangely, some very important Disney characters are missing from the Disneykins group.  Perhaps the most obvious is Cinderella.  Two of her animal friends -- mice Gus and Jaq -- made it in, but not Cinderella, or her step mother or step sisters or fairy godmother.  And even the group's Prince Charming belongs to Sleeping Beauty, not Cinderella!  In window boxes of figures, Wendy was used to represent Cinderella.

Another character missing from the original figures was the Big Bad Wolf.  When Disneykin sales were at their height in the 1960s, Marx sold a window box with the Three Little Pigs, but had to use the figure of Brer Fox to fill in as the Big Bad Wolf.  However, a Disneykin Big Bad Wolf does exist.  According to the web site L & L Collectables , in 1971, Marx sold a mixture of First and Second Series Disneykins on six different blister cards, with eight figures on each card.  One of these cards included the three pigs, and L & L Collectables points out that
"...the 3 Little Pigs FINALLY got a real Big Bad Wolf (Marx had earlier used Brer Fox as a stand in).  Although the quality on these end-run figures suffered, they were only produced for a very short time.  That, coupled with the inherent destructive design of bubble carded packaging, makes still carded examples very scarce today."  

According to information on the site, this figure was sold only as part of this card, which also included Bambi, Thumper, Brer Rabbit, and Joe Carioca.  The wolf was the only new figure  on these blister cards; the other 47 were all either First or Second Series figures.

The photo below of this "real" Big Bad Wolf is provided by Mark Marek, Ebay ID
dvcmembermfm
.  This wolf looks so skinny, I can understand why he wanted those pigs so bad!  I believe I once saw a photo of the same figure in either Playset Magazine or the former Plastic Figure and Playset Collector Magazine, but cannot find it as I add this section to the site.
Big Bad Wolf

          101 Dalmatians

Disney released its movie 101 Dalmatians in January 1961, the same year that Marx began to sell Disneykins.  Though not included in the First or Second Series, Marx introduced its 101 Dalmatians Disneykins that same year, though their number does not quite reach 101.  The advertising sheet below shows the group, including 35 puppies.  I have listed the puppies below in their order on the sheet.  Notice that some of them came with small accessories.

These figures were sold both individually and in boxed sets.  There are two poses of Pongo and Perdita, the basic version lying down and a second pose sitting, which comes from an especially popular "Wedding Scene" boxed set.  Disneykins.com lists 18 different boxed sets.



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1.  Pongo
3.  Sitting Pongo 5.  Roger
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
7.  The Colonel
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
2.  Perdita
Photo courtesy of Great Britain collector Amanda, Ebay ID doohdahday
4.  Sitting Perdita
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
6.  Anita
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
8.  Sgt. Tibbs
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
9.  Cruella de Vil 10.  Jasper 11.  Horace 12.  Maid 13.  Preacher
Photos 9 to 14 courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 

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14.  Lucky Pup
Photo on right courtesy of Great Britain collector Amanda, Ebay ID doohdahday
15.  Smoky
16.  Spatter 17.  Tiger
Photo courtesy of Great Britain collector Amanda, Ebay ID doohdahday
18.  Rolly

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19.  Flapper 20.  Wags 21.  Ham 22.  Patch 23.  Swifty

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24.  Inky 25.  Puddles 26.  Tiresome (and bed)
Photo courtesy of Great Britain collector Amanda, Ebay ID doohdahday
27.  Nosey 28.  Sniff

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29.  Hungry 30.  Spark 31.  Pepper 32.  Penny 33.  Yank

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34.  Scooter 35.  Bump 36.  Speedy
Yes he has ears, though hard to see in the photo!
37.  Spanky 38.  Salter
Photo courtesy of Great Britain collector Amanda, Ebay ID doohdahday

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39.  Dipper 40.  Hoofer
Photo courtesy of Great Britain collector Amanda, Ebay ID doohdahday
41.  Pokey 42.  Corky 43. Bulgey

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44.  Bravo 45.  Yoyo 46.  Blob 47.  Sleepy
Bed maybe for Sleepy, Blob, or Pokey?
48.  Sport

          Lady and the Tramp Characters

Figures for both Disney dogs Lady and Tramp were included in the Second Series of Disneykins.  These, of course, were based on Disney's Lady and the Tramp movie that was released in 1955.  In 1962, Marx created Disneykins of several other characters from the movie -- as well as revised poses of both Lady and Tramp -- and sold them individually and in boxed sets.



1.  Lady sitting 2.  Tramp sitting 3.  Am 4.  Si
The four photos above courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

5.  Bull  
6.  Pedro 7.  Peg 8.  Jock
The first three photos above courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

9.  Dachsie  
10.  Trusty 11.  Toughy 12.  Boris
Photos 9 and 11 courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm


          Babes in Toyland Soldiers
Babes in Toyland is a 1961 Disney film that included some animated sequences.  In addition to the one Babes in Toyland figure in Series Two, Marx also made a small group of Babes in Toyland figures in the Disneykin style; a similar group of the figures in a larger-scale group was released at the same time.  According to PFPC Issue 10, they were first sold in 1962.  I am not sure how many or which poses they made in this size, but they are all soldiers dressed in red and white.  One of the Disneykins is the trumpeter shown below.  Made in hard plastic and standing 1-1/2 inches tall, they are very fragile and obviously easily lost.  I imagine not too many of these figures have survived.
1.  Standing, rifle on shoulder 2.  Marching, holding rifle forward 3.  Drummer 4.  Trumpeter 
Photos 1 to 3 courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

     The Flat figures (from boxed sets)
 
Among the most difficult Disneykin figures to find today are flat figures (and accessories) that were included in a few of the boxed sets.  I suppose hey are not true Disneykins since they are not 3-dimensional, but they came only with the Disneykin boxed sets.  I have not seen a list of these figures, but have seen at least photographs of the following ones.  A few of them are shown in the boxed set photos near the top of this page.

They are nearly impossible to find other than those that remain in their boxes, so that to obtain them you'll most likely need to buy the entire boxed set rather than just the individual figure.  I'd welcome anyone with more information on or photos of these unusual figures to share with the rest of us!

In addition to flat figures, some of the boxed sets came with flat accessories.  These included such items as a spinning wheel, fences, flowers, and trees.  Example of such items that came with TV-Tinykins are shown at the bottom of the this page.

          Alice in Wonderland
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Cheshire Cat Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar Card Soldier

          Sleeping Beauty
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Samson Goon


     Later Disney-related figures
 
          The Sword in the Stone

In 1963 -- two years after Disneykins were introduced -- Marx released a Sword in the Stone Playset, the same year that Disney released its movie version of The Sword in the Stone.  
The movie, based on a T. H. White novel, relates the story of how Arthur became the king of England through the legend of a sword stuck in a stone that could be pulled out only by the future king.

The figure group was not advertised as part of the Disneykin series, but collectors generally regard these figures as such due to their small size.  According to Disneykins.com, the figures were released as a playset that included a several accessories.  Personally, I think this would have made one heck of a "normal-sized" playset.  It's about as close as Marx came to the more recent Dungeons and Dragons fantasy game.  Photos shown here are from Mark Marek (Ebay ID dvcmembermfm) who sold the incomplete set shown below on Ebay for $200.  If you look close, you will see that many of the knight figures in the set are down-sized versions of the 6-inch scale GoldMarx knights.  

I do not have information of the complete contents of the set.  Identification of the individual figures below is based on my review of Internet stories on the movie.  Please let me know if I have identified some incorrectly (e.g., the two dragons).
Figures and accessories from The Sword in The Stone playset
Photos courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

All photos of Sword and Stone courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm
Young Arthur Merlin
Figure is missing right hand
Arthur pulling sword from the stone Stone with sword in it
Sir Ector
Figure's broken sword has been repaired...very poorly!
Sir Kay Madam Mim
Archimedes and Pike Wolf
Green and gold dragon Pink and black dragon
  
          The Jungle Book

Disney's Jungle Book movie was released in October 1967, and Marx released its Jungle Book Disneykins that same year.  According to Disneykins.com, the figure group was first introduced as a mail-in Disneykin promotion for Royal Gelatin, and later sold by Marx in boxed sets.  PFPC Issue 10 shows the Jungle Book figures, and Issue 76 includes a photo from veteran collector/seller Rick Koch that shows them marketed in a window box as a figure group, though the box does not include the term Disneykin.  Colonel Hathi is rather large for a Disneykin!  The group in the box also included three monkey poses that were pulled from the company's miniature Jungle Play Set.  

One of my favorite Marx figures is Mowgli, a super fragile figure exactly one inch tall that I was lucky enough to buy in near mint condition.  I am extremely thankful to whoever kept it in such fine condition for many years!  The photo below does not do justice to the actual figure.

1.  Mowgli  
2.  Shere Kahn 3.  Colonel Hathi 4.  Sonny (Hathi Jr.)

5.  King Louie
6.  Baloo 7.  Bagheera
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm

In addition to these usual seven figures in the group, collector Mark Marek has provided photos of three rather odd-looking monkeys that were included in a boxed set of the Jungle Book Disneykins.  I have never seen them elsewhere, but there are clearly positions in the box for them, along with the other figures in the group.  The first monkey shown below appears to be holding a baby monkey with its face hidden...I'm not sure.
Boxed set and the three monkeys included in it

          Robin Hood

This group of Robin Hood figures is based on Disney's animated cartoon movie Robin Hood, which was released in November 1973.  
As shown in the photos, all characters are portrayed as animals.  PFPC Issue 10 reports that Marx produced this now scarce figure group in 1972 based on a Robin Hood "cartoon series," but I can find no information on any such Disney cartoon series.  As a result, I think that Disneykins.com is most likely correct that the figures were actually introduced in 1973.  Note that this was after Louis Marx had sold his toy company. 

Although collectors sometimes refer to these figures as Disneykins, veteran collector/seller Paul Stadinger has pointed out that they are larger than Disneykins, approximately the size of the Marx "60mm" cartoon figures.  Like The Sword in the Stone figures, they were never advertised as Disneykins.  They might more properly be called Disney Kings, a group of figures shown on Page D-1 of the cartoon section of this web site.  For a bit more information on this group, see Disneykins.com.

Boxed set of Robin Hood Disneykins
Photo courtesy of Disney figure collector Michael Koller, Ebay ID mko-de





Fairykins

Following brisk sales of Disneykins, Marx came out with two similar sets in 1962, the Fairykins and the TV-Tinykins.  According to Plastic Figure and Playset Collector (PFPC) magazine Issue 22, neither group achieved the sales volume of the Disneykin figures, but both gained popularity that continues today.  Like the Disneykins, the figures were produced in Hong Kong and were small scale, painted, and hard plastic.  Similarly, they were sold individually in small boxes and in small boxed figure sets.  

The 35 Fairykins were, for the most part, downsized versions of the earlier 60mm Fairy Tale figures.  The company added nine additional nursery rhyme figures that were missing from the 60mm line, such as Hansel and Gretel and Humpty Dumpty (but did not include the Three Little Pigs, which instead show up in the Disneykins!).  The Fairykins box shown below does not include the Pied Piper, but he is shown in a similar box in PFPC 22.  He is the final figure shown below.  


I bought most of the Fairykins (not including Goosey, Goosey Gander and the Pied Piper) in one Ebay purchase of a Fairykins window box.  I think this must have been for sale as a set (though each box holds only 34 figures, not 35), but it also could have been used as a store display.  The box was in bad shape, but is shown below.  Also below is a photo of a similar box owned by collector Cathy Jennings.   Note that while there is not a place for the Pied Piper in my box, that figure is included in Cathy's box.

The figures are well sculpted, though, as for many small Marx figures, the Hong Kong painting was rather poor.  On the other hand, the figures are very small (e.g., Little Red Riding Hood is 1-1/4 inches tall), so what can you expect for toys sold so cheaply (back in the 1960s, not now!).

Note how the Giant and Jack (and the Beanstalk) are posed in the box; I must admit that I had never quite figured that out, even though I've had the identical 60mm versions for many years!  With no help from the bad paint jobs, some of the figures in this tiny size look a bit off.  You might think that the Pussycat definitely takes the cake for the weirdest of them all, but that middle ear is really just a small piece of the sprue he was attached to in the manufacturing process.  And Polly Put the Kettle On is not actually humpbacked; she has a large sunhat that is tied around her neck and is hanging on her back!  Most of the figures are in scale with one another, but Goosey, Goosey Gander is an obvious exception.

Note:  The individual photos below the box photos are arranged in the same order as they appear in the box.
Front of my box Back of my box Front of Cathy's box
Photo courtesy of collector Cathy Jennings

1.  Humpty Dumpty
2,3.  Little Bo Peep and Sheep 4,5.  Jack and the Beanstalk, and the Giant

6,7.  Simple Simon and the Pieman 8.  Polly Put the Kettle On 9,10.  Old Mother Hubbard and Her Poor Dog

11.  Mary Had a Little Lamb
12.  Little Boy Blue 13.  Jack Jump Over the Candlestick 14.  Little Miss Muffett

15 to 18.  The Three Little Kittens and their Mother  
19.  Pussycat 20,21.  Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

22 to 25.  Goldilocks and the Three Bears
26, 27.  Jack and Jill

28.  Goosey, Goosey Gander
29,30.  Hansel and Gretel 31.  Little Tommy Tucker 32. Hickory, Dickory,Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm  Dock

33. Little Jack Horner 34. Mistress Mary 35. The Pied Piper




TV-Tinykins

The TV-Tinykins were the outcome of a deal worked out by Marx with the Hanna-Barbera cartoon team, which produced the top children's television cartoons of the 1960s.  The Tinykins included 35 figures in five groups:  Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, the Flintstones, and -- my personal favorite -- Top Cat.  Marx must have developed a close relationship with the cartoon team, as the company also produced a Flintstones playset in approximately 60mm scale and a Yogi Bear set using the TV-Tinykins figures shown below.  These playsets are described earlier on this page.
Box with all five sets of TV-Tinykins
Photo courtesy of collector Cathy Jennings

     Quick Draw McGraw Series
1.  Quick Draw McGraw
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
2.  Baba Louie 3.  Auggie Doggie
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
4.  Doggie Daddy
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 

5.  Blabber Mouse
6.  Super Snooper 7.  Snuffles

     
Yogi Bear Series
1.  Yogi Bear
2.  Boo Boo 3.  Cindy Bear 4.  Yacky Doodle
Photos courtesy of Dan McLean, Ebay toymiester

5.  Fibber Fox
6.  Snagglepuss 7.  Ranger Smith 8.  Alfy Gator
Photos courtesy of Dan McLean, Ebay toymiester

   
 Huckleberry Hound Series
1.  Huckleberry Hound
2.  Pixie
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
3.  Dixie
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
4.  Mr. Jinx

5.  Ding-a-Ling
Photo courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 
6.  Hokey Wolf

     
The Flintstones Series
Photo not available at this time. Photo not available at this time.
1.  Fred
2.  Wilma 3.  Barney Betty

5.  Dino
6.  Fireman 7.  Cop 8.  Baby Puss
Photos 6 to 8 courtesy of Mark Marek, Ebay ID dvcmembermfm 

   
 Top Cat Series
1.  Top Cat
2.  Benny 3.  Choo Choo 4.  Spook

5.  Fancy Fancy
6.  Brain 7.  Officer Dibble

     TV-Tinykins Accessories

There were several small accessories that came in window boxes of Disneykins and TV-Tinykins.  Those below came with the TV-Tinykins.  
Fence
Look closely and you will see the word "VOTE" on the fence.
No Parking sign Home Sweet Home sign
This came with Yogi Bear figures.





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