Monday, July 1, 2013

Disney's Grumpy Disneykin

Grumpy Monday

Disneykins were miniature hand painted plastic figures from the Marx Toy Company, manufactured  from around 1960 thru the early 1970's. They were sold individually or in packs. To this day, they are hot collectibles, and there are several sites dedicated to them and their history. Originally, individual Disneykins sold for $.15 each. I got this Grumpy Disneykin at an antique shop about 16-17 years ago, and while I can't remember the price, I am absolutely certain it wasn't for 15 cents.

My favorite thing about them, to be honest, are the graphics on the boxes, this one featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

This box has seen better days.

The other thing I love is the great little character sheet.

Another favorite thing about this line; they from an era when Walt Disney was alive. This was likely something he had some supervision of, even if it was small (no pun intended). There is something very special about that to me, and makes this one of my favorite little collectibles.

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