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Friday, April 11, 2008

1964 Marx & Co.: Weird-Oh Digger Plastic Toy



Here's a toy I've had since childhood. It's 43 years old. One owner. He's a Weird-Oh brand and goes by the name Digger. Age 43, marked 1964 by Louis Marx & Company. A Hawk Model to be exact.

See his extended family HERE.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Liz Ness said...

Craaaaaazy! I love it though (shhh don't tell). My brother was really into these kinds of things!

8:55 PM  
Blogger studiosmith said...

I've done some reasearch since rediscovering this, and Marx Toy made a ton of toys like this. Not that many people still have one's from the 60's though.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Théodore said...

grotesquely cute. I'm sure it didn't come out of a breakfast cereal packet, but it does bring back memories of my childhood.

12:01 AM  
Blogger studiosmith said...

théodore - no doubt the right memory for this timeframe. I think if Digger came in cereal the frosted flakes would have been smashed to bits. But I bet the Weirdo-Oh collector cards that came in foil paks may have been available as such.

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your son's Teddy page. What a great dad.

7:34 AM  

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