ULTRA RARE set and I do not use this term lightly, because finding these individually are difficult enough but as a complete set of 10 figures and with the boxes in such fine condition really sets the standard for the term. This set of 10 miniature vinyl plastic figures with a faux bronze finish is the 2nd series of MARX VIANISHING ANIMALS.Following the success of the Animal Kingdom series, a set of 10 figures was made with focus on Vanishing Animals in 1971 - the 1st series. This 2nd series, made in Hong Kong, with graphics printed in the Netherlands, received limited distribution and each of these figures comes with a plastic base stand and an individual bio sheet - some have the color illustrated insert showing the series. Endorsed by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), all figures are in very fine condition except the wallaby has a small white spot (wear of the finish) on the left side.
Figures include: ABYSSINIAN (Walia) IBEX, MOUNTAIN GORILLA, ARABIAN ORYX, SNOW LEOPARD, ASIATIC CHEETAH, MOUNTAIN ZEBRA (notice the goitered dewlap on the neck which is distinctive of this species), GIANT OTTER, ATLANTIC WALRUS, JUAN FERNANDEZ FUR SEAL, and RING-TAILED WALLABY. Boxes are in fine condition with virtually no wear or damage and all figures in fine condition with the exception of the small defect on the Wallaby.NOTE: I have had requests to sell certain individual figures and break this set up. The item "Complete Set 10 withboxes 1972 MARX Vanishing Animals Series II plastic figures" is in sale since Saturday, January 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Play Sets". The seller is "junglejim" and is located in Potomac, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.