MARX 1928 ASK ME ANOTHER THE ELECTRIC WIZARD IN ORIGINAL BOX. Very rare and unusual electric question and answer toy called Ask Me Another "The Electric Wizard" manufactured by Marx. Scarce toy was available only through the Sears Roebuck Christmas catalog for 1929-30. Toy consists of large 10" x 8.5 " die cut man's head wearing a red turban decorated with a crescent moon and star printed on thick, heavy cardboard. The figure's hands extend upwards in either side of the face.Each palm has 12 brass lined holes uniformly spaced between the second and fourth fingers. Two cloth covered wires with metal terminals coil out from the back of the toy to the front. 12 pairs of die cut cards, resembling right and left hands, precisely fit over the figures hands. The left side are questions. Match them up by inserting the wire terminals into the correct hold and a light bulb in the center of the toy lights up. A large rectangular green wooden block riveted to the back of the toy holds a single D-cell battery. It has what looks like original battery and is inside compartment. The block has its original zinc plated cover which encloses the battery and completes the electrical connection.
Stamped on the center of this card is its original factory inspection date, August 11, 1928. The toy is complete with all 24 (12 pairs) of original hand cards. Each pair also matched in color and several different colors were used. In addition it has its original light bulb, plus its coiled metal battery clip (to insure contact). The box is beautifully illustrated with the Wizard's face and raised palms.
All 24 cards are exc intact as is the display. Box has been reinforced and repaired with clear tape. No bottom panel, missing section on one area of box. And in a few spots with staining.Great graphics on box which. Measures 9 x 10 x 3.5. Very cool obscure early item by Marx. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Play Sets". The seller is "grubermoe3nnt" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.