I have here the Dinosaur Playset that started it all--The Marx Prehistoric Playset--Prehistoric Times #3390. This is the set most kids from the 50's fondly recall and the one they most often try to re-capture in latter years. Let's start with the good stuff. The vacuum form land base is perfect with no cracks or flaws and we all know what a rarity that is in and of itself. There are 2 complete sets of cavemen; one in tan and one in cream.
All the trees and fronds are there and in the set bags. 2 stumps and a dead tree. And let me explain what we have because its quite an array for you that are into things a bit off the norm.
There are 2 small mold groups in this set. One in gray and one green. Although you cannot discern it in photo, the gray set is lightly marbled.
The green set is a gem. Factory made Marx HARD PLASTIC. That is a rarity indeed and that small mold grouping alone is probably worth a princely sum. The Large Mold Group has two metallic silver pieces and the Brontosaurus is marbled. The medium mold group is also marbled; another rairty.These are not your normal fare. Its a very cool offering and one you won't find very often if ever again.
The flaws are as follows: The dead tree has some paint residue on it. It has a few pock marks on the cover but its not a dingy box at all with crisp images. The front panel has a rip (see photo) where it looks like someone used a utility knife to originally open the flap.But the box closes good and all the ends and corners are crisp. The booklet is here but it has a tear on the cover page but the real issue is the pages are out of sequence which, to me, means the staples came loose at one time and whoever owned it re-stapled the booklet however they didn't sequence the pages correctly. Again this is an easy fix. All in all we have a dandy item here. Marx's original dinosaur playset #3390 in really good nostalgic condition with some very rare animal groupings; mainly marbled and HARD PLASTIC. I cannot emphasize enough how rare hard plastic dinosaurs are in Marx circles. Only a select few playsets contained hard plastic pieces and the derivation of them, to this day, in Marx production history of dinosaurs remains unknown. The item "Marx Prehistoric Dinosaur Playset #3390 THE ORIGINAL PREHISTORIC TIMES" is in sale since Saturday, August 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Play Sets".
The seller is "staceyd0" and is located in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM, AG, AW, BZ, DM, GD, KN, LC, MS, TC, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.