MARX Skin Diver and MONSTERS of the DEEP Blister Card original Art Work By Floyd Chamberlain. This listing is for the Hand Painted Prototype Art work as shown in the second picture. This listing is for the Rare OOAK , Marx Toy Company , Skin Diver and MONSTERS of the DEEP - Hand Painted and Signed Art Work from 11/9/60. Floyd Chamberlain was one of the Artist that worked in the Louis Marx Toy Company in Glen Dale, West Virginia.Floyd was a Great Artist and his work was some of the best that came out of the Model Room in Glen Dale West Virginia. This Skin Diver art work and several other pieces of art work was on display at the Marx Toy Museum in Moundsville WV for several years. If you watch American Pickers you may have seen the episode where Mike buys the Moon Base art work from me, That Art work was painted by Floyd also. The Oak Frame Measures 9 1/4 X 16 and the card Measures 11 1/2 X 17. If this art work is not talking to you, keep watching!! I will be listing a few more pieces of his Art work in the next 6 months. Below item does not PERTAIN to the above listing! Here's the paragraph you requested. From late 1980 to the spring 1981 as the Marx Toy Company was facing bankruptcy proceedings, a small group of outside investors paid to have premium shots of the historically popular molds shots in the Girard plant by the senior Marx employee , Gene Rocco, in concert with the company's conservators.
The molds has been collected, inventoried, and monitored by the conservators in Girard. Since the plastic shots were being prepared for potential marketing photos, each shot was carefully handled as it came off the mold to insure straight rifles, swords, spears, bows, etc. Our goal was to create realistic color schemes without painting. The different horse molds, f or example, were shot in white, then blending to tan, blending to darker browns, then blending to grays and then darker into black.
In another example, the cavalry molds and all civil war figures were shot in both light and dark blues and grays. All Alamo Mexican soldiers were shot in tans blending to various blues and reds. The results were some very nice color variations.
But each color was also shot uniformly for each standard color-because toy stores would need standardized colors. In 1981, however, the Vietnam War had gutted the U.
Public's interest in toy soldiers, Romans , western themes, and even Robin Hood themes. The marketing plans failed, and 99 percent of the plastic figures and accessories were placed by the last investor into a nice storage facility. Several of these items are Unusual color, not the color that Marx made them in the 1960's and 1970's. This listing is one of those items!!Check out the other GREAT items that I have listed! The item "Marx Skin Diver and MONSTERS of the DEEP- Blister Card Original Art Work" is in sale since Sunday, June 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Play Sets". The seller is "marxtoyconnection" and is located in Moundsville, West Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.