Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fun Pals by Marx

The evolution of Disney figures by Marx is an interesting story. From the unpainted Walt Disney's Television Playhouse characters of the 1950s to the Disneykins and Disneykings of the 1960s, the toy manufacturer continued to come up with new ways to sell basically the same molds for decades. In the early 1970s, they produced Disney Fun Pals.

Fun Pals were similar to the larger Disneykings, but were made of soft plastic. Hand-painted. Hakes has sold several 5-piece blister packs in recent years. Here's three. Snow White is found in the first set, Dopey in the next. Packages measure 5.5" x 9" x 1.5". The figures stand between 1.5" and 2.5".

Images via Hakes.


  1. I love Disneykins, Disneykings, and all of the small Marx plastic figures. Why?!? I don't know, they're so simple - there's really not much too them. And yet they are super appealing.

    1. I know exactly what you mean Major. Modern "action figures" are more detailed and precise in their paint jobs. Yet, there's something about the vintage Marx figs that still captures the imagination.