Thursday, September 30, 2010

1960s Sugar Daddy Alice Trading Card

This was a new one on me, I'd never heard of this before. This is a trading card from Sugar Daddy candy. While I have seen (and even remember getting) trading cards out of Sugar Daddy candies, I never knew there was a Disney series, nor an Alice in that series.

This Alice is card number 20 out of a set of 25 cards called Mickey Mouse and his Pals, series number 5. Don't know if this means 5th series of Mickey and pals, or 5th series overall.

I also don't have an exact date on this, but the art tells me that it is most likely from the 1960s. If anyone has details on this series or knows if there were other Alice characters from that series, I'd be grateful for that information.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Book by Jim Korkis

Disney historian Jim Korkis has written a new book called The Vault of Walt, featuring lots of great stuff on Disney, and a fantastic section on Alice from the 1930s to its release in 1951. This is based on an article he originally wrote under his pseudonym Wade Sampson that I blogged about previously.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Izumi Yukimura Autograph

A while back I posted a Japanese version of the Alice in Wonderland title song. A kind reader recently identified the singer for me as Izumi Yukimura. And even more recently, I acquired this autograph! Izumi Yukimura is alive and well and still performing.

Love the little sketch.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Not Really Marx, But...Mad Hatter and March Hare Bottle Stoppers

I didn't really know what to do with these, they are certainly not Marx, but are clearly made with Marx figures. These are bottle stoppers. They are made from some sort of metal, maybe pewter. They are the size of the SP figures, and are attached to a bottle stopper with a cork bottom for sealing a wine or liquor bottle.

Pretty cool, but bizarre. If they made these two, did they make all five of SP figures?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Marx Wrap Up

Well, it has been quite the plastic-filled ride during this Marx extravaganza. Since I'm sure you haven't had enough Marx yet, thought I'd sum up the series, 'cause I'm stalling for time to scan some new stuff. We saw:

Alice Disneykins in a variety of paint jobs and boxes

Second Series New Disneykins featuring the Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts in a variety of boxes

TV Scenes of Alice and the White Rabbit & March Hare

New Disneykin Playset

Disneykings featuring Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare

Disneykids of the Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts

Rockykins and Rockykings of Alice and the Mad Hatter (btw, I recently saw a Rockykin of Grumpy)

UPDATE:  Found the March Hare Rockyking!!!

SP figures of Alice, Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts

Holland figures of Alice, Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts

Disney Fun Pal of Alice

Cake topper with the Mad Hatter

Heimo figures of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare

Nodders of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare

Snap-Eeze of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare

Twistable or Twistoy of the March Hare

Rolykin of the White Rabbit

Ramp Walker with Mad Hatter and White Rabbit

Snowdomes of Alice and Mad Hatter & March Hare

and last but not least the Viewmarx.

Whew. That's a ton of Marx stuff, and it probably isn't even all of it. I'm sure there must be a March Hare Rockyking and Heimo figures of Alice, the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Marx Alice in Wonderland Viewmarx

I originally posted this back in January, but thought it deserved to be with its Marx brethren.

What a cool toy this is, and how surprising that they made an Alice! This is called a Viewmarx, it is basically a slide viewer toy, sorta like a viewmaster, but not in 3-D. This is the only one I've ever seen in its original box.

The toy itself is made to look like the White Rabbit's house, which is pretty cool by itself.

The toy is simple to operate, even more simple if you look on the back of the box...

and the bottom...

I managed to get my camera to focus on a couple of the slides through the viewport (not an easy task I might add).

There are a total of 8 slides, and they have all gone very VERY red. This is the best I could do to adjust the color.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Marx March Hare Snowdome

The second of two Marx snowdomes, this is titled March Hare, but should really be titled Mad Hatter and March Hare.

For years I never even knew this existed, it is naturally quite rare, and again, never seen a completely full one.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Marx Alice in Wonderland Snowdome

This is a bit of a repost from the first year of the blog, but just trying to be tidy. This is the Marx Alice in Wonderland snowdome.

I have never ever found one of these full, all have had at least some evaporation over the years. This 'dome features Alice at the beginning of the film, asleep under the tree when the White Rabbit comes along to lead her on her merry adventure.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Marx Mad Hatter & White Rabbit Ramp Walker

Another weird pairing is this ramp walker featuring the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit (why not the March Hare?). I guess one rabbit is as good as another.

Ramp walkers are cool, you'd tie a string to the loop at the front, and tie a weight to the end and dangle it over the edge of a table or something, and the toy walks! I vividly remember owning Funny Face walkers too when I was a kid in the 1970s.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marx Alice in Wonderland New Disneykins Playset

This is one of the most difficult to find of the Marx Alice items, the second series Alice playset.

There is no Alice playset from the first series, although she does appear in the Dumbo playset (?!), but this second series playset is way cool. Not only does it have all 4 of the second series figures, but include 3 additional flat scene characters: the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and a Card Soldier.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Marx White Rabbit & March Hare New Disneykin TV Scene

We now move into the set of Marx items that are not single figures. First up is the White Rabbit and March Hare New Disneykins TV Scene.

Same format as the Alice TV Scene, the second series scenes come in purple boxes. Odd that this is the White Rabbit and March Hare, rather than the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, although the background image is the White Rabbit's house.