The Great Garloo

The Great Garloo was a robot monster from the Marx toy company. In addition to looking cool, it stood about two feet tall, and had the (wired) remote-control capabilities of moving, bending over, and picking things up, making this a very popular toy in the early 1960s.

Garloo was green and scaly, with a ridge of spikes on its head. Its mouth was open, showing its teeth. It wore a leopard-print loin cloth and chains. Its posture was reminiscent of a Ray Harryhausen character.

Son of Garloo

The toy spawned a Son of Garloo wind-up version.

Forty years later, it is still a popular collector's item and collectors are always trying to find Great Garloo parts to complete their robot. Usually The Great Garloo is for sale on auction sites like eBay.

Updated: 27 July 2020

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Great Garloo value and price guide

What's your Great Garloo worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
son of great garloo 1960s wind up toy marx toys still Son Of Great Garloo 1960s Wind Up Toy Marx Toys Still 08/2021 £149.89
marx great son of garloo wind up walking monster toy Marx Great Son Of Garloo Wind Up Walking Monster Toy 08/2021 £109.91
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Comments (4)
Rita - September 8, 2019
interested in great garloo
Sergio - February 6, 2016
What is the price for this vintage toy.
See link in text for value.
Momma - November 23, 2012
My mom was a toy buyer - I got the first available Great Garloo shipped to "Shoppers World" that year. My mom said it wasn't for girls but I begged for him and she caved in. He was bad
$$, used to sneak him up on my sleeping cat and have him grab its head ha! Good times ;)
Starr - October 26, 2012
Was my husband's favorite toy.