Line Mar was founded in the 1950s as a manufacturing and import subsidiary of the successful American toy manufacturer Louis Marx & Co.
The Japanese company was responsible for overseas manufacturing and distribution relationships involving the importation of mechanical and battery-operated toys made in Japan.
Marx was able to secure several important character licenses, such as Popeye and the Flintstones and had the toys made in Japan to keep the cost down. This meant huge profits when the tin toys were sold in the US. Linemar continued to produce a variety of character toys until it went out of business in the late 1960s.
Mechanical toys produced by Linemar include a variety of licensed character toys that performed multiple actions when the toys were wound. The packaging was always colorful and eye-catching.
Nowadays, Linemar toys are highly collectible and can be expensive. If you want to know the value of your Linemar toy, write in the comments below.
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What's your Linemar worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Linemar Tin Wind Up Mickey Mouse Unicycle In Original||09/2021||£252.15|
|Linemar Tin Friction Toy Car Hauler Auto Transport||09/2021||£83.65|
|Linemar Japan Boeing N707pa Pan Am Jet Clipper America||09/2021||£36.36|
|1930s40s Rare Linemar Tin Wind Up 5 Tall Twirling||09/2021||£218.23|
|Disney Line Mar Wind Up Donald Duck Gym Toy Acrobat W||09/2021||£309.16|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||£-.--|