Christmas Morning, 1962: Marx’s Operation Moon Base

Christmas Moon Base 1962

Christmas Moon Base 1962-3

Christmas Moon Base 1962-2

Found photos of a very influential Marx set I talked about in a different Christmas morning shot. There were space exploration-themed playsets before Operation Moon Base, but this is the one that stuck. Molds from Moon Base would be re-used in different Marx sets (including 1979’s Galaxy Command) for nearly 20 years.

The playset format perfected by Marx dominated until Kenner met Star Wars.

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