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Comic characters, robots marching into Feb. 15 toy auction

More than 850 lots of vintage toys, including 250-plus robot and space toys lots and more than 250 character and tin toys, will headline Morphy Auctions' first major toy sale of 2014, on Feb. 15.

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions’ first major toy sale of 2014, slated for Saturday, Feb. 15, is featuring more than 856 lots and dozens of collecting categories. The event will start at 9 a.m. (ET), and all forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through Morphy Live, LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable.

The fun begins with a sci-fi offering of more than 250 robot and space toy lots. Some of the highlights include Lot 5, a boxed X9 Space Robot Car (estimate $3,000-$4,500); Lot 47, a painted tin, crank-wind Astro Scout ($5,000-$7,000).; and Lot 98, an unusual Pinocchio Spaziale, or “Space Pinocchio,” could reach $6,000-$9,000.


Next in line will be more than 250 character and other tin toys. Many favorites from comic books and newspaper comic pages of the past are featured, including Lot 378, a Nifty Felix the Cat platform toy ($1,200-$1,800); Lot 394, a boxed Marx Popeye Baggage Express ($800-$1,200); and Lot 402, an ever-popular Hoge Popeye in Rowboat ($600-$1,200).

Three items with a connection to the Man of Steel are: Lot 247, a Bandai friction Flying Spaceman Superman cycle ($12,000-$18,000); Lot 419, a Superman Action Target Game ($800-$1,200); and Lot 421, a Superman Sirocco statue ($1,200-$1,800).

The sale continues with more than 100 mechanical and still banks, predominantly of cast iron. The banks will be followed by 100-plus cast-iron toys and doorstops. Automotive toys will also be big.

The auction is rounded out by more than 100 general toy lots.


For additional information on any item in Morphy’s Feb. 15, 2014, Toy Auction, call 717-335-3435 or email The sale will start at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. All forms of bidding will be available. Preview the online catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live online as the auction is taking place through Morphy Live (, or

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