Marx Hootin’ Hollow Haunted House BATTERY BOX
Marx Hootin’ Hollow Haunted House BATTERY BOX is a perfect fitting replacement tin part complete with battery contacts. Each battery box is test fit to an original toy rear panel to ensure an exact fitting installation. Just solder your wires and go! The battery contacts are slightly different than the original ONLY in that I have installed the flexible brass contact at both ends rather than the round stationary contact as original. The contact board is also gray vs. the original tan color.
*Please note* You will see in one of the gallery pictures that I have installed 3 ‘D’ Cell batteries in the new box. These are Heavy Duty batteries – NOT ALKALINE BATTERIES! Alkaline batteries did not exist at the time the haunted house and many other tin battery toys were made. Slightly dimensionally larger than the heavy duty batteries, it explains why so many vintage toys with either tin OR plastic battery boxes have damaged battery boxes. Always remember, NO ALKALINE BATTERIES IN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE TOYS!
Marx Hootin’ Hollow Haunted House first appeared on TV in the mid 1960’s. The commercial features a spooky announcer and two children playing with and truly enjoying the houses many amazing features. The toy boasts a jumping cat, a witch behind the opening front door, a ghost floating in the air behind a lighted window, a scary window shade, a shaking roof with banging shutters, a spooky, eerie sound and a frightening loud whistling noise. All of these features are operated by buttons and 3 ‘D’ cell batteries.
Other available parts we make for this toy include the witch behind the door, the standing black cat, and the gray plastic buttons.
Please watch for the Marx Hootin’ Hollow Haunted House to appear in stock at Uncle Al’s Toys!