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Marathon Puppy in Original Box - Vintage Battery Operated Remote Control Toy Dog - St Bernard Funny Funky Silly Japanese Mid Century Novelty

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Say hello to Marathon Puppy! This well-preserved circa-1960s battery-operated toy dog was made by Meiho of Japan, and still has its charmingly illustrated original box, with fun mid-century cartoon art. The box indicates that Marathon Puppy is supposed to be a St. Bernard, though I'd have to say that the toy's resemblance to an actual St. Bernard dog is fairly slight.

Not only is this toy in great cosmetic condition, but it still works! Pop two D-sized batteries into the handle at the end of the wire "leash," and the puppy's head will bobble around on its spring as he moves. This toy would make a great funky display item in a "man cave" or game room.

Marathon Puppy is bright-eyed and ready for fun!

For details on size, condition and shipping, please see below. For more great vintage and antique toys, curiosities and conversation pieces, visit aquamarinedream.etsy.com! This link will show you all of my toy listings:



The box measures 6.75 inches by 6.5 inches by 3.25 inches. The toy measures about 6 inches long, 5.5 inches tall. Box and toy together weigh 240 grams.


The box is in good display condition but does have some wear and tear – one corner of the box top is torn, and the illustration has a mark that looks like a tape mark.

The toy is in excellent condition – it looks like new. The dog's fur is bright and fresh-looking, with no soiling or signs of wear. The battery compartment does have a few deep scratches on the exterior.

I battery-tested the toy and it works very well!


I live in Canada, and will be shipping via Canada Post. I apologize for their high rates! I will refund any overcharge on shipping over $1 -- I'm not out to make money on shipping fees. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple items whenever possible.

US BUYERS: Air to the U.S. is $16; this service does not include insurance coverage or tracking, and is at your own risk.The delivery estimate for air mail is 6 to 10 business days. Tracked Packet mail includes insurance and tracking, and costs $20; the delivery estimate is 6 business days. Please let me know if you would like to upgrade to Tracked Packet or to a rush service.

CANADIAN BUYERS: Regular parcel post within Canada will be between $7 and $21, depending on your location. This price includes delivery confirmation, and I will chip in the cost of insurance against loss. Please contact me with your postal code for a more exact quote. I will often be able to combine shipping on multiple purchases within Canada for only a few dollars more.

EUROPE & AUSTRALIA: I can ship this to the U.K. by air mail for $36; most European countries should cost a similar amount, but please contact me for a quote. Australia is a few dollars more. Canada Post's delivery estimate for international air mail is 6 to 10 business days. Air mail does *not* include insurance coverage or tracking; the least expensive tracked option is Tracked Packet mail at $58. The delivery estimate for Tracked Packet is 7 business days. Please contact me to upgrade to tracked mail, or for a quote for combined shipping on multiple items.

I am happy to ship internationally to many destinations! Let me know if you'd like a quote for your country.

Marathon Puppy in Original Box - Vintage Battery Operated Remote Control Toy Dog - St Bernard Funny Funky Silly Japanese Mid Century Novelty