In 1976 they introduced something much, much smaller; of which more tomorrow.
Meanwhile in 2006 this family-owned firm sold out to a UK Investment company. In 2009 they filed for bankruptcy, but recovered and returned to profit a year later. The German toy conglomerate Simba-Dickie bought Märklin in 2013.
Praising God for that possibility was a brave decision ...
... if Mary's angelic encounter was unreal.
Joseph was a man who always did what was right, but he did not want to disgrace Mary publicly; so he made plans to break the engagement privately. While he was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary to be your wife. For it is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived."
We have no need to get into a fankle about "The Virgin Birth". Either God exists and, as God, is not limited by space, time or even the laws of physics; so a Virgin Birth is a doddle Or (of course) the whole thing is potty from beginning to end.
If that's the case we are all potty for celebrating CHRIST-mas. Let's call it SPEND-mas.
But if there is even the remotest possibility that it is true ...