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Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:35

METALMA VW BUS

METALMA was the toy Company name under the parent Company of Metallurgical Matarazzo (MM) South America.  MM specialized in the production of metal packaging, canning products and even beer cans, but METALMA produced a wide range of tin toys including Volkswagen models. 

The METALMA Volkswagen Bus toy was produced in five versions. A Fire Bus, Ambulance, Pol...

Published in METALMA
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 19:34

PROXIMA PLASTIK VW BUS

This yellow plastic VW Pickup Bus was produced in Austria by the Company PROXIMA PLASTIK. Details include cut out windows, door seam lines and side bed doors have molded indentations. There is no chassis and the black plastic wheels with metal axles attach to the body with raised pillars. There is a red plastic insert for the front  axle that may have represented at one time a pop in...

Published in PROXIMA PLASTIK
Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:02

TUDOR ROSE VW BUS V3

ROSEDALE Associated manufacturers was founded in 1933 by Norman Henry Rosedale and was based in Wales, England. TUDOR ROSE was a trademark of Rosedale Plastics. Originally Rosedale/ TUDOR ROSE made novelties such as buttons, combs, plastic jewelry and toys, but by the early 1950s, plastic toys and dolls were their main output. They sold their toys at Woolworths, although all their toys we...

Published in TUDOR ROSE BS
Monday, 16 December 2013 02:45

TOMTE VW BUS V3

The Company was started in 1940 by Aasmund Sigurd Laerdal in Stavanger, Norway. Originally a small publishing house, it specialized in greetings cards and children's books. By 1943, the Company had expanded into the manufacturing of wooden toys under the name Smavare Industry. In 1951, the Company expanded into plastics and began manufacturing realistic play dolls and in 1959 started prod...

Published in TOMTE
Thursday, 26 September 2013 19:00

WILDEBRAS VW BUS

The brothers Nolles had a wholesale company in tobacco articles in Steenwijk, The Netherlands, before WW2. During the war, production came to a hold due to shortage of tobacco. They looked for something to keep their staff busy and they started producing simple fabric dolls. It was a success and after the war they decided to stay in the toy business and named their factory: Speelgoederenfabriek...

Published in WILDEBRAS
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:01

YONEZAWA VW BUS V2

The YONEZAWA Toys company (known also as Yone or simply Y) was one of Japan's largest and most prodigious post-war toy manufacturers. The Company was founded shortly after the war in Tokyo and focused on the production of literally thousands of different electrically operated and mechanical toys through the early 1970s. DIAPET is the name of a series of mostly 1:40 scale die-cast toys produced ...

Published in YONEZAWA
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:57

YONEZAWA VW BUS V1

The YONEZAWA Toys company (known also as Yone or simply Y) was one of Japan's largest and most prodigious post-war toy manufacturers. The company was founded shortly after the war in Tokyo and focused on the production of literally thousands of different electrically operated and mechanical toys through the early 1970s. DIAPET is the name of a series of mostly 1:40 scale die-cast toys produced ...

Published in YONEZAWA
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 23:47

TCO TIPPCO TIPP&CO VW BUS

TIPP & CO was founded in 1912 in Nürnberg, Germany, by Mr. Carstens and Mrs. Tipp. In the 1930's the owners had to flee Germany and the Company was confiscated. Only in 1949, the Company was given back to its legal owners and the rebuilding of the TIPP & CO factory, destroyed in the war, had begun.

Probably the best tin plate VW Bus toy ever produced and manufactured by TCO TIP...

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 19:20

STEIFF VW BUS

Steiff GmbH is a German-based toy company known for its high quality plush toys and bears. It was founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, who was later assisted by her brother Fritz. The Steiff's nephew Richard joined in 1897 and gave the company an enormous boost in popularity by creating the teddy bear in 1902. In 1907, Steiff manufactured 974,000 bears, and has been increasing its output ever s...

Published in STEIFF
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 17:39

PEPE JATO VW BUS

The company started in 1928 when José Augusto Junior starts making toys from metal and wood. The company name consisted of his initials: J.A.J. By 1955 the company has grown and a new brand name JATO (José Augusto Toys) was established for production of plastic and tin toys. In the 1970’s the brand name was changed in...

Published in PEPE JATO
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