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Displaying items by tag: Plastic
Sunday, 04 November 2018 20:43

PMC LOWLIGHT KARMANN GHIA VW

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, PMCs main rivals in promotional vehicle models were Banthrico, National Products, AMT, SMP, and Jo-Han. PMC's vehicle products were called "Tru Miniatures". PMC introduced its first models about 1947, around the same time as Ideal Models, which later changed its name to Jo-Han. Though Banthrico and the similar National Products models were metal, PMC, along wi...

Sunday, 28 October 2018 20:06

CRAGSTAN VW CAMPER BUS

CRAGSTAN was a marketing and distribution firm from New York and imported post-war Japanese battery-operated and mechanical toys. It was founded by Mr. Frank Stanton, his brother Arthur Stanton and Victor Elmaleh. CRAGSTAN appears to have operated from the late 1950's through to the late 1960's. The “STAN” in the name must have been derived from Stanton, but unclear is what the CRAG-part in...

Published in CRAGSTAN
Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:22

UNKNOWN OVAL VW PLASTIC 32

Plastic body with solid windows and the details are somewhat on the crude side. Fair details of the front and rear hood, side and front windows are smooth over towards the top. Oval rear window is a little faint and the 26 air louvers can be seen. Molded headlights, taillights, front and rear bumpers. No chassis and the black plastic wheels are snapped onto raised pillars of the body mold. Roun...

Friday, 28 September 2018 20:51

UNKNOWN VW BUS PLASTIC 16

A large one-piece plastic (vinyl ??) Pickup Bus with solid windows and hollow inside. This Pickup Bus is modelled according to a 1960s era VW bus, but also has the grille of a Tempo Matador. Details include 5 window and protruding headlights. There is a large oval grill on the front under the protruding headlights that is of Tempo Matador design. But again, all other details matcvh the VW bus. ...

Friday, 20 July 2018 03:36

PREMIER PRODUCTS PLASTIC VW MODEL KIT

This ready to assemble all plastic model kit was produced by PREMIER PRODUCTS CO. Brooklyn 21, New York, USA. The colorful artwork on the box cover depicted a Volkswagen Convertible and perhaps was inspired from a 1960 Reutter’s VW drawing. From looking at the colorful box artwork, it is presumed that the VW plastic model inside to be built was a 1960s VW Convertible. But instead, the m...

Published in PREMIER PRODUCTS
Friday, 06 July 2018 04:11

REINDORF OVAL VW

Rudolf Schwarz and his son Karl Rudolf Schwarz established in 1928 in Vienna, Austria, the company REINDORF Kaffeemittelfabrik. They produced coffee surrogates and coffee extracts. The company ceased to exist in 1969 and was incorporated in the Mikado Coffee and Tea importers company. They included many different give-aways with their products: animal figurines, kitchen toys, small toys, ...

Published in REINDORF
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 03:31

PLASTICOS GACELA MINI CARS OVAL VW

In the 1960s, a company by the name of PLASTICOS GACELA, located in the country of Colombia released a set of plastic models. The plastic Oval VW body came with cut out windows and fair details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Clear plastic window insert and the chassis molded in plastic. The models were in fact copies of ANGUPLAS MINI CARS mo...

Published in PLASTICOS GACELA
Friday, 04 May 2018 23:43

PINES CABRIO VW PEDAL CAR

The PINES company was founded in 1959 by Giuseppe Perego, (intiale P for Perego and Ines for the name of his wife), in Lomagna in Lombardy, Italy.

They produced the VW pedal cars from the mid 60's and several versions exist with only minor changes. Just to note, most of the time, the PINES VW Cabrio pedal cars are found with miss...

Friday, 04 May 2018 23:32

RELIABLE CABRIO VW PEDAL CAR

The company that became the Reliable Toy Company was founded in 1920, with the original name of the Canadian Statuary and Novelty Company. In the beginning, they made plush toys, dolls and small novelties in Toronto, Ontario. The original partnership was dissolved in 1922, establishing a new company under the name Reliable Toy Company.

Reliable got a head start in the...

Friday, 04 May 2018 23:25

BANDEIRANTE CABRIO VW PEDAL CAR

In 1940, the Italian entrepreneur Nunzio Briguglio started a company named INDÚSTRIAS BANDEIRANTE manufacturing toys and children's playgrounds. In 1952, the US investors C. W. McKinney and H. L. Bewick bought the company from Nunzio Briguglio and founded the TOYS BANDEIRANTE on June 24, 1952.

BANDEIRANTE TOYS entered the market with the manu...

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