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MIGNON OVAL VW V3

This remote control Oval Window VW was produced by R. & W. Link from Schwenningen under the brand name MIGNON. LINK bought in 1951 the name and trademark “MIGNON” of the Staiger Company. LINK started producing the toys with cable steering. LINK was in principle a mechanical company, produced the tin parts themselves as well as the technical parts of a toy. The body was bought from other manufacturers: the Oval VW had an Arnold body. R&W LINK / MIGNON did not advertise anymore after 1957. It is unclear when the Company ceased to exists. Most probably that was around 1958/1959.

The MIGNON Oval VW V3 was also remote controled that was improved and this version was battery operated. There was still mechanical steering but an electric motor drove the VW forward and backwards. There were even lights and horn.

The soft plastic body appeared with cut out windows and very good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. This V3 version also had a formed tin interior with a colorful, non VW, lithographed interior and steering wheel. The remote control VWs came in a colorful box with graphics of a VW and road signs.

The chassis was marked PATENT ANGEM. MIGNON MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY.

There is also a POLIZEI MIGNON Oval VW with a dark green plastic body with a blue emergency light mounted on top of the roof. The control box is a blue color with a white steering wheel and an additional green wire wrapped round the remote cable for the blue light operation. Chassis is not marked and is seldom found. 

Additional Info

  • Manufacturer: MIGNON
  • Scale: 1/19
  • Length: 215mm
  • Production Era: 1953-58
  • Country: Germany
  • Materials: Soft plastic
  • Color: Light Green, Dark Green, Red, Blue, Black, Yellow
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