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Displaying items by tag: 42to55mm
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 03:02

PILOT SPLIT VW V1

PILOT was founded in 1932 by Henning Cortsen. In the pre WWII years, they mainly produced lead ship models, airplanes, trams, trains and figures. Due to shortage of lead in the war era (needed for the weapons industry) PILOT switched to using zinc. In the early 1950's PILOT started to make plastic models (using WIKING molds and adapting them) in 1/87 scale. Hennin...

Published in PILOT SW
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 02:29

HAUSSER SPLIT VW V4

In 1904 Christian Hausser and his sons Max and Otto founded the HAUSSER company, although it initially was named Müller & Freyer. Starting from 1912 the company was renamed into O&M Hausser. They carried the trade name Elastolin. In the 1930's the company moved to Neustadt bei Coburg. Like all toy producers, they had to stop production in 1943 by order of the NAZI regime and started ag...

Published in HAUSSER
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 02:20

MANURBA - HEINERLE SPLIT VW

Manfred Urban Plastikspielwaren (MANURBA), Bamberg, Germany produced these plastic Split Window VWs with solid windows and details of the front and rear hood, doors and headlights. It was stamped with number 1 or 2 inside the roof. No chassis and plastic wheels and metal or plastic (post 1963) axles attached to the body. This split VW was specially produced by MANURBA for the Austria...

Published in MANURBA
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:45

MAGNETO ATOM-AUTO SPLIT VW

Magneto Spielwaren KG was founded in 1952 in Seesen, Germany as a manufacturer of educational toys. They produced many different toys with magnets, like VW's, tractors. race cars, boxers, etc. Until recently, the company still existed, but rumours are that it closed business. 

Plastic body with solid windows and details of the front and rear hood, ...

Published in MAGNETO
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:15

LEMECO SPLIT VW V1

Plastic body with solid windows and details of the front and rear hood, headlights, doors and bumpers. No chassis and metal or plastic different colored wheels and metal axles attached to the body. The metal wheels were a silver or brass color. Inside the roof is marked “LEMECO No.ML69”. They were sold on carton blister packaging. Also, a plastic garage is known with ML59 marking on t...

Published in LEMECO
Monday, 08 July 2013 20:27

LANDFRIED TABAK SPLIT VW

One-piece plastic body, two-dimensional. The German tobacco producer Landfried issued 10 different carton collection boards with on each sheet 3-5 different cars of the era 1951-1952. In each pouch of tobacco or in each package of cigarettes 1 plastic 2-dimensional car was included. The cars had 2 pins in the back that fitted into the holes on the carton boards. The children of the tobacc...

Published in LANDFRIED TABAK SW
Monday, 08 July 2013 19:40

KORONA SPLIT VW

Plastic body with solid windows, no chassis and the white plastic wheels and metal axles attached to the body. These VWs were promotional items made for the Austrian coffee substitute brand, KORONA. Three versions exist. 1: Mold markings inside the roof “Volkswagen 0” and on the roof is “KORONA”. 2: Mold markings only under front and rear bumper, ...

Published in KORONA
Sunday, 07 July 2013 23:37

JGES SPLIT VW

Founded in Sonneberg (Thuringia), Germany, in 1790 as J.G. Escher & Sohn, manufacturers of abrasives and toys, renamed to JGES Theuern in 1920. Postwar model production started in 1948, originally to make use of the capacity of the machinery present. The privately held Company was expropriated in 1953 and renamed VEB Press-und Schleifmittel, a name that was later changed into Plasta We...

Published in JGES
Sunday, 07 July 2013 23:11

JEFE SPLIT VW - INDUSTRIAS SALUDES

Industrias Saludes had its beginnings in a small family company founded in Valencia (Spain) in 1900 by Joaquín Saludes Amigó, a businessman, entrepreneur and specialized mechanic. The company initially focussed on manufacturing and selling road signage and vehicle registration plates. It was from the forties onward when the firm diversified its activity by incorporating new...

Sunday, 07 July 2013 20:37

MPC SPLIT VW

A semi-hard plastic body with the shape of a Split Window VW with cutout windows. No chassis and the wheels are part of the body. Inside the roof is a large “X” and on the roof is stamped “VOLKSWAGEN.”

They were made by the Multiple Products Company (MPC) in New York City approximately in 1954. They were frequently sold in bags of 40 or 100, for either 49...

Published in MPC
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