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Displaying items by tag: 42to55mm
Sunday, 04 May 2014 22:24

REX VW BUS V2

The owner of the REX Company, based in Nürnberg, Germany, was Max Ernst. In 1933 he married the daughter of Karl Arnold and from 1935 on he was in the management of the ARNOLD Factory and in 1948 he became the managing director of ARNOLD and stayed until the mid-1970s. REX was a sister Company of ARNOLD. In 1955, the first evidence of the existence of REX appeared in the form of an ad fo...

Published in REX
Saturday, 03 May 2014 15:07

BLUE-BOX VW CONVERTIBLE

The Company of BLUE-BOX was founded in 1952 in Hong Kong by Mr. Peter Chan Pui. In the early years they made dolls, but later successfully copied toy cars from MATCHBOX, DINKY, WIKING AND CORGI, to name a few.

An early Volkswagen Convertible body made of plastic with the folded top down. Solid windshield and basic seat details. Headlights, front and rear bumpers paint...

Published in BLUE-BOX CB
Friday, 25 April 2014 05:04

RIBEIRINHO VW CONVERTIBLE

RIBEIRINHO was founded in 1905 by José Teixeira in Guimaraes/Portugal. It is unclear what they produced prior to WWII but after the WWII they produced a very large assortment of cheap plastic products such as toys. They manufactured many household appliances and other products. They also copied some WIKING 1/40 models, like the Volkswagen 1200 (as a Split Window Sedan and also as Ov...

Published in RIBEIRINHO CB
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:21

DS PLASTICS VW BUS

DS PLASTICS was founded in 1953 by Mr Dirk Schouw, who also owned a factory for sweets & candy. In the early 1950s, he started to produce small plastic toys for himself to add to the sweets & candy to make it more attractive for children. At the end of 1953 he decided to focus on producing plastic toys only. This business grew to be the largest of this kind in Holland. DS is named...

Published in DS PLASTICS BS
Thursday, 02 January 2014 23:22

HÖFLER - JEAN VW BUS

The basis of the Höfler Company was laid in 1923 when the 3 Höfler brothers, Johann, Georg and Leonhard, started a Company for production of metal products in Fürth. In the 1930’s, Johan decided to build his own toy Company, named "Metallspielwarenfabrik Johann Höfler". He produced cheap penny toys, like cars, planes, figurines, trains, etc. In the early forties, the Company was for...

Published in HÖFLER - JEAN BS
Thursday, 02 January 2014 03:45

KOHO VW BUS

KoHo (Koch und Hofmockel) produced this plastic VW bus toy model with solid windows and details of the front, headlights and door seams. They came as regular passenger bus as well as Samba bus. No chassis and the white plastic wheels with axles snap onto the body Only a front bumper and no rear bumper. No markings. Those toys were sold in plastic pouches with a mixture of d...

Published in KOHO BS
Thursday, 02 January 2014 03:41

UNKNOWN VW BUS PLASTIC 03

A plastic body in the shape of a VW Panel Bus with solid windows and details of the front and headlights. No chassis and the wheels are molded into the body. Only a front bumper and no rear bumper. Two round mold marks. It is believed to be part of a game with other makes, like a Tempo Matador and a VW Split Window Beetle (see UNKNOWN SPLIT VW PLASTIC 22).

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Sunday, 29 December 2013 04:46

FUN HO! VW BUS

Underwood Engineering Co. Ltd., New Zealand, first began producing scale model cars in 1939 under the trademark of FUN HO! (Note that the trademark always had an exclamation point, though the baseplates on the toys often did not!) The cars were similar to DINKY models of the era, being cast in heavy aluminum until after the war. The zinc diecast range of small-scale cars known as MIDGET M...

Published in FUN HO! BS
Friday, 20 December 2013 20:16

PILOT VW BUS

PILOT was founded in 1932 by Henning Cortsen. In the pre war years they mainly produced lead shipmodels, 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. Henning Cortsen and WIKING-founder Fried...

Published in PILOT BS
Friday, 20 December 2013 19:22

MÄRKLIN VW BUS V3

Gebrüder Märklin & Cie. GmbH (MÄRKLIN) was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin and is based in Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It originally specialized in doll house kitchen accessories, but after 1891, the sons of Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin focused on tin toys and trains when they acquired the toy firm of Ludwig Lutz. Although they were most f...

Published in MÄRKLIN BS
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