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Displaying items by tag: 42to55mm
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 18:01

LANDFRIED TABAK VW BUS

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 tobacco buye...

Published in LANDFRIED TABAK BS
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:00

LESNEY - MATCHBOX VW BUS V1

LESNEY Products & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1947 as an industrial die-casting company by founders Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith, who were unrelated. The company name was a melding of their first names. They soon were followed by designer Jack Odell. In 1949 the company started experimenting with toy making to take up surplus plant capacity during the Christmas season. Around this time, ...

Published in LESNEY - MATCHBOX
Friday, 13 September 2013 20:39

MANURBA VW CONVERTIBLE V2

A Volkswagen Convertible with the top down, produced by MANURBA (Manfred Urban Plastikspielwaren, Bamberg, Germany). All plastic construction with details of the front and rear hood, door seams, interior and molded front and rear bumpers. Air louvers in the rear deck lid. No chassis and the plastic wheels and axles snap into the chassis. There is a large round mold mark under the rear seat area...

Published in MANURBA
Friday, 13 September 2013 20:36

MANURBA VW CONVERTIBLE V1

A Volkswagen Convertible with the top down, produced by MANURBA (Manfred Urban Plastikspielwaren, Bamberg, Germany), All plastic construction with details of the front and rear hood, door seams, interior and molded front and rear bumpers. Air louvers in the rear deck lid. No chassis and the plastic wheels and axles snap into the chassis. There is a half round mold mark under the center of the r...

Published in MANURBA
Friday, 13 September 2013 00:43

EKO VW CONVERTIBLE

In 1957, Manuel Blasco Monserrat founded the toy company "Blasco Monserrat" in Barcelona, Spain. The company used the brand name "EKO". This name was given because of a spectacular comet that was seen in the year 1957: Ex Kuiper Object. The first models had no plastic window inserts and consisted of two parts: body and chassis. The windows were painted si...

Published in EKO
Thursday, 12 September 2013 21:28

UNKNOWN SPLIT VW PLASTIC 09

A VW Sedan model with solid windows on white or black plastic wheels on metal plastic axles. No chassis and round mould mark under front and rear as well as the roof.

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Published in UNKNOWN PLASTIC 06-11
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 21:47

WIKING VW CONVERTIBLE Small Scale

WIKING was founded by Friedrich Karl Peltzer in 1932. WIKING's beginnings were in producing ship models in 1:1,250 scale. Before and during World War II these models, made of lead based zamac, were used by the German military for training purposes. They were usually marked "WIKING MODELL" on their bases. Beginning in 1938, the planes and some of the ships were made of plastic. After World War I...

Published in WIKING CABRIOS
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:42

JUNOT OVAL VW

Very detailed plastic body with solid windows and front hood is raised where the VW emblem is mounted. The window seams and door seams are raised and rounded. Very similar and most probably a copy of the 1/87 scale WIKING Oval Window VW.  Found with the body only and no chassis. Probably a chassis was intended, but never found. The manufacturer most probably was a mr. Junot, but we are not...

Published in JUNOT
Monday, 09 September 2013 19:42

ELM - EMPIRE LOUIS MARX VW CONVERTIBLE

ELM was a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Louis Marx Toys. The initials ELM stands for Empire Louis Marx and/or ELegant Miniature Models. ELM products are essentially the same as those made by the Louis Marx Toy Company. Individually-boxed Disneykins were frequently sold under the ELM trademark.

This is a copy of the Wiking 1/87 scale Volkswagen Convertible. All plastic...

Sunday, 01 September 2013 19:51

LA ILUSION OVAL VW V2

One piece plastic body with cut out windows and fair details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window. VW hood emblem. Plastic chassis, with a hole in the center, glued to the body with plastic wheels and metal axles. Raised round plastic mold over the axles to hold the wheels in place. No other markings. Some came with a plastic window insert. Believed to be made by La...

Published in LA ILUSION
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