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Displaying items by tag: 42to55mm
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
Sunday, 01 September 2013 18:41

DS PLASTICS OVAL VW V3 (COPY)

This seems a copy of the DS PLASTICS VW that was used for the PON VW game. Plastic body VW with solid windows and good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. No chassis and black ribbed wheels plastic wheels (unlike the other DS products that featured smaller smooth wheels).

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Published in DS PLASTICS OW
Friday, 30 August 2013 20:03

HAMMER SPLIT VW V2 (PERUVIAN COPY)

The HAMMER Company was founded by Arthur Hammer in Lüdenscheid, Germany, in 1937 and produced tools for manufacturing thermo and duroplast materials. In 1950, they bought an injection mold machine and started producing small plastic toys.

In the 1960's the mold was most probably sold to South America (Peru?) and was produced there in a softer plastic.

Published in HAMMER SW
Friday, 30 August 2013 17:52

FRÖHA-NEUHIERL KdF WAGEN VW

The FRÖHA Company was founded in 1935 in Hipoltstein, Germany by Hans Frömter and mainly produced figurines, but also these KdF game pieces. This small VW was produced as a game piece for a game. The one piece elongated body with wheels was made from wood chips, glue and painted in several dull colors. Details of the windows, front and rear hood, headlights and taillights can be seen.

Published in FRÖHA-NEUHIERL
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 06:40

MUOVO OVAL VW

Muovo is Finnish for plastic and most probably not the name of the manufacturer. Muovo was used for naming all types of Candy Bag Models.

One piece plastic body with solid windows and fair details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window. No bumpers molded in the body and no chassis. Small plastic wheels on metal axles secure to the body. Number 8 inside the roof and this...

Published in MUOVO
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