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86to110mm
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:34

TSUBAME OVAL VW

Many of the highest quality Japanese tin toys were distributed by the ASAHI Trading Company (ATC) of Taito Ku, Tokyo, but not necessarily manufactured by ASAHI Trading Company. For example, as can be seen in the original box photos of these VWs, there is the ASAHI name and logo. There is also another logo on the box representing the manufacturer of TSUBAME TOYS (swallow bird silhouette), Tokyo,...

Published in TSUBAME TOYS
Monday, 05 August 2013 17:40

SWEERING OVAL VW

Diecast metal body with cut out windows and good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Often found with a chassis molded in black plastic stamped Made in US Zone. Also found with or without the chassis and wheels (body only). The earliest release ovals had -like the splits- a metal baseplate. On some ovals models it is visible that the ...

Published in SWEERING OW
Monday, 05 August 2013 16:43

RIBEIRINHO OVAL VW V1

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 OW
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:37

MICRO MODELS OVAL VW

MICRO MODELS (diecast vehicles division) were originally produced by Goodwood Australia Pty in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 1952 and 1961. MICRO MODELS vehicles were also produced in New Zealand by Lincoln Industries of Auckland between 1956 and 1960. Production at both facilities was finally halted after conceding to the better quality and ever improving models offered by CORGI...

Published in MICRO MODELS OW
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:24

METOSUL OVAL VW

Diecast metal body with cut out windows and good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Plastic interior, metal chassis with axles and metal rims with rubber tires. No motor and chassis stamped METOSUL VOLKSWAGEN PORTUGAL. Solid colors for the civil versions or a blue & grey POLICIA theme with siren light on top of roof or an antenna on the right r...

Published in METOSUL
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:32

MARUSAN OVAL VW

Produced by Marusan Shoten Ltd. from Asakusa, Tokyo. Tin body with cut out windows and very nice details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Tin headlights, front hood and side strips, tin bumpers. Metal chassis with either a friction, key wound or electric motor with rubber tires. The friction drive version had no steerable front wheels, whereas the o...

Published in MARUSAN
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:12

MÄRKLIN OVAL VW V1

Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH (MÄRKLIN) was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin and is based in Göppingen in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. It originally specialized in doll house kitchen accessories, but after 1891 the sons of T.F.W. Märklin focused on tin toys and trains when they acquired the Firm of Ludwig Lutz. Although they were most famous for trains, they also p...

Published in MÄRKLIN OW
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:05

MARCHESINI - AMBO OVAL VW

Augustine Marchesini established in 1908 a toy company in Bologna, Italy, named MARCHESINI AMBO. AMBO is short for Augustine Marchesini Bologna. It was one of the oldest companies producing tin plate toys in Italy.  

Tin body with cut out windows and good details of front and rear hood. Rear oval window may or may ...

Published in MARCHESINI - AMBO OV
Monday, 29 July 2013 21:19

LION CAR OVAL VW

LION TOYS is manufacturer of toys cars from the Netherlands. The brand was established in 1946 by Mr. Arie van Leeuwen in the town of Wassenaar and they later moved to the town of Nistelrode. Initially, they produced tin train sets, but also some toy cars. The Oval Window Volkswagen Beetle was produced from 1956 (the Beetle originally did not have an own...

Published in LION CAR
Monday, 29 July 2013 21:04

LEIRIA OVAL VW V1

Company named Fabrica Leiriense de Plasticos (FLP). Plastic body with cut out windows and fair details of front and rear hood, door seams, bumpers and rear oval window with air louvers. No chassis, wheels attached to the body pillars and inside marked LEIRIA 83.

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Published in LEIRIA
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