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Displaying items by tag: Plastic
Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:16

McGREGOR VW BUS

A Transporter VW Bus with cut out windows. Details include door seams, side air louvers, taillights and engine compartment lid. The front VW logo, headlights and bumpers are painted silver. Plastic chassis with plastic wheels on metal axles are glued to the body. The chassis is marked McGREGOR only without any number. It is a copy of the CH TOYS - TLC PLASTIC TOYS VW BUS, which was produce...

Published in McGREGOR
Sunday, 23 December 2018 22:11

PLASTICUM SPLIT VW V5

In 1950, Mr. Felix Plawner, from Nürnberg, Germany started his company Plasticum Spielwaren.

From its early start, the company focused on cheaper mass market articles. They produced plastic products like dolls, cars, figurines, toy guns, toy music instruments, etc. They cooperated with companies in other markets, like Starlux and Minialuxe in France. They even exchanged molds, which ma...

Published in PLASTICUM
Sunday, 23 December 2018 22:06

PLASTICUM SPLIT VW V4

In 1950, Mr. Felix Plawner, from Nürnberg, Germany started his company Plasticum Spielwaren.

From its early start, the company focused on cheaper mass market articles. They produced plastic products like dolls, cars, figurines, toy guns, toy music instruments, etc. They cooperated with companies in other markets, like Starlux and Minialuxe in France. They even exchanged molds, which ma...

Published in PLASTICUM
Friday, 30 November 2018 21:01

WIKING LOWLIGHT KARMANN GHIA VW LARGE SCALE

WIKING Modellbau 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 a lead-based alloy metal material called ZAMAC, were used by the German military for training purposes. The models were usually marked "WIKING MODELL" on their bases. Beginning in 1938, models of the planes and ...

Published in WIKING LARGE SCALE
Friday, 30 November 2018 19:11

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V4

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 4 had a completely renewed body with integrated split beetle dashboard and renewed chassis.

The material is considerably thinner than earlier versions.

The body (#L-B) came with the VW sign on the hood and with a wid...

Friday, 30 November 2018 19:09

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V3

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 3 came with body (#L-Ad) with VW sign on the hood and with a wider license plate at the engine lid. And there was also a body (#L-Ae) (no pictures) with an extra strong rear lid for s...

Friday, 30 November 2018 19:07

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V2

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 2 came with body variations (#L-Ab and #L-Ac) without VW sign on the hood and with a wider license plate at the engine lid

The chassis #1b or #1c came with a WM logo at the baseplate and with rectangular slot holes (#1c has ...

Friday, 30 November 2018 19:04

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V1

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 1 came with body (#L-Aa) without VW sign on the hood and with a narrow license plate at the engine lid

The chassis (#1a) came without WM logo, withouten raised surface for the...

Sunday, 04 November 2018 20:43

PMC LOWLIGHT KARMANN GHIA VW

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, PMCs main rivals in promotional vehicle models were Banthrico, National Products, AMT, SMP, and Jo-Han. PMC's vehicle products were called "Tru Miniatures". PMC introduced its first models about 1947, around the same time as Ideal Models, which later changed its name to Jo-Han. Though Banthrico and the similar National Products models were metal, PMC, along wi...

Sunday, 28 October 2018 20:06

CRAGSTAN VW CAMPER BUS

CRAGSTAN was a marketing and distribution firm from New York and imported post-war Japanese battery-operated and mechanical toys. It was founded by Mr. Frank Stanton, his brother Arthur Stanton and Victor Elmaleh. CRAGSTAN appears to have operated from the late 1950's through to the late 1960's. The “STAN” in the name must have been derived from Stanton, but unclear is what the CRAG-part in...

Published in CRAGSTAN
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