Siku – quality die cast toys from Germany

Siku’s origins began in the German town of Ludenscheid in 1921. It was founded by Richard Sieper, a toolmaker working in metals and plastics. Early production items included aluminium cutlery, tools, belt buckles, buttons, military badges and decorations. The company went on to became a leader in the field of thermo-plastics, and in 1950 registered the name SIKU – formed from the first two letters of Sieper, and the first two letters of Kunstoff – the German word for synthetic material or plastic. Adapted from: Siku history

Below are scans taken from a German multi-lingual product catalogue showing the 1980 – 1981 range.


Adverts

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Thanks for looking!

6 thoughts on “Siku – quality die cast toys from Germany

  1. markewest

    The little toyshop in my village sold these, I got the Range Rover and green van and still have them today. Good sturdy construction but very distinctly different from corgi and matchbox

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      That’s great you still have those from childhood. I read that the quality of Siku was very high, for example the wheels had lots of details and came with rubber tyres. On the catalogue scans I like the idea of the transporter trucks that carried the pieces you could assemble into garages, bridges etc. A really good idea.

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