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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.


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MATCHBOX

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Matchbox die cast cars were introduced to the UK by Lesney Products in 1953. The product took the name ‘Matchbox’ because their original models were packed in boxes similar in size and style to boxes of matches produced at the time. As well as die-cast vehicles, Matchbox went on to produce other toy lines and became a hugely popular brand around the world.

Denmark. 1967.


Denmark. 1976. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


Denmark. 1980.


Matchbox Burnin' Key Cars special offer Collector's Showcase. UK. Eagle. 1983.

Matchbox Burnin’ Key Cars special offer Collector’s Showcase. UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Victor. 1975.

UK. Victor. 1975.


UK. Spider-Man and Hulk Match Up. 1981.

UK. Spider-Man and Hulk Match Up. 1981.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


Denmark. Anders. 1976.

Denmark. Anders. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


Denmark. Anders. 1981.

Denmark. Anders. 1981.


UK. Hamleys Catalogue. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


Denmark. Anders. 1979.

Denmark. Anders. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


Denmark. 1978.

HOTWHEELS

 Hot Wheels die cast cars by Mattel.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.



France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.



France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.



France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.