MPC model kits

MPC was established in 1963 by George A. Toteff Jr. and Dick Branstner. As well as producing high quality, detailed versions of road cars, MPC produced many TV tie-in vehicles from shows such as The Monkees, Happy Days, Space 1999, The Fall Guy, Knight Rider and The Dukes of Hazzard. Some notable film tie-ins include Star Wars, Alien and Raiders of the Lost Ark.


MPC sweepstakes. Alpha Flight N°5. 1983. US.

MPC models. The Invincible Iron Man N°129. 1979. US.

MPC Body Builder. The Young All-Stars N°9. 1988. US.

US. Ghosts. 1981.

MPC models. US. Ghosts. 1981.

US. Weird War Tales. 1981.

MPC Fast 111s. US. Weird War Tales. 1981.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Action Scenes. Starlog. 1982. US.

US. Spider-Man. 1981.

MPC Empire Strikes Back models. US. Spider-Man. 1981.

US. House of Mystery. 1983.

MPC Return of the Jedi models. US. House of Mystery. 1983.

US. Codename Spitfire. 1987.

MPC Build a Reputation. US. Codename Spitfire. 1987.

US. Amethyst. 1982.

MPC kits. US. Amethyst. 1982.

US. Weird War Tales. 1975.

MPC Zingers. US. Weird War Tales. 1975.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

MPC Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. US. The Unexpected. 1972.

Page 1 of double page Disney's Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

Page 1 of double page Disney’s Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

Page 2 of double page Disney's Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

Page 2 of double page Disney’s Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

US. Teen Titans. 1971.

MPC Coca Cola Vending Machine. US. Teen Titans. 1971.

MPC The Black Hole. US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


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AIRFIX… a Hungarian refugee’s vision of tyres, combs and model toys

British company Airfix began producing model kits for the mass market in 1952. The company produced a wide range of kits aimed at all types of scale modellers. Themes and subjects included military aircraft, civil aircraft, ships, galleons, cars, space, figures, dioramas and military vehicles.

Airfix was founded in 1939 by Nicholas Kove, a refugee from Hungary who originally manufactured rubber inflated tyres.

Information reproduced with thanks from the Airfix official site


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1980.


France. Pif Gadget. 1986.

France. Pif Gadget. 1986.


UK. ESB Weekly N° 121. 1980.

UK. ESB Weekly N° 121. 1980.


UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1977.

UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1977.


UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1976.

UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


Denmark. Anders. 1977.

Denmark. Anders. 1977.


UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 1. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 1. 1978.