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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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SOLIDO

Solido are famous for making die cast toy cars. The company was established in 1930 by Ferdinand de Vazeilles in France. The company continue to produce die cast vehicles for the toy market today.

Sources and further reading:

Solido Wikipedia entry

Solido website:  Solido

France. Pif Gadget 391. 1976.

France. Pif Gadget 391. 1976.

 

France. Pif Gadget 379. 1976.

France. Pif Gadget 379. 1976.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

MAJORETTE

Majorette is a French toy company that specialises in die cast toy cars that were introduced in the mid 1960s.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.


Majokit

Majokit comprised of vehicles, figurines, accessories and snap-together parts to form town and city play sets.

France. Pif Gadget. 1986.