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Never Mind the Adverts Pt12 – Die Cast toys

Welcome to the latest Never Mind The Adverts Here Are The Toys! Time to take a look at some die cast vehicles from the 1970s to present – direct from The Vintage Toy Advertiser collection. 


Corgi 1995 re-issue of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5

Corgi 1973 J.P.S. Lotus Formula 1

Corgi Ford Escort

Corgi Allis Chalmers forklift

Corgi Batman vehicles

Corgi Doctor Who

Corgi Juniors Penguinmobile and Superman Punching-fist Rocket

Corgi Beatles Taxis

Corgi Helicopters


Hot Wheels 1990s


Hot Wheels Star Wars

Kenner Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Mail Away

Star Force Knockoff X-Wing Fighter


Matchbox Superkings Jaguar XJ6

Matchbox Yorkie Truck

Matchbox Battle Kings Helicopter K118. 1978

Matchbox Superfast Woosh N Push. 1972


Mattel Disney Cars


Welly Mini Cooper


Majorette Construction


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Tomica die cast vehicles from Japan

“Tomica. Little vehicles carrying big dreams.”

Welcome to another new entry at The Vintage Toy Advertiser as we present scans for a 1982 Tomica & Dandy catalogue from Japan, and a Tomica British language Japanese flyer.

Tomica is a line of die cast toy vehicles produced by the Japanese company Tomy since 1970. In 1972 the Tomica & Dandy line was launched. 1976 saw the 100 millionth Tomica product release. Less than a decade later in 1984 Tomica celebrated its 300 millionth product release. The 90s saw the introduction of a battery-operated line (B/O Tomica) and a radio controlled line (R/C Tomica). In 2005 Tomica celebrated its 35th anniversary with the opening of the ‘Tomica Shop’, the first direct retail outlet which opened in the Tokyo Station Complex. In 2010 the line recorded its 40th anniversary. Tomica is still sold to date. Info taken from the Takara Tomy website

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Tomy Tomica die cast Japanese English language flyer. Front.


Tomy Tomica die cast Japanese English language flyer. Reverse.

Tomica & Dandy product catalogue 1982. Japan.

Tomy & Dandy product catalogue 1982. Japan. Front and reverse covers.













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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.


 

HOT WHEELS

 Hot Wheels die cast cars, playsets and merchandise by Mattel.


Ets De Neuter catalogue. 1995. France.

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.