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    Hongwell Toys LTD - Made in China ( scale ca. 1/72 )

    HONGWELL - began producing toy cars in various sizes under the name of A Cheong Plastic Manufactory in the year 1970.
    The name Cararama was (also or at first ?) used.
    Their first products were made of both plastic and metal, but probably not very successful.
    In 1997, the company headquarters was relocated to Dongguan (China) to expand production capacity.
    In 1998, the company name was changed to Hongwell.
    Since the introduction of 1/72 models of Cararama, competitors such as Real-X, Yatming, Joy City and Kinsmart have retraced in 1:72 scale. Bandai even offered cars in this size in vending machines in Japan. Saico and Kentoys have also introduced a similar product. All these cars are about 1/72 scale, but there are probably fluctuations.
    Early on there were also in Germany under the label * COLUMBUS * and * Happy People * to buy these models and then I have also acquired some. (Distributor was for example REWE, Cologne or Fa. Klein & Co. from Bremen). There should also have been cooperation with Dickie (Simba) and if then later the purchased Schuco label was also affected, I do not know exactly. But I think that the new Schuco models are also from this house (?).
    In Japan, Hongwell models are known under the label FUTURA, MARUKA. Maruka models are very sought after there.
    In the Scandinavian countries the same casting is offered under the label * JOKER Junior Driver *. Futura and Junior Driver were also "sighted" in other countries. I think Joker existed back then in Germany (?), because I have to look through my packs again.

    Nevertheless or just this slightly confusing size and assignment of a synonymous of me usually spurned brand, but also has some appealing models in the program has (has?).
    Here is the first variant of the Mercedes C-Class, of which there were many variants as ambulance, fire and police vehicle.
    Unfortunately, sometimes the scale of some models changed completely unmotivated sometimes to a size of about 1/87, other models are probably actually 1/72 or quite larger to about 1/66.

    Emergency cars





















    Last edited by EDeKa; 11-27-2019, 11:39 AM.

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    Hongwell - Mercedes-Benz C-Class Police Car - 1st Casting (!)

    Here's the first slightly simpler casting, though I'm not sure if the two slightly different castings were not sold side by side.
    This casting is without number plate (!)


    Variant POLIZEI Germany




    NO number plate

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Variant POLICE (GB)




    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Casting 1 base without a hole

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    Last edited by EDeKa; 11-27-2019, 04:01 PM.

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    • #3
      Hongwell - Mercedes-Benz C-Class Police - 2nd Casting (!)

      Here, Hongwell has gone to great lengths to bring out a very detailed Mercedes C-Class, but NOT the same casting as the first Hong Kong-sold Mercedes C-Class.
      Here was another, albeit similar form (tool) used. Whether both models were sold successively or simultaneously, I do not know (more).
      The models always have a detailed front and rear registration in this casting. It is usually designed to match the country of the police vehicle, but not always (!).
      The bottom plate has an opening where the model was locked in the package.

      POLITIE (Belgium)




      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      POLICE (Great Britain)




      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      POLICE (France)




      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      POLITIE (Netherlands)




      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      POLIZIA (Italy)




      number plate on front and backside

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      • #4
        Continuation

        Hongwell - Mercedes-Benz C-Class Police - 2nd casting (!)




        Comparison (at first please see the mirrors)




        The base at the casting 2 has a hole to a arretation of the model in the packaging
        Last edited by EDeKa; 11-27-2019, 03:27 PM.

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        • #5
          Hongwell

          Sales example for Germany under the label * COLUMBUS * (REWE)
          (
          REWE is a department store chain with food focus in Germany)



          REWE Handelsgruppe GmbH Köln

          Mercedes C-Class 1nd casting

          REWE ...

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          • #6
            Volvo C70
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            • #7
              Lotus Europa
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              • #8
                Mini Cooper
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                • #9
                  Mercedes Benz CLK 230
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                  • #10
                    Mercedes Benz CLK 230 Convertible
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                    • #11
                      Peugeot 206
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                      • #12
                        Volvo C70 Convertible
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                        • #13
                          Jaguar S-Type
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                          • #14
                            Mini Cooper (1/43 scale)
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                              Mini Cooper
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