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    (unknowns)
    1 Badd Ride
    80M
    1988

    A
    AB
    ___-Joy Toy
    Action / Motorsports Authentics
    ___-Muscle Machines (2003-2011)
    Action-Lobeco
    AdVantage Industries
    AeroPro Subaru Dealership promos
    A/FX
    AGGLO CORPORATION LTD.
    Aguti Argentina
    AHC
    AHI aka Azrak Hamway International
    AHM
    AICAR
    Airfix (sold to General Mills 1981)
    ___-Meccano (1971-closed 1979)
    A+L
    Alloy Forms
    ALPS Toy
    Altaya
    Alt Berlin/Old Berlin
    Amloid Corp
    AMT Pups
    Anguplas
    ANKYO
    Anmark
    Anson
    Aoshima Japan
    Applause
    Arby's
    Arco Toys
    Arkin A-OK Products Co
    Asahi ATC
    ASAKUSA Toy Co
    Ashton Models
    Athearn
    Atlas
    AUBURN
    AULDEY
    Auro Metal
    Aurora
    Authenticast
    Authentic Miniatures of the American Scene
    Authentic Scale Models
    Authentics by Scale Models Inc
    AutoArt
    Automodelli Brazil
    Automodello
    Auto Rozza
    Autotime
    Auto World part of Round 2
    Auto World - FEI SU - CHENGHAI FEI SU ALLOY TOYS FACTORY
    Aviva (often used Tomica castings under license)
    Awesome Diecast
    AWM AUTOMODELLE
    Aylmer
    Azrak Hamway International
    ___-Lightning Fast

    B
    Bachmann
    Balaban
    Banatoys
    Bandai
    Bang
    Banner
    Baravelli
    Barclay
    Base Toys Ltd
    Bauer *(related to Hongwell)
    Bburago (1976-sold to Maisto 2008) see also Martoy and Mebetoy
    B&D Inc
    Beanstalk
    Beeju
    Beetland International Co Japan
    BELVAR Russia
    Benbros
    Bensu
    Best-Box see also EFSI, Holland Oto, contractual tie to Mini Dinky
    Best Choose
    Best Pals
    Biante
    Big Wheels
    Bingo Korea
    Bizarre
    Blick Art Germany
    Blitzen
    Bluebird Toys
    Blue-Box
    BMW Promotional i8
    Boley
    Bradscars
    Brekina
    Britains
    Brookfield
    BRUDER TOYS
    BUB
    Buby Argentina
    ___-Mini Buby
    Buddy L
    Budgie
    Buick (China Dealership) promo
    Bull Type 70
    Burger King
    Burnouts
    Burlem Canada Real Types, see also Hubley Real Toys
    Busch
    BVC

    C
    Caldecott Models Australia
    Canadian Tire Corporation
    Carex
    Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc (Carl's Jr)
    Carisma
    CAR-NEL
    Carsfanclub.com
    Cars Workshop
    Carter Tru-Scale Co. / Tru Toy
    Cast Road Die Casting FTY. LTD
    cbc lee productions by A.B.S. Models
    C.D.C. DetailCars
    CEF
    CF
    CH
    Champion / Safir
    Charbens
    Checkered Flag Sports
    Cheerio
    CHIEF INDUSTRIAL CO
    Child Guidance
    Choro-Q
    CIJ / Compagnie industrielle du jouet France
    CIPSA (Mexico, known for licensed Hot Wheels models)
    Circle N Toys
    C K C / C-HF
    CKO Kellerman
    Classic Carlectables
    Classic Metal Works
    Classic Toys
    Classix Pocketbond
    Clover Toy
    CMC
    CM's
    Coca-Cola *
    Code 3 Collectibles made by Funrise
    Collectors Classics
    Collectoys (Linemar)
    Colourful Model (CM)
    Columbia Pictures Industries Inc/Fuji film
    Columbia Telecommunications
    Con-Cor
    Condon
    CONNITOY
    Conrad Germany
    Cooee Classics/Cooee Concepts/Road Ragers
    Corgi (see Mettoy Playcraft Ltd)
    ___-CORGI CLASSICS LIMITED
    ___-Corgi Juniors / Husky
    _____-Mattel (1989-1995)
    _____-Kiko (Brazil, under license)
    _____-Metalbox GMK (Hungary, under license)
    ___-Corgi Toys
    Corporate Express Promotional Marketing
    COX
    CPC
    Craft House Corp
    Cragstan
    Craven
    Creata
    Crescent Toys
    Criterion Products USA, also Tootsietoy
    Crown Premium
    Cursor-Modell
    Custom Crew

    D
    Dalia Spain
    Darda
    Dasher
    D.B.G.M.
    DCMT -includes:
    ___-Lone Star
    ___-Roadmasters
    ___-Impy
    ___-Flyers
    ___-Tuf-Tots
    ___-Super Cars
    DDA
    DeHanes
    Deles
    Del Prado
    Deoma
    Det Prod.
    Detroit Seniors
    D.G.M., aka "D.G. Models"
    DG Productions Inc
    Diamond Toymakers
    Diapet Cherica Yonezawa, Japan
    Dickie
    ___-Teamsterz
    Dickie Spielzueg (Dickie above)
    Dicoys Spain
    Die-Cast Promotions
    DIL
    Dimension 4
    Dimestore Dreams
    Dinky Toys (part of Meccano, starting 1934- sold to Lines Bros Ltd 1964)
    ___-Dublo Dinky (1:76 scale, 1958-1963)
    ___-The Dinky trade-name changed hands many times before ending up as part of Matchbox International Ltd in the late 1980s*
    Dinsin
    Disney
    Dison Toy Company
    Double Horses
    Doyusha Japan
    Dragon Toys
    Dream Becomes True
    Dreams Inc
    DTC
    Dublo Dinky Toys
    Dugu
    Durham Industries
    Dutch Toys and Merchandising
    Dydo
    Dyna Mo

    E
    E
    E.BO
    Ebbro
    Edison Gioccatoli
    Edocar subcontracted other makers, most often Maisto
    E.F.E. (Exclusive First Editions)
    EFSI see also Best Box, Holland Oto
    Eidai Co.
    Eko
    Eldon
    Elecon
    Eligor
    Elvin
    Empire
    Enco White Metal
    Enertec Enterprises Ltd.
    EPI Sports
    EPL
    Epoch
    Ertl
    ___-Ertl American Muscle
    ___-Mini Toys USA, acquired in 1984
    Esci Italy
    EsPeWe
    Estetyka
    Estrela Brazil
    Eurostil
    Ever Sparkle Industrial Co. Ltd.

    F
    Faie
    Faller Hit Car Germany
    Fastlane house brand for TrU, primarily Zee / Zylmex models
    FEI SU - Chenghai Fei Su Alloy Toys Factory
    ___-Auto World (not affilitated with Round2)
    Ferrero
    Fingerhut S&P
    Firebird
    First Gear
    First Toy
    F & F Mold & Die Works Inc
    Fisher Price
    FJ - France Jouets
    Fleer
    Fleischmann
    Fline
    Flyers
    Foundation International Ltd.
    Franklin Mint
    Free Wheels
    F Toys
    Fullright
    Fun 4 All
    Fun Ho! New Zealand
    Fung Seng International / Little Ant
    Funline
    ___-Muscle Machines (1999-2003)
    Funmate
    Funrise
    ___-Code 3
    Funstuf/Pit Row
    Funzone
    Fuzion

    G
    Gaincorp
    Galgo Matchbox copies, Argentina
    Galoob see also Hasbro
    ___-Micro Machines
    Gama
    Gamda Koor
    games collection
    Garland
    Garner & Nevins
    Gashaball
    Gaia
    Gay Toys
    Gearbox
    General Mills ***see footnote
    ___-Meccano France S.A 1972, renamed to Miro-Meccano
    ___-Airfix / Meccano UK (1981-)
    Geospace International
    G.F.
    Gibbs Metal Miniatures see also Lit'l Toy, Mercury USA, and Mini Dinky
    Gillette Jet Argentina
    Gingell known for copies of Summer castings
    Giocher
    GIODI
    Gisima Spain
    ___-Game-Movil
    GITANES
    Glasslite
    Global Way International Ltd.
    Globe Toys see also Majorette
    Globo Toys
    ___-Spidco
    GMP
    Golden Wheel
    Goldyet Dragon
    Goodee
    Gordy
    Grace Bros.
    Grani & Partners
    Great Power Industrial Company
    Greenbrier International Inc
    Greenlight
    ___-Planet Toys (tooling contracted 2006+/-)
    ___-High Speed and Readers Digest (some tooling bought 2012)
    Green Toy
    Grell see also High Speed
    Grip Zechin
    Gtanes France
    G.T.I.
    Guiloy Spain
    Guisval Spain
    Gulliver64
    Gun-of-a-Car

    H
    Hallmark
    Hammer
    Happy People
    Hardy Toys
    Harmony Kingdom (static figure)
    Hartoy
    Hasbro
    ___-Hasbro owned the rights to Tonka for a time
    ___-Galoob
    ___-Takara contractual relationship
    Hawk Model Co
    Hermann Marketing
    Herpa
    High Grade
    High Speed (some Readers Digest and other tooling bought by Greenlight 2012)
    ___-Wondrie Tool and Die
    ___-Grell
    ___-Readers Digest
    ___-Schuco (issued for a short time late 1990s-early 2000s)
    ___-Malibu International, Walmart house brand
    ___-Model Power
    ___-Top Mark (not all Top Mark models are former High Speed castings)
    Highway 61
    Hilco
    Hi-Story
    HiToys
    HKD (copy of LJN Mercedes confirmed)
    Hobby Cars Modell Hungary, Matchbox copies
    Hoda
    Holland Oto see also Best Box, EFSI
    Holly
    Hongwell Toys LTD
    ___-Cararama
    Hoppin' Hydros
    Hormel Foods *
    Hornby
    Horsman
    Hot Wheels (1968-present) (see also LEO, Muky, Cipsa)
    __-Atomix
    __-Earthshakers
    __-Planet Micro
    __-Rrrumblers
    __-Scorchers
    __-Sizzlers
    H-O-T W-H-E-E-L-S C-O-P-I-E-S
    __-Faie
    __-Gisima
    __-Muky
    Hot Works Racing Factory
    HS
    HT
    HTI
    -Teamsterz
    Hubley
    ___-Real Toys, see also Real Types, Burslem Canada
    Hudson Miniatures
    Hunson
    Husky
    HW

    I
    Ichiko
    Ideal
    ___-Mighty Mo
    ___-Slam Shifters
    Igra
    IMCO
    Imperial often used rebranded castings from Yatming, Summer and others
    Impulse Ltd
    Impy see also DCMT, Lone Star
    Ingap
    Injecta Plastic
    Intrepid Racing Car
    IRWIN TOYS LTD
    Istana
    Italieri Italy
    Ivers Engineering
    Ixo

    J
    Jacky
    Jada
    Jadali
    Jasman
    Jaditoys
    J C
    Jean
    Jet Argentina
    Jet Fame Ltd
    J.E. Toys
    Jet Wheel, Mego
    Jiaxing
    Jimson
    Jin Dan
    JOAL
    Johnny Lightning Playing Mantis the Johnny Lightning brand is also associated with RC2 / Learning Curve, Tomy / Tomica, and Round 2
    Johnny Lightning Topper see also Ledy Bolido
    Johnson-Grossfield
    Join Star Ltd
    Jordan and Lewden
    Joy city
    Joystar
    Junye Dongguan Mfg
    Just Think Toys
    JVZ Company

    K
    Kaden Nachod
    Kai Jai
    Kai Yang Da Toys
    Kaiyodo
    Kaixin
    Kaiyu
    Kamo
    KATO
    Kawabatakikaku
    KB Igracke
    Kees
    Kellogg's
    Kemlow
    Kenner
    ___-Fast 111s
    ___-Super Sport
    ___-Zip Strips
    ___-(Kenner-Parker owned the Dinky trade name for a time and sold to Universal in 1987)
    ___-(Kenner-Parker owned the Tonka
    Kentoys
    Kerico
    Keystone
    Kibi
    Kidco, Universal
    Kiko Brazil
    ___-Corgi Juniors under license
    ___-Majorette under license
    Kiko Joustra
    Kilgore (cast iron)
    King Star (Marushin?) Korea
    Kings Toy
    Kinsmart
    Kintoy
    Klutz
    Knickerbocker
    Kodak Film
    Konami
    Kovap
    Kramer Products
    K. S. Toys
    KT or "KI"
    Kusan - Kam Shing
    Kyosho

    L
    Lanard
    Lansing Slik-Toys
    Larami
    LB Champions
    Learning Curve
    ___-Ertl
    ___-Johnny Lightning
    ___-Racing Champions
    ___-RC2
    Ledy Bolido (primarily retired Johnny Lightning Topper castings, possibly under license)
    Lego
    Lena
    LEO (India)
    ___-Hot Wheels (under license)
    Leslie Henry Co
    Lesney
    ___-Matchbox
    Liberty Classics
    Lincoln Industries
    Lincoln White Metal Works
    Lindberg
    ___-Mini Lindy
    ___-NASCAR
    Line Mar
    ___-CollecToy
    Lines Bros Ltd (Meccano / Tri-Ang sold to Airfix in 1972)
    ___-Tri-Ang
    ___-Dinky (1964-sold 1971)
    ___-Meccano (1964-sold 1971)
    ___-Mini Dinky (1968-1971)
    ___-contractual tie to Best-Box
    Lintoy - used Ertl castings
    Lionel
    ___-O Gauge railroad
    ___-NASCAR
    Lit'l Toys see also Gibbs, Mercury USA, and Mini Dinky
    Little Ant
    Little Tikes
    Little Wonder Studio
    LJN see also Universal, HKD
    Lledo
    LONDONTOY Canada
    Lone Star
    ___-Impy
    [TD]Loyal Bright
    Lucky Ind
    Lucky Toys

    M
    M
    M2 Machines
    Madmax World Minicar Series
    Magneto Germany
    Mana-Tee Concepts
    Maisto / MC Toy
    ___-Bburago (2008-present)
    ___-Muscle Machines (2011-present)
    ___-Tonka
    Majorette
    ___-Globe
    ___-Novacar
    Mak's
    Malibu International
    ___-High Speed
    ___-Trend Syndicate
    ___-Reel Rides
    ___-Long Beach Lowrider Repair
    ___-TIS
    ___-Lexani
    ___-Loc Riderz
    Mandarin
    Mannix
    Manurba Germany
    Märklin Germany
    Mark One
    Marlin Toy Co. NYC
    Martoys (1974-1976) / Bburago (1976-sold to Maisto 2008)
    Maruka
    Marushin (King Star?)
    Marx
    Masuda
    Matchbox including -
    ___-Lesney (1953-1982)
    ___-Universal (1983-1992)
    ___-Tyco (1993-1996)
    ___-Sesame Street character cars
    ___-Mattel (1997 - present)
    ___-Mikro'67 (often misrepresented as Mukpo) Bulgaria
    ___-Metalbox GMK Hungary
    M-A-T-C-H-B-O-X C-O-P-I-E-S
    ___-Blue Box
    ___-Galgo known for Matchbox copies, Argentina
    Mattel
    ___-Corgi Juniors, 1989-1995)
    ___-Hot Wheels (1968-present)
    ___-Matchbox (1997-present)
    ___-Mebetoys (Gran Toros, 1969-1976)
    ___-Polly Pockets
    Maxwell India
    Mazda Museum
    McDonald's Happy Meal
    McGregor
    MC Toy / Maisto
    Mebetoys (1959-sold to Mattel 1969, same owners subsequently launched Martoy which became Bburago)
    Meccano Ltd (1901-sold to Lines Bros 1964)
    ___-Dinky (1934-
    Mechy Hungary
    Mega Speed
    Mego Corp
    Mehanotehnika
    Melissa & Doug
    Mena
    Mercury of Italy see also Mercury USA
    Mercury of USA see also Gibbs, Lit'l Toy
    Merehall
    Metalbox GMK Yugoslavia
    ___-Matchbox under license
    ___-Corgi Juniors under license
    Metalcar
    Metal Masters
    Metal Playmobil
    Metaloplastika
    Metchy Hungary
    Metosul Portugal
    Mettoy Playcraft Ltd
    ___-Husky (1964-1970)
    ___-Corgi Juniors (1970-1989)
    ___-Rockets (1969-1971)
    MF
    MGA Entertainment
    MICA
    ___-Winstar
    Micro (Denmark)
    Micro Champ
    Micro Champs
    Micro Mid
    Micro Model
    Midgetoy
    Mikro'67 (often misrepresented as Mukpo)
    ___-Matchbox (under license)
    Milton India
    Minialuxe
    Miniauto
    Miniature Vehicle Mfg. Co
    Mini Cars
    Minichamps
    ___-Microchamps
    ___-Paul's Model Art
    Mini Dalia
    Minikraft
    Mini Dinky (1968-1971?) -contractual tie to Best-Box
    Mini Mite
    Minimodel OXA
    Mini Toys USA, acquired by Ertl 1984
    Minix
    Mira Spain
    Mitsubishi Motors
    M.K.K. SSS Quality Toys
    M.M.T.L. Moose Mountain
    Model Best
    Model Car Spain
    Model Power (contracted castings from various makers including Playart, High Speed and others)
    Modern Toys
    Mondo Motors
    Moni Cars (F&F reprints from original tools)
    Monogram Mini Exacts
    Moore's Farm Toys
    Morestone
    MotorArt Sweden
    MotorMax
    ___-American Graffiti
    ___-Fresh Cherries
    Motorsports Authentics
    MPC
    MS Variety Company Limited Japan
    MSZ
    MT
    MTECH
    Muky Argentina, (primarily retired Hot Wheels redline era castings)
    Muni Pals
    Muscle Machines (see Funline, Action/Motorsports Authentics, and Maisto)

    N
    Nano Speed/X-Concepts
    Namkung
    New Bright
    New Clover
    New Ray
    Newtoys
    Nexco
    NFIC
    Nicholas James Imports *
    NK
    NKOK
    NM Toys
    Nomura
    Norev
    Norscot USA
    Novacar Portugal, see also Majorette
    NuTOYZ
    NZG Modelle

    O
    OddzOn Minis Rigs
    Old-Cars
    OMO
    ONYX
    O.S.F.T. Old San Francisco Toymakers
    Oversteer
    Oxford Die-Cast Limited England

    P
    Parragon Publishing
    Paul's Model Art / MiniChamps
    Paya International Spain
    Peak Horse Toys
    PEM
    Penjoy
    Penn Craft USA
    Penny also Polistil
    Petrel
    PEZ
    Phat Boyz (by Simple Wishes)
    Piccolino
    Pilen Spain
    PILUQUI
    Pioneer
    Pit Row/Funstuf
    Planet Toys, also High Speed, Greenlight
    Play Makers
    Play Me
    Playart
    ___-Model Power
    Playboy
    Playing Mantis
    ___-Johnny Lightning
    ___-Magmas
    ___-Speed Rebels
    Playmates Toys
    Play Mobil Hungary
    ___-Metal Play Mobil
    ___-Hobby Cars Modell
    Playskool
    Playwell
    Pocketbond
    Polfi-toys
    Polgal
    PoliGuri Portugal
    Polistil / Politoys Italy
    ___-Penny
    Politoys / Polistil Italy
    Polyfect Toys Co
    Praline
    Preiser
    Premium & Collectibles Trading Co, Ltd
    Proarce
    Processed Plastics
    Prod. ZF. Manaus Inbrima S.A.
    Progress
    Punkt Modelle

    Q
    Q-Model

    R
    Racing Champions associated with Ertl, Johnny Lightning, Tomy / Tomica, Round 2 / Auto World
    ___-Wintech
    Radio Shack/Tandy Corporation *
    Radon Marx Novoexport
    Rainbow Toys
    RAI'S 64
    Ralstoy
    R.A.M.I.
    Rand International
    RASANT - Made by Reinhard & Co. KG. Germany
    Rastar
    RBA Collectibles
    RBI (see Red Box International)~
    RC2
    RCB cars (Ray C Babicky was the maker)
    RCCA
    RCI, Inc.
    Realtoy
    ___-at some point also used Soma castings
    Real Types Burslem, Canadian firm who sold their tools to Hubley for the Real Toys line
    REAL-X
    Red Box International -RBI Industries Holdings Limited ("RBI Group")~
    ___-MotorMax
    ___-Zee / Zylmex / ZYLL (purchased 1997)
    Red Rooster
    Redondo Spain
    Redwood Ventures Ltd
    REI (Brazilian Schuco)
    Reliable Toys
    Remco
    Renwal
    REPLEX
    Revell
    Rextoys
    Rhino
    Rico
    Ricko / Ricko Ricko
    Rietze Models
    RIKING
    Rivarossi (1/76)
    RMM (Reinhard Merlau Modellbau)
    RMZ City / Unifortune
    Road Champs (used rebranded castings from Yatming early on)
    Road Runner
    Robert Yates Racing
    Roco (used some early Siku tools)
    Roly Toys Brazil
    Roskopf
    Round 2
    ___-Auto World
    ___-Johnny Lightning
    ___-Racing Champions
    Royal Plastics
    Rozkvet VDI Czech
    Russ
    RW-Modell

    S
    SACI Brazil
    Safari Limited
    Saico
    Sakura Japan
    Sam Toys
    San Ling
    Savoye's
    Schabak
    Schaper
    ___-Stomper
    ___-U-Drive-It
    Schuco
    ___-High Speed (for a short period late 1990s-early 2000s)
    Schylling / Hui Yang
    Scientific Toys
    SCOTTOY
    Seba
    Seiffener
    SES
    Shanghai
    Shelby Collectibles
    Shi Feng / So Fine
    Shift Kickers
    Shing Fat
    Shinsei Japan
    ___-Jet Machine
    Shrock Brothers
    Signature Models
    Singafund
    Sigomec Argentina
    Silverlit Nano Auto
    Siku
    Simiki
    Skullduggery, Inc.
    Skynet
    Slam Shifters Ideal
    Smart Bean
    Smart Toys
    SMSC
    Sohbi
    Solido
    Soma also Realtoy
    SON A1 TOYS
    SONIC
    Sonix City
    Spark (produced by Minimax)
    SpecCast
    Speed Rebels (subset of Playing Mantis era Johnny Lightning)
    Speedy
    Spin Master
    SSECA TOY
    SSS
    Starline
    Starter
    Stelco Germany
    Stock Car Miniatures/SCM
    Stompers
    Strombecker
    Strottman International
    Stunt Squad
    Subaru Exiga
    Subway (Tootsietoy "Hard Body" castings), kid's meal premiums
    Summer
    ___-MarzKarz
    ___-Motor Force
    ___-Traffic Stoppers
    Summit Marketing
    Sun Hing Toys
    Sunnyside
    SunQ
    Suntory Boss
    Suntoys
    Superior
    Super Metals Car, Model Car
    Supreme
    SUTC
    Sweering Toys
    SZE Toy

    T
    Tack Cheung / Toy Century
    Taco Bell Racin' Rockets
    Tagamoto by Hex Bug
    Tai Cheung
    Takara see also Tomica / Tomy and Hasbro
    ___-Choro-Q
    ___-Transformers
    Tak Wo
    Talking Mini
    Tamfort Ltd.
    Tamiya
    Tangerine Press
    Targa / Taccar
    Tatsuya (KTS)
    Tatsunoko Productions
    Teama Toys Ltd
    Team Caliber
    Teamsterz see also Dickie
    Technopark
    Tekno Denmark
    TF
    The Chad Valley Co. Ltd
    The Children's Place
    Tian Du
    Tian Hong
    Tic Toc 007 Bond cars
    Tiger Wheels Puerto Rico
    Timmy Toys
    Tins' Toys
    Tintoys (W.T. prefix numbers)
    Tiny
    TN Toys
    Toi-Toys Holland
    Tomica / Tomy Japan also associated with Takara
    ___-Pocket Cars
    ___-Dandy
    ___-Limited
    ___-Limited Vintage
    ___-Johnny Lightning Playing Mantis
    ___-Racing Champions
    ___-Ertl
    T-O-M-I-C-A C-O-P-I-E-S
    ___-Yatming
    ___-Zee / Zylmex / ZYLL
    Tomix
    Tomte-Laerdal
    Tomytec
    Tomy Yujin
    ton
    Tonka also Maisto
    Tonkin
    Tootsietoy
    ___-Criterion Products
    Top Gear
    Top Gear by Triang
    Top Mark
    Topper
    ___-Johnny Lightning (1969-1971)
    Torco
    Tough 43
    Toy Galaxy / Fast Wheels
    Toy Max
    Toy State
    TOY TECH
    Toy Way
    Toy Zone Inc
    Toyco America, Ltd
    Toyota promotional
    Toypower Mfg. Co. LTD - Dust Busters
    TOYS CLUB
    TPF (The Promotions Factory)
    Track Burners
    Train Tronics
    TRC
    Trendmasters
    Trend Syndicate see also Malibu International
    Tri-Ang
    ___-Spot On
    Trident
    Trux
    T.T.C.
    Tudor Rose
    TURBO
    TYCO (founded 1926-sold to Mattel 1997)
    ___-Matchbox (bought 1993-sold 1997)

    U
    UCC
    UMEX Minimovers
    Uncle Milton
    Uniborn
    Unifortune
    ___-RMZ City
    Unimax
    Unique Replicas
    UniToys
    Universal
    ___-Matchbox (1982-1993)
    ___-Dinky (1987-1988)
    ___-Champ of the Road
    ___-Kidco
    ___-LJN
    ___-Wheeler
    ___-Wintech
    Universal Hobbies
    Up Most
    Upper Deck
    UT Models

    V
    Vanguards
    Vanilla Gorilla MGA
    Varney
    Verem
    Viking Toys
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    Wm. K. Walthers Inc
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    WowToyz (MotorMax castings)
    WS Packaging Group
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    X
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    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Dinky / Meccano footnotes

    *The Dinky trade-name changed hands many times before ending up as part of Matchbox International Ltd in the late 1980s*

    ref:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinky_Toys

    **French production ceased a of 1972, though the Spanish firm of Pilen manufactures some French Dinky Toys later in the Seventies and Solido made an effort to do the same in 1981. The British branch struggled on until 1980, farming out some production to Polistil in Italy as well as the Universal firm of Hong Kong.


    Since then the name of Dinky Toys has changed hands at least two more times, and now and then Hong Kong Products have appeared with the Dinky Toys name on theirs bubblepacks. In 1987 the Kenner-Parker firm, whose branches include Tonka Toys, sold the Dinky Toys name to Universal International of Hong Kong, already the owner of another time-honored and originally British trade name: Matchbox. Soon afterward, Kenner-Parker took over Polistil and acquired some of the last old Dinky Toys dies. Other dies had previously been sold to a firm in India, which markets them as Nicky Toys, and for a time some models were produces in South America as well.


    Late in 1987 Universal brought the Dinky Toys name back to some semblance of life by applying it to new color variations of six Matchbox cars. The firm subsequently announced that the name would be used for a new series of cars in the Fifties, with further details to follow.


    So this is where the history of Dinky Toys stands as of the summer of 1988.


    -and-


    The Swiss-French Atlas publishing house launched a new edition of various French Dinky Toys models in the 2008. The selling takes place at subscribers in French-speaking countries (France and Belgium).


    It concerns rather accurate copies of the French models out of the 50's and 60's-years. They are manufactured in China. The models can easily differentiated. The base of the new models are marked with: "Made in China" "Edition ATLAS, © Mattel".


    ref:
    http://www.dinkytoys.ch/history.htm
    (So there is a late connection to Mattel for Dinky at the end of all of this!, -jt3)


    ***In August 1985 French accountant Marc Rebibo bought Miro-Meccano from General Mills, reverted the French company name to Meccano S.A. and reintroduced some of the discontinued Meccano sets. In 1989 Rebibo was bought out by Finamec (Financière de Serbie), who continued the manufacture of Meccano in France. In 1990 Meccano France purchased the "Erector" trademark in the U.S.A. and started selling Meccano sets marked "Erector Meccano" in the U.S.A.


    By 2000 Meccano France was faltering and was bought out in May 2000 by the Japanese toy company Nikko, who continue to manufacture Meccano sets in France and China, although very different from the Meccano originally manufactured by the Binns Road factory.


    In 2013 Meccano was acquired by Spin Master.

    ref:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meccano_Ltd

    ****Mini Dinky (1968-1971?)(of note, the 1:65 scale cars are Lines Bros ltd originals, but the heavy equipment models had their beginnings elsewhere and were in turn used down the line by others...not sure of the order, but the tooling was used and sold as Mercury of Italy, Mercury USA, Gibbs Metal Miniatures, Lit'l Toy, and Universal, including Champ of the Road, Kidco, and possibly others)


    The two open wheel race cars were supplied by Best Box of Holland


    ************************************************** *******************************************

    ~Zee / Zylmex connection to MotorMax


    Zylmex went away in 1996 and was sold to an unidentified Chinese firm in 1997...Zylmex castings are "currently" being sold in the US by Motormax.


    -and-


    Motormax is owned by RBI Industries Holdings Limited ("RBI Group") - Red Box International bought Zylmex and after created Motormax as a brand and trademark to sell them thru. Red Box has been around since 1985 - Motormax since 1997.
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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