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    Gisima is a Spanish brand, I believe still made in Spain. The Spanish brands are perhaps the only now left that haven't farmed manufacture to China or Thailand, and didn't begin as a partnership of some kind with another firm (I'm thinking the likes of Kiko, Hobby Cars Modell and LEO here). Gisima created some "heavily influenced" if not outright copies of some Hot Wheels and Matchbox models, and at least the Majorette Gazelle Helicopter. This Volvo container truck is clearly influenced by the very similar Matchbox model, though there are some distinct differences primarily in construction.

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    Gisima is perhaps not the most sought of the Spanish brands, certainly makers such as Guisval and Mira have stronger followings (and better models), but Gisima is notable for being one of the remaining maverick brands that has held its ground in its native land.

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    Technically this Volvo container truck is Game-Movil, which I am given to understand is a sub-set of Gisima.

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    Originally posted by jt3 View Post
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    Gisima is a Spanish brand, I believe still made in Spain. The Spanish brands are perhaps the only now left that haven't farmed manufacture to China or Thailand, and didn't begin as a partnership of some kind with another firm (I'm thinking the likes of Kiko, Hobby Cars Modell and LEO here). Gisima created some "heavily influenced" if not outright copies of some Hot Wheels and Matchbox models, and at least the Majorette Gazelle Helicopter. This Volvo container truck is clearly influenced by the very similar Matchbox model, though there are some distinct differences primarily in construction.

    Click image for larger version Name:	image_42396.jpg Views:	4 Size:	104.8 KB ID:	87002

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    Gisima is perhaps not the most sought of the Spanish brands, certainly makers such as Guisval and Mira have stronger followings (and better models), but Gisima is notable for being one of the remaining maverick brands that has held its ground in its native land.

    Click image for larger version Name:	image_42400.jpg Views:	4 Size:	178.4 KB ID:	87006

    Technically this Volvo container truck is Game-Movil, which I am given to understand is a sub-set of Gisima.
    Sadly Gisima no longer exist, disappearing in the late 90s. Apart from Guisval I can't think of any Spanish diecast manufacturers who are still active.

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    • #3
      Cool looking Volvo truck from Gisima.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
        Cool looking Volvo truck from Gisima.
        I agree & I'd like to get one

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ambassador84 View Post
          Sadly Gisima no longer exist, disappearing in the late 90s. Apart from Guisval I can't think of any Spanish diecast manufacturers who are still active.

          Thank you!

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          • #6
            Great model of another interesting brand I've never heard of ....Like others I hope to find one someday.
            Doug

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            • #7
              Looks surprisingly good for a Gisima! Thanks for sharing.

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              • #8
                Welcome aboard, Viva Chile!

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