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Around the mid 1970s, Barton Toys of Vancouver, British Columbia offered "Super Speed" brand plastic cars with metal bases that were made in Hong Kong. Their packaging copied the Hot Wheels packaging of the time. Castings were made up of sports cars from the era and featured 'catapult custom wheels'. They were noted to be similiar to castings offered by World Toy House as "Track Burners", by Larami as "Flywheels", and by Giant Value as "Mitey Mite Zip Car". All of these castings are noted to be from an unknown manufacturer source.

Although, Aurora's "Cigarbox" and Faller's "Hit Car" series are also noted as being been made in the same way and at the same time period, there is no direct association found for either Barton Toys or to any of the other distributor brands listed above.


See Popy also.



Sourced references -

Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/hobbydb/subjects/popy-brand
https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/hobbydb/subjects/gobots-multimedia-franchise
 
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