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Around the mid 1970s, Barton Toys of Vancouver, British Columbia offered "Super Speed" brand plastic bodied cars with diecast 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 also noted to be similar to the castings offered by World Toy House as "Track Burners", by Larami as "Flywheels (Go Faster)", and by Giant Value as "Mitey Mite Zip Car". All of these castings are noted to be from an unknown manufacturer source.

The see also Popy reference from the same source identifies their 2nd issued series of castings to be the same castings included in all the other brand references noted here. It also identifies the Barton Toys series as having been called "Super Speed". It also notes an earlier relationship with Zylmex as well.

Although, Aurora's "Cigarbox" and Faller's "Hit Car" series are also noted as having been made in the same way (pastic body and diecast base) and at the same time period, there is no direct association found for either Barton Toys or to any of the other (4) brands listed above.



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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
Popy | hobbyDB
GoBots | hobbyDB
 
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