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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Welcome to the HobbyTalk Diecast Brands Master Makers List odyssey!

This planned section (currently only a thread) will eventually serve as a repository of each known diecast brand we can identify and catalogue. From here you will be able to link to a thread or discussion forum based on the brand name known as a manufacturer, distributor, importer, marketer, parts work or promoter.

In each of those subsequent sections, threads or posts, you will also find all their known casting offerings listed in either alphabetical and/or numerical series order. Those threads (or post) listings will then link you to a current HobbyTalk section or thread dedicated to that casting or brand and hopefully contain member added images of them.

If you have any brands, castings or information about them - to add, clarifications, notice a correction that needs to be made, or just have the answer to a posted question about any diecast model - we would appreciate you letting us know or asking - either here or in the specific/relevant thread or section.

Let the quest begin!


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

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List #s

1 Badd Ride

12 Art fine scale models (Netherlands) - manufacturer, distributor; resin cast models

漏 1988

80M - aka 80m Creative Design, 1:60 & 1:76 scale bus models

Sourced references - @69ch @juantoo3 @stanmax
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List A

A2 Models - 3D printed models

AAM Boyer - 1:43 scale cars by EMC
Aardvark Models - resin model kits

AB - Joy Toy
ABC Brianza - (Italy)
ABC Models -
Abingon Classics - (Great Britian) white metal models
A Bousissou - 1:43 models
Abrex - (Prague) various scale Skoda cars made by Hongwell
Abtwoka (Russia) - bare metal 1:87 (?) scale castings

Accu-Cast/Pac - (USA) - 1980s: manufacturer, aka Precision Accucast
Accurate Diecast - agricultural brand of universal hobbies
Ace Model Cars - (Australia) resin model cars
A Cheong Plastic Manufactory Ltd (China) - 1970 to today, manufacturer, became Hongwell
ACME Trading Company - various scale model cars
ACS - brand of ABC Models
Action Diecast
Action / Motorsports Authentics - Muscle Machines (2003-2010)
Action-Lobeco (Hong Kong) - 1970s; manufacturer
Action Performance Companies Inc (USA) - NASCAR
Action Products, Inc (USA) - promotional issue of Racing Champions casting(s)
Action Products International (USA) - "History in Action" novelty pencil sharpener diecast
Action Racing Collectibles - model racing cars
AC Williams - 1900s (USA) cast iron cars

AD Model - (Czech) resin models with photo etched part details 1:24
A&D Fiesta (Canada) - distributor, of Rhino Toys "Old Timer" and "Classic Car" models
ADC (USA) - manufacturer, aka as American Diecat Company
ADC (USA) - 2003 to ?; manufacturer, aka as American Diecast Co
ADI (USA) - 1980s; distributor of novelity diecast pencil sharpeners
Advantage Industries (USA) - promotional diecasts

Aeromobilia - 1980s to 1993, (Italy) manufacturer, large scale diecast brand by HE14


Agat - brand (Russia) now Incotex
Agglo Corp Ltd (Hong Kong) - distributor
AGM Models (UK) manufacturer A Geoffrey Morehouse made 1:43 resin model cars
Aguti (Argentina) - 1970s - 1990s aka Aguti Toys

A-Ha Toys (USA) - 2004, issued 4 friction pull back cars under the Toys R Us label of Fast Lane Tiny Tuners
AHC - a Dutch manufactures affialiated with Doorkey, and later required by Autopilen (Spain)
AHI Brand Toys (Japan) - 1960, aka Azrak Hamway International (USA distributor) are 1:90 scale castings - Lightning Fast, see Cragstan also

Airfix - Meccano (1971- 1979)
Aim for the Best Stores (USA) - 1980s; distributor of Welly castings under the "SuperWheel" brand
AIMS Models - (Hong Kong) fine scale 1:43 super cars
Aircraft Car Kits - 1940s wooden model kit cars
Airfix (sold to General Mills 1981)

Alberto Elovitz Inc (USA) - 1990s, 1:87 NYC Checkered Cab
Albertson's (USA) - distributor, of Goldyet Dragon, Imperial and Kellogg's castings
Alezan - (France) 1:43 scale resin and metal kits
Alien Projects - 2010 Dreamliner custom
ALF Models - (Ukranin) 1:43 scale white metal trucks and military vehicles
Alfa Model 43 - 1:43 scale resin models by FDS Francesco de Stasio
All Swiss Models - 2011, manufacturer associated with Roskopf
Alloy Forms (USA) - HO scale metal kits & 1:43 pewter vehicles, later became Motor City
Alloy Metal - (China) 3" scale vehicles
Alme Cars -
Alskog Design - plastic toy cars
Altaya - (Spain) related to IXO and others
Alte Automobile Miniature - 1:43 scale German models
Alt Berlin/Old Berlin

AMES (USA) - 2000, distributor of Yat MIng castings
Amerada Hess
American Diecast Co (USA) - 2003 to ?; aka ADC, manufacturer of 1:64 and 1:24 late model dirt racer castings
American Flyer
Amloid Corp
AMSCAN (USA) - novely F1 party favors
AMSI (USA) - 1970s to 1980s; marketer
AMT (USA) - purchased by Matchbox in 1978
AMT Pups (USA) - marketed brand name of (4) 1:65 scale diecasts by AMT

Anbricos (UK) - 1932 to 1986; white metal bus and commercial vehicle kits, and other railway vehicles
Anguplas (Spain - 1958 to 1966; manufacturer, taken over by Eko (Spain) - in the late 1960s
Anheuser Markting (USA) - promotional, CAT dozer and truck in pewter
Anson (Hong Kong) - ? to ~2005; manufacturer 1:18, 1:32, 1:64 - see Tiger Wheels and 1:144 key chains

A-OK (Canada) - 1980s; distributor,
Aoshima (Japan)
Aoshin Shoten Company Ltd (Japan) - 1960s to 1970s; aka ASC, a manufacturer of Hino RE 120 buses

APII (USA) - 2004; military aircraft
Applause (USA) - Hardee's promotion 'Days of Thunder' NASCAR

Arby's (promos?)
Arco Toys, LTC (USA) - 2004; (4) Walt Disney character vehicles, merged with Mattel
Arkin A-OK Products Co
Artec (Spain) - see Pilen

Asahi (Japan) - 1948 to 1979; aka (ATC) or Asahi Trading Company
ASC (Japan) - 1960s to 1970s; aka Aoshin Shoten Company Ltd, a manufacturer of Hino RE 120 buses
Ashok Trading Company (India) - 1970s, see Maxwell Toys
Ashton Models
Associated Hobby Manufactures (Hong Kong) - distributor of Zylmex castings number as Mego/Super Speedy castings
Astretsovskaia (USSR) - manufacturer,

Athearn (USA) - manufacture of 1:87 scale trucks and a range John Deere farm tractors
Atico Inernational USA, Inc (USA) - 2002-2003 "Prime Zone Diecast Collectibles" using Sohbi, Suntoys and Welly castings.
Atlas - most likely should be Editions Atlas
Atlas (1/43, (France) - most likely should be Editions Atlas
Atkas (1/87) (France) (new owner of the Dinky name (?) - most likely should be Editions Atlas
Atlas (1/87) (USA)
ATMA (Brazil)
Attack Force - 1986; see Universal and Agglo

Auburn Rubber
Auldey (China) - 1993 to today; one series of 1:64 diecast
Auro Metal (Yugoslavia) - late 1980s, manufacturer of one diecast a Yugo
Aurora (USA) - 1968 to 1972, aka Aurora Plastics Corporation, diecast cars and kits
Authentic (USA) - ~1970; manufacturer
Authenticast (USA) - see Comet Metal Products
Authentic Miniatures of the American Scene
Authentic Scale Models
Authentics by Scale Models Inc
AUTOArt (Hong Kong) - 1998 to present, manufacturer and marketer
Autocraft (UK) - manufacturer white metal HO kits
Autodrome (Holland) - manufacturer of limited run 1:87 scale SAAB vehicles
Automaxx (Hong Kong) - manufacturer brand, see Joy City also
Automodelli Brazil
Automobile Club de Suisse - brand of ABC Models
Autoreplicas (UK) - 1972; manufacturer white metal HO kits
Auto Rozza
Auto World (USA) - (? to today) brand division; Round 2 LLC
Auto World Garage Playset - 2003; see Agglo Corp Ltd (Hong Kong) and Mid-Western

Aviva (USA) - licensed Tomica ride ons

Awesome Diecast

Avon (USA) - distributor, of Hot Wheels and Corgi excusive offerings



Azrak-Hamway International (USA) - distributor, may b aka AHI, see Cragstan also

Sourced references - @69ch @juantoo3 @stanmax @Motorcade
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List B

Bachmann (USA) - 1833 to today; maker
Backyard Conversions (USA) - 199? to 2016; customizer
Bandai (Japan) - 1970s mostly tinplate and diecast airport vehicles
Banner Toys
Baravelli (Italy) - 1980s (BGM on bases)
Barclay (USA) - 1924 to 1971; manufacturer
Barlux (Italy) - 1970s, 1:66 Grand Prix Racers, became Giodi, see Baravelli also
Barton Toys (Canada) - 1970s, distributor
Base Toys Ltd
Base4 (USA) - 2005; distributor, of "Big City Diecast Cars" consisting of (6) castings most likely from Goldyet Dragon
'Bauer (Hong Kong) - related Hongwell
Bayern Modell
Bayshore Industries (USA) - 1967; distributor of "Repli-cars" under Minor Industries of 18 Best-Box castings and carrying case
Bburago (Italy) - 1974 to 1976, established as Martoys (Italy)
BBurago (Italy) -1976 to 2005 named changed to BBurago which went bankrupt in 2005
Bburago (Italy) - 2004, revived Polistil brand with Realtoy castings
Bburago (China) -2007 to 2019 acquired by May Cheong (Maisto) and reformed as Bburago
B C International (USA) - 1980s distributor maybe aka as Boley Corporation, distributor of 4 Faie castings "Sport Racers" along with New-Ray ands Summer castings

B&D Inc
BDB (Holland) - 1978, (2) 1:87 white metal model car kits

Beaut (USA) - 1950s; manufacturer, aka "It's a Beaut" brand
Bedford (Hong Kong) - distributor of (refined copies of) Tomica and Welly trucks, grand prix racers and sports cars
Beetland International Co (Japan) -
'Beetle Toys (Poland)
Bell (China) - 2001, distributed a series of F1 racers made by Gingell (limited to Los Angeles)
Bellini (UK) - 1985; manufacturer, see Piccolino also
BELVAR (Russia)
Benbros (UK) - Post WWII to 1965 (?) manufacturer, originally known as Benson Brothers,
Benson Brothers (UK) - Post WWII to 1965 (?) manufacturer, aka Benbro
Best-Box (Holland) - 1963 to 1971, became EFSI
Best Choose
Best of Show
Best Pals
Best Toys (USA) - 1930s to 1939; manufacturer, purchased by Ralstoy
Betta Products, Inc (USA) - 2000s; distributor of various party favors including helicopters and open wheel racers and friction pull back cars as TC for their manufacturer - Tai Cheong Toys

Biante (Australia) - 1992 to ?;, distributor ad then a manufacturer
Big Wheels
Bing (Germany) - 1863 to 1960s (?); manufacturer
Bingo Toys (Hong Kong) - 2004 to ?; manufacturer
Bitsi Toys (Unknown) - brand name, for Lehigh a manufacturer of 2 known castings

'BKL (United Kingdom)

Blector Spoldziena (Poland) - 1990s; manufacturer of only one known casting
Blick Art Germany
Bluebird Toys
Blue-Box (Hong Kong) - 1960s to 2000s Matchbox Copies, distributed by Tundra Imports (USA)

BMW Promotional i8

Boehhar Texhnka (Russia) - 4 green military pieces in 1:64 scale; probable Nib Box distribution for Nouveau
Boley (USA) - 1981 manufacturer, importer and distributor. known for their Dept1-87 HO scale IH truck series. Also imported ad distributed Smart Toys, New-Ray "Road Champ"; High Speed "Summer Kinsmoart and in 2004 Hongwell
Bolidos (Mexico) - 1971 to 1974, manufacturer; Topper and Mercury
Bonux (France)
Borgfeldt Toys (Canada) - a distributor aka as George Borgfeldt & Co of Tintoys
Bo-Scale - owned by Model Car World (Germany)
Boyd (USA) - 1980s; HO Scale commercial vehicles for model railroading and EFSI castings

Bracks Engineering (UK) - 1970s; 1:76 scale white metal kits
Bradscars (UK) -1950s, 1:75 diecast vehicles for model rail roading
Bradshaw International, Inc (USA) - "Bright Buys" castings are identical to Imperial "Hot Steakers", but labsled with TC on base
Bradshaw International, Inc (USA) - "Bright Buys" and then "Krazy Kids Monster Truck" castings are identical to Yatming 4x4s but labsled with TC
Breter + Wolter (Germany) - 1985, 1:87(?) scale
BRIMA (Herpa)
Brinquedos REI -
Britains (UK) - established 1850s, first vehicle 1930s, acquired by ERTL in mid 1990s and is know owned by RC2 brands
Bruder Toys (Germany) - 1926; manufacturer, began making diecast in the 1980s

B Shackman & Co Inc (USA) - aka Schackman, 1970s; manufacturer and marketer

BUB (Germany) - established 1851 to 1960; manufacture
BUB (Germany) - revived in 2002; manufacturer
Buby (Argentina) - 1960 to 1980s, manufacturer, best know for "Mini Buby"
Buby (Argentina) - 19??s to 1990s, manufacturer, their own "Collectors Classics" series, with some of the same castings offered by Gillette Jet Prototipos and Galgo
Buddy L - primarily pressed still but did off 3" diecast models
Budgie (UK) - started as a distributer/marketer; eventually became a manufacturer; see also D G Models, Morestone and World Toy House
Buick (China Dealerships) - promotionals
Bull Type 70 (Japan) - atributed to the 1970s(?); unknown manufacturer of 1:70 scale castings made in Hong Kong
Burger King (promos)
Burgerville (USA) - promotional with The Holland Inc
'Busch (Germany) -


Sourced references - @69ch @juantoo3 @stanmax
Additional member contributions - @pjedsel
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List C

Caldecott Models (Australia)
California Toys (Brail) (seller of Greenlight; includes models of Volkswagen Beetle Police and Taxi from Sao Paulo,Brazil)
Canada Games Company Limited (Canada) - marketed Maisto in Canada
Canadian Tire Corporation (Canada) - 1980s; promotional and direct marketing,
Canasia Toys & Gifts (Canada) - distributor
Canton Chang Sheng Toys (Hong Kong) - manufacturer associated with of Globel Way Internationals LTD as unknown 'pancake' type diecast
Cararama (Hong Kong) - 1979; 1:72 series brand, Hongwell
Carectables (Australia)
Carex (Poland) - 1983, aka Carex Przedsiebrorstwo Zabraniczne w Polsce ul of Warsaw
Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc (Carl's Jr) Promos (?)
Carisma (Hong Kong) - 2003, manufacturer of (2) 1:64 scale car models
Carmania (France) - 1990s, used castings manufactured by Zylmes and MC Toy
Cars Workshop
Carter Tru-Scale Co. / Tru Toy
Cast Road Die Casting FTY. LTD

cbc lee productions by A.B.S. Models

C+C Racing (USA) - 2003, dirt racer castings local to North Carolina

C&D Models (USA) - manufactuer of lead free pewter construction and farming vehicles
C.D.C. DetailCars

Centy Toys (India) - cars and buses

CF (Hong Kong) - 1980s to 1990s; manufacturer (?)

CGGC Grisoni

Chad Valley Co Ltd (UK) - 1950s; manufacturer; buses in 1:76 scale, Maisto distributor most recently
Champion (France) - a brand of the manufacturer Safir
Charbens (UK) - founded 1929 to 1986; diecast manufacture who transitioned into a plastic packaging manufacturer
`Charm Max (Hong Kong) - 1993 aka Charm Max Industrial Ltd manufacturer of pancake type castings
Charon Toy (Canada) - mid 1980s; distributor-marketing of Matchbox in Canada
Charterking (Hong Kong) - 1980s; import/exporter of Summer "Super Wheels"castings on round cards aka Charterking (GPI) Ltd
Chas C Merzback Company (USA) - distributor
Charmerz see Chas C Merzback Co
Checkered Flag Sports
Chief Industrial Co
Childrens Development, Inc (USA) - before 2003; distributor of Motormax castings
Child Guidance
Children's Place, The
China, Made in (generic brands)
Chiqui Cars (Spain)- a brand name of Nacoral
Cigarbox USA- an Aurora brand name

CIJ (France) - aka Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet, tin, 1:43 plaster/flour, HO scale diecast
Cilco (Canada) - late 1980s; manufacture or distributor ?
CIPSA (Mexico) known for licensed Hot Wheels models)
Circle N Toys (USA) - 1950s, manufacture of 3" diecast similiar to Goodee
City Products (USA) - distributor, associated with Ben Franklin stores

CJD (France) - manufacturer of 1:87 French cars

C K C / C-HF
CKO Kellerman

Classic Carlectables (Austrailia) - 1996 to ?; manufacturer
Classic Metal Works (USA) - 1997 to ?; manufacturer
Classic Toys International Limited (Hong Kong) - friction pull backs
Classix Pocketbond
Claytown (Hong Kong) - similiar to Hot Wheels/Matchbox consruction vehicles
Clover (Korea) - distributer, maybe a Shinsei brand name?

CM's - manufacturer of rally cars
CMNL Models - buses in 1/76 Scale; includes a 1/87 Scale Alexander 500 Double Decker from Las Vegas (Strip Route) and GO Transit from Toronto,Canada)
CMW (USA) - 1997 to ?; manufacturer, aka Classic Metal Works

C'NC (USA) - soft metal castings

Cobra (Canada) - distributor; Summer
Coca-Cola *
Code 3 Collectibles (USA) - a Funrise, Inc brand name
Collector Case (USA) - pewter/aluminum Corvettes
Coibel (Spain) - manufactuer, including some ex Corgi and Matchbox castings
Collectors Classics
Collectors Models (Hong Kong) - 1/76 scale local Hong Kong buses
Collectoys (Japan) - Linemar brand name
Color Bright Toys (USA) - distributor, Penn State collectibles
Colortech (China) - unkown diecast maker/distributor
Colourful Model (CM)
Columbia Pictures (USA) - Ghostbusters promotional casting for Fuji film, see Remco also
Columbia Telecommunications Group (USA) - manufacturer; 1:18 to 1:64 diecasts and RC vehicles
Comet Metal Products (USA) - military teaching aids and model kits as Superior brand in their "Authenticast" series, aquired in 1984 by Quality Castings (USA)
Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet (France) - aka CIJ - tin, 1:43 plaster/flour, HO scale diecast
Computer Associates International (USA) - 1995; promotional offering using Yat Ming castings
Conrad (Germany) - 1956 to ?; manufacturer
Continental Plastics Corporation (USA) - diecast maker, see Harmony also
Cooee Concepts (Australia) - 2002; manufacturer of "Aussie Road-Ragers", aka as Cooee Concepts Pty Ltd
Corgi Toys (UK) - a brand of Mettoy Playcraft Ltd
Corgi Juniors (UK) - 1970 to 1989; a brand name of Mettoy Playcraft Ltd, were formerly known as Husky and later only as Corgi
Corgi Rockets (UK) - 1970 to 1971; a brand name of Mettoy Playcraft Ltd
Corgi Toys Limited - 1985 to 1989;
Corgi (UK Mattel) - 1989 to 1995,
Corgi Classics Limited (UK) - 1995 to ?, purchased by Zindart
_-Metalbox GMK (Hungary, under license)
Corgi OOC (?)
Corporate Express Promotional Marketing (USA) - manufacturer of diecast promotional vehicles
Cotswold (UK) - manufacturer of 1:76 white metal bus kits


Crafthouse Corporation (USA) - see Lindberg
Cragstan (USA) - 1960s; distributor of tin and diecast,
Creative Enterprises Group, Inc (USA) - marketed Sohbi diecasts as party favors
Crescent (UK) - 1950s to 1960s; makers, 1950s race cars
Criterion Products USA, see also: Tootsietoy
Crown Premium

CS (Hong Kong) - friction pull back (?) commercial vehicles marketed as Sun Hing Toys (Train - Skoda Models in 1/87 scale?)

Cult Iconic Models (Netherlands) - manufacturer, distributor; resin cast models
Cumberland Toys (USA) - 2003; distributor of a Suntoy's 5 pack
Cursor Modelle (Germany) - (1960s to 1990s) brand name of Renner

Custom Crew
Custom Finishes (USA) - manufacturer of 1:87 whie metal constuction equipment and accessories

Czeck, Generic Brand - Resin Models of a White 3000 with tanker trailer and a copy of the Hendricson Truck which was made by Matchbox

Sourced references - @69ch @juantoo3 @stanmax
additional member contributions - @Motorcade
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)

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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List D

Dalia (Spain) - 1920s to ?; manufacturer
Danbury Mint
Danhausen (Germany) - 1921 to ?; manufacturer eventually became known as Minichamps
Dapper (Japan) - see Bandai - pull back buses
Darda (Germany) - 1970s
Daron Worldwide Trading, Inc (USA) - distributor, see Realtoy
Dart Castings (UK) - 1:76 scale white metal kits
Dasher (Hong Kong) - only one casting is known
Dayton Hudson Coroporation (USA) - distributor of Suntoys castings in 50 car sets, parent company of Targett and affiliated with Mervyn's department stores,


DCF (USA) - 1990s: unauthorized reproductions of ERTL, Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Road Champs castings

DCMT (UK) - 1929; aka Die-Casting Machine Tools Ltd (DCMT) went on to become Lone Star


DeAgostini (Italy) - (1901 - today) publisher; parts works diecasts
Deles (China) - 1992, 6 NASCAR castings
Delhar Canada Ltd (Canada) - distributor marketing High Speed "Classics"
Del Prado (?) - Kiosk style marketer of Univeral Hobbies offerings
Deluxe Toys (USA) - distributor of Gingell (Rhino) castings
Demolition Car (Hong Kong) - a Kidco series brand name
Denzil Skinner & Co Ltd (UK) - 1951 to 1987; manufacturer of military vehicle castings; later became Hart (UK)
Deoma (Italy) - 1950s, "Micromodels" military vehicles similiar to Dinky castings
Det Prod.
Detroit Seniors

DGM - 1986, aka D G Models; D Gilbert Models; or David Gilbert Models; see Budgie
DG (UK) - manufacturer, 'N' scale tractor motor and 'HO' scale 1930s ambulances
DG Productions Inc (UK) - manufacturer; 3" scale semi tractor and work trucks
Diamond Toymakers (USA) - distributor of Mandarin, Summer, TW and Yat Ming castings
Diapet (Japan) - see Diapet Cherica
Diapet Cherica (Japan) - 1970s, 1:40 to 1:60 scale Japanese vehicles, once owned by Yonezawa
Dicascale (Japan) - ASC reissues (?)
Dickie (Germany) - manufacturer, aka Dickie Spielzueg (Germany)
Dicoys (Spain)
Die-Cast Promotions
DIL (Hong Kong) - 1990s, see Deles also
Dimension 4
Dimestore Dreams
Dinky (UK) Toys - 1934 to 1981; A Meccano toy brand
Dinsin = Din Sin toys (Taiwan).
Dublo Dinky - 1958 to 1963; 1:76 scale vehicles, see Dinky
Disney (USA) - 2001, promotional vehicle
Dison Toy Company

Doepke (large scale pressed steel)
Dolgencorp, Inc (USA) - distributor, see Dollar General
Dollar General(USA) - distributor for Motormax and Suntoys castings
Dollarland Stores (USA) - regional distributor of Pioneer castings
Dollar Tree (USA) - distributor
Double Deck Toys (USA) -1996, 1:87 scale double deck open top bus in plastic and metal distributed in NYC
Double Horses
Dowst (USA) - 1910 eventually became known as Tootsietoy
Doyusha (Japan)

"Dragon Models Limited - see Herpa
Dragon Toys (Hong Kong) - 2003, manufacturer, aka Flying Dragon Toys Mfy Ltd, of a serie of 4 rally cars with laucher
Dream Becomes True
Dreams Inc

DTC (Hong Kong) - aka Tins Toys
DTSC (distributor)

Dublo (UK) - see Dinky Toys
Durham Industries (USA) - manufacturer and distributor
Dutch Toys and Merchandising
'Duvi (France) -

Dydo (Japan) - promotional offernings
Dylex Ltd (Canada) - mid 1990s; distributor of Summer castings to BiWay Stores
Dyna Mo (USA) - manufacturer, aka Dyna-Model Products, HO scale cast metal kits available thru Walthers
Dynamic (Canada) - Majorette knock and others knock offs

Sourced references - @69ch @juantoo3 @stanmax @Motorcade
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List E

E (this is not a typo, E is the actual full name of the company)

Eagle Collectibles - formerly known as Joefevolution and Universal Hobbies
Eames (UK) - manufacturer of 1:76 scale white metal truck kits
Early Learning Centre - sells various contracted brands as their own
East West Distribution Co (USA) - distributor to Walgreens Pharmacies of Maisto, Motor Max, Universal and Welly castings


Eccles Brothers Ltd (USA) - reproductions from the original molds of 1930s and 40s castings of Barclay, Craftoy, Erie, Manoil, and Tootsie models.
Eclat Trading Inc (Canada) - distributor of High Speed "Classic Cars"
EDL (Canada) - distributor of Summer "Classic Cars" and Soma "Super Wheels" in Canada

Edison Gioccatoli
Editions Atlas (Italy) - (2003) marketer; 1:43 scale diecast
Edocar (Holland) - aka Edor BU, distributor & marketer

E.F.E. - aka Exclusive First Editions
EFS (USA) - distributor,
EFSI (Holland) - 1971 to 1983; was known as Best Box, became Holland Oto

'Eire (USA) -
EiDAI (Japan) - 1970s to 1980s, aka as EiDAI Corporation of Tokyo, manufacturer of Grip Zechin, World Zechin, Madmax Grip and EiDAI Corporation castings, USA distributor was Model Power.

Eko (Spain) - late 1950s to today; manufacturer, now known as ToyEko (Spain) - manufacturer of 1:43 and 1:87 scale vehicles

EJ Enterprises (USA) - distributor and marketer of Welly castings and their own Beetle key chains

ELC - see Early Learning Centre
ELD (Canada) - distributor
Eldon (USA) - marketed 2 non motorized slot cars by Nacoral
Electro-Plastics (USA) - 1970s, distributor of Yat Ming castings
Elf (France) - 1970s, marketed their own casting, Majorette and Mercury castings in sets
Elmar (USA) - 1980s; aka Elmar Products Corp, distributed 's , Summer, Universal and Welly (as Agglo) made castings

Embassy International (USA) - unspecified relationship with Yat Ming
Empire (USA) - 1978, manufacturer
Emrad Creations (USA) - distributor

Enco White Metal
Encore Sales Ltd (Canad) - distributor
Enertec Enterprises Ltd.

EPI Sports Collectibles (USA) - 1996 to 1997 (?); manufacturerer of promotional Shell diecast
Epoch (Japan) - 2003; manufacturer of a single Subaru Legacy Wagon

Equity Marketing (USA) - promotional

Ertl (USA) - purchased by RC2 in 200?
___-Ertl American Muscle
___-Mini Toys USA, acquired in 1984
___-Scale Models (Joseph L Ertl, farm toys)

Esci (Italy) - promotional 'Gremlins' Corvette
Esko (Hong Kong) -
EspeweModello - East Germany - manufacturer, white metal kits and diecasts
'Estetyka (Czechoslovakia) -
Estrela (Brazil) - 1937 to ?; Brazilian toy maker who also distibuted Hot Wheels and others

ETW Co Ltd (Canada) - distributor of Summer castings

Euro Model (German) - manufacturer of white and plastic model kits, previously known as IMU

Ever Sparkle Industrial Co. Ltd.
Evergreen Hill (USA) - manufacturer, 1:87 scale bulldozer

Excite (USA) - distributor of Golden Wheel and Welly
Exclusive First Editions (UK) - 1999 o 2002; manufacturer

EWA (unknown) - Phillipine Jeepney in 3 variations

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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List F

Faie (Hong Kong) -
Faller Hit Car (Germany) - manufacturer, diecast, slot cars, model railways
'Famous (Unknown) -
Far East Brokers & Consultants Inc (USA) - late 1990s; distributor of Suntoy made castings
Fast 111s (USA) - a Kenner series brand

Ferrero (Italy) - chocolate maker with diecast toys inside

Fidart (Brazil) - 1970s; manufacturer
Filter (Germany) - manufacturer, aka Ferdinand Filter, issued 1:87 scale solid metal models
Fingerhut S&P
Fire Bird (Hong Kong) - manufacturer
First Gear (USA) -
Fisher-Price (USA) - manufacturer
First Response
First Toy
First :43 Models

F & F Mold & Die Works Inc

FJ - France Jouets

Flatz Cars - 2004; see `Agglo Corp Ltd (Hong Kong)
Fleer Collectibles (USA) - 1950s to today; manufacturer
Fleetwood (Hong Kong) - distributor
Flying Dragon Toys Mfy, Ltd (China) - manufacturer, see Dragon Toys also

Foundation International Ltd.

Francese (Italy) - 1973, 1:90 scale diecast models
Franklin Mint

Fred Bronner Corporation (USA) - 1954 to 1964, American distributor of Lesney toys
Fred's Inc (USA) - 2005; distributor of Yat Ming
Free Wheels

F Toys

Fuji Film (USA) - promotional
Fullright (Hong Kong) - manufacturer of small scale buses
Fun 4 All
Fundimensions (USA) - manufacturer; model kits owned by General Mills (?) see also Lionel
Fung Seng International/Little Ant
Fun Ho! (New Zealand) - 1930 to 1982, as reissues with window piece - 1995 to today
Funline Merchandise Company Inc (USA) - parent company of Muscle Machines (1999-2003)
Funmate- Oldsmobile omega 1973
Funrise (USA) - parent company of Code 3 casting(s)
Funstuf (USA) - 1990s; manufacturer aka Pit Row
Furuta (Japan) - see Hongwell

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List G

Galgo (Argentina) - 1970s to 1990s, maker
Galoob (USA) - parent company of Micro Machines before they were bought by Hasbro
Gama (Germany) - brand name of Mangold
Gama Minette (Germany) - 1968, 1:64 series issued by Gama
Gamda Koor Sambra (Israel) - (early 1960s) manufacturer; reissues of former DCTM castings
Gamma (sp?)
games collection
Garner & Nevins
Garrick Leisure Consultants (UK) - manufacture of 1:76 white metal bus kits bought by ABS
Gata (Hong Kong) - 1980s; manufacturer of 1:87 scale semi rigs
Gateway Global, Inc (Hong Kong) - parent company of AUTOart
Gay Toys

"Gemini Jets - see Herpa
General Mills (USA) - promotionals
___-Meccano France S.A 1972, renamed to Miro-Meccano
___-Airfix / Meccano UK (1981-)
Geospace International
Geoge Borgfeldt & Co (USA) - distributor, of Tintoys military tanks as "Mighty Midget"
Gescha (Germany) - 1923 to 1971; manufacturer, purchased by Conrad


GG (China) - letter logo for
GGS (Germany)- manufacturer, aka Gotthand G Sonnenborn issued a 1:87 scale whitemetal kit of Lanz Eibulldog

GHQ (USA) - manufacturer of pewter metal kits

Giant Value (USA) - manufacturer
Gibbs (USA) - 1970s; one of the succession of (5) manufacturers of the Mercury of Italy construction vehicles over time
Gibbs see also Lit'l Toy, Mercury USA, and Mini Dinky
'Giftco (unknown) -
Gillette Jet (Argentina) - distributor of Buby made castings, (see also here(?)
Gingell (China) manufacturer of 'Rhino' and some Summer products
Gingell (Rhino)
Giodi (Italy) - Giodi... in the past made toy cars for Kinder (Ferrero).
Girard (pressed steel)
Gisima (Spain) - 1978 to ?; manufacturer
Gitanes (France) - 1950s; manufacturer of 1:100 scale diecasts

Global Way International Ltd (Hong Kong) - maker
Globe Toys (see Majorette)
Globo Toys - Spidco
Gloor (USA) - aka Gloorcraft, they made 1:87 scale metal kit of one casting - a 1960 Chevrolet Stepvan (?)

GMK (Yogoslavia) - distributed Auro Metal products

Golden Wheel (Hong Kong) - manufacturer and marketer
Goldyet Dragon (China) - distributor and marketing
Goodee Toys (USA) - 1950s; manufacturer
Gordy (USA) - distributor
Gordy Mite

Grace Bros.
Graco Toys (USA) - distributor
'Grafs Liste (unknown) -
Grand Toys (Canada) - distributor
Grani & Partners
Grants (USA) - distributor brand for WT Grant Co
Geat Iconic Models (GMI) (Netherlands) - manufacturer, distributor; resin cast models
Great Power Industrial Company
Greenbrier International Inc
Greenbrier International Inc (Suntoys distributor)
Greenlight Collectibles (USA)
___-Planet Toys (tooling bought 2006+/-)
___-High Speed and Readers Digest (some tooling bought late '00s)
Green Toy
Grell see also High Speed, Welly, Maisto and W枚rlein
Grip Zechin (Japan) - series brand of EiDAI

GS (UK) - 1971 issued whitemetal 1:76 kits

Gtanes (France)
GTI - association with Lucas Films Limited
GT Model Petite (UK) - 1980s; manufacturer
GT Plus (Hong Kong) - importer of Suntoys in single packs and sets as "Winning Wheels"

Guepard (Holland) - issued DAF models made in China to DAF dealerships
Guiloy (Spain) - manufacturer
Guisval (Spain) - 1962 to today, manufacturer
Gungond Aulday Toy Industry Ltd (China) - aka Auldey
Gun-of-a-Car (Hong Kong) - distributor
Guri - base name on Guri Car by Poliguri
Guri Car - Poliguri brand

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List H

Hachette Diecast Products (Paris) -
Hallmark (USA) - maker
Hapo (German) - manufacturer of 1930 Opel Blitz truck metal kits
Happy People (Germany) - distributed by M Klein & Co GmbH (Germany), Hongwell made castings
Harbert - Silhouette is a name used by Harbert -s.p.a. Milano, Italy. (Made by Takara on a set of 1/80 scale cars.)
Hardee's (USA) - food chain promotional diecasts
Hardy Toys
Harmony (USA) - brand name for Continental Plastic Corp
Harmony Kingdom (static figure)
Harris (USA) - 1980s; distributor using Universal castings as "Fast Wheels"
Hart (UK) - formerly Denziel Skinner
Hartin (USA) - 1990s; distributor
Hartoy (USA) -
Hasbro (USA) - 1923 to today; maker, marketer
___-Hasbro owned Tonka for a time
___-Takara contractual relationship
Hawk Model Co
Haxo Modele (France) - 1:87 white metal truck kits

HB Modello

Hermann Marketing (USA) - 2001; a promotional talking diecast for Enterprise
Herpa (Germany) - (1949 to today) manufacturer; cars, trucks, airplanes, motorcycles in various scales
Hess (USA) - maker and promotional

HF (Hong Kong) - a numbering prefix used by High Speed for castings made for Dickie Schuco, Model Power and Readers Digest distribution

High Grade
High Speed (Hong Kong) - 2006 to today;
------ (some Readers Digest and other tooling bought by Greenlight late '00s)
___-Wondrie Tool and Die
___-Readers Digest
___-Schuco (issued for a short time late 1990s-early 2000s)
___-Malibu International
___-Model Power
___-Top Mark (not all Top Mark models are former High Speed castings)
Highway Models (UK) - 3" casting of a Dennis F-12 Pump Escape vehicle
'Hip Chong (Hong Kong) -
HiToys(Hong Kong) - manufacturer

HK (Hong Kong) - base logo used by importers of Universal made castings
HKD (Hong Kong) - base logo used by importers of Universal made castings, an Elmar distributed copy of the LJN Mercedes is confirmed with this designation

Hobbico (USA) - (1971 - 2018) manufacturer and distributor; Revell - Monogram
Hobby Cars Modell (Hungary) - base name used on Play Mobil made castings
Holland Otto (Holland) - see also Best Box, was also EFSI
Homann (German) - a 1:87 1960 Saab 96 silver plated key ring of a former EKO model
Home Toys Industrial Ltd (Hong Kong) - 1987 to ;manufacturer, primarily motorcycles and themed playsets
Hong Kong, Made in
Hongwell (Hong Kong) - 1979, manufacturer brand aka Hongwell Toys Ltd, best known for their Cararama brand
Hoppin' Hydros
Hormel Foods (USA) - a single promotional diecast cargo truck model is known
Hornby Modelled Miniatures - see Dinky
Horsman (USA) - distributor
Hot Wheels (USA) (1968-present) (see also LEO, Muky, Cipsa), series Atomix, Earthshakers, Planet Micro, Rrrumblers, Scorchers, Sizzlers, copied castings (?) Faie, Gisima, Muky
Hot Works Racing Factory (Japan) - manufacturer; (2004 - 2005)
Hotzee Inc (Canada) - distributor
Houseware Products (Canada) - distributor


HTI -Teamsterz
HTM (Germany) - manufacturer; fine scale 1:87 models often issued within dioramas and sometimes with figures included

Hua Yi (China) - importer; (2003-2004)
Hubley (USA) - aka Hubley Manufacturing Co, manufacturer; (1892-1978)
'Hudson (USA) -
Hudson Miniatures
Hudson's Bay (Canada) - distributor
Hummer (Germany) -
Husky (UK) - 1964 to 1970; a Mettoy Playcraft Ltd brand that later became known as Corgi Juniors

HW (Hong Kong) - maker, but HW does not stand for Hot Wheels

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Discussion Starter · #11 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List I

IBN International (USA) - promotional (1997) Matchbox and Summer


Ideal (USA) - Mighty Mo and Ideal - Slam Shifters

Igra (Czechoslovakia) - manufacturer (1950 to 2006), 1:80 and 1:87 scale models

IMCO (USA) - distributor
IMEX Model Co Inc (USA) - distributor
Imperial (Hong Kong) - 1969 t0 2003; aka Imperial Toy Corporation, marketer and distributor under their own house brand and other brands
Impulse Ltd
Impy (USA) - brand name of Lone Star
IMU (Germany) - manufacturer, 1:87 white metal and plastic model kits

Inbrima (Brazil) - 1975 to 1991; licensed Matchbox and Majorette manufacturer
'Ingap (Italy) -
Injecta Plastic
Interco Inc (Hong Kong) - distributor; possibly for Tak Wo "Minature Racers" series with 'TW' prefixed numbers
International Hobby Corportation (USA) - distributor
International Playthings (USA) - marketing; Tomy/Tomica products
International Trading Technology Inc (USA) - manufacturer;
Interpur (Hong Kong) - distributor; Universal 'Road Machines'
Inter-Trad-Tech Inc (USA) - see International Trading Technology
`Intex Recreation (USA) - distributor of Maisto, MC Toy, Zee and Zylmex products.
Intrepid Racing Car

Irwin Toy (USA) - aka Irwin Toys LTD

IST Models

It's a Beaut (USA) - 1950s; manufacturer brand name,

Ivers (USA) - aka Ives Engineering, manufacturer of white metel 1:87 scale model truck kits

IXO (?) - maker

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Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List J

Jada Toys (USA) - manufacturer; (Late 1970s to today)
Jadali (France) - 1957 to 1960; 1:86 diecast construction vehicles, see Safir also
Jakks Pacific (USA) - see Road Champs, products are available today at $ type stores and drug store chains
Jak-Pac (USA) - distributor
Jamesway (USA) - marketer of their department store brand of "Active Military" and "Super Wheel" series, made by Univeral and distributed by WUL
`Japan, Made in
Ja-Ru Inc (USA) - distributor
Jasman (USA) - manufacturer, (< 2006)


Jeremy's Toy Box (Canada) - distributor, TC diecasts
Jet (Argentina) - brand name, Jet is noted on the base plates of the Buby made for Gillette (Argentina) "Prototypio Jet" brand series
Jet Fame Ltd
J E Toys (Hong Kong) - maker
Jet Wheel(s) (USA) - brand name, for Mego made versions of the former AMT Pup line and new castings
"Jet-X - see Herpa

Jimson - bus manufacturer. Also made the first Bluebird Bus Model.
Jin Dan

Jo-Ann Stores (USA) - distributor
Jo Han
Johnny Lightning (USA) - manufacturer;
Johnny Lightning - Topper (see also Ledy Bolido)
Johnny Lightning - Playing Mantis - Speed Rebels
Johnny Lightning - RC2
Johnny Lightning - Round 2
Johnson-Grossfield Inc (USA) - manufacturer/promoter,
Join Star Ltd
Joker - Scandinavian see Hongwell
Jordan (USA) - aka Jordan and Lewden, manufacturer, metal kits of 1920 to 1940 automobiles
Joy City (USA) - manufacturer see Automaxx also
Joy Toy (or AB Toys)
Joy Toy Greece

JRD (France)
JRI Inc - Road Champs (USA) - distributer, maker
JRI - (Road Champs castings)
JRI - (Yat Ming castings)

Jue (Brazil) - manufacturer; a single bulldozer model
Junior Driver - Scandinavian see Joker and Hongwell

Junye Dongguan Mfg
Just Think Toys (USA) - manufacturer; aviation diecast
Justen Products (USA) - distributor, (2000) TC Grand Prix series

JVZ Company

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Discussion Starter · #13 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List K

Kaden Nachod
Kai Jai
Kai Yang Da Toys
Kalvin Collection (USA) - distributor, Prestige USA series name
Kam Shing (Hong Kong) - manufacturer, (late 1970s to 1983) 1:55 scale pull back Corvette and Trans AM
Kansas Toy & Novelty Co (USA) - 1930s to 1939; manufacturer of slush mold vehicles, purchased by Ralstoy
KATO (Japan) - manufacturer, 1:87 Toyota Supra casting
Katz Pharmacy Services (Canada) - distributor, Welly
Kay Bee Toys (USA) - aka KB Holdings

KB Holdings (USA) - distributor
KB Igracke

Kees (Hong Kong) - manufacturer (?), Politoys
Kehi (Germany) - manufacturer, 1:87 and 1:100 metal models
Kellogg's (USA) - promotions
Kemlows (UK) - manufacturer, 1:87 military castings
Kenner (USA) - 1947 to today; manufacturer
Kentoys (Hong Kong) - 1998; maker, 1:72 and 1:87 diecast
Kerico (Australia) - 1990s; maker, diecast key chains
Kess (Netherlands) - manufacturer, distributor; resin cast models
Keyser (UK) - aka N & K C Keyser Ltd, manufacturer, a metal kit of a 1967 VW Beetle

KF (China) - distributor, unknown maker castings

Kidco (USA) - 1977 to mid 1980s, bought out by Universal Group (Hong Kong)
Kidmagic (USA) - distributor, see Magic
Kidmark (USA) - distributor
Kid's Country USA (Canada) - distributor
Kidworks (Taiwan) - marketed (?) Galoob Micro Machines
Kiko (Brazil) - aka A Kikoler, manufacturer, assembled Corgi, Majorette and Revell diecast under license
Kiko Joustra
Kilgore (cast iron)
Kinder (Germany) - chocolatier, with toy surprises
King Star (Korea) - manufacturer, (see also Marushin(?)
Kingsbury (distributor), Tin's Toys WT series
Kings Toy
Kingsway (USA) - distributor, may actuallyb Kingsbury
Kinsfun (Hong Kong) - a brand name of Kintoys
Kinsmart (Hong Kong) - a brand name of Kintoys
Kintoy (Hong Kong) - manufacturer (1992)
Kirin (Japan) - promotional, 1:100 Kyosha made castings
Kirk (Denmark) -


K-Mart Corporation (USA) - distributor; (1977-2020)


Knaut (Germany) - manufacturer, small scale pewter castings

Kodak Film (USA) - promotional diecast by unknown makers
Komoon (Canada) - distributor, Summer
Konami (Japan) - 2004; maker

Kramer Products (USA) - manufacturer, white metal construction vehicles
Krazee Wheels (Hong Kong) - brand series of Zee Toys
Kroeger Inc (Canada) - distributor, of Realtoy castings
K S Toys

KT or "KI"

Kuchler (Germany) - manufacturer, 1:220 scale models
Kuramochi (Japan) - manufacturer, (2) 1:87 scale models
Kuroneko Yamato (Japan) - promotional trucks still unknown manufacturer
Kusan (USA) - manufacturer, (1950s to 1983) Kam Shing is a possible brand series

KX (China) - manufacturer, monster truck type diecast with ramp, extra wheel sets and tools

Kyosho (Japan) -

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List L

Langley (UK) - aka Langley Miniatures Models, manufacturer of 1:76 scale white metal kits
Lansing Slik-Toys
Larami (USA) - 1970 to today
Lash-Tamaron Distributors (USA) -

LB Champions (Hong Kong) - distributor (maker)

Learning Curve (USA) - manufacturer, (1993-2003) acquired by RC2 Brands (Ertl, ohnny Lightning, Racing Champions, RC2, Ledy Bolido (primarily retired Johnny Lightning Topper castings, possibly under license)
Ledy (Mexico) - 1971 to 1974, manufacturer; Bolidos from (licensed) Topper and Mercury castings, AKA Lili-Ledy

Leetown (USA) - manufactured vintage commercial vehicles in HO scale available in Walther's catalogues
Lee Toys (Hong Kong) - manufacturer, 1:58 scale Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Le Gran Imports (USA) - distributor based in Long Beach of Yat Ming casings
Lehigh (Unknown) - manufacturer, 2 known castings "Bitsi-Toys"
Leipziger (Germany) - manufacturer, unmarked ready made metal kits
Leo (India) - manufacturer, Hot Wheels under license
Leslie Henry Co
Lesney Products Inc (UK) - manufacturer. (1947- 19??) original parent company of Matchbox
Les Routiers (France) - manufacturer, 1:90 scale commercial vehicles

LGTI (USA) - aka Lewis Galoob Toys Inc, maker of Micro Machines

Libra Importing (Canada) - distributor, Sze "Super Truck" series of commercial vehicles
Liberty Classics
Liberty Home Products Corp (Canada) - distributor, Welly
Lidco (Canada) - distributor, Pioneer and Summer
Lido (USA) - distributor, High Speed and Tintoys
Life Like Products (USA) - manufacturer, model railroad products, purchased Darda
LiHONGJi Toys (Hong Kong) - manufacturer, pancake type castings
Lili-Ledy (Mexico) - 1971 to 1974, manufacturer; Bolidos from (licensed) Topper and Mercury castings, AKA Lili-Ledy, but should probably only be Ledy
Lincoln Industries (New Zealand) - manufacturer, aka as Lincoln International (New Zealand) 1:87 scale diecast
Lincoln White Metal Works (USA) - manufacturer, white metal kits
Lindberg (USA) - manufacturer, "Mini Lindy" "ARCA" series
Line Mar (Japan) - 1950s to 1968; manufacturerer and distributo for Marx, CollecToy
Lines Bros Ltd (UK) - ~1850 to 1971; 3 generaations of manufacturers
purchased (Meccano / Tri-Ang sold to Airfix in 1972)
___-Tri-Ang (3rd generations company name)
___-purchased Dinky (1964-sold 1971)
___-puchased Meccano (1964-sold 1971)
___-Mini Dinky (1968-1971) contractual tie to Best-Box
Lintoy (Hong Kong) - maker of licensed Ertl castings
Lion Models (Germany) - manufacturer, 1:87 white metal model kits
Lion Car / Lion Toys
Lionel (USA) - manufacturer, primarily model trains bu also issued diecast models including NASCAR and NHRA diecast models
'Littletoy (USA) - not the same as Lit'le Toy
Lit'l Toys (USA) - brand name for Mercury USA
Little Ant/ Fung Seng International
Little Tikes (USA) - manufacturer, yellow diecast Porsche
Little Wonder Studio

LJN (USA) - distributor, Universal Products (HKD)

Lledo (London) Ltd - 1982 to 20?? purchased by Zindart

Lock-Ups (Hong Kong) - brand series name of Kidco
Loden (Argentia) - brand name, Aguti
Londontoy (Canada) - manufacturer, (1930 to 19??) 4" and 6" diecast models
Lone Star (UK) - manufacturer, formerly known as DCTM
Longs Drugs (USA) - distributor, Atico, Suntoy and Welly
Lotte (China) - brand name, "Flamin' Key Cars" (reissued Irwin's "Blazin' Key Cars"
Loyal Bright

Lucky Industries (Hong Kong) - manufacturer, (1988), aka Lucky Industries Company Limited
Lucky Lam International Ltd (Hong Kong) - importer
'Lucky Toys (Hong Kong) -
Luso Toys (Portugal) - manufacturer, 4 1:50 scale race cars

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Discussion Starter · #15 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List M

M2 Machines

M (this is not a typo, M is the actual full name of the company)

Madmax Grip (Japan) - brand name, EiDAI
Madmax World Minicar Series (Japan)
- sub series of EiDAI's Madmax Grip series
Magic (USA) - distributor,
Magnuson Models (USA) - manufacturer, HO scale white metal kits sold by Walthers
Maisto (USA) - manufacturer, started business as May Cheong "MC Toys"
Majorette (France) - manufacturer,
Malibu International (Hong Kong) - manufacturer,
___-High Speed
___-Trend Syndicate
Malvern Model Manufacturing Ltd (UK) - manufacturer, white metal bus kits in small scale
Mana-Tee Concepts LLC (USA) - (2003) manufacturer,
Mandarin Toys (Singapore) - manufacturer,
Mandico (Singapore) - brand name, Mandarin
Mangold (Germany) - maker of Gama brand diecast
Manley Toys (USA) - distributor
Mannix (Hong Kong) - manufacturer; see Dollar tree
Manurba Germany
Mark (Japan) - manufacturer, transformer castings distributed by Select
Marki (Hong Kong) - distributor, possible Summer castings
M盲rklin (Germany) - manufacturer, Select brands
Mark One
Marks (Germany) - (1990s) manufacturer, white metal kits in HO and N scale
Marks & Spencer - see Hongwell
Marlin Toy Co. NYC
Marquis Models (UK) - manufacturer, 1:76 white metal model kits
Martin Zamir Co Inc (USA) - distributor
Martoys (Italy) - (1974-1976), became known as Bburago in 1976, went bankrupt in 2005 and acquired by May Cheong (Maisto) in 2007
Maruka (Japan) - manufacturer, 1970 Toyota Crown and importer, Hongwell
Marushin (King Star?)
Marx (Hong Kong) - (1919-1979), manufacturer, (? Lumar and Richard Murray Co (pressed steel)
Master Caster Mfg (Chicago)
Masterpieces in Miniature (UK) - manufacturer, 1:87 Jeep Gladiator Pickup
Masuda Toys (Japan) - manufacturer, possible association with Bandai via Dapper, castings reissued by Rei
Masudaya (Japan) - manufacturer, 1:87 painted model kits; distributor, Playart
Matchbox (USA) - 1953 to today; previous owners were Lesney (UK) (1953-1982); ERTL (1982); Universal (Hong Kong) (1983-1992); Tyco (1993-1996); and Mattel (1997 - today)
___-Mikro'67 Bulgaria
___-Metalbox GMK Hungary
___-Galgo known for Matchbox copies, Argentina
Matrix Industries Ltd (Hong Kong) - distributor, inexpensive diecast
Matrix Scale Models (Netherlands) - manufacturer, distributor; resin diecast models
Mattel (USA) - manufacturer, distributor, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, et al
___-Mebetoys (Gran Toros, 1969-1976)
___-Polly Pockets
Maxwell (Toys) (India) - 1970s, 1:64, 1:43, 1:36
May Cheong Ltd (Hong Kong) - see MC Toys and Maisto
Mazda Museum

MB (Hong Kong) - (not Matchbox) maker

McDonald's (USA) - promotional; Happy Meal toy cars
McGregor (Mexico) - manufacturer, licensed Matchbox and Politoys
MC Toy (Hong Kong) - see May Cheong and Maisto

Mebetoys (Italy) - (1959-1969) manufacturer, sold to Mattel 1969)
Meccano Dinky Toys -
Meccano Ltd - 1901 to 19??;
Mechy Hungary
Mega Speed (China) - marketer of Summer made products
Megatoys (USA) - 1990s, manufacturer, importer and distributor
Mego (USA) - manufacturer, (1960s to 1982) made Jet Wheel(s) (USA) their brand name, for the Mego made versions of the former AMT Pup line and new castings
Mehanotehnika Izola (Yugoslavia) - manufacturer, Norev castings under license
Meijer Inc (USA) -distributor, Kingstar Mini Car series
Melissa & Doug
Mercury (Italy) - 1932 to 1978, manufacturer, see also Gibbs,
Mercury (Canada) - 1970s ?, manufacturer distributor
Mercury Industries (USA) - 1970s ? to 1980, aka as Mercury Industries, manufacturer distributor, see Lit'l Toy
'Merry Toy (Australia) -
Metal Hungary - r, base name used on Play Mobil Play Model made castings"
Metal 87 (Germany) - manufacturer, HO scale model railroad vehicles
Metalbox (Hungary) -
Metalbox GMK (Yugoslavia) -
___-Matchbox under license
___-Corgi Juniors under license
Metalcar (Hungary) -
Metal Masters
Metalmaxx (Canada) - series name, Spin Masters
Metal Miniatures (USA) - manufacturer, white metal CAT bulldozer
Metalmodel (Poland) - manufacturer, (2) castings
Metal Playmobil
Metchy (Hungary) - maker and licensed maker of Corgi and SIKU
Metl-Tech Racer (UK) - manufacturer, 1:64 metal bodied RC cars
Metosul (Portugal) - (? - 1964 to ?) manufacturer, 1;43 and 1:50 scale buses, a 1:66 scale VW Transporter
Mettoy (UK) - 1932 to 1953, merged with Playcraft Ltd
Mettoy Playcraft Ltd (UK) - 1953 to 1983; sold out to Corgi Toys Limited


MGA Entertainment

Micro (Denmark)
Micro Champs (Germany) - (1993-1994) manufacturer, 1:64 scale rally cars
`Micro (Germany) -
Micro Machines (USA) - brand name, LGTI Galoob
Micro Form
Micro Mid
Micro Model (New Zealand) - (1950s to ?) manufacturer, Australian vehicles
Microtoys (Italy) - series name for Deoma castings
Midget Models (UK) - manufacturer, 1:76 metal model kits
'Midget (UK) -
Midgetoy (USA) - (1946 -1980) manufacturer
Midget Toys (France) - (1959) manufacturer, 13 diecast in 1:86, 1 in 1:43 scale
Midori (Japan) - (early 2000s) manufacturer, 2 'tooned type castings
Midwestern Home Products Inc (USA) - distributor,
Mikro'67 (Bulgaria) - manufacturer under license to Matchbox
Milikits (UK) - manufacturer, white metal model kits
Milton (India) - manufacturer, (4) castings
Mimo (Brazil)
'Miniature Vehicle Mfg. Co (unknown) -
'Minibox (Hong Kong) -
Mini Buby (Argentia) - brand name, Buby's 1:64 scale series
Mini Cars
Minichamps (Germany) - manufacturer,
Mini Collection (Japan) - manufacturer, 1:87 diecasts and key chains
Mini Dalia
Mini Dinky (UK) - 1968 to 1971; brand name of Dinky 1:60 scale casting line
'Miniland Miniaturers (Taiwan) -
Mini Metals (USA) - brand name, Classic Metal Works
Mini Mira (Spain) - brand name, Mira
'Mini Mite (?) -
Minimodel OXA
Mini Model (Czechoslovakia) - manufacturer, 1:64 scale
Mini Motor (France) -
Mini Rigs - 2002; see Oddzone and Hasbro
Mini Superfast (India) - brand name, Maxwell
Mini Toys (USA), (early 1980s) manufacturer, 1:64 diecast tractors reported as acquired by Ertl in 1984
'Minix (UK) -
Mira (Spain) - manufacturer, acquired by Solido in 2000
Mitsubishi Motors

M Klein & Co GmbH (Germany) - distributor Hongwell made castings as "Happy People'
MKK SSS Quality Toys

MMTL (Hong Kong) - aka M.M.T.L. and Moose Mountain Toymakers

Model Best
Model Car Spain
Model Car World (Germany) - owner Bo-Scale, NEO Scale Models and Whitebox
Model Planning (Japan) - manufacturer, N and HO scale diecast
Model Power (USA) - used tools or castings from various makers including Playart, High Speed and others)
Model Traction Supply Co (USA) - manufacturer, HO scale bus kits
Modern Toys (Japan) - brand name and logo, Masudaya
Mondo Motors
Mokos - series name, Oxford Diecasts former Lone Star Tuf Tots castings
Mo-Miniatur (Germany) - manufacturer, 1:87 scale antique cars and tractors
Moni Cars (F&F reprints from original tools)
Monogram (USA) - see Revell-Monogram
Monogram Mini Exacts
Montrose Industries (Canada) - distributor, Faie
Moore's Farm Toys
Moose Mountain Toymakers (Hong Kong) - manufacturer,
Mopak (UK) -1:76 white metal castings for model railways, including an Austin Taxi
Morem (Germany) - 1990, 1:87 white metal kits of Mercedes Benz cars
Morestone (London) - manufacturer, see Budgie
Mori Toys - see Hongwell
MotorArt Sweden
Motor City Classics
MotorMax (Hong Kong) - is a brand name owned by Red Box Toy Factory Ltd (Hong Kong) (formerly Zylmex)
___-American Graffiti
___-Fresh Cherries -
`Motormax (Hong Kong) -
Motorsports Authentics
Mountain Service International Inc (USA) - (1991) distributor; NASCAR diecasts by Pole Position

MPC - Plastic or promotional models
MPC - small plastic cars,part of the Cars of the World series
MPG - made toy cars for Kinder (Ferrero)

MS Variety Company Limited Japan

MT (Hong Kong) - (2004) manufacturer, 1:55 scale Speed Racer Mach 5
MTI (USA) - manufacturer, Ford Model A

Muky (Argentina & Brazil) - manufacturer, reissued retired Hot Wheels Redline era castings
Muni Pals
Muscle Machines (USA) - manufacturer, (see Funline, Action/Motorsports Authentics, and Maisto)

MYCO (USA) - (early 1980s) distributor, Wheeler castings
MZZ (Switzerland) - manufacturer, (N) 1:160 and (Z) 1:220 scale vehicles

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

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List N

Nacoral (Spain) - late 1960s to early 1970s; 1:43, 1:50, 1:66 scales metal and plastic diecasts
Nano Speed - see X-Concepts
Natgo (USA) - (1980) distributor, aka Nat Gottlieb, Inc of Universal
National Motor Co (USA) - (1970s) manufacturer; metal kits of 1929 Packard models
National Toy (China) - (1970s) distributor, pancake type diecasts
'National Toys (Hong Kong)
Navi (Japan) - promotional, (2004) Dydo

'Nelson (unknown) -
'Nelson Lee (unknown) -
NEO Scale Models -formerly (Dutch) but now owned by Model Car World (Germany)
Nevins International Ltd (USA) - manufacturer, NASCAR promotionals
New Bright
New Clover
Newman Importing Co Inc (USA) - 1991; distributor of Summer and Wheeler
New-Ray (Hong Kong) - (1987 o today) manufacturer, 1:43, 1:64 and (HO) 1:87 scale castings


Nicholas James Imports *
Nihonmokei Co Ltd (Japan) - (1970s) manufacturer; (10) 1:64 castings
Nipco Toys Ltd (China) - manufacturer/distributor; 'pancake' type castings
'Nitto (Japan) -

NJ International (USA) - manufacturer; (3) 1:87 model kits and assembled models

NK (Hong Kong) - manufacturer aka Ngai Keung Metal and Plastic Manufactory Ltd
NKOK (USA) - distributor; NK

NM Toys

Nobility (Canada) - distributor, High Speed and Realtoy
Nomura Toy (Japan) - 1980s; friction pull back 'tooned castings called "Pocket Dash"
Norev (France) - 1945 to today; manufacturer;
Norscot (USA) - manufacturer, promotional diecast

Nostalgic Miniatures (USA) - manufacturer, pewter Federal Truck

Novacar (Portugal) - , see also Majorette
Novalux (Hong Kong) - "Micro Racer" diecast made in Hong Kong
Novelty Inc (USA) - (2002), distributor; Motor Max

NSG Marketing Corp (USA) - distributor

Nucor (Hong Kong) - distributor; Universal castings
Nutmeg (USA) - 1978, a small scale horse drawn bus, no known association with Nutmeg Collectibles is noted
Nutmeg Collectibles (USA) - customizer of Ertl and Matchbox

Nylint (USA) - maker, pressed steel

`NZG (Germany) - aka NZG Modelle

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List O

Oak Brook Distributors Inc (USA) -

Ocean Desert Sales (USA) - distributor, Turbo

Oddzon Inc (USA) - maker, see Hasbro

OKK Toys Incorporated (USA) - importer; XTR TOYS (USA)

Old East Main Co (USA) - distributor; Dollar General


On Trak (USA) - see Walker Model Service

Optex (Canada) - distributor, Nipco Toys Ltd

Oriental Limited (USA) - distributor, Masuda
Oriental Toys Industries Ltd (Hong Kong) - manufacturer; Widea 1:87 scale diecast

OSFT (Old San Francisco Toymakers)

Ottawa Import & Export (Canada) - distributor
OttOMobile - manufacture 1:12 and 1:18


Oxford Die-cast Limited (UK) - 1993; maker

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List P

Palmer Models
Park Plastics (toddler scale)
Parker Brothers (USA) - manufacturer, 1883 to today under Hasbro
`Parker Brothers (Canada) - distributor, see Tomica
Parragon Publishing
`Paul's Model Art (Germany)- see Micro Champs, / MiniChamps (?)
Paya (Spain) - aka Paya International

'PB (unknown) -

Peak Horse (Hong Kong) - aka Peak Horse Toys, - manufacturer of buses and trams in 1:87 scale
Pego (Italy) - 19?? to 2011; maker, Exem Pego and Progetto brands
Penn Craft USA
Penny (Italy) - brand name; see Politoys
Perfecta (Hong Kong) - (1990s) manufacturer; brand name of "Horsman".

Phat Boyz (by Simple Wishes)
Physio-Chem (USA) - distributor, Lone Star, Majorette and Mercury

Piccolino (UK) - (1985) brand series; of Bellino
PIC Promotional Import Corp (USA) - distributor; High Speed's "Diecast Road Truck"
Pilen (Spain) - manufacturer; (1960s to 1980s) 1:43, 1:64 scale diecasts
Piloto (Brazil)
Pioneer (Hong Kong) - (1992- ) manufacturer;
Pirate Models (UK) - (1970s) manufacturer; white metal HO bus kits
Pit Row/Funstuf

PK Douglas (Canada) - distributor, Zylmex
PK Toys (Canada) - distributor, Summer

Planet Toys (associated with High Speed, bought by Greenlight 2006+/-)
Plasticart Modelle (Germany) - manufacturer; 1:87 replicas in plastic and diecast
Plastic Art
Playart (Hong Kong) - (1965 to 1983) manufacturer;
Playing Mantis (USA) - (1994 - 2004) revitalized Johnny Lightning and then was acquired by RCETRL who became RC2 (___-Magmas? )
Play Makers
Play Me (Spain) - (?) manufacturer; Corgi Jr and playArt 'copies' (?)
Playmates Toys
Play Mobil (Hungary) - manufacturer, names used include "Metal", "Hobby Cars Modell", "Play Mobil" and "Metal Play Mobil.
Play Power Ltd (USA)) - distributor; Welly
Playskool (USA) - manufacturer; Sesame Street Character cars and sports cars
Playwell (Hong Kong) - manufacturer; light and sound diecast
Plymouth Toy & Book (USA) - (1987 to 2004 ?); distributor, Yat Ming, Clinton Campaign Bus

Polar Lights (USA) - brand name; Johnny Lightning
Pole Position (USA) - (early 1990s) manufacturer, NASCAR models
Polfi Toys (Greece) - manufacturer, 1:60 scale
PoliGuri (Portugal) - 1980s; manufacturer
Polistil (Italy) - also see Politoys
Politoys (Italy) - also see Polistil and Penny
Polyfect Toys (Hong Kong) - aka Polyfect Toys Co
Popy (Japan) - 1971 to 1983; maker, Bandia brand name

PP Models (Holland) - (2002) promotional

Precision Accucast (USA) - 1980s; manufacturer, aka Accucast
Premier Promotions & Marketing Inc (USA) - promoter; Coca Cola 'tooned Porsche 924
Premium ClassiXXs (Germany) - 2002; manufacturer
Premium & Collectibles Trading Co, Ltd
Prestige USA (USA) - distributor, (1997) Summer
Prime Zone Toys - brand name; Atico International, with Sohbi, Suntoys and Welly made castings distributed by Longs Drugs, and Katz Pharmacy Services (Canada)
Processed Plastics Co
Pro-Custom Models (USA) - 1:87 white metal farm equipment kits and plastic kits of American Prototypes
Prod. ZF. Manaus Inbrima S.A.
Product Plus (London) - importer of Welly diecasts
Progetto K (Italy) - 19?? to 2011; 1:43
Promotional Import Corporation (PIC) (USA) - maker (?) and distributor; generic (?) and High Speed
Provence Moulage (France) - (1982 - 2007) manufacturer;

Puffing Billy
Punkt Modelle

PZF (Brazil) -

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

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List Q

Q-Model (1:43 scale)
Quality Castings (USA) - manufacturer; obtained the Superior brand "Authenticast" series of military diecast models from Comet Metal Products
Quality Craft Models (USA) - manufacturer; 1:87 scale white metal and wooden kits

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
Diecast Master Makers List R

Racing Champions (USA) - 1979 to today; currently a Round2 brand
Racing Champions - Wintech (?)
Racing Collectables (USA) - - 1989 to 1994; purchased by Action Performance
Racing Wheels (USA) - brand name; Remco
Radio Shack/Tandy Corporation *
Radon Marx Novoexport
RAE (UK) - manufacturer; acquired Bellini's Piccolino Line
Rainbow Toys (UK) - marketed a series of castings made by May Cheong based on the British television show "Dempsey & Hardpiece"
RAI'S 64
Ralstoy (USA) - 1939 to (?); manufacturer
Rand International
Rapitoy (Argentina) - distributor; Aguit
RASANT - Made by Reinhard & Co. KG. Germany
Ray (UK) - manufacturer; 1:70 scale diecast vehicles

RBA Collectibles
RBI (see Red Box International)~

RC2 Brands (USA) - 2004 to 2011 (?); formerly RCErtl, purchased by Tomy
RCB cars (Ray C Babicky was the maker)
RCCA/RCI (USA) - brands; Racing Collectables
RCERTL (USA) - 2000; renamed merger of Ertl and Racing Champions
RCI, Inc - see Racing Collectibles

Reader's Digest (USA) - promotional
Realtoy (Hong Kong) - (1980s to 2005 (?) manufacturer;
Real Toys (USA) - American brand name used by Hubley
Real Types (USA)
- Canadian brand name used by Hubley (a former trade name used by Burslem (Canada) who sold their the Real Toys line to Hubley)
Red Box (Hong Kong) - (1997 - ) manufacturer; formerly Zyll, aka Red Box International and RBI Industries Holdings Limited ("RBI Group") became Motormax
Red Rooster
Redondo (Spain) - manufacturer; F1 Racers, military tank cap gun
Redwood Ventures Ltd
Reeves International (USA) - distributor; (early 1980s) Corgi (early 2000s) unnamed
Regent Products (USA) - distributor; Singafund, Wang Sing and Yat Ming
REI (Brazil) - (late 1970s to early 1980s) manufacturer; licensed maker of Shuco and SIKU castings in Brazil
Reliable Toys
Remco (USA) - (1960s) manufacturer; acquired by Jakks Pacific Inc
Renault Toys (France) - used on some Norev base plates, see Universal Hobbies also
Renner (Germany) - (1960s to 1990s) manufacturer, Cursor
Renno (Argentina) - manufacturer;
Reno (Argentina) - manufacturer;
Renwal (USA) - manufacturer; (1955)
Replicar (UK) - manufacturer, 1:43 scale models
Replicar (USA) - manufacturer, a De Soto and (2) Packard models
Revell (USA) - manufacturer;
Revell-Monogram (USA) - manufacturer;
Revell Collection (USA) - brand; previously SMSC
Rev Kids/Revelations Inc (USA) - manufacturer; NASCAR (Ford Thunderbird)
Rex (Germany) - (1960s) manufacturer; "Juwel" HO (1:87) scale diecast series

Rhino Toys - hobby adapted nick name for the marketing logos of Gingell made castings

'Rialto (Holland) -
Richwin Industrial Limited (Hong Kong) - manufacturer; Made in China and unknown
Ricotoy Manufacturing Limited (Hon Kong) - aka Rico Ricko Ricotoy, manufacturer; inexpensive 'pancake' type diecast
Rietze Models
'Ringo (Hong Kong)
Rivarossi (1/76)

RMM (Reinhard Merlau Modellbau)
RMZ City / Unifortune

Road Champs (USA) - (1970s to 2001) distributor Yat Ming and Summer; then a manufacturer;
Road Ragers
Road Runner
Robert Yates Racing
Roberts Miniature Transporters (USA) - manufacturer; HO scale solid cast buses
Rockets (Great Britian) - brand series name; Corgi Toys
Roco (Austria) - (1960 to 2005) manufacturer; various scales in plastic and diecast
Roly Toys (Brazil) - 1964 to 1975; manufacturer of their own diecast and later distributor of Matchbox , became Inbrima
Rose's Department Stores (USA) - distributor,
Ross Crawford Sales Inc (USA) - distributor, Universal
Roskopf (Germany) - (1955 to 1990s) manufacturer; 1:87 cars/trucks and 1:100 militry vehicles
Round 2 (USA) - (2005 to today) manufacturer/distributor/marketer; American Muscle, AMT, Auto World, Classic Metal Works (CMW), Forever Fun, Hawk, Johnny Lightning, Legends of the Quarter Mile, Lindberg, Mini Metals, MPC, Polar Lights, Racing Champions, Silver Screen Machines, and Vintage Fuel.
Royal Plastics
Royal Ware (USA) - distributor of Pioneer's "Pro Engine" series
Rozkvet VDI (Czechoslovakia) - brand series name; Mini Model

'RTC (UK) -
RTCL (Canada) - distributor; Mini Crown packaged sets

Russ Berrie & Co (USA) - aka Russ, manufacturer novelty gift items
Russian (1:43 diecast)


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

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