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I finally made it to the end of the Encyclopedia listings. :woohoo:

Time to go back and cross reference the rest of @juantoo3s posted list. :|

There is still a big gap between 2006 and today though! Any help with that is greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:
 

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We merged Politoys Polistil and Penny into the same subforum today. And added Oxford and Soma as new subforums. :cheers2:

Future additions are planned for Buby, Danbury Mint, Darda, Doepke, Faie, Giodi, Grell, Guiloy, Inter Cars, Sohbi, Structo and TC (Tai Choeng),

If you have other brands to recommend or add - let us know.

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Well done Mr.Fox :thumbsup: good Job.
I've still tons to add & more reference bits to post ...when I get the chance.
Hopefully now you have more time to update some of the photos that myself & others have posted & link them too the Manufacturer/Maker lists (I'm spending a lot of time, back tracking to find out if cars have already been posted or not. Sometimes over dozens of pages. That really slows down my input.)
For example, The Zee/Zylmex list update looks great, but I noticed some cars that i've added have not been linked.
If you can't link photo's, please move them to the correct listings. Cheers ...that would be a big help.! Otherwise i'll end up adding photo's i've already posted before, or another member has added from long ago.
Also could you ask if other members could try to add a full description of what they are posting.
The makers lists are... I believe, meant to be a visual detailed guide to the cars made by each manufacturer.
Posts to these list should be in some kind of easy description/reference to help collectors/hobbyists find them without too much difficulty. Not pointing fingers at anyone, but just having titles IE:- "Look at this chevy.!" or "my new find", or just posting a number.! is Not helping anyone.!
Thanks & Regards to All Members.
 

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@Motorcade thanks for all the photo editions and appreciate you planning to link more.

Like you mention I also have to back track to see if previous links to a photo thread has aleady been made and it does take time. base on your comments I am guessing I missed some threads aleady, but plan to go back thru them again when I have the time as well.

I still will need to go through all the past threads anyway to make sure they are in the proper section or can be moved to a brand section based on content.

Getting others to follow a given format of posting will be ardious at best as HobbyTalk has had a long history of most posters making posts in only the general sections without any moderation guideance to content or discussion topic/subforums. That is why the general open topic sections have been left in place. The site is still a discussion forum first and overlaying the maker listings is a new process to the site and membership. This first run through the organizational process adding the archives will be cumberson and problematic as we are working on several processes all at the same time.

So sorry if this is causing you additional consternation and work time. If you want to take a break from adding photos for awhile until I can catch up to you - feel free to do that. Once I get the history threads done. I will come back and work on the photo links to the casting lists - which also need creation and refinement.

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Getting others to follow a given format of posting will be arduous at best as HobbyTalk has had a long history of most posters making posts in only the general sections without any moderation guidance to content or discussion topic/subforums. That is why the general open topic sections have been left in place. The site is still a discussion forum first and overlaying the maker listings is a new process to the site and membership.
Yes this ^^^

Side note, there were two typos in the above quote so I fixed them ... :grin2:

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Even though I understand you post pefectly well Eric, should I go back and correct the 6 grammatical errors in your post as well. :toetap05:
 

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I took a small break over the Labor Weekend even though the site migration didnt occur. At this point, I have gone back through the earlier listings for the major known brands we are all familiar with as collectors and worked through the see also links for them in the Diecast Encyclopedia. This has helped address a lot of the remainiing entrys, but I still have around 500 or so to go. Most of these are just one line references though or another see also type entry.

Having the Encyclopedia in hand has been really helpful as 'the program' that someone mentioned a few weeks ago to keep track of things and to form the format for infomation here at HobbyTalk.

I am hoping I can get more subforums added soon by VS Adm to help better organize the other history threads.

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I have worked my way back through the big name brands again and made their histories uniform in presentation with brand association information included in the main brand history and linked to each other.

So this makes the master list functional for those brands and the associated brands as a working index now. :thumbsup:

But, it is far from complete. There are just over 350 histories completed and just under 500 left in the diecast encyclopedia to go. :willy_nilly:

Not to mention the 13 year gap of information....

If you run across any glitches or broken links let us know and they can be corrected. :cheers2:
 

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I have gone back to the A's in the diecast encyclopedia and completed a history or a link to their primary diecast association brand. I was able to also address about a dozen other brands along the way in doing this - which will make finishing up towards the end a faster process.

For now I am not addressing the casting lists because of the time it takes to compile them and then cross reference the various sources. So if you already have one developed, please feel free to share it now. :cheers2:
 

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Today, I was able to finish up the other Bs, Zs, Ys and Xs not already included. I didnt find as many other brands to link back to the primary brands already included previously, but did find a few and some brands that do deserve their own subforums.

As I go through the encyclopedia listings, it seems apparent that the international brands needs to also be seperated by country (or contient) to improve their (size) manageability in their respective sub forums. :thumbsup:
 

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Today I finished up the WEs from the encyclopedia listings

Most of the entries were about white metal kit models that fit into the original 3" scope of the master list focus. But, I am finding little information on them at other sites though. Or over in the Model Car forum here at HobbyTalk - https://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/312-model-cars/

I would image their interest lay more with the model railroading hobby of which we also have a small forum - https://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/238-model-railroading/

But for now most of them are going into the 1:87 forum based on their scale size - https://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/682-1-87/

If you have an interest in them or a collection - it would be nice to see them and hear about them more.


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I took a break from doing the G brand names last week, but hit them again yesterday to finish up. That leaves 15 letters to go in this review phase.


I have identified (2) more review phases still to accomplish in the listings

1) is to review the mini histories in @juantoo3's listings and make sure they conincide with the given history provided by the other resources reviewed. Most of his included are just one aspect of the brands 1:64 production history or a brand name which I have been associating back to their maker history.

2) is to research the names not already linked to other diecast resources. Many of them are 1:43 scale brands that have not been the focus of current review resources.
 

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Discussion Starter #75 (Edited)
Done did the Us and Vs this evening.

The diecast encyclopedia also includes a list of 'brand' and 'trade' names used by different makers. Since many of them are also included in the list transferred by @stanmax for the 1:43 scale castings and in @juantoo3's listings already, I have been leaving them and referencing them back to the maker brand names. Meaning another review phase to complete later on as #3.

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I quoted the oiginal list previously provided here to cross reference the ones in the master list and delete them. What will remain are the other information to finish final vetting and placement into the master list.

_-Muscle Machines (2003-2010)
AHM (Associated Hobby Manufacturers)
Airfix (sold to General Mills 1981)
Azrak Hamway International
___-Lightning Fast

Banatoys
Bburago (1976-sold to Maisto 2008) see also Martoy and Mebetoy
Best-Box see also EFSI, Holland Oto, contractual tie to Mini Dinky
Bingo Korea
Budgie (also Promod, Guiterman, Seener, and Seerol)

Clover Toy
Corgi
_-Kiko (Brazil, under license)
Crescent Toys


DCMT -includes
___-Roadmasters
___-Impy
___-Flyers
___-Tuf-Tots
___-Super Cars
Dickie
___-Teamsterz
Dinky Toys 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*


Edocar subcontracted other makers, most often Maisto
EsPeWe

Guiterman (England, owned the Budgie brand in the mid-late 1960s)

mperial (often used rebranded castings from Yatming, Summer and others)
Italieri Italy

Johnny Lightning RC2 / Learning Curve, Tomy / Tomica, and Round 2
Jordan and Lewden

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 trade name for a time)

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 (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Lincoln White Metal Works (USA)
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 -database
LONDONTOY Canada
Lone Star
___-Impy
Loyal Bright
Lucky Ind
Lucky Toys

M
M
M2 Machines
Madmax World Minicar Series
Magneto
Mana-Tee Concepts
Maisto / MC Toy -database
___-Bburago (2008-present)
___-Edocar
___-Grell
___-Muscle Machines (2011-present)
___-Tonka
Majorette
___-Globe
___-Novacar
Mak's
Malibu International
___-High Speed
___-Trend Syndicate
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
___-Collectoy
___-Line Mar
___-Lumar
___-Richard Murray Co (pressed steel)
Masuda
Matchbox including -
___-Lesney (1953-1982)
___-Universal (1983-1992)
___-Tyco (1993-1996)
___-Sesame Street character cars
___-Mattel (1997 - ?)
___-Mikro'67 Bulgaria
___-Metalbox GMK Hungary
M-A-T-C-H-B-O-X C-O-P-I-E-S
___-Galgo known for Matchbox copies, Argentina
Mattel
___-Corgi (including 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 toy cars (by year):
___-1993
___-1994
___-1995
___-1998
___-1999
___-Tonka
McGregor (Mexico, using Politoys tools)
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
___-Matchbox (under license)
Milton India
Minialuxe
Miniauto
Miniature Vehicle Mfg. Co
Mini Cars
Minichamps
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 (used tools or 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, possible Brazil?, (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
Nylint
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
Park Plastics
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 (associated with High Speed, bought by Greenlight 2006+/-)
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
Promod (England, Budgie recreations)
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 (trade name used by Canadian firm Burslem 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
Sabra
SACI Brazil
Safari Limited
Saico
Sakura Japan
Sam Toys
San Ling
Savoye's
Scale Models (Joseph L Ertl, farm toys)
Schabak
Schaper
___-Stomper
___-U-Drive-It
Schuco
___-High Speed (for a short period late 1990s-early 2000s)
Schylling / Hui Yang
Scientific Toys
SCOTTOY
Seba
Seener (England, used some Budgie tools)
Seerol (England, used some Budgie tools)
Seiffener
SES
Shanghai
Shelby Collectibles
Shi Feng / So Fine
Shift Kickers
Shing Fat
Shinsei Japan
___-Jet Machine
Shioji Shoten & Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan (1/18 tin)
Shrock Brothers
Signature Models
Singafund
Sigomec Argentina
Silverlit Nano Auto
Siku
Simiki
Skullduggery, Inc.
Skynet
Slam Shifters see Ideal
Smart Bean
Smart Toys
Smith-Miller (Los Angeles, CA, USA until 1979, currently resurrected in Lake Havasu, AZ, USA)
SMSC
Sohbi
Solido
Soma (see also Realtoy)
SON A1 TOYS
SONIC
Sonix City
Spark (produced by MINIMAX)
SpecCast
Speed Rebels (subset of Playing Mantis era Johnny Lightning)
Speed Wheels (Walgreen's in-house brand, using various makers - Maisto, Welly, Universal, Global Way Int'l)
Speedy
Spin Master
SSECA TOY
SSS
Starline
Starter
Stelco Germany
Stock Car Miniatures/SCM
Stompers
Strombecker
Strottman International
Structo (pressed steel)
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)
___-Zoomer Boomer
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
Tru Scale (pressed steel)
Trux
T.T.C.
Tudor Rose
TURBO
Turner (J.C.T. Co, pressed steel)
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 (bought early 80s, closed mid 80s)
___-LJN
___-Wheeler
___-Wintech
Universal Hobbies
Up Most
Upper Deck
UT Models

V
Vanguards
Vanilla Gorilla
Varney
Verem
Viking Toys
Village Toys
Vilmer (Denmark)
Vitesse
Vivid Imaginations
Vonage

W
WADER
WAH TAI
Walker Model Service
Wallace Berrie
Wanbao
Wang Sing / Win Star
Wannatoy
Wardie Master Models, Wee World series
Way Out Toys
WD Tornado
Wei Tai
Welly
___-Grell
Western Stamping Corp
W.Frowis
What Kids Want!
Wheeler
White Rose Collectibles
Wicked Wheels
Widea
Wiking
WINNA F.H.E.
Winnebago Promotional
Winner
Winners Circle
Winross
Wintech associated with Racing Champions and Universal
Wit's
WIZARD
WL
Wm. K. Walthers Inc
Woodland Scenics
Wonda
Wondrie Tool and Die (High Speed)
Wörlein
___-Grell
WowToyz (MotorMax castings)
WS Packaging Group
WY
Wyandotte

X
XCO Models
X-Concepts
Xia Chuen Village Plastic & Metal Fty.
XTR TOYS

Y
Y.D.C. (may be Yamazaki Diecast Co. Ltd.)
Yamato
Yat Ming
___-Imperial
___-Road Champs
Yibao
YONE
Yonezawa (Diapet)
YOT Taiwan
Yow Modellini
Y.T.G.F.
Yujin Capsule

Z
Z Cards
Zee / Zylmex / ZYLL ~ (bought by RBI 1997)
Zima
Zinoki
 
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