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In 2002, the Larami Corporation was owned by Hasbro and based in Mt Laurel, New Jersey. They had not issued any castings since 1990 though.

In 1970, they had offfered the "Flyweels Go Faster" series. These castings had a plactic body and metal base and are most likely also Popy's 2nd made series of castings. These were also offered by World Toy House as "Track Burners", by Larami as "Flywheels", by Giant Value as "Mitey Mite Zip Car" and by Barton Toys as "Super Speedy". From the Giant Value "Mitey Mite Zip Car" series, the F1 racer appears to be similiar to a previously offered Zylmex casting.

In the 1980s, offered series included "King of the Road", "Road Burners", "Super Wheels" , "Dieacast Turbo Charger", "Old Timer Car, "Choppers", and "E-racers". The "Choppers" and "E -Series" castings had the Larami name on their base plates. The "Choppers" tag line was - the fastest pencil sharpener on wheels".

A series called "Road Burners" using castings made by Uniborn were offered by Larami as well.

The "Old TImer Car" was a 4 car set of Richie Rich themed castings. The 1950s Roller convertible was a Larami (?) casting with the other (3) being copies (?) of previously offered Tomica offerings - the Bugatti, a Packard convertible and the Morgan Plus 8. These Universal (?) castings had LB on their metal bases. This series was also available from LB Champions.

The "King of the Road" series is also thought to be Univeral made castings.

The "Soda to Go" series used the Yat Ming beverage delivery truck. This truck was also issued by Universal as the Howard Johnson's delivery truck.

Larami also issued the crude type diecast castings with both plastic body and bases. Most were 'knock offs' of Matchbox and other brands.

In the 1990s, the issued a line of "Tak-a-Toy" castings - most likely a range made by Welly with pullback motor and real rubber tires. Hasbro acquired Larami during this time frame and no more diecasts were made under the Larami brand name.

In the early 2000s, Larami was only known for making of NERF toys and hi-tech water guns like the Super Soaker brand.



Sourced references -

https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/larami-corp-brand
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
Larami Toys

https://thetoystimeforgot.com/product-category/robots-and-space/other-space-toys/
 

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This evening I ran back through the historys for Larami, as it relates to Barton Toys and World Toy House as distributors. And Giant Toys and Popy as makers and distributors. Each of these brand nams is linked by castings made from plastic bodies fitted to diecast bases.

Reviewing them also pulled in Universal, Uniborn and LB Champions diecast brands.

Links to all these brands are included above. I note this for you because the diecast encyclopedia did not always offer a corresponding information listing for nearly any of the brands reviewed from one to the next - only a see also note.

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