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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited by Moderator)
Playart hit the pegs in the late 1960s, about the same time redline Hot Wheels came out. Initially they had removeable hubcaps, and there are at least 4 types, before child safety laws mandated non-removeable parts and a one piece "flower petal" design was introduced. Playart only lasted into the first half of the 1980s, towards the end a final "mag style" wheel was introduced. Playart were sold under a number of trade names, including Sears' inhouse Roadmates, and Model Power also sold a number of Playart castings. There is a short run line of "micro" scale cars, about the size and build type of Tootsietoy Jam Pac models from about the same era, which include a couple of obvious Hot Wheels copy/inspired models.

Playart Model List


7100 Batmobile
7101 Barracuda
7102 Porsche Carrera
7103 Thunderbird
7104 Opel GT
7105 Mangusta
7106 Mako Shark
7107 Javelin SST
7108 Lamborghini Miura
7109 Camaro SS
7110 AMX 390
7111 Jensen FF
7112 Alfa P33
7113 Alfa Carabo
7114 Mercedes C-111
7115 Cadillac Eldorado
7116 64 Mustang Convertible
7116 64 Mustang Hardtop
7117 Toyota 2000GT Convertible
7118 Mercury Wagon & Variants Fire Chief (other model numbers share this same casting)
7119 UNCLE Car '62 Olds Super 88
7120 69 Mustang GT
7121 Chevy Astro 1
7122 Toyota 2000GT Coupe
7123 Jaguar E-Type
7124 VW Beetle
7125 Lamborghini Marzal
7127 Generic Tipper Truck
7128 Generic Dump Truck
7129 Generic Wrecker
7130 Generic Fire Truck
7131 Generic Tanker Truck
7132 Mercury Wagon & Variants Police; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7133 Rolls Royce Corniche
7134 Fiat Dino
7135 BMW 2002
7136 Corvette Stingray
7137 Datsun 240Z
7138 VW-Porsche 914
7139 Honda N360
7140 Honda S800
7141 Toyota Corona Mark II (1970)
7142 Toyota Celica 1600
7143 Toyota Crown Hard Top SL
7144 Porsche Targa
7145 Isuzu 117 Coupe
7146 Toyota Corolla SL
7147 Datsun Sunny
7148 Mazda/Yamada Discmatic Rotary Coupe
7149 Toyota Corolla 1400SR
7150 Ford Capri 1600GT
7151 Rover 2000TC
7152 Honda Z Coupe
7153 Fiat 850
7154 Mercedes 350SL
7155 Ford Cortina GXL
7156 Mitsubishi Hip Up Coupe
7157 Mini Cooper S
7158 Fiat 124 Coupe
7159 DAF Daffodil
7160 Generic Freight Truck
7161 Case Bulldozer
7162 Double-Decker Bus
7163 Generic Refuse Truck
7164 Generic Skip Truck
7165 Road Roller
7166 Combine Harvester
7167 Mercedes Ambulance & Variants
7168 Fire Tender
7169 Closed Tractor (with Shovel)
7170 Zetor Tractor
7171 Tractor Shovel (open)
7172 Mercury Wagon & Variants Civilian / Military; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7173 Mercedes Ambulance & Variant
7174 BMW Spicup
7175 Volvo 164E
7176 Open Tractor
7177 Fork Lift
7178 Dodge Challenger
7179 VW Microbus
7180 Dune Buggy
7181 Site Dumper
7182 Range Rover
7184 Fire Engine
7185 Scania Tipper
7186 Scania Tipper & Variants
7187 Scania low side canvas cover
7188 Scania Pipe Truck
7189 Scania Tipper & Variants
7190 BRM BT44 F1 Racing Car
7191 Shadow F1 Racing Car
7192 Lola F1 Racing car
7194 Lotus F1 Racing Car
7195 BRM F1 Racing Car
7196 Fiat X1/9
7197 Citroen CX
7198 Alfetta GTV
7199 Lotus Elite
7200 Lamborghini Silhouette
7201 Porsche 928
7202 Dodge Omni 024
7203 Matra Bagheera
7205 Mazda RX7
7206 80's Pontiac Firebird
7207 80's Camaro Z28
7208 70's Camaro Z28 Police; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7210 Lamborghini 3000 Silhouette
7211 Alpine Renault A110
7213 US Custom Van & Variants
7214 '77 Chevrolet Caprice Civilian; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7217 '77 Chevrolet Caprice Taxi; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7218 '77 Chevrolet Caprice Fire; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7219 Ferrari BB512
7220 79 Firebird T-Top
7222 Jeep (Civilian); (other model numbers share this same casting)
7226 Ford L-Series Trucks
7229 Mazda Pickup Wrecker; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7232 '77 Chevrolet Caprice Police; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7234 Greyhound Bus
7235 Rover 3500
7236 T-Top Corvette
7239 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
7241 Audi Quattro
7242 Chevy Blazer
7243 Lotus Esprit
7244 Renegade Jeep
7245 70's Camaro Z28; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7246 Lamborghini Countach
7247 US Custom Van & Variants
7248 De Tomaso Pantera
7249 Mazda Cosmo
7251 Mazda Pickup; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7255 Volvo 343
7256 Honda Accord
7257 Triumph TR8
7258 Volvo 244DL
7259 Lancia Stratos
7260 Ford Freight Truck
7265 Renault Alpine A310
7271 80's Turbo Mustang
7274 BMW 6-Series Coupe
7275 Opel Senator
7281 Mercedes G-Wagen 280GE
7568 Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle
7568 "English" Racing Motorcycle

Military

7851 Schwimmwagen
7852 Willys Jeep; (other model numbers share this same casting)
7853 Scout Car
7854 Saladin MkII
7856 D.U.K.K. Amphibian
7860 - 77 Chevrolet Caprice Military Staff Car; (other model numbers share this same casting)
? Walker Bulldog Tank

7948 Scania Bus
? VW Golf
? Caravan Trailer
? Kayak Trailer
? Farm Trailer
? Ford Escort XR3
? 80's Mustang Convertible

"Tot" Size

7353 Lamborghini Miura
7356 Abarth 2000
(there are many more of these "micro" models)



Trade Names Playart sold under:

Charmerz
Fastwheel(s)
Fastwing (airplane line)
Freewheel Flyers (for Imperial Toys)
Hot Shots
Model Power (& Road Kings)
Peelers
Road Mates (Kidco models also found in Road Mates packaging)
Super Singles
 

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Discussion Starter #2
Originally posted by Baskingshark:

Almost all Playarts are direct copies of other companies' diecast models or plastic model kits. A while ago I made this list of what was copied from where. It's not complete but ID's or partially ID's most of them. Thanks should also go to some of the users over at MCCH who helped ID a few I didn't know.

7100 - Batmobile- Corgi Batmobile
7101 - Barracuda- AMT Model Kit?
7102 - Porsche Carrera- Corgi 1/43
7103 - Thunderbird- French Dinky 1/43 or Model Kit
7104 - Opel GT?
7105 - Mangusta- Corgi 1/43
7106 - Mako Shark- Model Kit?
7107 - Javelin SST?
7108 - Lamborghini Miura?
7109 - Camaro SS - Corgi 1/43
7110 - AMX 390?
7111 - Jensen FF - Dinky 1/43
7112 - Alfa P33 - Corgi 1/43
7113 - Alfa Carabo?
7114 - Mercedes C-111 - Dinky 1/43
7115 - Cadillac Eldorado - Dinky 1/43
7116 - 64 Mustang Convertible?
7116 - 64 Mustang Hardtop?
7117 - Toyota 2000GT Convertible - Corgi 1/43
7118, 7132, 7172 - Mercury Wagon & Variants - Matchbox King Size
7119 - UNCLE Car - Corgi 1/43
7120 - 68 Mustang GT?
7121 - Chevy Astro 1 - Corgi 1/43
7122 - Toyota 2000GT Coupe ?
7123 - Jaguar E-Type - Corgi 1/43
7124 - VW Beetle?
? - Caravan Trailer - Matchbox
? - Kayak Trailer - Matchbox & Majorette
7125 - Lamborghini Marzal - Dinky 1/43
7130 - Fire TenderDinky - AEC Merryweather Fire Engine
7133 - Rolls Royce Corniche - Corgi 1/43
7134 - Fiat Dino - Mebetoys 1/43
7135 - BMW 2002?
7136 - Corvette Stingray?
7137 - Datsun 240Z?
7138 - VW-Porsche 914?
7139 - Honda N360 - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7140 - Honda S800 - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7141 - Toyota Corona Mk3 - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7142 - Toyota Celica 1600 - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7143 - Toyota Crown Hard Top SL - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7144 - Porsche Targa - Corgi 1/43
7145 - Isuzu 117 Coupe - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7146 - Toyota Corolla SL - Probably Nichimo 1/20 Model Kit
7147 - Datsun Sunny - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7148 - Mazda/Yamada Discmatic Rotary Coupe - Yamada Discmatic Series Model Kit
7149 - Toyota Corolla 1400SR - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7150 - Ford Capri 1600GT?
7151 - Rover 2000TC - Corgi 1/43
7152 - Honda Z Coupe - Polistil 1/24
7153 - Fiat 850 - Nacoral 1/24
7154 - Mercedes 350SL - Nacoral 1/24
7155 - Ford Cortina GXL - Corgi 1/43
7156 - Mitsubishi Hip Up Coupe - Probably Japanese Model Kit
7157 - Mini Cooper S?
7158 - Fiat 124 Coupe - Nacoral 1/24
7159 - DAF Daffodil - Original casting, likely produced on request of Dutch department store
7161 - Bulldozer - Matchbox King Size
7162 - Double-Decker Bus - Corgi 1/43?
7165 - Road Roller - Dinky 1/43?
7166 - Combine Harvester - Matchbox
7167, 7173 - Mercedes Ambulance & VariantsHong Kong Made Large-Scale Plastic Model
7169 - Closed Tractor (with Shovel)?
7170 - Zetor Tractor - Corgi Juniors
7171 - Tractor Shovel (open)?
7174 - BMW Spicup - Model Kit?
7175 - Volvo 164E?
7176 - Open Tractor?
? - Farm Trailer - Corgi 1/43 or Husky
7177 - Fork Lift?
7178 - Dodge Challenger - Probably ARII or Otaki Model Kit
7179 - VW Microbus?
7180 - Dune Buggy?
7181 - Site Dumper - Corgi Juniors
7182 - Range Rover - Dinky 1/43
7184 - Fire Engine?
7185, 6, 8 & 9 - Scania Tipper & Variants - Possibly Majorette
7191 - Shadow F1 - Possibly Polistil
7192 - F1 Racing car?
7196 - Fiat X1/9?
7197 - Citroen CX - Polistil 1/24?
7198 - Alfetta GTV - Burago 1/24
7199 - Lotus Elite - Corgi 1/36?
7200 - Lamborghini Silhouette?
7201 - Porsche 928?
7202 - Dodge Omni 024 - MPC 1/24 Model Kit
7203 - Matra Bagheera - Burago 1/24
7305 - Mazda RX7 - Burago 1/24
7206 - 80's Pontiac Firebird - Corgi Juniors?
7207 & 8 - 70's Camaro Z28?
7211 - Alpine Renault A110 - Burago 1/24 or Polistil 1/24
7213, 7247 etc - US Custom Van & Variants?
7214 etc - Chevrolet Caprice - Corgi 1/36
7219 - Ferrari BB512?
7220 - 79 Firebird T-Top?
7222 - Jeep?
7226 etc - Ford L-Series Trucks?
7229, 7251 etc - Mazda Pickup - Corgi 1/36
7234 - Greyhound Bus?
7235 - Rover 3500 - Corgi 1/36
7236 - T-Top Corvette?
7239 - Lancia Fulvia Coupe - Polistil 1/24
7341 - Audi Quattro?
7242 etc - Chevy Blazer - Probably MPC Model Kit
7243 - Lotus Esprit?
7244 - Renegade Jeep?
7245 - 80's Camaro Z28?
7246 - Lamborghini Countach?
7248 - De Tomaso Pantera - Airfix/Testors Model Kit?
7249 - Mazda Cosmo?
? - Ford Escort XR3 - Revell 1/24 Model Kit?
7255 - Volvo 343?
7256 - Honda Accord?
7257 - Triumph TR8 - Revell 1/24 Snap-Fit Model Kit
7258 - Volvo 244DL?
7259 - Lancia Stratos?
7265 - Alpine Renault A310?
7271 - 80's Turbo Mustang - Model Kit?
? - 80's Mustang Convertible?
7274 - BMW 6-Series Coupe - Corgi Turbos 1/43
7275 - Opel Senator - Corgi 1/36
7281 - Mercedes G-Wagen?
? - VW Golf?
 

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I will start linking to the individual casting threads we have and the new ones created as they appear. I can also add a post reference to a visual example - if I find any where there is not current thread started. :cheers2:
 

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You've aleady done 99% of the hardest part, I can at least cross reference the casting threads to the listings. :cheers2:
 

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PLAYART LIST (notepad version 15/10/03)(updated 15/05/08)
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7100 BATMOBILE
7101 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA FORMULA 'S' (1967?)
7102 PORSCHE CARRERA 906 1968 (copy of Siku casting?)
7103 FORD THUNDERBIRD
7104 OPEL GT
7105 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA 5000 GHIA
7106 CHEVROLET MAKO SHARK I (1962)
7107 AMC JAVELIN SST (1968)
7108 LAMBORGHINI MUIRA
7109 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS
7110 AMC AMX 390
7111 JENSEN FF
7112 ALFA-ROMEO P33
7113 ALFA-ROMEO CARABO BERTONE (1968)
7114 MERCEDES-BENZ C111
7115 CADILLAC ELDORADO (1967)
7116 FORD MUSTANG HARDTOP
7117 TOYOTA 2000 GT CONVERTIBLE
7118 MERCURY FIRE CHIEF
7119 U.N.C.L.E. thrushbuster car (oldsmobile)
7120 FORD MUSTANG GT (1969)
7121 CHEVROLET ASTRO-1
7122 TOYOTA 2000 GT
7123 JAGUAR E-TYPE 2+2
7124 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
7125 LAMBORGHINI MARZAL
7126 CEMENT MIXER
7127 PICK-UP TRUCK
7128 DUMP TRUCK
7129 WRECKER TRUCK
7130 FIRE ENGINE
7131 GASOLINE TRUCK
7132 POLICE CAR
7133 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW COUPE
7134 FIAT DINO COUPE
7135 BMW 2002
7136 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY
7137 DATSUN 240-Z
7138 VW-PORSCHE 914
7139 HONDA N360
7140 HONDA S800
7141 TOYOTA CORONA MK.II 1900
7142 TOYOTA CELICA 1600 GT
7143 TOYOTA CROWN SL HARDTOP
7144 PORSCHE 911S TARGA
7145 ISUZU 177 COUPE
7146 TOYOTA COROLLA SPRINTER
7147 DATSUN SUNNY 1200 GX COUPE
7148 MAZDA DISCMATIC ROTARY COUPE
7149 TOYOTA COROLLA 1400 SR
7150 FORD CAPRI 1600 GT
7151 ROVER 2000 TC
7152 HONDA Z GS
7153 FIAT 850 SPORT
7154 MERCEDES-BENZ 350 SL
7155 FORD CORTINA MK.III GXL
7156 MITSUBISHI (COLT) GALANT GTO MR (HIP UP COUPE)
7157 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S MK.II
7158 FIAT 124 1600 SPORT
7159 DAF
7160 FREIGHT TRUCK
7161 BULLDOZER
7162 DOUBLE DECKER BUS
7163 GARBAGE COLLECTOR
7164 CONTAINER WAGON
7165 DIESEL ROLLER
7166 COMBINE HARVESTER
7167 MERCEDES-BENZ AMBULANCE
7168 AEC FIRE TENDER
7169 TRACTOR with ANGLE-DOZER
7170 ZETOR TRACTOR
7171 TRACTOR with SHOVEL
7172 MERCURY ESTATE WAGON
7173 MERCEDES-BENZ POLICE VAN
7174 BMW SPICUP
7175 VOLVO 164E
7176 TRACTOR (farm)
7177 FORKLIFT TRUCK
7178 DODGE CHALLENGER RALLYE
7179 VOLKSWAGEN STATION WAGON (microbus)
7180 BEACH BUGGY
7181 SITE DUMPER
7182 RANGE ROVER
7183 FIRE ENGINE with extending ladder
7184 SNORKEL FIRE ENGINE
7185 SCANIA TIPPER TRUCK
7186 SCANIA DUMP TRUCK
7187 SCANIA FREIGHT TRUCK
7188 SCANIA OPEN PLATFORM FREIGHT TRUCK with pipes
7189 SCANIA OPEN PLATFORM FREIGHT TRUCK with girders
7190 BRABHAM F1 RACER
7191 SHADOW F1 RACER
7192 LOLA F1 RACER
7193 MCLAREN M23 F1 RACER
7194 LOTUS F1 RACER
7195 BRM F1 RACER
7196 FIAT X 1/9 (1972>)
7197 CITROEN CX 2000
7198 ALFA-ROMEO ALFETTA GT
7199 LOTUS ELITE
7200 LAMBORGHINI SILHOUETTE
7201 PORSCHE 928
7202 DODGE OMNI 024
7203 MATRA-SIMCA BAGHEERA
7204 ?
7205 MAZDA RX-7
7206 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TURBO
7207 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28 (1980)
7208 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28 (1980) POLICE
7209 FORD PARAMEDICS VAN
7210 LAMBORGHINI SILHOUETTE 3000
7211 RENAULT A110
7212 ?
7213 FORD POLICE TACTICAL FORCE VAN
7214 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CLASSIC (1979)
7215 ?
7216 ?
7217 CHEVROLET CAPRICE YELLOW CAB TAXI
7218 CHEVROLET CAPRICE FIRE CHIEF CAR
7219 FERRARI 512 BERLINETTA BOXER
7220 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS-AM
7221 ?
7222 JEEP
7223 ?
7224 ?
7225 ?
7226 FORD CEMENT MIXER
7227 ?
7228 FORD DUMP TRUCK
7229 MAZDA WRECKER TRUCK
7230 ?
7231 FORD PETROL TRUCK
7232 CHEVROLET CAPRICE POLICE
7233 ?
7234 GREYHOUND CITY BUS
7235 ROVER 3500
7236 CHEVROLET CORVETTE HOT-ROD
7237 ?
7238 ?
7239 LANCIA FULVIA 1600 HF
7240 FRONT CAB (US TRUCK)
7241 ?
7242 CHEVROLET BLAZER
7242H CHEVROLET BLAZER POLICE
7243 LOTUS ESPRIT
7244 JEEP RENEGADE CJ-7
7245 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28
7246 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP500S
7247A CUSTOM VAN
7247B CUSTOM VAN (seagulls)
7247C CUSTOM VAN (stars & stripes)
7247D CUSTOM VAN (waves)
7248 DE TOMASO PANTERA
7249 MAZDA COSMO
7250 ?
7251 MAZDA/DATSUN? PICK-UP
7253 FORD CAB (truck) with sleeping cabin
7254 ?
7255 VOLVO 343
7256 HONDA ACCORD
7257 ?
7258 VOLVO 244
7259 LANCIA STRATOS (1974>)
7260 FORD BOX TRUCK SEA & LAND
7260J FORD BOX TRUCK JAL
7260P FORD BOX TRUCK PEPSI
7260U FORD BOX TRUCK 7-UP
7261 ?
7262 ?
7263 ?
7264 ?
7265 RENAULT ALPINE A310
7266 ?
7267 FORD BOX VAN
7268 ?
7269 ?
7270 ?
7271 FORD MUSTANG TURBO
7272-->????
7350 JEEP (economy model)
7351 VOLKSWAGEN (economy model)
7352 JAGUAR E-TYPE (economy model)
7353 LAMBORGHINI MUIRA (economy model)
7354 WATER TRUCK (economy model)
7355 VW PORSCHE 914 (economy model)
7356 ABARTH 2000 (economy model)
7358 OPEL GT (econonmy model)
7361 MERCEDES BENZ C111 (economy model)
7416 SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK.II (WW.II FIGHTER PLANE)
7501 SUPER FOUR TRUCKS--BOX SET (four various trucks)
7502 SUPER FOUR CARS--BOX SET (four various sports cars)
7503 SUPER FOUR RACERS--BOX SET (four various formula 1 race cars)
7504 SUPER FOUR VANS--BOX SET (four various vans)
7505 SUPER CONTAINER VEHICLES--BOX SET (one various cab truck & trailer + two various trucks)
7506 SUPER PETROL TANKER VEHICLES--BOX SET (one various cab truck & petrol tanker + two various trucks)
7589 CONTAINER TRUCKS--BOX SET (two various cab trucks & trailers + forklift truck & three various additional containers)
7590 FREIGHT TRUCKS--BOX SET (two various cab trucks & trailers + two various trucks)
7593 CITY CAR--BOX SET (two various cars + two various cab trucks & various trailers)
7594 COUNTRY CAR--BOX SET (two various cars + two various cars & various boat trailers)
7800 BULLDOG TANK
7801 SHERMAN TANK
7802 CENTURION MK.III TANK
7803 PANTHER TANK
7804 TIGER TANK
7805 CHIEFTAIN TANK
7850 KUBELWAGEN
7851 SCHWIMMWAGEN
7852 JEEP (open)
7852(?) U.S. ARMY JEEP with machine gun
7853 SCOUT CAR
7854 SALADIN MK.II armoured car
7855 M8 SCOUT CAR
7856 AMPHIBIAN JEEP
7857 KRAFTWAGEN 6-WHEELER
7858 M113 CARRIER
7859 ARMY FREIGHT TRUCK
7860 ARMY STAFF CAR
7861---> ???
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OTHERS ...(NUMBERS NOT KNOWN..!)
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AUDI QUATTRO
BEACH BUGGY POLICE
JEEP CJ U.S. MAIL
JEEP RENEGADE (with black covered rear)
MAZDA POLICE WRECKER TRUCK
MERCEDES-BENZ 500 SEC
OPEL SENATOR
TRIUMPH TR8
U.S. MAIL VAN (CHEVY/FORD.?)
 
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