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The Simba Dickie Group is a German (?) toy manufacturer founded in 1982, as Simba Toys, by Fritz Sieber and his son Michael in Fürth, France. In 2005, they were the fourth largest toy manufacturer in Germany. The Simba Dickie Group has subsidiaries in over 30 countries worldwide. Over 70% of their production was devoted to foreign market sales. in 1984, they established a Hong Kong office.

The Simba Dickie Group, was created in 1993 when the independent companies Simba Toys and Dickie Toys merged into a single ownership. Dickie Toys was founded in 1971 by Wolfgang Sauerborn. After his death in 1993, Simba Toys took over this company.

Over the years the company has acquired additional toy manufacturers and brands -

1993 Dickie Toys – plastic toys
1998 Eichhorn – wooden toys
1999 Schuco – model cars
2001 Noris-Spiele – creativity kits, games, and puzzles
2004 Big – plastic toys
2006 Nicotoy – plush animals
2008 Smoby Toys – plastic toys and play furniture
2008 Schipper – arts and crafts
2010 Zoch Verlag – board games
2010 Majorette - model cars
2010 Solido – model cars
2010 Heros – wooden toys
2013 Märklin - model railways




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https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/simba-dickie-group-company
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
 
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