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Based in China, Tack Cheung Plastic Manufacturering Ltd is a known maker of small diecast car and truck models made in various scale sizes. Their (smaller scaled) car models are noted to be metal bodied. One known casting is a pink 1955 Ford Thunderbird.

Their "Evolution Series Car Chain" range is made up of a 1953 Corvette and a 2000 Corvette vehicle. One came already assembled as a key chain offering. The other came as a kit with tools, customized parts and a key chain ring.

In the early 2000s, Toy Century (Hong Kong) was distributing novelty flashlight/key chain diecast models thought to be made by Tack Cheung to Dollar Tree store locations in America. Another series offered by Tack Cheung is the "Toy Century" line. Made up of mostly of concept cars, this range had the initials 'TC' included on their bases.

Jada may have used a Tack Cheung made Chevrolet Pick Up casting as one of their first vehicle offerings as a combination novelty key chain ring/flash light diecast.

In 2004, Tack Cheung may have made the castings used by Agglo in their Smart Wheel brand named "Street Evolution" series of cars.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Toy Land Company's importer name was found on "Small World" blistercards of TC made castings in 2004.

In 2005, Dollar Tree offered a (2) pack of customized cars with the 'TC' (Tack Cheung) marking on their bases with no additional #s.

Notice is made that Tai Cheong Toys used a 'TC' prefixed number system followed by a 4 digit number (TC####), but is not associated with the Tack Cheung brand in any way. Each also used different distributers.

Notice is also made that although, some of the 'TC' and 'TM' included range castings are the same models - they are also noted to have been made in different scales (sizes) by each maker.

Sourced references -

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