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Tins' Toys was established in 1965. The castings they made are typically identified with # prefixed by the letter 'T'. Many different cars and commercial trucks were produced. Some are the same castings found in other brands, but many are their own original casting designs. A larger scaled Tins' Toys 'T' prefixed #ed models were also available as Christmas ornaments.

In the 1970s and 1980s, a logo as Tins' Toys appeared on blistercards labeled as "Super Wheels", "Sport Card" and "Bus".

....image by Joschik from HobbyDB

A second logo design for DTC Tins' Toys also from Hong Kong is known. It is found on the "Road Master" trucks and "Super Wheels" car brand series. Each of these series castings also have the 'T' prefixed casting number on their bases. One of the truck models they issued is speculated to have been inspired by a Majorette casting and includes French identification references on the side edge of the card front and is called "Majorette Truck" on the card back.

DTC also issued a "T" prefix #ed sports car series made with better details and fitted with white wall rubber tires.

Around the mid 1980s, 'T' #ed prefixed castings were distributed at Kingsbury* (Kingsway*) stores.

Shaben & Hamden is noted to be a Canadian distributor located in Edmonton, Alberta who also marketed the DTC Tins' Toys "Super Wheels" series.

In 2005, they were known as Tins' Metal Manufactory Limited. Among their various diecast offerings of that time was a series of smaller scale emergency vehicles with a friction pull back mechanism.

Although, there is no official evidence of a true association to Tintoys they do share many (really only about 25%) of the same casting models. Tintoys also carry the casting number prefix of WT as well.

* The reference made in the diecast encyclopedia notes to see Kingsbury also. However; their is no additional entry for Kingsbury. There is though an entry for an American based dirstributor named Kingsway. That entry unfortunantly also mistakenly identifies them as Tintoys with 'T' prefixed castings and not as Tins' Toys. Adding further to the confusing information is that this same entry goes on to mention that the same castings models - only marked as 'WT' prefixed #ed castings were also marketed by K-Mart. (Perhaps this is were the notion that Tintoys and Tins' Toys are the same or related began?)




Sourced references -

https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/tins-toys-brand
https://www.hobbydb.com/catalog_items/search?utf8=✓&keyword_query=Tintoys
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
 

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Today, I seperated Tintoys and Tins' Toy based on references made at other sources and the conflicting information noted by the related diecast encyclopedia entries.

An additional reference for DTC was also added which tends to support the seperation of these two companies. Their indiviual brand assocations and information was also added to each hisory.

It would also be nice to see a comparision of the two casting lists and their overlap and which castings are exactly the same.

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