List of model car brands


List of model car brands

This page lists model car brand names past and present.

Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

  • Abrex - Czech firm, Škoda models
  • Academy Plastic Model - Korean plastic model maker.
  • Action Collectibles - Mainly NASCAR and other stock car diecast.
  • AHC - Dutch models later acquired Spanish AutoPilen.
  • Airfix - British plastic car and airplane kits. Some built plastic HO military and other.
  • Airfix Motor Racing - A popular UK brand of slot cars in the 1960s
  • AMT - Acronym for Aluminum Metal Toys. American promotional model and kit company dating from 1948.
  • A.C. Gilbert Company - American manufacturer of 1:32 scale slot cars and sets
  • Amloid - Mostly cast plastic toys, like Gay Toys or Processed Plastic - often very clever and realistic.
  • AMW - German 1:87 HO scale plastic.
  • AMR Andre Marie Ruf - White metal built and kits, supplied Danhausen and bought by Danhausen.
  • Aoshima - Japanese plastic model manufacturer
  • Aoyagi Metals Company - Japanese slot car and radio controlled car
  • Arcade - Very early and primitive producer of cast vehicles
  • Arii
  • Artin - Chinese manufacturer of 1/64, 1/43, and 1/32 scale cars and track.
  • Asahi - Japanese tin, but also diecast "Model Pet" series as agent in Japan for Corgi & Lone Star.
  • Atlas - Chinese 1:43 scale diecast, some recasts of Norevs.
  • Auburn Rubber Company - Early American producer of rubber cars.
  • AUTOart - High quality 1:18 scale die-cast manufacturer from Hong Kong. Related to Gateway Global and Gate.
  • Automodello - Hand-built, highly detailed, signed/autographed, limited and standard edition 1:43 scale resincast manufacturer.
  • Auto Pilen - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:43 and 1:64. Made by Pilen S.A.
  • Aurora Plastics Corporation - American manufacturer of 1:24 static kits and developer of the pioneering Model Motoring and AFX lines (HO) as well as 1:32 and 1:48 slot cars.
  • AutoDux - East German windup metal and plastic toys from the 1960s.

B

  • Bang - Italian manufacturer, later 1980s, specializing in 1:43 Ferraris, picked up where Box Models left off.
  • Bandai - Formerly large tin plate; now produces model cars as related to anime merchandising
  • Banthrico - Die cast car banks in 1:25th and other scales.
  • Base Toys
  • BBR Models - Italian 1:43 and 1:18 scale model manufacturer.
  • Bburago - Italian, made by the brothers who made Mebetoys and Martoys.
  • Benbros - American diecast of different sizes.
  • Best Box - Dutch brand of three-inch diecast models, precursor of Efsi
  • Biante - Australian 1:18, 1:43 and 1:64 scale model manufacturer
  • Bing German manufacturer of tin-plate models
  • Blitz Model Tecnica (BMT) - radio controlled cars
  • Boss Bodies - Slot car aftermarket 1/32 scale body manufacturer in New Hampshire, USA
  • Box Models - Italian manufacturer in early 1980s of Ferraris that later became Bang.
  • Brekina - German manufacturer for highly detailed plastic models of the 1940s - 1970s in 1:87 scale (H0)
  • Brio - Swedish wood toys, but also marketed diecast Saabs and other vehicles.
  • Britbus - highly detailed bus models in 1:76 scale
  • Britains - British manufacturer of soldiers and animals with Jeeps & farm equipment mixed in.
  • Brookfield Collectors Guild - Wisconsin maker of metal and plastic American promotional models.
  • Brooklin - Handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars made in England (incl. related brands Lansdowne, RobEddie, U.S. Model Mint, International Police, Buick Collection '34-'39)
  • Bruce Arnold Models (a.k.a BAM) - handbuilt 1:43 white metal / resin post-war American cars. Officially licensed by General Motors.
  • Bruder - German manufacturer, plastic large trucks, farming and construction models.
  • Brumm - Italian manufacturer of die-cast models in 1/43 scale.
  • Bub - German toymakers since 1851.
  • Buby - Argentine maker of many scales.
  • Buddy L - Tonka like toys; mostly pressed steel.
  • Budgie Toys - diecast cars and trucks made in England. Similar to Matchbox.
  • Busch - German manufacturer for plastic models in 1:87 and 1:160

C

  • C.C.C. - handbuilt 1:43 cars, mostly made of resin.
  • CKO - see Kellerman - pressed steel German cars and trucks.
  • Cararama - Mostly 1:43 scale, made in China, made by Hongwell.
  • Carmania - A brand by Spanish Mira.
  • Carrera - Current Austrian manufacturer of 1:43, 1:32, and 1:24 cars, track, and digital control systems
  • Castle Toy - British die-cast manufacturer
  • Castline - Makes M3 Machines replicas of US cars of the '50s and '60s.
  • Chad Valley - Die-cast cars and buses made in England.
  • Chrono - 1:18 scale cars, mostly of British marques from the '60s and '70s.
  • CIJ - see below - Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet.
  • Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet - Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet (CIJ); French die-cast manufacturer, name now brought back by Norev.
  • Citroen - Made its own promotional toys for a time.
  • Classic Carlectables - manufacturers of Australian Touring Cars and V8 Supercars
  • CMC - manufacturers of precision high end die-cast collectibles
  • CMNL Creative Master Northcord Ltd - highly detailed die-cast bus models in 1:76 scale.
  • Collectors Classics - Argentine-produced 1:43-scale models of classic American cars (primarily '50s).
  • Conrad Models - German maker of promotional trucks and some cars.
  • Corgi Toys - Introduced in 1956, the first real competition to Dinky Toys and great toy innovator.
  • Corgi Classics Limited - Modern Corgi.
  • Conquest- Handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars (incl. related brand Madison)
  • Cox Models - Formerly one of the USA's most respected manufacturers of slot cars. Also model kits.
  • Cragstan - Many types of toys, but diecast from Gamda Sabra of Israel marketed as Cragstan Detroit Seniors.
  • Crescent Toys - British manufacturer of die-cast models
  • Crown Premiums - Manufacturers of mint die-cast collectibles
  • Cursor Models - German manufacturer of diecast and plastic 1:43 models for the Mercedes museum.

D

  • Danbury Mint - Intricate 1/24th scale die casts
  • Danhausen - German models during the 1970s, most made by other producers, became Paul's Model Art then Minichamps.
  • DCMT - made diecast Lone Star Toys in England.
  • Design Studio - see Motor City USA
  • Desormeaux - French manufacturer of 1:43 die casts.
  • Diapet - Japanese diecast maker, made Yonezawa.
  • Dickie Toys - More generic diecasts of the Simba-Dickie Group.
  • Dinky Toys - the first brand of post WWII 1/43 scale toy car to be collected widely.
  • Doyusha - Japanese plastic, diecast and RC model manufacturer
  • Dubray - French producer of built and kit resin Peugeots.
  • Durham Classics - Handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars.
  • Dust & Glory - Handbuilt models of pre-WW1 American Race Cars.

E

  • Eagle Collectibles - Jouefevolution became Eagle Collectibles by Universal Hobbies, Eagle named later dropped.
  • Ebbro - Japanese 1:43 scale models made by Miniature Model Planning (MMP).
  • Ediltoys - Creative 1:43 scale diecast Italian models, but could not compete with Politoys or Mebetoys.
  • Edison Giacattoli - In the 1970s, mostly diecast planes made in Italy, later European model cars made in China.
  • EFE Exclusive First Editions (Gilbow) - model manufacturer, specializing in buses and trucks
  • Efsi - Matchbox sized diecast cars and trucks, successor of Best Box. Say "Made in Holland" on bases.
  • EKO - Spanish producer of 1:87 scale plastic models.
  • Eldon - American manufacturer of 1:32 and 1:24 scale slot cars and sets
  • Eligor Models - Swiss/French diecast model maker, mostly in 1:43 scale, made by Hobbycar.
  • Emek - Finnish plastic trucks in 1:25; also took over some Stahberg 1:22 scale production.
  • Ertl Company - American company from Iowa - mostly tractors, but later took on about everything else.
  • Espewe - Also called VEB Plasticart. East German state plastic model producer (VEB being "factory of the people").
  • Ex-El Products - Company reproducing Jo-Han promos during the 1980s.

F

  • F&F Mold and Die Works - Simple plastic models of the 1950s. Dayton, OH.
  • Fairfield Mint
  • Fastlane - Model car brand of Toys "R" Us.
  • FF Ertl III - Makes ultra detailed 1:18 scale American cars, relation to other Ertl uncertain.
  • Fly - Spanish manufacturer of highly detailed 1:32 slot cars.
  • FJ - acronym for France Jouets.
  • France Jouets or FJ - French diecast maker similar to Corgi, CIJ, or Tekno.
  • Franklin Mint - Intricate die casts, primarily 1/24th scale.
  • French Dinky - Dinky line made in France.
  • Fujimi Model - Japanese plastic model manufacturer.
  • Funmate - Japanese plastic toy and promotional maker.
  • Funrise - More toy-like, many models very creative.
  • Furuta - Japanese maker of detailed plastic toys (including model cars), sold inside chocolate eggs.
  • FYP Expensive and highly detailed White Metal models, specifically models by Rolls Royce and Bentley.

G

  • Galanite - Swedish brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic toy cars.
  • Galgo - Argentine diecast, mostly 1:43 scale.
  • Gama Toys - Historic German producer of tin and later diecast models.
  • Gamda Sabra - Israeli diecast, sold as Cragstan Detroit Seniors in the US.
  • Gasquy-Septoy - Belgian manufacturer of die-cast toys, dating from the late 1940s.
  • Gate - A main brand of Gateway Global, related to AUTOart.
  • Gay Toys - American manufacturer of plastic toys, some fairly authentic.
  • Gescha - German maker of toys and later truck promotionals, both pre- and post-war.
  • Giodi - Italian 1:66 and 1:18 scale diecast.
  • Gisima - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:64 and larger scales.
  • Goldvarg - Argentine manufacturer of 1:43 scale models of American Cars.
  • Gonio (brand) - Artfully done detailed pressed steel military vehicles.
  • Great American Dream Machines - handbuilt 1:43 white metal models of mid-20th century Detroit showcars
  • Greenlight - 1:64 scale diecast, mostly of 1960s and 1970s Muscle Cars.
  • Griffin Models - Bulgarian manufacturer of white metal models, fairly authentic vintage Saabs. 1:43 scale.
  • Guiloy - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:64, 1:43, and 1:24 scales.
  • Guisval - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:64 and 1:43 scales.
  • Gunze Sangyo - Japanese plastic model manufacturer

H

  • Hartoys - Precision diecast trucks made in China, reminiscent of Lledo.
  • Hasbro - Now owns Tonka. Many different series. Battery operated slot cars called Record Breakers.
  • Hasegawa - Japanese plastic model manufacturer.
  • Heco - handbuilt 1:43 resin cars (incl. various related brands such as Challange), specializing in French cars of the classic streamlined era
  • Herpa - for railway modelling, primarily 1:87 plastic
  • High Speed - a Hong Kong based diecast vehicle maker.
  • Hi Speed - Diecast maker of old Fire Engines - cars too.
  • Hirobo - radio controlled cars, produced for short period
  • Hobbycar - Swiss company that makes Eligor.
  • Hongwell - manufacturer of Cararama brand.
  • Hot Bodies - brand of HPI Racing
  • Hot Wheels and Hot Wheels Elite - an upgraded version of 1:18 Hot Wheels, mostly replicas of Ferrari.
  • HPI Racing
  • Hubley Manufacturing Company - American producer of metal kits, diecast cars, and plastic promotional models.
  • Husky Toys - Corgi's smaller line that competed with Matchbox.

I

  • Ideal Models - original name for Jo-Han promotionals.
  • Ideal Toy Company - Now defunct American toy company that manufactured and sold toys, slot cars, etc.
  • Igra models - Plastic model maker from Czechoslovakia similar to Minialuxe specializing in classic Chech makes.
  • Ilario - makers of hand-built 1:43-scale models of classic luxury cars - included related brand Chromes.
  • Illustra - British White Metal manufacturer, recently resurrected the Minimarque Range.
  • Italeri - Italian aircraft, military and civil kit manufacturer.
  • Imai
  • IMC (Industro-Motive Corporation) - US manufacturer kits, notably Ford products. Bought by Hawk Models in early seventies, then purchased by Testors, later merged with Lindberg, owned by parent company RPM, now part of Lindberg again.
  • Imperial Toys - Hong Kong manufacturer of a variety of toys, including diecast of lower quality, but sometimes clever selection.
  • Impy - line of Lone Star toys made by DCMT.
  • Ites - Czech maker of larger Tatra and other vehicles.
  • Ixo - part of a conglomerate of brands from the Far East, with Altaya, Atlas, del Prado, Yat Ming

J

  • Jada Toys - Modern hip diecast cars with bling!
  • Jadi - 1:18 scale diecast (like a Triumph Stag).
  • Joal - Sometimes called 'Joal Compact'. Diecast from Spain since the 1980s, mainly 1:50.
  • Jo-Han - American producer of plastic promotional models and kits.
  • Johnny Lightning - Hot Wheels like cars whether made by early Topper or Playing Mantis.
  • Jouef - French manufacturer of slot cars in 1:36 scale, some of which were also produced and sold in the UK by Mettoy-Corgi under the Playcraft brand.
  • Jouefevolution - Jouef's 1990s line of diecast cars in 1:43 and 1:18 scale in bright yellow boxes.
  • JRD - French manufacturer of 1:43 die-cast models up to about 1950s. Norev announced they are bringing back the line.

K

  • Kaden models - Czech firm making mainly Škoda and Tatra models.
  • KDN - Short for Kovodružstvo Náchod, later called Kaden models, see above.
  • Kellerman (model cars) - German quality pressed steel cars and trucks, later taken over by Czech firm Kovap.
  • Kenna Models British Manufacturer of 1:43 White Metal.
  • Kenner - Variety of plastic & diecast vehicles, particularly the Hot Wheels-like Fast 111s.
  • Kidco - Smaller Matchbox sized cars.
  • Kingmaker Coal - British company, mainly models of British cars, trains and trucks. All models are made from British Coal.
  • K-Line - Different scales/makes of cars like Welly made for Railroad sets.
  • Korris - American cheaper plastic 1:25 scale toys.
  • Kosuge - Japanese pressed tin maker.
  • Kovap Náchod - Took over German firm Kellerman CKO and associated with Kovodružstvo Náchod / Kaden
  • Kovodružstvo Náchod - Name of Czech firm shortened to KDN, and later Kaden models. Later associated with Kovap Náchod
  • Kyosho - Japanese diecast and RC manufacturer.

L

  • La Mini Miniera - French race cars.
  • Lanard - Mostly cord action plastic toy cars and trucks, many very realistic.
  • Lansdowne Models - the branch of Brooklin Models which deals specifically with British marques, as opposed to American cars.
  • Liberty Models - Spin-off of Ertl - made many pickup trucks.
  • Lindberg Models - American maker of plastic kits and some promotional models.
  • Lines Bros - Makers of Minic and Tri-Ang, which also made Spot-On Models.
  • Lion Car - Dutch diecast truck and car producer. Corgi-like.
  • Lionel - Iconic American toy train company that created the first slot cars (1912), an HO line in the 1960s, as well as toy racing cars that ran on railroad tracks.
  • Lledo (Days Gone, Vanguards) - It's the name Odell backwards. Former designer of Matchbox Models of Yesteryear. Product line now absorbed into Corgi
  • Lone Star Toys - British diecast maker, made by DCMT.
  • Losi - American manufacturer of remote control vehicles
  • LS - Bankrupt in 1992

M

  • Maclovell Huon Pine Racing Cars - Tasmanian hand carved wood models
  • Ma Collection - Swiss hand-built 1:43-scale models, primarily of classic French cars.
  • MacGregor - Mexican reproductions of Italian Politoys.
  • Madison (see Conquest Models)
  • Maisto - American-owned, Thailand made conglomerate of May Cheong and May Tat.
  • Majorette - French-owned maker of Matchbox-style toys, acquired Solido.
  • Mandarin - Matchbox sized cars made in Singapore.
  • Märklin - Classic German manufacturer in various scales. Known for trains.
  • Marks - German manufacturer in 1:87 and 1:160
  • Marqueart - Suppliers of high quality hand built 1:43 scale model cars.
  • Martoys - Larger 1:24 scale line made 1975-1976, then became Bburago.
  • Marushin - Japan, diecast cars, airplanes, and other toys.
  • Louis Marx and Company - American toy maker, usually plastic, some diecast zamac, made '48 Hudson promotional.
  • Matchbox - Originally, English producer of small diecast vehicles. Models of Yesteryear. King Size. Later owned by Universal Toys, then Tyco. Then Mattel.
  • Mattel - Mainly Hot Wheels in various forms - other vehicles earlier than that.
  • Mebetoys - Italian 1:43 scale producer started by Besana brothers who later started Martoys and Bburago.
  • Meboto - Crude Turkish reproductions of 1:43 scale Italian Ediltoys.
  • Mercury - Italian 1:43 scale manufacturer.
  • Metosul - Portuguese diecast manufacturer like Corgi or Dinky; used some of Dinky's dies?
  • Mettoy - Manufacturer of the first HO slot car line (Playcraft Electric Highways), which was later manufactured and developed by Aurora.
  • Micro Models - New Zealand maker of Australian marketed vehicles.
  • Midgetoy - Tootsietoy-like single body castings late '60s early '70s - Rockford, IL.
  • Milestone Models - South African 1:43 scale white metal models, mainly of Chrysler products.
  • Milton Toys - Dinky reproductions and other toys made in India.
  • Minialuxe - French precision plastic models, similar to Cursor or early Brumm.
  • Miniature Model Planning or MMP - Japanese makers of Ebbro.
  • Minic - Tin models made by Triang in Britain, 1930s.
  • Minichamps - German manufacturer of highly detailed models, primarily 1:43
  • Miniatures du Mont-blanc - French manufacturer 1:43 (Berliet, Chevrolet, Saviem, Renault, Citroën, Jeep...)
  • Minimarque 43- handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars.
  • Minex - British, 1:76 plastic car models.
  • Mira - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:64, 1:43, and 1:18 scales. Makes Carmania.
  • Mitsuwa Model - Miniature pull back model cars
  • Model Factory Hiro - Japanese resin kit manufacturer.
  • Model Power - Usually 1:87 scale HO trucks and cars.
  • MPC - American producer of promotional models and kits in plastic.
  • Mondo - Italian 1:43 though made in China.
  • Monogram models - American producer of plastic model kits, now under Revell Group of Hobbico.
  • Morestone - British diecast models similar to early Matchbox. This is the name before they became Budgie Toys.
  • Motor City USA - Expensive handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars (incl. related brands Design Studio, American Models, USA Models).
  • Motormax - Chinese producer of a wide variety of different budget scale die cast models, 1:64 scale to 1;12 scale. Descendent of Zylmex.
  • Muovo - Finnish plastic car maker, about 1:50 scale.
  • Muky - Argentine reproductions of certain earlier Hot Wheels dies.

N

  • Nacoral Intercars - Spanish diecast model producer - also plastic.
  • Neo - Dutch manufacturer of high quality models, mostly 1:43 scale.
  • New-Ray - Hong Kong manufacturer of die-cast cars, motorbikes, trucks
  • Ninco - Spanish maker of 1:32 slot cars, track and digital control equipment
  • Norev - French manufacturer of models in 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:87 scales. Initially plastic, though now Diecast. Circa 2010 now has brought back makers CIJ, Spot-On, and supposedly, JRD.
  • Novacar - Portuguese producer of Matchbox size cars; acquired by Majorette.
  • Novoexport - Russian export organization for Russian diecast.
  • NP (Norddeutsche Plastikfabrik) - German brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic toy cars
  • Nylint - Tonka like trucks of mostly pressed steel or plastic.
  • Nyrhinen Ky - Finnish 1:22 scale plastic promotional producer.
  • NZG - German diecast maker of promotional trucks and some cars.

O

  • One43 - collectible limited edition fine scale model cars in 1:43 scale
  • Onyx - Portuquese maker of 1:43 scale Indy and other racing cars.
  • Otaki Model Toy Company - defunct Japanese plastic model manufacturer
  • OttOmobile - Mostly 1:18 scale French makes in Resin.
  • Oxford Diecast - Swansea based UK company coming to prominence in early 3rd millennium

P

  • Pathfinder - British manufacturer of 1:43 scale White Metal models of British cars from the 1940s to the 1970s.
  • Paul's Model Art - Formerly Danhausen, makes Minichamps, purchased AMR, associated with UT Models.
  • Penn Line - American model train manufacturer briefly producing 1:52 slot sets endorsed by A. J. Foyt
  • Penny - Matchbox sized cars made by Polistil.
  • Pilen - see Auto Pilen
  • Plasto - Finnish producer of plastic toys, but also some promotional quality cars.
  • Playart - Hong Kong manufacturer of Matchbox sized diecast.
  • Playcraft - see Mettoy.
  • Precision Miniatures -
  • PMC - see Product Miniature Company.
  • Pocher Model Cars - Italian manufacturer, famous for its large sized (1:8), highly detailed car kits.
  • Polfi Toys - Greek plastic and diecast toy maker. Many scales.
  • Policar - Italian manufacturer of 1:32 slot cars and accessories.
  • Polistil - Italian (later name for Politoys)
  • Politoys - Italian (earlier name of Polistil)
  • PR - French diecast manufacturer.
  • Premier Models - American plastic producer of kits.
  • Product Miniatures Company - American promotional model maker from 1947 until about 1965. Mostly Chevrolets.
  • Progetto K
  • Protar, mostly specialized in Italian racing cars, absorbed into Italeri
  • Provence Moulage - handbuilt 1:43 cars, most often made of resin.
  • Pyro - American plastic kit producer in the early 1960s.

Q

  • QuarterMile - Handbuilt 1/43 scale models of American dragsters
  • Quiralu - French manufacturer of the early 1960s of 1:43 models.

R

  • Racing Champions - Now part of RC2 with Ertl, made American muscle cars and racing cars, mostly in 1:64 scale.
  • Radlett Grand Prix Models.
  • Record Breakers: World of Speed - A Hasbro line from the late 80's to early 90's.
  • Redbox - Was Zylmex, became Motormax.
  • Remco - Mostly Tonka-like toys and trucks.
  • Revell - American model kit producer owned by Hobbico.
  • Revell AG Germany - Former subsidiary of American Revell, now a separate company.
  • Revival International - Italian Manufacturer of Highly Detailed 1:20 metal and plastic models
  • Rextoys - 1:43 diecast French/Swiss producer of mostly 1930s era cars.
  • Rietze - German manufacturer of highly detailed plastic models mainly in 1:87 scale
  • Rio - Italian manufacturer of 1:43 scale classic models, 1900–1960.
  • RO Models Workshop - Czech manufacturer of military vehicles.
  • Road Champs - Diecast in 1:64 and 1:43 scale of mostly American cars of 1950s and 1960s.
  • Roadmaster - name of Lone Star toys made by DCMT.
  • Robeddie - Brooklin brand making Swedish Volvos and Saabs.
  • Roco - Austrian manufacturer of model railways, model car brand went to Herpa. Mostly HO scale.
  • Roskopf - German manufacturer in 1:87 that was sold to Wiking.
  • Rosso Corporation - Short lived high end plastic scale model manufacturer from Japan
  • Ricko -

S

  • Safir - French producer, diecast metal early, plastic Grand Prix cars in 1970s.
  • Scale Model Products - SMP was leading American plastic producer of promotional models, introduced the 3 in 1 kit, acquired by AMT.
  • Scalextric - The longest-established manufacturer of model slot cars. Creator of the landmark 1:32 slot car line in 1957.
  • Schabak Modell - Made Ford and other German model cars in the 1990s mainly in 1:43 scale, known particularly for aircraft liveries.
  • Schuco Modell - Traditional German toy producer in all kinds of scales.
  • SCX - Spanish manufacturer of 1:43 and 1:32 slot cars and 1:32 digital slot car systems. Formerly Scalextric of Spain. Sold under the brand name Scalextric in Spain and Mexico. Outside those markets, sold under the brand name SCX.
  • Serpent Model Racing Cars - Radio controlled cars
  • Shinsei - Cranes and construction vehicles, also plastic toy cars.
  • Signature Models - Detailed 1:32 scale diecast models often sold in Museums and Dealerships.
  • Siku - German model manufacturer, mostly Matchbox size.
  • Slik Toys - Aluminum toys made in Lansing, Iowa.
  • Slottech - US Manufacturer of HO (1/64th) slot cars.
  • Slot.it - Italian manufacturer of 1:32 slot cars and accessories.
  • Smer - Longtime Czech producer of mainly plastic cars and trucks about 1:43 scale.
  • SMTS - British white metal manufacturer, who specialised in their own range as well as making brass masters for many others e.g. Conquest
  • Solido - French manufacturer of good quality 1:43 and 1:18 scale models
  • Soma - Tonka - like toys, mainly trucks.
  • Somerville British manufacturer of 1:43 scale White Metal models, especially British cars of the 1930s and 40's
  • Speedy - Matchbox sized line of cars made by Mercury of Italy.
  • Spot-on - 1:42 scale die-cast made by Triang in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eventually bought by Dinky. Resurrected by Norev.
  • Stahlberg Models - Finnish promos of Swedish Saabs and Volvos
  • Stelco - German brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic and 1:64 scale hard plastic toy cars
  • Strombecker/Bachmann - American Manufacturer started in 1962. 1/32 slot cars. Formerly Strombecker was a separate company making slot cars and Bachman, electric train sets.
  • Studio 27 - high end scale model and accessory manufacturer from Japan
  • Starline
  • Sun Star - Chinese mostly 1:18 scale. Nicely done, especially limousines and pickup trucks.

T

  • Takara Tomy - Japanese diecast manufacturer, mostly Matchbox size. Known as Tomy in English speakign countries
  • Tameo - Italian 1:43 scale model manufacturer
  • Tamiya - high quality die-cast manufacturer, more famous for plastic models and RC cars. Their first exports in the 1960s were a range of 1/24 slot car kits
  • Tantal - Russian 1:43 scale model maker or exporting organization.
  • Team Azarashi - radio controlled cars
  • Team Durango - radio controlled cars
  • Tekno - manufacturer of 1:43 scale die-cast models originally based in Denmark; now known for truck models.
  • Testor Corporation - Known early on for model paints, later made plastic kits and metal kits.
  • Timpo-Toys - British die-cast manufacturer.
  • Tin Wizard - High quality 1:43 scale.
  • Tokyo Marui - Japanese manufacturer who made briefly plastic model car.
  • Tomica - Japanese diecast manufacturer, Tomy brand, mostly Matchbox size.
  • Tomy - Japanese diecast manufacturer, mostly Matchbox size. Known as Takara Tomy in Japan.
  • Tomytec - Subsidiary of Takara Tomy, mostly HO scale plastic cars.
  • Tomte Laerdal - Norwegian brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic toy cars.
  • Tonka - US manufacturer of toy trucks and other vehicles.
  • Tootsietoy - American manufacturer of die-cast vehicles, produced their first model car in 1911.
  • Top Model - 1:43 diecast Ferraris in the spirit of Box or Bang.
  • Total Control Racing - A slotless HO Scale slot car system introduced in the late 1970s
  • Toy State - More toy-like plastic cars and trucks, but many farm and other products are fairly realistic.
  • Trax Models - Australian cars mainly in 1:43 scale - made in China.
  • Traxxas - American manufacturer model nitro and electric car producer specialises in 1/10 scale cars.
  • Tri-ang - English and Northern Irish concern - trains, tin cars, diecast - including Spot-On.
  • Trident - Austrian 1:87 scale plastic models.
  • Trofeu - Portuguese manufacturer specializing in 1/43 scale rally cars.
  • Trumpeter - Nicely detailed kits and models
  • Tyco Toys - American manufacturer of HO Scale cars and sets. Owned Matchbox during 1990s.

U

  • Unimax - Chinese manufacturer of military diecast (especially tanks) and 'Radline RC' remote control vehicles.
  • Universal Hobbies - Eagle became this (out of Jouefevolution).
  • UT Models - Retired brand name of the former Gateway Global, sister company to AUTOart, also associated with Paul's Model Art.

V

  • V & V Model - From Czech Republic
  • Vanguard - Auto line of British cars made by Lledo.
  • Verem - Majorette subsidiary producing old dies of Solido.
  • Victory Industries of Guildford - 1:20 plastic models and 1:32 slot cars
  • Victory Models - Handbuilt 1:43 resin cars (incl. related brand La Familia)
  • Viking - Toylike Swedish cars, but occasional realistic Volvo.
  • Vitesse Models - 1:43 diecast metal models from Portugal.

W

  • Wave Corporation - Japanese resin model manufacturer, notable for F1 models, no longer produce car kits
  • Welly - Chinese manufacturer exporting widely
  • Western Models - handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars (incl. related brand Small Wheels). Used to provide models to Danhausen.
  • White Rose Collectibles - Specially detailed Matchbox Toys, and particularly, team sports versions.
  • Wiking - German maker of primarily 1:87 plastic models.
  • Gerald Wingrove
  • Wrenn - manufactured a 1:52 scale slot car system in the 1960s capable of running three cars independently in each slot
  • Winross Models - American manufacturer of promotional diecast tractor trailer trucks.
  • Wizzard High Performance - 1:64 scale slot car manufacturer.
  • Wyandotte Toys - Cast iron manufacturer from the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s.

X

Y

  • Yatming - Hong Kong manufacturer of diecast models from small to large.
  • Yokomo - Japanese radio controlled cars
  • Yonezawa - Japanese diecast usually in 1:43 scale. See Diapet.

Z

  • Zee Toys - See Zylmex.
  • Ziss - German 1:43 scale producer.
  • Zylmex - Usually 1:64 scale diecast vehicles made by Zyll Enterprises. Some larger plastic vehicles.

References

Bibliography
  • Brian Jewell, F (1963). Model Car Collecting. London: Temple Press Books Ltd. 
  • A. Stephan, Elizabeth (2000). O'Brien's Collecting Toy Cars & Trucks. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-580-9. 

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