List of model car brands

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This page lists model car brand names past and present. The list is inclusive with slush mold, tinplate, pressed steel, diecast zamac, white metal, plastic and resin models and toys from all over the world. A few are even made of crystal, glass, wood, coal or other materials. Some of the brands here are more toy-like and others are purely for adult collectors. Some are from design model organizations and were never intended for sale. The price of some when new was less than 50 cents, while others cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Some are kits, some are kits that are specially handbuilt, but many are factory preassembled. Some are promotional in approach while others are solidly set in the retail realm. Some are stationary and do not roll while others roll or have friction or pull-back motors. At a different end of the spectrum, many are remote control. Models of all different sizes are represented, but the typical range is between 1:18 (about 11 inches) to 1:87 (about an inch and a half).

Numbered[edit]

  • 711 Collection - 1:18 scale cars from German company, though made in China.
  • 1320 Inc. - Detailed Funny cars. Company circa 2004.

A[edit]

  • A2Models - 3 printed, all different scales.
  • AAM - Acronym. See All American Models.
  • ABC Brianza - firm started by top quality hand builder, Carlo Brianza.
  • Abrex Kovove Modely Aut - Czech firm, Škoda models in 1:43, 1:24 & some 1:18. Also 1:18 scale Jawa motorcycles.
  • Absolute Hot - 1:18 scale diecast.
  • Academy Plastic Model - Korean plastic model maker, mostly military vehicles. Associated with Minicraft.
  • A.C. Gilbert Company - American manufacturer of 1:32 scale slot cars and sets, 1930s-1960s, though mostly made erector sets.
  • Accurate Diecast - Agricultural line of Universal Hobbies.
  • Accurate Miniatures - Molded kits made for this company by Monogram. 1:24 scale.
  • Ace - Balsa wood model cars from the mid-to-late 1950s.
  • ACS - Line by ABC models.
  • Action Collectibles - Mainly NASCAR, other stock car diecast, drag racing cars.
  • Ad Hoc - Line by ABC models.
  • Ad Modum - 1:43 scale resin models of mostly MAZ and other Russian heavy trucks.
  • Advance Molding Corporation - 1:32 scale model plastic kits from the 1950s.
  • Advent - Line of 1:24 models by Revell.
  • Agat - Russian toy factory in Saratov. 1:43 scale diecast.[1]
  • AGD - 1:43 scale white metal models made in Kaliningrad, Russia.
  • AGM - 1:43 scale white metal pre-dating Sun Motors. Made in England.
  • AHC - Dutch models later acquired Spanish AutoPilen. Affiliated with Doorkey.
  • AH Streamliners - Set of LSR smoothed out Austin-Healeys, made in England.
  • AHI - Japanese tinplate toys, including trucks. Various sizes including classic diecast HO.
  • AHM - Japanese plastic kits. 1:24, 1:32 scale; 1:40 scale, others.
  • AIMS Models - Hong Kong handbuilt 1:43 scale. Often Ferraris or Lamborghinis.
  • Aircraft Car Kits - Balsa wood kits like Auto Union, from about 1940.
  • 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
  • Air-Flo - Balsa wood race car kits from about 1950.
  • Al & Ruby - Handbuilt strange vehicles like Bugatti tank.
  • Albedo - German 1:87 scale (HO) plastic trucks and coaches with authentic liveries of the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Alan - 1:35 scale tank models.
  • Alerte - 1:43 scale trucks. Often French or German makes. Often fire trucks.
  • Alezan - 1:43 scale resin models made in France, Chrysler concepts among others.
  • ALF Models - 1:43 scale white metal handbuilt trucks and military models made in the Ukraine.
  • All American Models - 1:24 scale plastic. Some odd selections like 1974 Ford Police car.
  • Allards in America - 1:43 scale white metal Allards. Made in England.
  • Alloy Forms - 1:87 scale pewter cars & trucks. Made in USA.
  • Alps - Common name for Nihon Alps Mizuno Seissakusho (see also Mizuno) - Japanese tinplate cars of the 1950s.
  • Altaya - Spanish diecast concern related to Ixo. Models mostly made in China.
  • Alte Automobile Miniaturen - 1:43 scale Horches and Mercedes.
  • Amalgam- Hi-end 1:8 scale cars, costing around $4,500.00. Customized models available.
  • A Masters - Russian 1:43 scale resin of MAZ and MZKT trucks including complicated oil & gas industry vehicles and ballistic missile carriers.
  • American Excellence - 1:43 scale American vehicles like '78 Dodge Monaco police car.
  • American Highway Legends - 1:64 scale trucks from Hartoys, related to Lledo.
  • American Models - Handbuilt resin variations of Motor City USA.
  • Amis du 1:43 - French-made handbuilts, mainly Bugattis.
  • Amloid - Mostly cast plastic toys, like Gay Toys or Processed Plastic - often very clever and realistic.
  • Ampersand - 1:43 scale white metal, many modern Indy racing cars.
  • AMR Andre Marie Ruf / AMR Century - White metal built and kits, supplied Danhausen and bought by Danhausen.
  • Ansolda - 1:43 scale diecast made in Minsk, Belarus.
  • AMT - Acronym for Aluminum Metal Toys. American promotional model and kit company dating from 1948.
  • AMT / Ertl - Joined about 1990.
  • AMW - German 1:87 scale (HO) plastic, mostly trucks and buses/coaches with authentic liveries. Name was changed to AWM.
  • Anguplas - HO scale plastic made in Spain.
  • Anmark - Large scale auto kits.
  • Ansmann - 1:10 scale radio control cars.
  • Anson - Mostly 1:18 scale from Hong Kong with very clever selections of mostly European vehicles. Engine compartments can be especially detailed and colorful.
  • P. Antelmi - Superb model builder, often of Ferraris for Tameo.
  • Aoshima - Japanese plastic model manufacturer
  • Aoshin Shoten - Japanese tinplate cars of the 1960s.
  • Aoyagi Metals Company - Japanese slot car and radio controlled car
  • Apex Replicas - Australian company making models in metal and plastic. Many variations on Nissan Skyline.
  • APM - Acronym for Auto Place Model.
  • Aquavit - 1:43 scale resin models of Peugeot trucks and station wagons.
  • AR - French diecast from the 1930s.
  • AR Maquettes - 1:43 scale GP Ferraris from the 1940s to 1960s.
  • Arcade - Primitive producer of cast vehicles mainly in the 1930s
  • Arena 38 - 1:43 scale handbuilts.
  • Arii - 1980s 1:24 scale kits from Japan.
  • ARKO Models - Hong Kong diecaster of mainly historic Ford vehicles.
  • Armour - 1:72 diecast military vehicles.
  • Arnold - West German tinplate toys.
  • ARS - 1:43 scale diecast from Italy. Mainly Alfas.
  • Arsenal - 1:43 scale diecast trucks and kits made in Ukraine.
  • Art Model - 1:43 scale resin classic LeMans cars. NOT AUTOArt. Ferraris from the 1950s and 1960s.
  • 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.
  • Asakusa - Japanese tin toys about 15 inches long like the Olds Vista Cruiser.
  • ASC - Japanese tinplate cars of the 1960s, also Aoshin. Name later used for diecast series of buses and other vehicles, possibly related to Tomica / Diapet.
  • Asgaard Models - 1:43 scale, often F1. Also HO and other semi-trucks.
  • Ashton Models - large white metal fire trucks and older cars like the Ford Model A.
  • AS Model - 1:43 scale cars and trucks (resin?) from Voronezh, Russia.
  • ATC - trading company marketing many Japanese toys, including Japanese tinplate cars; notably a striking Edsel.
  • ATEK - 1:43 scale tractors and shovels made in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Atelier car models - 1:43 scale handbuilts, mostly Ferraris from the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Athearn - Mostly HO cars and trucks for train setups. From Long Beach, CA.
  • Atlas - 1:32 scale race slot cars made in the mid-1960s, based on Marusan kits. Later, HO sized vehicles.
  • Atlas - Chinese 1:76 (buses), 1:87 (tram cars), and 1:43 scale diecast models, some recasts of Norevs also reissues of old Dinkys with old packaging designs.
  • Auburn Rubber Company - Early American producer of rubber cars.
  • 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.
  • Aurore - 1:43 scale kits from Switzerland, Bugattis among selections.
  • Austin Craft - Early 1940s balsa wood kits of U.S. Army trucks and others, made in Burbank, California.
  • Authentic Models - 1:43 scale resin models line made in Belgium by Formule Kit.
  • AUTOart - 1:18 scale die-cast manufacturer from Hong Kong. Related to Gateway Global and Gate.
  • Autobahn - Line of 1:43 scale cars by Bauer.
  • Auto Buff - 1:43 scale white metal models made in the USA. Many were 1930s Fords.
  • AutoDux - East German windup metal and plastic toys from the 1960s.
  • auto kit (without caps) - Diecast kits of 1930s sports cars. Made in England during the 1960s.
  • Automodelers - 1:43 scale resin models. From Hong Kong.
  • Automodelli HiFi - 1:43 scale white metal and resin F1 race cars and Ferraris. From Italy.
  • Automodello - Hand-built, highly detailed, signed/autographed, limited and standard edition 1:43 scale resincast manufacturer. Features TVR, Griffith, Fitch, and Bricklin.
  • Auto Place Models - APM. Consortium of builders making models to order.
  • Auto Pilen - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:43 and 1:64. Made by Pilen S.A.
  • Auto Replicas - 1:43 scale handbuilts. Since the 1970s, made in Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, England.
  • Autoshow - 1:43 scale handbuilts of other manufacturers, made in Vienna, Austria.
  • Autostile - Line by ABC of mostly Alfas and Lancias.
  • Autotime Collection - 1:43 scale Russian diecast. UAZ Police "Patriot".
  • AutoWorld - Usually 1:64 scale slot cars and diecast collectibles.
  • Avanti Models - 1:43 scale. 1950s Ferraris.
  • AWM - German 1:87 scale (HO) plastic, mostly trucks and buses/coaches with authentic liveries.
  • Axel'R - 1:43 scale resin models of strange 1960s race cars like Lotus and Elva.
  • Azzara Models - 1:43 scale, many Porsche 911s.

B[edit]

  • B & G European - Line by EMC.
  • B-Line Jet Machines - Made in S. Korea by Cox Shinsei.
  • B Models - 1:43 scale German oddities like Borgward, NSU, Goliath.
  • Jim Bamber - Race car sculpted caricatures.
  • Bandai - Formerly large tin plate; plastic kits; now produces toy cars often related to anime merchandising (e.g. Transformers).
  • Bang - Italian manufacturer, later 1980s, specializing in 1:43 Ferraris, picked up where Box Models left off.
  • Ban Seng - 1:43 scale resin models, made in Malaysia.
  • Banthrico - Die cast car banks in 1:25th and other scales.
  • Barclay - American simple metal toys of the 1950s & 1960s - similar to Tootsietoy. Known for tiny cars about 2.5 cm (1 inch) long.
  • Base Toys - Similar to Hartoys, or Lledo, oo scale or 1:76.
  • M. Bashmashnikov - Handbuilt reconversions of Agat and Tantal state factory models in Russia.
  • Batmodels - Resin models. Some microcars.
  • Bauer - 1:43 scale diecast. 1:12 scale ultra detailed.
  • BBR Models - Luxury Italian 1:18 & 1:43 scale model manufacturer. Offers both diecast and resin models
  • Bburago - Italian, made by the brothers who made Mebetoys and Martoys.
  • Bee Bop - 1:43 scale Ferraris and Alfas.
  • Belle Epoque - 1:43 scale handbuilts.
  • Bellini - 1:20 scale white metal kits like Ford GT.
  • Benbros - British diecast of different sizes.
  • Berkley - Early 1950s balsa wood models of Allard, Jaguar, Packard Caribbean, others.
  • Berlinetta Models - 1:43 scale Ferrari GP cars.
  • Best Box - Dutch brand of three-inch diecast models, precursor of Efsi
  • Best Model - Italian diecast from the 1980s. Often Ferraris. Related to Bang.
  • Best Plastics Corporation - 1:32 scale American kits of period Indy race cars.
  • Betal - Britain. Diecast from the 1930s and 1940s. Stand for British Metal?
  • BGM - 1:43 scale military models made in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • BHG (Beloiannis Híradástechnikai Gépgyár)- Hungarian factory making radios, tires, and Bakelite toy cars, like the GAZ Pobeda.
  • Biante - Australian 1:18, 1:43 and 1:64 scale model manufacturer
  • Big Farm - Ertl brand of tractors.
  • Bigtrak - Futuristic looking RC tank-like vehicles.
  • Bilofix - Early (late 1950s) wooden vehicles made by Lego.
  • Bing German manufacturer of tin-plate models
  • K. A. Birk - Diecast from the 1930s from Denmark.
  • Bizarre Models - Sister company to Spark making LSR, weird concepts, and rare design racing cars. 1:43.
  • Blitz Model Tecnica (BMT) - radio controlled cars
  • Blue Tank - Reissued Nitto kits from Japan.
  • BMA 43 - Handbuilt 1:43 and 1:18 scale models of other kit makers from Weingerwerf, the Netherlands. Made by Vincent & Alice Vink.
  • Boley - Inexpensive, but often very handsome, diecasts made in China. Usually about 1:38.
  • Bolink - 1:12 scale remote control cars in the 1970s.
  • Bonini Models - 1:43 scale odd Giugiaro / Italdesign concepts.
  • Boomerang.ru - Russian tank kits.
  • V. Bosica - Associated with MR Models.
  • Boss Bodies - Slot car aftermarket 1/32 scale body manufacturer in New Hampshire, USA
  • Boss Models - 1:43 scale handbuilts of muscle cars like a Javelin.
  • A. Bouissou - 1:43 scale handbuilts.
  • Box Model - Made by Grassini & Co. Italian manufacturer in the early 1980s of Ferraris that later became Bang.
  • Boyd Crystal Art Glass - Not generally known for vehicles, but the classic Tucker in a variety of glass colors and the occasional truck and tractor.
  • Brekina - German manufacturer for highly detailed plastic models of the 1940s - 1970s in 1:87 scale (H0)
  • Brepsomn - Swiss tin models about 20 inches long from the 1920s.
  • Carlo Brianza - One of the earliest top quality model producers from the 1970s.
  • Brig - Makers of plastic or resin buses, probably from Russia.
  • Brimtoy - British tinplate as early as the 1910s. See Wells Brimtoy.
  • Brio - Swedish wood toys, but also marketed diecast Saabs and other vehicles.
  • Britbus - highly detailed bus models for British market but made in China. 1:76 scale.
  • Britains (toy brand) - British manufacturer of soldiers and animals with Land Rovers, 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)
  • Geoff Brown - Resin models of LSR racers. See GB Models.
  • 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.
  • BSD - Radio controlled dune buggies and other vehicles.
  • Karl Bub / Bubmobil - German toymakers of Nuremberg since 1851. Early specialization in tinplate. Produces HO scale today.
  • Buby - Argentine maker of many scales.
  • Buccaneer Models - Among other models issued copies of pre-World War II Dinkys.
  • Buddy L - Tonka like toys; mostly pressed steel.
  • Budgie Toys - diecast cars and trucks made in England. Similar to Matchbox.
  • Budig - 1:43 scale white metal of Amphicar, Fuldamobile other German minicars and Mercedes hearses, etc.
  • Burd Manufacturing - Extremely rare Willys Aero promotional model.
  • Busch - German manufacturer for plastic models in 1:87 and 1:160
  • BV Firenze - 1:43 scale resin models made in Italy.
  • By.Volk - 1:43 scale military vehicles.

C[edit]

  • C. Model - By Michele Conti. See Conti.
  • Canadian Heritage Products - Paper cut models - 1904 Ford.
  • Cararama - Mostly 1:43 scale, also HO, made in China by Hongwell.
  • Carbone - 1:43 scale resin. Many Ferraris, esp. Ferrari 365 GT4 in many ways.
  • Carette - Very early tinplate toys. Germany.
  • Car Legends - 1:43 scale diecast. A DeAgostini line.
  • Carmania - A brand by Spanish Mira.
  • Carpin - 1:43 line of mainly Abarth.
  • Carousel 1 - Higher end 1:18 scale.
  • Carrera - Current Austrian manufacturer of 1:43, 1:32, and 1:24 beautifully detailed slot cars, track, and digital control systems.
  • Castle Toy - British die-cast manufacturer
  • Castline - Makes M2 Machines replicas of US cars of the '50s and '60s.
  • Cavacraft - 1940s wood Indy car kits.
  • CB Modelli - 1:43 scale handbuilt resin models, made in Italy, often Alfas.
  • CB Car - Matchbox sized diecast made by Esci in Italy. Also pre-painted 1:24 scale kits (similar to Bburago).
  • CCC - Usually called Classiques CCC. France. Handbuilt 1:43 cars, mostly made of resin. Some microcars like the Rovin. Citroens, Peugeots, Voisins from the 1930s.
  • CD - French firm making lead cars in the 1920s.
  • Central - Japanese 1:32 scale plastic kits from the 1970s.
  • CG Models - See Christian Gouel.
  • CGM Models - 1:43 scale resin.
  • Chad Valley - Die-cast cars and buses made in England.
  • Changshan Car Co. - Makes real vans and delivery, but also 1:18 scale Bugatti Veyron.
  • Charbens - Small diecast made in England in the 1950s and 1960s. Many veteran cars though main fare was toy soldiers and figures in the Britains style.
  • Charmerz - Playart line marketed by Woolworth.
  • CHASS - 1:43 scale Russian trucks and horse-drawn carriages. Made in Israel.
  • Chernomorskaya Igrushka - Translates to something like "Black Sea Models" 1:43 scale plastic models from Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Cherryca Phenix - Japan. Early models were tinplate, some diecast later? Also seen as Taiseiya Cherryca Phenix.
  • Chromes - high end sub-brand of Ilario. 1930s Art Deco French cars like Talbot, Delahaye, Delage.
  • Chrono - 1:18 scale cars, mostly of British marques from the 1960s and 1970s. Made in China.
  • CIJ - see below - Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet.
  • Citgo Classic Car Collection - Plastic 1:50 scale kits made by Cle in France.
  • Citroen Factory - Made its own toys and promotionals for quite a while.
  • City - 1:43 scale diecast of taxis, police, fire, etc. A division of Vitesse.
  • CKO - see Kellerman - pressed steel German cars and trucks. Dies later acquired by Czech firm Kovap Nachod, and still later, Kaden.
  • Classic Bus - Bus models made in the Ukraine.
  • Classic Carlectables - Manufacturers of Australian Touring Cars and V8 Supercars
  • Classic Motorworks - Line of detailed HO metal cars. Ca. 2000 and beyond.
  • Classiques CCC - 1:43 scale resin models made in France.
  • Clé - French simple diecast Tootsietoy like vehicles 1:65 to 1:43 scales. Also plastic.
  • CMC - manufacturers of precision high end die-cast collectibles in Germany.
  • CMNL Creative Master Northcord Ltd - highly detailed die-cast bus models in 1:76 scale.
  • CMW - Acronym for Classic Motor Works, see above.
  • Code 3 - Fire Truck collectibles made in the 1990s.
  • Cofalu - French plastic and diecast Tour de France bicyclists and motorcycles. Some Peugeots and other cars. Also aircraft.
  • Colibri - 1:72 scale trucks made in Ukraine.
  • Collectors Classics - Argentine-produced 1:43-scale models of classic American cars (primarily '50s).
  • Collector's Mint - Rather crude white metal or pewter. Example of an Avanti with rear window completely cast in. Made in USA.
  • Collectoy - Line name for Marx Linemar Matchbox sized cars made in Japan in the late '50s.
  • Comet - American balsa wood and plastic kit manufacturer from the late 1950s.
  • Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet - Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet (CIJ); French die-cast manufacturer, name now brought back by Norev.
  • Companion - 1:43 scale Russian plastic. Usually trucks. Even a camper trailer. Established in Krasnodar.
  • Competition 43 - A line offered by Danhausen.
  • Comptours - 1:43 scale French cars like Simca Aronde panel.
  • Con-Cor - Mostly HO scale plastic trucks, similar to Herpa.
  • Conquest- Handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars (incl. related brand Madison). Most models made by SMTS. Line discontinued and brought back in 2005.
  • Conrad Models - Conrad Modell; German maker of promotional trucks and some cars.
  • Contact - 1:43 scale resin Ferrari specials.
  • Michele Conti - Expert one-off modeler in 1:10 scale. Lived in Barcelona in the 1970s. Models sell ca. 2010 for between $15,000 and 25,000.
  • Continental Racing Auto Models - Balsa wood race car models from the late 1930s.
  • Copycat Models - Copies / reproductions of older Danish Tekno and other early diecast. Made in England.
  • Corgi Toys - Introduced in 1956, the first real competition to Dinky Toys and great toy innovator.
  • Corgi Classics Limited - Modern Corgi.
  • Cox Models - Formerly one of the USA's most respected manufacturers of slot cars. Also model kits.
  • Cox Shinsei - Made Bachmann and B-Line Jet Machines. Some in Japan. Some in South Korea.
  • CP Model - 1:43 scale F1 racers.
  • CPC Productions - 1:43 scale resin trucks and fire vehicles. Made in Marnaz, France.
  • CPS Models - 1:43 scale Italian. Abarths and Alfas.
  • Craft Master - 1:32 scale car and other kits reproduced by Airfix.
  • Cragstan - Toy distributor of many types of toys, including diecast from Gamda Sabra of Israel marketed as Cragstan Detroit Seniors, and Japanese tinplate toys.
  • Crescent Models - 1:43 scale resin F1 cars.
  • Crescent Toys - British manufacturer of die-cast models. 1950s & 1960s. Many race cars. Boxes are reminiscent of Italian Mercury with illustrations.
  • Crown - 1:24 and 1:40 scale from Japan with wind-up motors.
  • Crown Premiums - Manufacturers of mint die-cast collectibles. Mostly 1:24 scale trucks and custom cars and hot rods.
  • Cruver - 1:25 1949 Oldsmobile 4-door sedan. Made in Chicago, Illinois.
  • CSM - 1:18 scale diecast from China. Used as promos.
  • CTK Alexandr - Resin tanks in 1:35 scale. Russia.
  • Cursor Models - Cursor Modell; FGerman manufacturer of diecast and plastic 1:43 models for the Mercedes museum.
  • Custom Handbuilt - This IS the name of the 1:43 scale white metal maker from England. Often makes odd English brands. Included are Deep Sanderson, Lister, Cheetah, HRG, and even a Spanish Pegaso.

D[edit]

  • da Grani - see Grani brothers.
  • Daito - Japanese tinplate.
  • Daiya - Japanese tinplate toy cars.
  • Dallari - rather crude white metal Ferraris and others, made in Italy by Gianluca Dallari.
  • D.A.M. / DAM - 1:43 scale white metal odd 1970s LeMans type cars.
  • Damir Studio - 1:43 scale Kraz trucks. Made in Russia.
  • Danbury Mint - Intricate 1/24th scale die casts. Come with titles and documents, though not always as good as some resin makers. Made in China. Costing around $100.00.
  • Dandy - Tomica line of mostly 1:43 and slightly larger diecast.
  • Danhausen - German models during the 1970s, most made by other producers, became Paul's Model Art then Minichamps.
  • Daron - Toy trucks and police vehicles.
  • Davis & Giovanni - High end diecast metal Ferraris and McClarens in 1:43.
  • John Day Models - About the earliest to offer white metal kits in the 1970s - 1980s. Malvern, England.
  • Day Diecast Model Works - Military dioramas and motorcycles. Moscow.
  • Days Gone - Retail old car line of diecast Lledo.
  • DB Productions - 1:43 scale, many Bugattis.
  • DCMT - made diecast Lone Star Toys in England.
  • De Agostini - 1:43 scale diecast line of Russian cars by Ixo.
  • Dehanes - 1:55 scale trucks from the 1980s in resin and white metal. Made in USA.
  • Del Prado - 1:43 scale line by Universal Hobbies.
  • DeRoos - Mostly 1:43 scale Ferraris.
  • Derrez Models - Resin models in 1:43 like the accurate hardtop Triumph TR2 Francorchamps.
  • Paul Desantis - Specially made Petty models for the Richard Petty museum.
  • Design Studio - a line of Motor City USA
  • Desormeaux - French manufacturer of 1:43 die casts.
  • Detail Cars - 1:43 scale diecast of German, French, and British selections. From France, but made in China.
  • DG Models - White metal models of mainly old British toys like Morestone / Budgie.
  • DG Productions - 1:50 scale heavy diecast trucks made in China, but look a lot like Winross.
  • Diapet - Japanese diecast maker, made Yonezawa.
  • V. Diatlenko - 1:43 scale metal, Moscow. Small handicapped person's minicar.
  • Dibro - British plastic wind up toys.
  • Dickie Toys - More generic diecasts of the Simba-Dickie Group.
  • DiK - 1:43 scale GAZ, ZIL, and other Russian mostly trucks.
  • Dimestore Dream - Plastic vehicles, usually generic, about 4 inches long. Ca. 2000 - recreations of old dimestore plastic cars.
  • Dingler - German tin trains and also some tinplate cars 1920s and 1930s.
  • Dinkum Classics - 1:43 scale white metal models made in Australia.
  • Dinky Toys - the first brand of post WWII 1/43 scale toy car to be collected widely.
  • DIP - Models of communist era Soviet trucks. Also interesting Soviet version of Harley Earle's 'LeSabre'. Other more modern VAZ and other cars.
  • Distler - Mostly tinplate models from the 1950s made in Germany.
  • Diwi - Diecast models from the U.S.S.R. that when brought to the U.S. were given heavy import duties.
  • Dmitriev Workshop - 1:43 scale odd and very creative cranes, cementers, and other trucks. Made in Miass.
  • Doepke - 1:16 and larger metal MGs and Jaguars made in the 1950s.
  • Doka Works - Russian diecast 1:43. Often reworked Elekon models.
  • Doorkey Ar-gee - Dutch models of Volvos and Nissans, also associated with Auto Pilen of Spain.
  • Doyusha - Japanese plastic, diecast and RC model manufacturer
  • Dragon - Kits of mainly military tanks, vehicles, and aircraft. Also some diecast tanks.
  • Dub City - Diecast bling line of Jada Toys.
  • Dubray - or J.M. Dubray or JMD - French producer of built and kit resin Peugeots and Citroens in 1:43 scale. One of the earliest specialists in resin, appearing in the '70s.
  • Du-Bro - Plastic slot car bodies.
  • Dugu - Italian diecast similar to Politoys but slightly upscale and classic cars similar to Rio.
  • Durham Classics - Canadian Handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars, and often, liveried trucks. Complete name is Durham Classics Automotive Miniatures.
  • Durham Industries - Hong Kong plastic toys. Notable were the Hot Wheels inspired "Free Wheelers" in 1:43 scale.
  • Dust & Glory - Handbuilt models of pre-WW1 American Race Cars.
  • Duthy - Resin circus and agricultural trailers.
  • Dux - 1:32 scale handbuilts.
  • Dvigatel - 1:43 scale diecast made in Russia.
  • DynaWheels - Line name for Zyllmex / Zyll Enterprises (like Hot Wheels is to Mattel?)

E[edit]

  • Eagle Collectibles - Later version of Eagle's Race. Eagle named later dropped.
  • Eagle's Race - By Universal Hobbies. Jouefevolution became Eagle's Race in the 1990s, then Eagle Collectibles.
  • Eastwood Automobilia - Diecast line by Liberty Classics, Inc. of Dyersville, Iowa.
  • Ebbro - Japanese 1:43 scale models made by Miniature Model Planning (MMP).
  • ECF / Etablissement Cotelle Foucher - France, 1:43 scale plastic Citroens and Simcas in simple castings.
  • Edai Grip - Japanese kits and diecast.
  • EDF Eligor - Later name for Eligor. See Eligor.
  • Edil / 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.
  • Edocar - Matchbox sized cars from the Netherlands.
  • Wyn Edwards - LSR vehicles, probably resin. Made in England.
  • EFE Exclusive First Editions (Gilbow) - model manufacturer, specializing in buses and trucks of British brands and lines. Normally 1:76 scale.
  • Efsi Toys - Matchbox sized diecast cars and trucks, successor of Bestbox. Say "Made in Holland" on bases. Some Efsis made by Auto Pilen of Spain.
  • EGM - Italian diecast toys in the 1960s, perhaps early 1970s.
  • Eidai - Model kits and diecast.
  • Eidai AHM - Associated making model kits 1970s and 1980s.
  • Eidolon Makeup Modelcars - 1:43 resin kits made in Germany. Often Ferraris.
  • EKO - former Spanish producer of 1:87 scale plastic models, partly using Anguplas moulds of the 1960s.
  • ELC - acronym for Enchantment Land Coachbuilders founded by Jerry Rettig.
  • Eldon - American manufacturer of HO, 1:32 and 1:24 scale slot cars and sets.
  • Elekon - Russian factory in Kazan, mainly producing electric couplers and remote measuring equipment for civilian and military technics,[2] but also produce 1:43 scale models of older Soviet vehicles, mainly trucks.
  • Electropribor - 1:18 scale plastic and 1:43 scale diecast models made in Kharkov or Kamenets-Podolskiy, Ukraine. Ladas and other trucks.
  • Elegance Models - Resin kits and handbuilts by Claude Thibivilliers.
  • Elegant Models - Small diecast vehicles (and animals) made by Louis Marx. Also using the Linemar name.
  • Eligor Models - Swiss/French diecast model maker, mostly in 1:43 scale, made by Hobbycar, started by Louis B. Surber.
  • Elite - Hot Wheels line of 1:18 scale diecast frequently Ferraris or movie vehicles.
  • Elysee - 1:43 scale resin French vehicles Simca, Peugeot, Renault,
  • EMC Pivtorak - rare 1:43 resin cars made by Wolodymyr Pivtorak in the Ukraine.
  • Emek - Finnish plastic trucks in 1:25; also took over some Stahberg 1:22 scale production.
  • Empire Made - Not a company but ID often stamped on tinplate cars made in Hong Kong, a reflection of the British Commonwealth connection.
  • Enchantment Land Coachbuilders - US company making mainly ambulance and hearse models, founded by Jerry Rettig.
  • Enterbay Garage Models - 1:43 scale models from Hong Kong requiring some assembly.
  • Enterprise - Solid balsa wood CO2 race cars from the late 1940s.
  • Entex - British often large scale plastic kits 1970s and 1980s.
  • EPM - Old art deco style European buses. Other more contemporary trucks.
  • Epoch - 1:43 scale diecast made in Japan.
  • Equipe Gallois - Toylike reproductions of Dinkys.
  • Erie - Tootsietoy like castings from ca. 1940. Scale was about 1:48.
  • Ertl Company - American company from Iowa - mostly tractors, but later took on about everything else.
  • Esci - Italian diecast maker. Made CB Toys.
  • Esdo - Mostly 1:43 scale diecast. Mostly European - like Porsches.
  • Espewe - Also called VEB Plasticart. East German state plastic model producer (VEB being "factory of the people").
  • Estes - 1:43 scale of diecast of Vipers in garage dioramas.
  • Estetyka - Plastic models made in Poland.
  • ET - Japanese tinplate toy cars of the late 1950s and 1960s.
  • Etruria Models - 1:43 scale resin kit cars from Italy. Probably from Etruria!
  • Euro-Modell - Ziss Modell changed to this name around the late 1970s, from West Germany. Even kept the same numbering system while blotting Ziss name from metal chassis.
  • EuroModell - Contemporary HO scale like Wiking. Uncertain if related to Ziss reproducers above.
  • Europe - 1:32 plastic kits from France from the 1960s. Features 1895-1905 Panhards.
  • ExactDetail - 1:18 scale GM cars from the 1960s by Lane's Automotive.
  • Exclusive First Editions - See EFE.
  • Excel Products - New Brunswick, New Jersey company made Tootsietoy-like Goodee diecast vehicle line.
  • Ex-El Products - Company reproducing Jo-Han promos during the 1980s.
  • Exem - 1:43 scale diecast. At first many variations of Austin-Healey Sprites, later many types of smaller sports cars.
  • Exoticar - 1:18 scale line offered by famous New Jersey model seller.
  • Exoto Models - High end 1:18 scale. Mostly sports and race cars.

F[edit]

  • F&F Mold and Die Works - Simple plastic models of the 1950s and 1960s. Dayton, OH.
  • Fa. Daimler House - Dutch concern of Heeze, Netherlands, 1987-2000 that made Conquest before being bought by American company.
  • Fabbri - Line by Universal Hobbies or Ixo.
  • Ugo Fadini - also called Cult Cars. Odd smaller LSR cars. Some Corvettes.
  • Faenza 43 - Resin Ferraris.
  • Fairfield Mint
  • Faller - From Germany. Mostly kits but also assembled. Including 1:43 scale 'Memory Cars' series. Usually plastic. In the 1960s slot cars in a smaller scale (about 1:72). Hot Wheels like cars called 'Hit Cars'.
  • Faracars -
  • Fast - 1:43 scale Porsche 917s.
  • Fast 111s - Hot Wheels competition cars with weird bumpers. Made by Kenner. CPG Products.
  • Fastlane - Model car brand of Toys "R" Us.
  • FB model - 1:43 scale custom Alfas from the early 2000s.
  • F.D.S. / FDS Automodelli - 1:43 scale white metal classic grand prix cars. Made in Italy.
  • Feeling 43 - Detailed 1:43 scale engines.
  • Ferrero - Italian chocolate company, in the late 1970s scaled down 1:87 scale Wikings to about 1:120 to fit inside Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs. Most models were made in Hong Kong. Some were original models, and not copies of Wiking cars.
  • FF Ertl III - Makes ultra detailed 1:18 scale American cars, usually under the Highway 61 brand. Relation to the other Ertl uncertain.
  • FHA - British older diecast - some unique land speed record cars.
  • Figurino - 1:43 scale 1950s Ferraris.
  • Finoko - 1:43 scale buses in particular. White metal, from Omsk, Russia, east of the Urals.
  • First Gear - Diecast GMC, Mack, International and other truck models in about 1:35 scale.
  • Fischer & Co. - Early tinplate toys from Nuremberg, Germany.
  • Fishel - Plastic military and emergency vehicle toys.
  • Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild - Model entrants to the famed company contest which first did Napoleonic Coaches and later all kinds of vehicles, 1930-1968.
  • Fisher Body Co. - The same company that made real car bodies also made Kingsbury Toys.
  • FJ - acronym for France Jouets.
  • Fly - Spanish manufacturer of highly detailed 1:32 slot cars.
  • FM Studio - 1:43 scale fire vehicles from Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Forces of Valor - 1:72 scale diecast tanks and military vehicles.
  • Formula - 1:43 scale white metal of F1 and Indy cars. Often made by Colin Fraser.
  • Formule Kit - 1:43 scale resin models made in Belgium.
  • France Jouets or FJ - French diecast maker similar to Corgi, CIJ, or Tekno.
  • Franklin Mint - Intricate die-casts, primarily 1:24 scale.
  • Colin Fraser - Talented 1:43 scale model designer, often for 'Formula' Models. See Formula.
  • French Dinky - Dinky line made in France.
  • Frobly - 1:43 scale white metal classic (1930s) cars made in France.
  • FrontiArt - 1:43 and 1:18 scale resin models from Hong Kong. Offers Konigseggs and Lamborghinis.
  • Fujimi - Japanese plastic model manufacturer, many scales - since the 1960s. Fujimi Resin Collection are handbuilts in the hundreds of dollars.
  • Fuman - Japanese kits sometimes made in association with Bandai.
  • Fun Ho - New Zealand diecaster; HO and Matchbox size made by Underwood Engineering. Some given out as Mobil Gas promos.
  • Fundler Models - 1:43 scale white metal model company like Danhausen in New York. Models usually made by Tin Wizard.
  • Funline - makes diecast cartoonish Muscle Machines in 1:64 and 1:18 scale.
  • Funmate - Japanese plastic toy and promotional maker.
  • Funrise - More toy-like, many models of many sizes, often very creative.
  • Furuta - Japanese maker of detailed plastic toys (including model cars), sold inside chocolate eggs.
  • Future - 1:43 scale 1930s Alfas.
  • FYP Expensive and highly detailed White Metal models, specifically models by Rolls Royce and Bentley.

G[edit]

  • G & A Models Ltd. - 1:43 scale models of mostly GAZ and UAZ. Includes a Porsche 968 snowplow! Made in Lviv, Ukraine.
  • G & M Originals - Resin and white metal. Mostly tractors. Some trucks and buses. Various scales.
  • Gabriel - Metal model kits, associated with Hubley.
  • GADM - Acronym for Great American Dream Machines.
  • Gaffe Models - Rally Raid vehicles like Paris-Dakar trucks and cars. Kits and built-up. French.
  • Gakken - Large scale plastic kits from Japan.
  • Galanite - Swedish brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic toy cars.
  • Galaxie Limited - 1:25 scale kit maker from Neosho, Wisconsin.
  • Galgo - Argentine diecast, mostly 1:43 scale.
  • Lewis Galoob - Made Micro Machines in the early 1990s. Also made larger remote control cars in the 1970s.
  • Gama Toys - Historic German producer of tin and later diecast and plastic models, of all scales.
  • Gamda-Koor "Sabra" - Israeli diecast, sold as Cragstan Detroit Seniors in the US. Many were previously Corgi toolings.
  • Gamma - 1:43 scale white metal. Alfa BATs among others.
  • Garage 43 - 1:43 scale Russian military trucks.
  • Garage Models - Hong Kong line by Enterbay.
  • Gaso Line - Metal military smaller vehicle and figurines line made by Master Fighter, tanks and wheeled guns.
  • 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.
  • GAZ - 1:43 scale models right from the factory apparently.
  • GB Models - Many Land Speed Record cars. Handbuilt in resin by Geoff Brown.
  • GCG Associates - Made 1985 Chrysler Laser promotional plastic model made in South Korea. Based in Livonia, Michigan.
  • GCM - 1:43 scale handbuilts, often Bugattis.
  • Gearbox - Mainly trucks, often banks in 1:24 scale, and replicas of pedal cars.
  • Gems and Cobwebs - Milestone Miniatures line of white metal models made in conjunction with the Brooklands Museum Trust of England.
  • George Wagner and Co. - Toy distributor similar to Cragstan, mainly tinplate toys.
  • Georgia Marketing and Promotions - commonly known as GMP.
  • Gescha - German maker of toys and later truck promotionals, both pre- and post-war.
  • Gibbs Manufacturing Co. - Made Gibbs Metal Miniatures in Canton, OH. Also known as Lit'l Toys. Made in US in association with Mercury of Italy.
  • Gila Models - Handbuilt truck and bus replicas. Some cars like Alfas.
  • Giocher - Handbuilt 1:43 models of special carrozzeria like 'Popemobile' and Alfa beach car.
  • Giodi - Italian 1:66 and 1:18 scale diecast.
  • Gisima - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:64 and larger scales.
  • Gladen Enterprises - Model of Gladen's own Aerocar.
  • Glamour - VW bugs in different liveries, Ferraris and FIATS.
  • Glover Toys - South Korea diecast toys.
  • GM-Art - Specially crafted Minichamps and AutoArts, usually in 1:43. From Moscow.
  • GMP - Georgia Marketing and Promotions. 1:18 scale muscle cars.
  • Goldvarg - 1990s Argentine manufacturer of 1:43 scale white metal models of American Cars from the '40s and '50s.
  • Golden Wheels - Inexpensive Chinese diecast. Some clever models like Matchbox sized Checker taxi.
  • Gollwitzer Modellbau - Modelling firm HO and 1:43 from Heroldsberg Germany.
  • Gonio (brand) - Artfully done detailed pressed steel military vehicles in 1:24 scale from the former Czechoslovakia. Gonio dies later taken over by Kaden.
  • Goodee Toy - Tootsietoy-like metal cars made by Excel Products on New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Gorgo - Tinplate toys made in Argentina.
  • Christian Gouel - Also called CG Models, artisan Maquettiste. 1:43 scale Bugattis. France?
  • Gowland Brothers / Gowland & Gowland - Small vintage car kits later brought to the U.S. as Revell.
  • GPM - see Grand Prix Models below.
  • Gran Toros - What Mattel called Italian Mebetoys in the US.
  • Grand Prix Models - White metal models of classic race cars also called GPM. Radlett, England.
  • Grani and Partners - Made 1:43 scale diecast for EG (Edison Giacattoli).
  • Great American Dream Machines (GADM) - Handbuilt 1:43 white metal models of mid-20th century Detroit showcars most often made by SMTS.
  • Great Garages - Garage dioramas by Estes. Often with Vipers, diecast in 1:43 scale.
  • GreenLight - 1:18, 1:43 and 1:64 scale diecast with a central focus on film and television dual-licensed items.
  • Griffin Models - Bulgarian manufacturer of white metal models, fairly authentic vintage Saabs. 1:43 scale.
  • Grip Zechin Eidai - Japanese diecast. About Matchbox size. Some very small N Scale.
  • GTM Models - 1:25 scale handbuilts.
  • GTS / Series GTS - 1:43 scale resin models of French vehicles like Bonnet and Matra and the usual brands, but in strange race liveries and carosserie - made in France.
  • Gubskih - One-off Russian (from Troitsk) 1:43 scale models of WWII vehicles from Russia, USA, Germany, and Japan.
  • 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.
  • Guiterman - Hong Kong. Interesting larger models that appear to mimic British Corgi and Dinky in themes and packaging.
  • Gulp Models - 1:43 scale resin oddball Alfa carrozzeria from the 1960s. Made in Italy.
  • Güntermann - Tin toys made around 1900 in Germany.
  • Gunze Sangyo - Japanese plastic model manufacturer. One series is 1:32 scale American cars from the 1950s.
  • Guri car - Portuguese brand of diecast auto miniatures; This brand belonged to Poliguri.
  • Gusev (SCM) - 1:43 scale trolleybuses made in Moscow.
  • GW - Distributor for Japanese toys, particularly tinplate cars, stands for George Wagner and Co.

H[edit]

  • H - Tinplate toy cars of Japan. Pretty toy-like.
  • Hadson Trading - Company importing Japanese tinplate cars and other toys to the US.
  • Haji - Made by Mansei Toy Company. Fancy Japanese tinplate, sometimes with opening doors.
  • Hallmark - Usually Christmas ornaments but many models done very well. Mostly about 1:43 scale.
  • Hartoys AHL - 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.
  • Hawk - Classic American automobile and beatnik kits.
  • Haynes - Line of Trends, mostly 1:32 scale kits of British cars.
  • HEC - Indian tinplate motorcycles and other vehicles.
  • Héco Modèles or Heco Miniatures - handbuilt 1:43 resin figures, dioramas, and cars (incl. various related brands such as Challange), specializing in French scenes and cars of the classic streamlined era
  • Hekorsa - 1:43 scale resin models (Denmark?), often of BMWs, possibly like Danhausen, contracting models built by others, like Premium X.
  • Heller SA - French / German producer of kits.
  • Heljan - Danish HO scale plastic kits of buildings. Cars especially of early 1960s Chrysler products made in conjunction with Con-Cor.
  • Heng Long - Remote controlled tanks and fire trucks. Military vehicles usually 1:16 scale.
  • Herpa - German 1:87 (HO) and 1:120 scale (TT) plastic. Both kits and assembled. In the 1990s some diecast 1:43 and 1:64 scale cars.
  • High Speed - Hong Kong based maker. Diecast series fire engines and '50s and '60s cars for Readers' Digest Club mail order (about 1:55 scale). Also more high end 1:43 scale diecast LeMans racers like Porsche 904.
  • Highway Travellers - Line of models made mostly by Illustra.
  • Highway 61 - Ultra detailed and authentic brand of cars made by F.F. Ertl III. Normally 1:18 scale diecast. Some trucks too, like 1947 Chevy Snow Plow.
  • John Hill & Co. - Creative fantastical race cars from the 1930s.
  • Hirobo - radio controlled cars, produced for short period
  • Hi.S Models (Hideki Suzuki) - Talented Japanese modeler of various brands.
  • Hi Speed - Diecast maker of old Fire Engines - cars too.
  • Hispana Daz Hoby - 1:43 handbuilt of Spanish vehicles like Pegaso transporter.
  • Hitari - Remote control TV cars, like Kit, A-Team van, and Dukes Charger.
  • Hobbycar - Swiss company that makes Eligor.
  • Hobby Engine - Remote control military and construction vehicles.
  • Hobby Products International - also known as HPI.
  • Holland Oto - Netherlands company taking over production of Efsi in the 1980s. Diecast models with plastic parts.
  • Holly - Rather cruder diecast from Hong Kong.
  • Hongwell - manufacturer of Cararama brand.
  • Hornby Hobbies - Known mostly for trains, has owned many diecast cars, models, and slot car systems along the way.
  • Hostaro - 1:43 scale resin models and kits made in France.
  • Hot Bodies - brand of HPI Racing
  • Hot Wheels and Hot Wheels Elite - an upgraded version of 1:18 Hot Wheels, mostly replicas of Ferrari.
  • Hotworks Japan - 1:43 scale diecast.
  • Hobby Master - 1:48 scale mostly military diecast. For ex: VW bug German staff car.
  • HPI Racing - 1:43 scale diecast. Often Japanese vehicles.
  • HPL Replicars - HO scale plastic vintage auto kits like 1899 Renault and 1927 Bentley.
  • HSA Models - HO scale resin.
  • Hubley Manufacturing Company - American producer of metal kits, diecast cars, and plastic kits and promotional models.
  • Hudson Miniatures - 1950s copies of Gowland Revell Highway Pioneers series. But similar vehicle kits of balsa wood and cardboard from late 1940s! Company from Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • Huki - German tinplate cars of the 1950s.
  • Husky Toys - Corgi's smaller line that competed with Matchbox. Name brought back in the 2000s with no connection to Corgi for tourism trade of Austin black cabs and UK police cars.
  • H.V. Mod. - 1:43 scale white metal kits of European cars.

I[edit]

  • Ichiko - Japanese tinplate, sometimes seen as trading company ATC Ichiko. Made toys for Asahi and others.
  • Icis - Italian metal models in the 1960s or early 1970s.
  • ICM - Mostly kits of various scales and vehicles, figures, guns, and airplanes, besides tanks and trucks.
  • Icon Models - 1/8 precision models of Australian Falcons and others.
  • Idea3 - Some of the first white metal models made in the '70s. 1:43 scale. Made in Italy.
  • Ideal Models - original name for Jo-Han promotionals.
  • Ideal Toy Company - Now defunct American toy company that manufactured and sold toys, slot cars, etc.
  • Idem - 1:43 scale kits. Bugattis among selections.
  • Ifitsgotwheels - Handbuilt English white metal models, mostly 1:43. Made by RAE.
  • 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. Also made models for Highway Travelers.
  • Imagine - Odd resin Citroens and Beetles (like a Beetle limo).
  • Imai - Japanese model kits, cars, motorcycles, TV vehicles.
  • Imai Kagaku - Complete name for company usually just known as Imai.
  • IMC (Industro-Motive Corporation) - US manufacturer kits, notably Ford products, often with opening hoods, doors, even opening hidden headlights. 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.
  • IMCO Speed Wheels - Inexpensive diecast from circa 1970.
  • IMEX - Diecast trucks, similar to Hartoys AHL, or Lledo.
  • Immocars - Line of MCM.
  • Imperial Toys - Hong Kong manufacturer of a variety of toys, including diecast of lower quality, but sometimes clever selection.
  • Import Racer! - RC line of Jada Toys.
  • Impy - line of Lone Star toys made by DCMT.
  • IMU or I.M.U. - HO plastic from Germany, similar to Herpa, Wiking, or Busch.
  • Industro-Motive Corporation - See IMC.
  • Ingap - Italian HO plastic cars.
  • Intex - 1:18 scale from the early 1990s. Similar to Maisto, but offerings not as broad. Could be Maisto second hand castings.
  • Irwin - Variety of plastic toys, including vehicles. Canadian distributor of Kidco's "Tough Wheels" line.
  • Ishmash Factory - Same factory making motorcycles apparently making 1:18 scale motorcycles too.
  • IST - a 1:43 scale diecast line of Ixo.
  • Italeri - Italian aircraft, military and civil kit manufacturer. Cars and trucks, too.
  • ITC Model Craft - Plastic kit maker from circa 1960.
  • Ites - Czech maker of larger Tatra, Jeep and other vehicles.
  • Ivan Ivanov - 1:43 scale more modern military vehicles.
  • Ixo - part of a conglomerate of brands from the Far East, with Altaya, Atlas, De Agostini, del Prado, IST, and Yat Ming. Connection to earlier Vitesse?
  • IY - Japanese tinplate vehicles including trucks and buses.

J[edit]

  • J-Collection - 1:43 scale diecast, possibly made in China (connection to Iso, Atlas?).
  • Jada Toys - Modern hip diecast cars with bling! In various scales.
  • Jadali - Early on French copies of DCMT Lonestar toys and Matchboxes, company later became Safir.
  • Jadanette - Late 1950s French Jadali copies of Matchbox.
  • Jade Miniatures - Resin kits in 1:43 scale made in Gumieres France, both French and British racing and sports cars mainly from the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Jadi Modelcraft - 1:18 scale diecast (like a Triumph Stag). Paragon Models is one of their lines.
  • Jaguar Specials - 1:43 scale resin models, apparently of just Jaguars.
  • Jane Francis - Diecast Tootsietoy-like cars from the late 1930s.
  • JarMarK - 1:43 scale kits of F1 cars.
  • Jemmpy - 1:43 scale resin models made in France.
  • JEP - acronym for Jouets en Paris - tinplate cars from the 1920s
  • Jet Machines - Diecast line of 1:38 scale cars by Cox Shinsei, marketed as B-Line.
  • JM Dubray - 1:43 scale resin kits and built-up classic Peugeots. Usually seen as simply 'Dubray'.
  • JML - French tinplate motorcycles and with sidecars and three wheelers.
  • JNF - West German tinplate cars of the 1950s.
  • Joal - Sometimes called 'Joal Compact'. Diecast from Spain since the 1980s, mainly 1:50.
  • Jo-Han - American producer of plastic promotional models and kits.
  • Johillco - Britain. Pre-war diecast. Coronation coach, motorcycles and land speed record cars.
  • John Day - Handbuilt white metal kits from England, 1970s - 1980s.
  • Johnny Lightning - Hot Wheels like cars whether made by early Topper or Playing Mantis. As of 2010 now owned by Tomy.
  • Jolly Models - 1:43 scale resin of rarer 1950s & 1960s sports racers. Mostly Italian cars, and mostly Ferraris.
  • Jones Models - resin handbuilt models.
  • Jordan Products - HO scale plastic vehicles from the 1910s to 1930s. Company produced during the 1970s.
  • Joseph International - Simpler Remco or Tonka like plastic trucks.
  • 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.
  • Jouets en Paris - Tinplate French toys from the 1920s, acronym is JEP.
  • Joustra - French tinplate and plastic vehicles and toys.
  • Joy Toy - Cute plastic toys made in Greece.
  • Joyride - 1:18 scale diecast of movie and TV vehicles.
  • JPS - 1:43 scale kits, especially of F1 race cars. Also many Mercedes.
  • JRD - French manufacturer of 1:43 die-cast models up to about 1950s. Norev announced they are bringing back the line.
  • JRL - 1:18 scale diecast. 1990s.
  • JUE - Brazilian diecast company, also known as Minitoys JUE.
  • Jurgens - American maker of resin handbuilt models.

K[edit]

  • K - Japanese tinplate toy cars.
  • K & R Replicas - Handmade English 1:43 scale white metal models mainly of English Fords.
  • Kabaya - HO scale kits of construction and utility trucks.
  • K. A. Birk - Diecast from the 1930s from Denmark.
  • Kaden models - Czech firm making mainly Škoda and Tatra models. Took over Kovap Nachod (former CKO Kellerman models) and Gonio.
  • Kado - 1:43 scale diecast and white metal made in Japan. Some made in Korea. Often European vehicles.
  • Kaiser Models - 1:43 scale of German GP and LeMans cars like BMW and Porsche.
  • Studio KAN - Russian 1:43 scale ZIS among others. From Krasnodar.
  • Kaname or Kanami Sangyo - Alternate name for KS Japanese manufacturer of tinplate toy cars.
  • Kawabatakikaku - Special rare 1:43 scale models made for the Diapet Collection Club / Modelpet / Yonezawa.
  • Kawai - Japanese kits circa 1990.
  • Kaysun Keepsake Kit - Old vintage car kits.
  • Kazan Workshop - 1:43 scale diecast alterations of Elekon Models.
  • KB Design - A line of Minigrad. Ural trucks in 1:43 scale. Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • KB Kokusai - Resin sports and Italian GTs. See Kokusai. Related to Spark?
  • KDN - Short for Kovodružstvo Náchod, later called Kaden models, see above.
  • Keen Kit - Balsa wood, late 1940s.
  • Keil Kraft / Keilkraft - British 1:72 scale road rollers early trucks. From the 1980s.
  • Kellerman (model cars) - German quality pressed steel cars and trucks, later taken over by Czech firm Kovap.
  • Kemlows - Britain ca. 1960. Trucks and other diecast toys.
  • Kempal Models - A line of Minigrad. KraZ, Kamaz trucks and a variety of giant crane models. Saint Petersburg.
  • Kenna Models British Manufacturer of 1:43 White Metal. Defunct. Morrises, etc.
  • Kenner - Variety of plastic & diecast vehicles, particularly the Hot Wheels-like Fast 111s. Notable also are their plastic, solar powered 1:20 scale AMX and Charger.
  • Kess - 1:18 scale Maseratis, Alfas, & older Cadillacs.
  • Keystone - Boston company of pressed steel trucks, trains, and buses in '20s and '30s. Trucks often carried the Packard name. Plastic cars with 'oil changing' feature in the late 1940s. Also known as 'Keystone Thomas Toys'.
  • KFT - 1:43 scale French diecast of concepts among others.
  • Khan Modelcars - Asad Khan is a professional modelmaker of 1:43 scale resin and white metal Bugattis from other kits. He resides in Veenendaal, the Netherlands.
  • Kherson Models - White metal 1:43 scale from the Ukraine.
  • Kibri - Plastic 1:87 scale vehicles / kits. Especially nice are the military vehicles.
  • Kidco - Smaller Matchbox sized cars. Made Tough Wheels line.
  • Kimmeria - 1:43 scale utility trucks, buses, military and some cars. Made in Ukraine.
  • KIModels - Bulldozers. Russia?
  • King Size - Larger scale line of Lesney Matchbox.
  • Kingmaker Coal - British company, mainly models of British cars, trains and trucks. All models are made from British Coal.
  • Kingsbury - Pressed steel cars 7-18 inches made by Wilkins Toy Co. made in the 1920s-193os. For a while bodies were made by Fisher Body Co. who made real car bodies.
  • Kinsmart - Chinese manufacturer of highly detailed and precise model cars such as Mercedes, Audi, Mini, Lexus and Land Rover. Usually pullbacks - some cars are cartoonish, others very precise.
  • Kintoy - Chinese pullbacks, but some very nicely detailed.
  • Kirk - Reproductions of Danish Tekno dies. Kind of like what Verem is to Solido?
  • Kit O'Boy - Assembler of resin and white metal kits.
  • K K Sakura - Japan. Mostly 1:24 scale white metal. Unknown if related to Sakura.
  • KKK - Japanese tinplate cars and buses from the 1950s.
  • K-Line - Different scales/makes of cars like Welly made for Railroad sets.
  • Kleeware - Simple but often handsome plastic trucks and cars, especially military and futuristic space-cars.
  • Kleincoche - 1:43 scale Russian white metal.
  • Knight's Head Precision Toys - Hereford, England. Diecast trucks and trailers. Made by True-to-Type Products.
  • KB Kokusai - 1:43 scale Resin sports and Italian GTs. Relation to Spark?
  • Kobra - 1:43 scale military. A line of Minigrad.
  • Kohnstam - Bought J. Meier in Germany in the 1920s.
  • Kokyu Shokai - or KS, Japanese maker of tinplate cars.
  • Y. Kolivanov - 1:43 scale alterations of Elekon Kamaz.
  • Korris Products Inc. - American cheaper plastic 1:25 scale toys and kits.
  • Kosuge - Japanese pressed tin maker. Named for Matsuzo Kosuge former founder of Marusan.
  • Kovap Náchod - Took over German firm Kellerman CKO and taken over later by Kovodružstvo Náchod / Kaden
  • Kovodružstvo Náchod - Name of Czech firm shortened to KDN, and later Kaden models. Later associated with Kovap Náchod
  • Kramsov - Tin handmade military models from Russia.
  • KrAZ - 1:50 scale metal trucks - made by KrAZ.
  • Krugozor Toy Factory (Krugozor means Mental Outlook) - Russian factory in Moscow, produced 1:43 model toy cars (often copies of Mebetoys in plastic), soft toys and dolls.
  • KS - Acronym for Kokyu Shokai, or Kanami Sangyo, or perhaps Kosuge. Japanese tinplate car maker.
  • Kultowe Auta - Polish name for DeAgostini?
  • Kurt Becker KG - small German manufacturer from Berlin which built a 1:43 diecast model of the Auto Union Type A racing car in 1947/48.
  • Kuznetsov - 1:43 scale models of Mercedes-Benz 170 as used from 1936-1952. Models by Leonid Kuznetsov of Moscow, Russia.
  • KV Workshop - Mostly 1:43 scale ZIL trucks. Ukraine.
  • KY - Tinplate toy maker in People's Republic of China.
  • Kyosho - Japanese diecast and RC manufacturer.
  • Kyznecov - Alternate spelling for Kuznetsov.
  • Kzyl Tu - 1:43 scale plastic made in Kazakhstan. 1920s trucks.

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  • La Familia - Line of models from Victory Models.
  • La Mini Miniera - French race cars.
  • La Storia Models - Officially licensed Ixo Ferrari line.
  • Laboratory of Minimodels - 1:43 scale models of old buses and trams including old buses that ran on tracks. From Saratov, Russia.
  • Lanard - Mostly cord action plastic toy cars and trucks, many very realistic.
  • Land Speed Unlimited - Defunct 1:43 scale maker of Land Speed Record (LSR) cars.
  • Lane's Automotive - Marque making ExactDetail 1:18 scale replicas of GM cars from the 1960s.
  • Langes Legetøj (Langes Toys) - Danish diecaster from Copenhagen making parts and vehicles for Tekno.
  • Lansdowne Models - the branch of Brooklin Models which deals specifically with British marques, as opposed to American cars.
  • Lapin - Late 1930s vintage plastic cars made in USA with swirly splotchy colors.
  • LaTrax - Remote control cars with precision suspensions from the 1970s.
  • LBS Models - French line started by Louis B. Surber, mostly racing car transporter trucks.
  • LCCA - 1:35 scale diecast trucks similar to First Gear.
  • Leader - 1:43 scale resin. 1930s to 1960s Renaults, Peugeots, and Panhards.
  • Lebedev Studio - 1:43 scale Russian trailers and excavators.
  • Lee Town - 1:87 scale pewter heavy trucks now made by Alloy Forms. Made in USA.
  • Legend - 1:43 scale diecast, name used first with JouefEvolution, then by Universal Hobbies.
  • Legends of Racing - Resin classic stock cars from '50s to '70s in 1:43 scale.
  • Lego - Matchbox sized cars in the late 1950s through the 1960s.
  • LeMans 43 - 1:43 scale 1980s and 1990s LeMans racers made in Italy.
  • LeMans Miniatures - 1:43 scale LeMans racers.
  • Lendulet Auto - Hungarian plastic and tin toy producer. VW Transporters very enduring.
  • Leningrad Souvenir Factory - Ishmash motorcycles in 1:24 scale, and others.
  • Lermont - Mostly WWI tanks and other military trucks, often British. Many Russo-Balt.
  • Lesney - Original company that produced Matchbox. Combination of the first names of founders Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith.
  • Lewin & Bros. - Rare toys mainly diecast trucks. Britain.
  • LF Models - Mostly tanks.
  • Liberty Classics, Inc. - Spin-off of Ertl - made many pickup trucks. Made SpecCast line.
  • Lido - Crude Hong Kong pull-backs made for Marks International.
  • Liege - Ghost Club Collection are vintage Rolls-Royces.
  • Life-Like - 1:32 scale auto kits from circa 1960. Pyro designs made under license - later took over Pyro.
  • Lincoln International - Hong Kong plastic remote control w/ wires. Labeled as "Empire Made".
  • Lincoln Line - U.S. toys from the 1950s, including a promo style Kaiser Henry J.
  • Lincoln / Lincoln Replicar - Plastic remote control, battery operated, and static vehicles made in Hong Kong.
  • Lindberg Products - American maker of plastic kits and some promotional models. Skokie, Illinois.
  • Linemar - Brand name used by Marx. Often for Japanese tinplate cars.
  • Lines Bros - Makers of Minic and Tri-Ang, which also made Spot-On Models.
  • Lion Car - Dutch diecast truck and car producer. Corgi-like.
  • Lion Toys - Another name for Lion Car?
  • Lionel - Iconic American toy train company creating the first slot cars (1912), an HO line in the 1960s, and 1:50 scale trucks (made by...who?) about 1990. Also simple plastic toy cars and racing cars that ran on railroad tracks.
  • Lit'l Toys - Also known as Gibbs Metal Miniatures. Made in US in association with Mercury of Italy.
  • Lledo (Days Gone, Vanguards) - It's the name Odell backwards. Former designer of Matchbox Models of Yesteryear. Product line now absorbed into Corgi
  • LMS / LeMans Miniatures - Resin replicas of top prototype LeMans racers and winners.
  • Lomo - 1:43 scale diecast trucks from St. Petersburg, Russia. Sometimes conversions of Dvigatel.
  • London Toy - Canadian firm making Tootsietoy-like cars around 1940.
  • Lone Star Toys - British diecast cars, one product of tool maker DCMT.
  • Long Creek Toy Company - 1:64 scale replicas of super large tractors like Knudson, Woods & Copeland, Rome, and Rite by Curtis.
  • Looksmart - 1:43 scale resin model cars. Often Lamborghinis.
  • LOR - Acronym for Legends of Racing.
  • Losi - American manufacturer of remote control vehicles
  • LS - 1:32 scale kits, 1:43 scale cars with dioramas, like Lamborghini Jota.
  • LSR Productions - LSR models.
  • Lucky - Hong Kong and Chinese plastic and diecast producer. Mini-Mite 1:43 scale plastic.
  • Luso Toys - Portuguese diecast producer of 1:43 cars.
  • Lutil - Citroen trucks, resin about 1:43 scale.
  • Lux Beta / Lux B - 1:43 resin of smaller Italian carrozzeria.
  • Luxcar - Bugatti in resin in 1:43 scale.
  • Luxury Diecast - Chinese but made for NY company, among other things 2009 Cadillac U.S. Presidential limousine in 1:43 scale.
  • LS - Bankrupt in 1992

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  • M - Japanese tinplate.
  • M2 Machines - 1:64 scale diecast models of American cars and trucks of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Made by Castline - see Castline.
  • M4 Models - 1:43 scale diecasts mostly of Italian cars from the 1960s.
  • M 43 - 1:43 scale, often classic Bugattis, not sure if related to Master 43.
  • Ma Collection - Swiss hand-built 1:43-scale models, primarily of classic French cars.
  • M.A. Scale Models (Mike Arensdorf) - 1:43 scale resin kits of racing cars. Costa Mesa, California.
  • Macadam - 1:20 scale Ferraris among other things.
  • Mach One Models - Land Speed and Water Speed record vehicles in 1:43 scale. Micleover, Derbyshire.
  • Maclovell Huon Pine Racing Cars - Tasmanian hand carved wood models
  • Madison (see Conquest Models). Most models made by SMTS. Some made for Fa. Daimler House in the Netherlands.
  • MAE - Mini Auto Emporium from Canada.
  • Magic Image - Canadian supplier of often specially commissioned 1:43 scale handbuilts and diecasts. Similar in concept to Danhausen who had many supplier. Mimodels is one line.
  • Magnison Models - 1:87 scale solid cast resin cars & trucks - now owned by Walthers Inc. Made in USA.
  • Maisto - American-owned, Thailand made conglomerate of May Cheong and May Tat. Models have excellent detail for price, with most scales covered.
  • Majorette - French-owned maker of Matchbox-style toys, acquired Solido. Most models now made in Thailand.
  • Major Models - 1:43 scale Ural trucks, mostly. Russia.
  • Make Up Co., Ltd. - 1:43 factory hand built resin model cars from Tokyo, Japan. Series include Eidolon, Eidolon Collection, Eidolon Formula and VISION. Officially licensed model cars of Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Zagato, etc.
  • MAL Studio - 1:43 scale Mercedes military, and Humvees, but also ZILs and GAZs. Kirov, Russia.
  • Mamod - Actual working steam engine models and vehicles.
  • Mandarin - Matchbox sized cars made in Singapore.
  • Manoil - Diecast cars made in the US pre- and post-WWII.
  • Mansei Toy Company - Made Haji tinplate cars of the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Märklin - Classic German manufacturer in various scales. Known for trains.
  • Marks - German manufacturer in 1:87 and 1:160
  • RD Marmande - Made 1:43 scale models in France out of balsa and other woods from late '50s through late '70s.
  • Marqueart - Suppliers of high quality hand built 1:43 scale model cars.
  • Marsh Models - Handbuilt resin models with white metal parts. Mainly European GP and racing cars. Made in E. Sussex, England.
  • Martino Models - Handbuilt white metal models made by Marty Martino.
  • Martoys - Larger 1:24 scale line made 1975-1976, then became Bburago.
  • Marui - 1:24 scale plastic kits of native Japanese cars, Ferraris and Lamborghinis - made in Japan.
  • Marusan - Japanese plastic, tinplate, and diecast toys, founded by Matsuzo Kosuge.
  • Marushin - Japan, diecast cars, airplanes, and other toys.
  • Louis Marx and Company - American toy maker, usually plastic, some diecast zamac, made '48 Hudson promotional.
  • Master 43 - White metal handbuilts in 1:43 scale, made in Moscow. Another source says made in Italy.
  • Master Fighter - Metal military vehicles. Also makes Gaso Line of figurines and smaller vehicles.
  • Masudaya - 1:87 scale (HO) kits made in Japan. Porsche 928, Lamborghini Miura, etc.
  • Masutoku Toy Factory - Japanese tinplate of Tokyo.
  • Matchbox - Originally, the producer of small diecast vehicles from Hackney, London, England. Models of Yesteryear. King Size. Later owned by Universal Toys, then Tyco. Then Mattel.
  • Matsudaya - Japanese tinplate toy cars also known as MT or maybe Modern Toys.
  • Mattel - Mainly Hot Wheels in various forms - other vehicles earlier than that.
  • Max Models - Diecast line of Mercedes-Benz from Louis B. Surber S.A. from France. Mainly during the 1990s. Made models for Danhausen then was absorbed by them into the Minichamps line.
  • Maxi-Models - 1:32 scale motorized resin race slot cars from Buckinghamshire, England.
  • Maxwell - Corgi tooling moved to India, but other models, too.
  • MBK - 1:43 scale Ford, Opel, Studebaker military trucks. Made in Ukraine.
  • McGregor - Mexican reproductions of Italian Politoys, that ads called 'McGregor Politoys'. Some plastic models looked like reproductions from the French Safir.
  • MCM - Resin and diecast model kits, mostly European classic cars of the 1930s of Bentleys, Aston-Martins, Lagondas, and Rileys. Made in France.
  • MCW Automotive Finishes - Resin 1:25 scale models produced by Model Car World.
  • MDC - Diecast (mostly) European Rally cars; Ferraris, Subarus, Ford Escorts.
  • MD Studio - ZIL and GAZ parade limos, Moskvitch rally cars. Ukraine.
  • MDP Klaus Mohaupt - Rideable Setra Neoplan buses made of fiberglass. Made in Germany.
  • 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.
  • Meccano - Early toy company eventually made Dinky - but also other metal vehicles.
  • Megow - Balsa wood race and futuristic cars from the early to mid-1950s.
  • J. Ph. Meier / Kohnstam - Originally just Meier from around Nuremberg, later taken over by Kohnstam.
  • Memory Cars - Line of 1:43 scale diecast from Faller of Germany.
  • Memory Lane Models - 1955 Pontiac promo-AMT-like resin 1:25 scale. Made in Pittsburgh.
  • Mercury - Italian 1:43 scale manufacturer.
  • Mercury Industries - Company in the U.S. making diecast Lil Toys, especially construction vehicles like bulldozers. Not related to Italian Mercury.
  • Meri - 1:43 scale resin kits made in Italy.
  • Merit Product - Plastic kits made by J & L Randall in England.
  • Metalbox GMK - Hungarian copies of 1970s Corgi Jr. and Matchbox toys.
  • MetalModels - White metal Morris Commercial truck kits in 1:43. Made in England.
  • Metosul - Oldest Portuguese diecast manufacturer, from same company as Osul plastics. Name often seen on boxes as MetOsul. Originally based in Espinho (outside of Oporto); most models in 1:43 scale, but also 1:50. Some models apparently Dinky tooling like Atlantean Bus.
  • Mettoy - Manufacturer of many different kinds of trucks and cars in Great Britain. Gave rise to Corgi. Also made first HO slot car line (Playcraft Electric Highways), which was later manufactured and developed by Aurora.
  • MF - Chinese tinplate trucks and cars.
  • MF Création - Resin 1:43 scale racing Renaults.
  • MG Model - Italian manufacturer in resin, often makes Italian trucks - usually Ferrari service vehicles; also F1 race cars.
  • Micro Chargers -
  • Micro Machines - Tiny plastic cars about 1.5 inches made by Lewis Galoob.
  • Micro Models - New Zealand maker of Australian marketed vehicles.
  • Micro Pet - Japanese Diecast.
  • Midgetoy - Tootsietoy-like single body castings late '60s early '70s - Rockford, IL.
  • Midlantic - Resin 1:43 scale models of mostly 1960s race cars.
  • Midori - Japanese model kits.
  • Mikansue - English White Metal models of American cars of the 1940s through 1960s.
  • Milestone Miniatures - English white metal models-unsure of the relation with the South African made vehicles below.
  • Milestone Models - South African 1:43 scale white metal models, mainly of Chrysler products.
  • Mili Models - Resin. Microcars like Trabant or even classic 1930s Mercedes-Benzes.
  • Mill City Models - Resin conversion kits mostly in 1:25 scale from Carver, Minnesota.
  • S. C. Miller - 1:48 scale resin cast.
  • Milton Mini Auto - Corgi and Dinky reproductions and other toys made in India.
  • Mimodels - Division of Canadian handbuilt supplier Magic Image. 1:43 scale handbuilts.
  • Minex - British, 1:76 plastic car models.
  • Mini Auto Emporium Scale Models (MAE) - Handbuilt white metal models from Canada.
  • Mini Classics - Line of variations on BMC Mini. Maker uncertain.
  • Mini-Lindy - HO scale plastic kits by Lindberg Products, Skokie, Illinois.
  • Mini Mite - 1:43 scale plastic line made by Lucky of Hong Kong.
  • Mini Partes - Many 1:43 scale diecast rally cars.
  • Mini Power - diecast made by Shinsei.
  • Mini Promo - 1:43 scale coldcast resin (body & wheels are single piece) models made in Japan by Q Model.
  • Mini Racing (Igor Borcov) - Many are 1:43 scale African rally cars. Other special racing Mercedes.
  • Miniacar - 1:43 scale resin French vehicles like Dauphine cabriolet, '56 Gregoire coupe, and newer Peugeot presidential limousine.
  • Minialuxe - French precision plastic models, similar to Cursor or early Brumm.
  • Miniature Model Planning or MMP - Japanese makers of Ebbro.
  • Miniature One Models - Resin models.
  • Miniature Vehicle Casting - Lead cast models often in 1:41 scale.
  • Miniatures du Mont-blanc - French manufacturer 1:43 (Berliet, Chevrolet, Saviem, Renault, Citroën, Jeep...)
  • Minic - Tin models made by Triang in Britain, 1930s.
  • Minichamps - Many different cars of all types. High quality and precision goes into every model, with most models being in 1:43. Motorcycles also.
  • Miniclassic - 1:43 scale diecast Russian bloc trucks made in Ukraine. Mostly ZIS.
  • Minicraft - British maker of plastic kits.
  • Minigrad - Russian diecast in 1:43, often VAZ including small Oka. Often alterations of Radon.
  • MiniMarque 43- handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars.
  • MiniMax - A Spark line.
  • Minimodels - British line in late '50s than started Scalextric slot cars. Acquired by Hornby.
  • Miniroute - 1:43 scale resin handbuilt. Made in France.
  • MiniStar - 1:43 scale resin racing and rally cars like winged beetle and odd Ferrari 4-door wagon. Sister brand is MiniStyle.
  • MiniStyle - 1:43 scale resin mini cars like VW beetle, the original mini, Citroens.
  • Minitoys JUE - Diecast trucks and other toys made in Brazil.
  • Minsk Club of Scale Model Collectors - Kamaz, Kaz, Bedford. Belarus.
  • Minsk Factory - State factory of USSR in Belarus making 1:43 diecast Soviet cars.
  • Mira - Spanish manufacturer of die-cast models in 1:64, 1:43, and 1:18 scales. Makes Carmania.
  • Mirage - 1:43 scale European rally cars among others.
  • Mishel - Russia? Bulldozers.
  • Missing Link Resin Casters LLC - 1:24 scale recasts of older kits.
  • Mitsuwa Model - Miniature pull back model cars
  • Miva Models - Model maker from Czechoslovakia only credited with a couple of issues.
  • MIW Modern Toys - Plastic race cars in red and yellow boxes.
  • Mix R/C Technic - A R/C company mainly making Ferraris.
  • Mizuno - Japanese tinplate but probably same as Nihon Alps Mizuno Seissakusho. See Alps.
  • M.K. Pla - Japanese plastic kits. Also called Shimizu Mokei.
  • Model Box - See Box Model. But on box looks like the reverse.
  • Model Car World - see MCW.
  • Model Craft - Simple smaller plastic kits from the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Model Factory Hiro - Japanese resin kit manufacturer. Often F1 cars in 1:12 scale.
  • Model Icons - 1:18 scale Jaguar Mk. IIs and Ford Escorts.
  • Model MAZ - 1:18 scale MAZ trucks made in Brest-Litovsk, Belarus.
  • Model Pet - Diecast line made by Asahi.
  • Model Power - Usually 1:87 scale HO trucks and cars.
  • Model Products Corporation - See MPC.
  • Modelhaus - Resin kits, including 1:24 scale.
  • Models of Yesteryear - Matchbox's classic line of 1:43 scale cars.
  • Modellismo 90 - 1:43 scale resin and white metal models, often F1 race cars.
  • Modern Toys - Japanese tinplate toy cars, also known as MT.
  • Modifiers - Chinese diecast in the late 1990s, car could be changed from stock to tuner.
  • Modus 90 - 1:43 scale metal made in Belarus.
  • Moebius - Related to the old Aurora. Mostly movie monster kits, but a few car models like the step down Hudson.
  • MOG Models - 1:43 scale resin kits made in France.
  • Moko / Moko Lesney - Distribution company that marketed Lesney Matchbox cars in the 1950s. Named for Moses Kohnstam. Moko was eventually bought by Lesney.
  • MOMO Factory (Kasuhiko Momose) - Talented builder of white metal kits, mostly 1:43 scale.
  • Mondo Motors - Italian diecast 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.
  • Motorart - 1:43 scale diecast. Often Volvos, also a 1:50 scale Volvo construction vehicle line.
  • Mossar - Russian toy factory. 1:43 scale diecast.
  • Motor City USA - Expensive handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars (incl. related brands Design Studio, American Models, USA Models).
  • Motorific Racing Cars - Line of about 1:38 scale slot cars by Ideal Toy Company.
  • Motorkits Models - 1:43 scale white metal models made in England.
  • Motormax - Chinese producer of a wide variety of different budget scale die cast models, 1:64 scale to 1;12 scale. Descendent of Zylmex.
  • Motorway Models - Tinplate Hong Kong (Empire Made) toys.
  • MPC - American producer of promotional models and kits in plastic.
  • MP-43 - 1:43 scale made in Russia. Often reworked ZIL models.
  • MR Collection Models - 1:18 scale resin models handbuilt in Italy. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis and Alfa Romeos in special paintcode combos. Limited runs of less than 90, but also one-offs. Special leather / alcantara bases.
  • MRC-Tamiya - For a time, the name of Tamiya. Made remote control cars even in 1:12 scale.
  • MRF / M.R.F. - 1:43 scale resin. Ferraris etc. Also called Record M.R.F.
  • MS - Chinese tinplate motorcycles and other from ca. 1960.
  • MT - Japanese tinplate, acronym for Modern Toys or Matsudaya.
  • MTech - Line of 1:43 scale diecast cars made in Japan by Epoch.
  • Muovo - Finnish plastic car maker, about 1:50 scale.
  • Muky - Argentine reproductions of certain earlier Hot Wheels dies.
  • Muscle Machines - Cartoonish diecasts of '50s and '60s hot rod classic cars by Funline.
  • MVI - Resin kits of trucks and fire engines in 1:43 scale.
  • Mystère 43 - Alternate line of resin kits made by Jade Miniatures.

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  • Nacoral Intercars - Diecast metal and plastic vehicles from Zaragoza, Spain. Some dies borrowed from Belgian Sablon.
  • Nakamura Sangyo - Plastic kits from Japan.
  • Nakamura AHM - Plastic kits from Japan.
  • Nano Speed -
  • Nash Autoprom - Russian factory making diecast 1:43 scale Russian models from the 1920s to the 1970s.
  • National 7 - Resin models in 1:43 scale of Peugeots.
  • National Motor Museum Mint - brand like Hi-Speed or ARKO whose models made available through ads. Wonderful detail and colors. Parts often crooked.
  • National Products - Company providing promo metal cars in the early 1950s, something like Banthrico.
  • Neo Scale Models - Dutch manufacturer of high quality resin models, mostly 1:43 scale. Often Saabs, but many cars and trucks.
  • Newbank - High end white metal models, mostly Hudsons.
  • New Bright - Remote control dune buggies and boats.
  • New-Ray - Hong Kong manufacturer of die-cast cars, motorbikes, trucks. Early offerings were toy-like while offerings circa 2012 have a precision promotional quality.
  • NFIC - Plastic cars, trucks, and military vehicles from Hong Kong.
  • NGS - Japanese tinplate cars, locomotives and passenger jet aircraft usually seen along with the Cragstan name.
  • Nichimo - Japanese plastic kits - 1960s to 1980s.
  • Nicky Toys - Dinky tooling and dies shifted to production in India.
  • Nikko - Originally tinplate toys. Contemporary plastic remote control cars, usually about 1:24 scale.
  • Ninco - Spanish maker of 1:32 slot cars, track and digital control equipment
  • Nitto - Japanese plastic kit maker, 1970s-1980s.
  • Nitto Kagaku - Japanese plastic kits.
  • NN - Plastic toys from Hong Kong.
  • Nomura Toys - Japanese tinplate. Sometimes seen as TN Nomura.
  • 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. Newer models made in China.
  • Normatt Products - From St. Paul, MN. Plastic replicas of Winnebago and Snomobiles (with track!).
  • Norshin - 1:40 scale promotional Can-Am model kits given out with Arakawa-Chotaro & Co., makers of child headache medicine.
  • Norscott - Mostly 1:50 scale diecast construction vehicles, like Caterpillar. Often promos.
  • Nostalgie - French vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s, like the Panhard Dyna. Made in China?
  • Novacar - Portuguese producer of Matchbox size cars; acquired by Majorette.
  • Novoexport - Russian export organization for Russian diecast.
  • Novoselov - 1:43 scale models mostly of GAZ trucks made in Nizhny Novgorod, where this modeler is also located.
  • NP (Norddeutsche Plastikfabrik) - German brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic toy cars
  • Nostalgic Miniatures - White metal handbuilts in 1:43. Made in USA.
  • NSK - Japanese diecast buses and other vehicles; similar to Tomica / Diapet.
  • NV Studio - 1:43 scale models of GAZ, ZIL, Ural, etc. fire and military trucks. Made in Lviv, Ukraine.
  • Nylint - Tonka like trucks of mostly pressed steel or plastic.
  • Nyrhinen Ky - Finnish 1:22 scale plastic promotional producer.
  • NZG - NZG Modell; German diecast maker of promotional trucks and some cars.

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  • Ocean Metal Factory - Company in Shenzhen making 1/72 scale tanks.
  • OCR - Plastic slot cars.
  • Odgi Toys of Yesterday - 1:45 scale white metal models of old Dinkys that were planned, but never made. Made in Chiswick Village, London.
  • ODK - Plastic kits.
  • Off 43 Models / Pego - Italian white metal of service vehicles for Ferrari - unsure if related to MG Model.
  • Old Cars - 1:43 racing cars and their transporter trucks.
  • Old Garage by Igor Ermakov - Appear to be 1:43 scale white metal.
  • Oldies - 1:43 scale resin / white metal. Bugattis among selections.
  • Oliex - 1:43 scale diecast of many types of European cars.
  • Omicron - handbuilt land speed record cars. Related to Touchwood Models.
  • Omsk Workshop - 1:43 scale white metal from Russia.
  • One43 - Collectible limited edition fine scale model cars in 1:43 scale
  • Onyx - Portuquese Minibri's 1:43 line of Indy and other racing cars started about 1988.
  • Open-43 - 1:43 scale resin model cars with opening parts. The most well-known item is the McLaren F1 street car with all opening doors and steering front wheels.
  • Orangerie Moderne - 1:32 scale handbuilts - sometimes Bugatti.
  • Orfey - 1:43 scale models made in Turkey. Iso Grifo and Lamborghini Miuri likely a secondary Corgi tooling. This company may have originally been Meboto.
  • Osul - Tinplate, plastic and some diecast. Osul was an old Portuguese brand of plastic toys and other celuloid and plastic objects; Metosul (because of the contracted name - often seen as 'MetOsul') was a brand, for zamac toys, of the same company. They were both from Espinho, Portugal.
  • Otaki Plastic Model - Defunct Japanese plastic model manufacturer from the 1960s to 1980s.
  • Oto - More commonly known as Holland Oto which took over Efsi.
  • OttO Mobile - Mostly 1:18 scale French makes in Resin. Weird selections like the Citroen SM racing prototype.
  • A. Ovchinnikov - 1:43 scale models of ZIL, Moskvitch, and VAZ cars, but often in different forms, like taxi, pickup, or camper. Made in Moscow.
  • Oxford Diecast - Swansea, Wales based UK company making 1:43, 1:76, 1:87, 1:148 vehicles, plus 1:72 planes. Mainly British vehicles in the spirit of Matchbox or Lledo. Slogan is 'Surprisingly affordable quality'. Celebrated 20 years of manufacturing in 2013, with roots back to Swansea Mettoy factory and Corgi staff. Final UK volume diecast manufacturer before main production moved to China. Website: http://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk

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  • P 4/5 Competizione - Models only of the new Ferrari P 4/5.
  • Palace - 1:43 scale 1930s French 'streamline' cars in resin.
  • Palmer - Relatively simple plastic kits from the United States. Often 1:32 scale. Company lasted from the late 1950s to about 1975.
  • Pandora Models - White metal LSR cars in 1:43 scale. Kit and builtup.
  • Paradcar - 1:43 scale resin models like strange and one-off Peugeots, Renaults, Panhards and Delahayes. Made in France.
  • Paradise Garage - Chinese diecast in 1:43 scale. Mainly Australian vehicles.
  • Paragon Models - 1:43 and 1:18 scale diecast from Jadi Modelcraft.
  • Paramount - Japanese model manufacturer, sometimes using Bandai dies.
  • Pathfinder - British manufacturer of 1:43 scale White Metal models of British cars from the 1940s to the 1970s.
  • Paudi Model - Nissan Infiniti 1:18 and 1:43 scale die-cast models.
  • Paul's Model Art - Formerly Danhausen, makes Minichamps, purchased AMR, associated with UT Models.
  • Paya - Traditional and reproduction tinplate made in Spain.
  • PB - 1:43 scale resin models made in Italy.
  • PE - Plastic toys and cars from Portugal.
  • Peako - Hi-end 1:18 scale resin models from Hong Kong of Gumperts, Paganis, and McLarens.
  • Pegas - 1:43 scale AC fire trucks. Models made in Nicolayev (Ukraine)?
  • Peerless - Remote control cars in the 1970s.
  • Pego - 1:43 scale diecast of mainly Italian cars.
  • Penn Line - American model train manufacturer briefly producing 1:52 slot sets endorsed by A. J. Foyt
  • Penny - Matchbox sized cars made by Polistil.
  • Peresvet - 1:43 scale models of VAZ and Moskvitch all with same livery. Made in St. Petersburg.
  • Piccolino - 1:76 scale white metal line made by RAE. At least one LSR car.
  • Pilen - see Auto Pilen
  • Pilot Plastics - From Denmark. Wooden and plastic horse-drawn coaches. HO scale cars with Lego markings.
  • Pinko - Resin 1:43 scale 1960s sports cars. Aston-Martin, Lotus, AC.
  • Pirate Models - Among some of the earliest white metal models in the 1970s, example being GMC buses, a Model T jitney bus, and a Model T hearse.
  • Planet Toys - Small plastic remote control toy cars and pickup trucks.
  • Plasticart - Brand name of East German toy producer, known also as VEB or Espewe.
  • Plasto - Finnish producer of plastic toys, but also some promotional quality cars.
  • Playart - Hong Kong manufacturer of Matchbox sized diecast.
  • Playcraft - British Toy company once owning Corgi and Aurora. See Mettoy.
  • Playing Mantis - Company to resurrect Topper's Johnny Lightning.
  • Playtoy - White metal models made in Belgium, sometimes done by Carlo Brianza (see ABC Models).
  • Plumbies - Early Western Models white metal kit line. 1:43 scale. Made in England.
  • PP Models - 1:87 scale promotional trucks like the DAF semi with "TNT" logo.
  • Product Miniatures Company - American promotional model maker from 1947 until about 1965. Mostly Chevrolets.
  • PMA - acronym for Paul's Model Art.
  • PMC - Acronym for Product Miniatures Company.
  • PMC Models - Also appears to be a white metal model maker of Mercedes-Benzes.
  • Pocher Model Cars - Made in Torino, Italy. Famous for its large sized (1:8), highly detailed car kits. Also naval guns and cannon models.
  • Polar Lights - A modern reissuing of Aurora dies and Aurora-like vehicles and movie cars and creatures.
  • Polfi Toys - Greek plastic and diecast toy maker. Many scales.
  • Policar - Italian manufacturer of 1:32 slot cars and accessories.
  • Poliguri - Portuguese manufacturer of toys and diecast cars, produced the brand name Guri car.
  • Polistil - Italian (later name for Politoys)
  • Politoys - Italian (earlier name of Polistil)
  • PR - French diecast manufacturer. Odd vans and promotional trucks.
  • Praline Auto Modelle - German 1:87 scale vehicles going back several decades.
  • Precision Miniatures - originally 1:43 white metal models, fused with Motor City USA; later 1:18 scale models.
  • Precision Models - Another name for Franklin Mint's models usually in 1:24 scale.
  • Premier Models - American plastic producer of kits, mainly from the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Premium ClassiXXs - European diecast classic race cars, and their transporters.
  • Premium Models - Old buses - appears different from PremiumClassiXXs.
  • Premium X - 1:43 resin models often made for others like Hekorsa.
  • Press - French cars with many liveries of food and also Tour de France.
  • Pressed Metal Company - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, made pressed steel 'Sturditoy' line 1927-1933.
  • Prestige Models - 1:43 scale resin models made in France.
  • Processed Plastics Company - Mostly simple toys, but early on some nice smaller plastic and rubber replicas of various cars.
  • Pro-Cision - Remote Control vehicles in the 1970s.
  • Progetto K - Italian diecast of mostly Italian Alfas.
  • Progress - 1:50 scale plastic trucks made in Moscow.
  • Projecto Rallye 43 - Portugal Rally and Dakar Rally Raid Hand Built Resin Models.
  • Promtractor - Russian 1:43 scale diecast from Chelyabinsk. Include pipelayers, loaders, bulldozers and other construction related equipment.
  • Proscale - 1:43 scale resin kits, like '69 Camaro.
  • Protar, mostly Italian racing cars, absorbed into Italeri, also larger metal kits sometimes 1:12 scale.
  • Prototypo - Low volume issues of resin 1:43 kits; .
  • Provence Moulage - Originally handbuilt 1:43 resin kits, made in France. Often show or concept cars. Line now owned by Norev. Now diecast?
  • PST - 1:72 scale kits of WWII tanks and military. From Minsk, Belarus.
  • Pyro - American plastic kit producer in the early 1960s. Later taken over by Life-Like.
  • PZ Model - Resin 1:43 scale handbuilts made in Vienna, Austria.

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  • Q Model - 1:43 scale coldcast resin (body & wheels are single piece) models made in Japan.
  • QSK - Chinese tinplate. Especially motorcycles.
  • QuarterMile - Handbuilt 1/43 scale models of American dragsters.
  • Quartzo - 1:43 scale diecast racing model line of Portuguese Vitesse.
  • Quiralu - French manufacturer of the early 1960s of 1:43 models. New castings in the 1980s-1990s (see below).
  • Quiralu Re-editions - Made by Louis B. Surber.

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  • R & D Unique - Resin and pewter castings for usually 1:24 scale cars. Based in Renton, Washington.
  • R & J Miniatures - White metal handbuilts from the UK. Related to SAMS.
  • R & R Vacuum Craft - Resin 1:24 scale kits based on Lindberg, etc. Based in Flint, Michigan.
  • Racing Champions - Now part of RC2 with Ertl, made American muscle cars and racing cars, mostly in 1:64 scale.
  • Racing Models - 1:43 scale model consortium, usually in white metal.
  • Radar - Resin models. Microcars featured like BMW Isetta.
  • Radlett Grand Prix Models.
  • Radon - Russian state factory making 1:43 scale diecast Soviet vehicles.
  • RAE Models - White metal made in England, 1:43 scale.
  • Rainbow Rubber Co. - Butler, Pennsylvania company made Rubrtoy (spelling is correct here) vehicles mainly of 1935 Oldsmobiles. Near promo detail.
  • Ralstoy - American maker of diecast metal toys and logo trucks 1950s - 1970s.
  • Paolo Rampini - Collector's plastic models mostly 1:43 scale from Italy, later started Tron.
  • RaMei - 1:43 resin older Alfas costing about $400.00.
  • R.A.M.I. by J.M.K. - Classic diecast Tacots (classic cars) of France in the early Rio or Brumm or Safir tradition - made in France. Late 1960s to mid-1970s.
  • Ranco Models - Balsa wood from the 1950s.
  • J & L Randall - Kit maker from England circa 1960. Made Merit Products.
  • Rapide - Resin models, some microcars.
  • Rastar - Various scales of diecast cars. Made by Xinghui Auto Model Co. Ltd. of Shantou, Guangdong, China.
  • Rawcliffe Pewter - accurate HO scale pewter models of 1950s American cars.
  • RBA Model - 1:43 scale models of mainly European racing cars.
  • RC2 - Large conglomerate taking over MPC, AMT, Ertl, some Aurora dies, and other names also.
  • RC4WD - Monster trucks and various parts
  • Reader's Digest - Marketed by Reader's Digest, but usually made by Hi Speed.
  • Realtoys - Smaller to medium sized diecast from China. Many models very well done. Many come in 1:54 scale, and are often found in toy retailers and supermarkets.
  • Record Breakers: World of Speed - A Hasbro line from the late 1980s to early 1990s.
  • Record M.R.F. - Handbuilt White Metal Models from France. Often Ferraris.
  • Red Line Models - Sparks 1:43 line of exclusively Ferraris.
  • Red Lines - Unofficial name for Hot Wheels' first few years of production where models had hard plastic 'red wall' tires.
  • Redbox - Was Zylmex, became Motormax.
  • ReadYcut - Balsa wood midget racers, etc.
  • Remco - Mostly Tonka-like toys and trucks.
  • Renaissance Models - 1:43 scale resin models of vintage LeMans cars.
  • Renwal - Plastic generic vehicles in the 1940s and 1950s. Also many classic and more detailed 1:48 scale "Collector's Showcase Series" kits in the 1960s.
  • HPL Replicars - HO scale plastic vintage auto kits like 1899 Renault and 1927 Bentley.
  • Replicars - 1:43 scale. Made in England for Dutch firm. White metal, sometimes copying Spot-On in 1:42 scale, but often are Italian Alfas. Defunct since about 1990s.
  • Rettig (Jerry Rettig) - Conversions of Durham Classics, Western Models, and others.
  • Rêve Collection - Mainly 1970s F1 cars in resin. 1:43 scale.
  • Revell - American model kit producer owned by Hobbico.
  • Revell / AMT - Late 1950s kits sponsored by both companies with both logos on front of box.
  • Revell AG Germany - Former subsidiary of American Revell, now a separate company.
  • Revell / Ceji - Kits made in association with Japanese Ceji.
  • Revival International - Italian Manufacturer of Highly Detailed 1:20 metal and plastic models.
  • Revolution Models - Resin models of Australian concept cars, made in Australia.
  • Rextoys - 1:43 diecast French/Swiss producer of mostly 1930s era cars.
  • Rialto - handmade resin models in 1:43 made in the Netherlands: Lancias, Daimlers, Jaguars, and a Caddy Catera, of all things.
  • Richmond Toys - Diecast British fire engines and trucks - made in China.
  • Ricko - Hong Kong Chinese manufacturer in 1:87 scale, having own brand "Ricko" and producing models for "Brekina" & "Starmada".
  • Rietze Automodelle - German (Altdorf, Nuremberg) manufacturer of plastic models mainly in 1:87 scale (H0), buses/coaches, cars, vans, trucks, some 1:160 scale (N gauge). Since 1983.
  • Rik & Roc - Cararama Hongwell sold under this broad toy brand name.
  • Rio - Italian manufacturer of 1:43 scale classic models, 1900–1960.
  • Ringo Plastic Model Twin Kits - Always two kits in one by ITC (Ideal).
  • RO Models Workshop - Czech manufacturer of trucks & military vehicles. Lots of Tatras.
  • Road Champs - Diecast in 1:64 and 1:43 scale of mostly American cars of the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Road Ragers - Mostly 1:87 scale Australian vehicles.
  • Road Signature - Name used by Yatming.
  • Road Tough - Line of diecast made by Yatming.
  • Roadmaster - name of Lone Star toys made by DCMT.
  • Robeddie - Brooklin brand making Swedish Volvos and Saabs.
  • John Roberts - converter of Brooklin models to other forms.
  • Roco - Austrian manufacturer of model railways, model car brand went shortly to Herpa. Mostly 1:87 scale (H0).
  • Romu Factory - Build to order Japanese firm, mainly doing white metal.
  • ROS - Model tractors in diecast and plastic, made in Italy.
  • Roskopf (RMM) - German manufacturer in 1:100 scale plastic military vehicles (1960s/1970s), 1980s to 1990s 1:87 scale (H0) plastic models, mostly German, French and Swiss trucks and buses. Was sold to Wiking.
  • Rosso Corporation - Short lived high end plastic scale model manufacturer from Japan, 1:43, 1:24, 1:8 scale.
  • Studio Rosso (Hiroshi Watanabe) - Japanese builder of 1:43 scale kits.
  • Rossosh Factory - 1:50 scale plastic models from Russia.
  • Rotarex - Japanese 1:43 scale kits.
  • Route 66 Original Toy Co. - 1:64 scale cars made for Kmart Corporation.
  • Royal Plastics Company - Small vintage car plastic kits from Winnipeg, Canada.
  • RSM - 1:43 scale Russian military vehicles.
  • Rubicon Kojima - 1:43 scale white metal models made in Japan.
  • Rubrtoy - 1935 Oldsmobiles made by Rainbow Rubber Co. of Butler, Pennsylvania (spelling is correct).
  • Running 43 - Resin kits in 1:43, often '70s sports and race cars.
  • Ruslan Pinas - 1:43 scale conversion models of UAZ and Kamaz. Made in Samara, Russia.
  • Russian Miniature - 1:43 scale GAZ 66 trucks in diecast. From Ekateringburg.
  • Russian Scale Models - 1:43 scale diecast. Mostly military vehicles.
  • R.W. Model - Plastic and diecast classic cars in the Rio, Dugu, or Safir style. Later became Ziss Modell.

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  • Sablon - Belgian 1:43 scale diecast similar to Dinky and others, always with chemically reacted, melted wheels.
  • Safir - French producer, diecast metal early, plastic classic, and plastic Grand Prix cars in the 1970s.
  • Saico - Manufacturer of sports cars such as Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus and Mitsubishi Evo. Good quality, and can be found in department stores like Boyes.
  • St. Louis - Small diecast producer making 1:43 oddities like the 1942 DeSoto Custom.
  • St. Petersburg Tram Collection - 1:43 scale city trams.
  • Sakatsu - 1:24 scale Japanese resin kits.
  • Sakura - Rather simple 1:43 scale diecast from Japan. Corvette though has accurate wheels. Also known as K K Sakura.
  • SAMS - White metal company of the UK related to R & J.
  • SAM Toys - Italy. Plastic Alfa and other European models.
  • Sankyo Mokei - Plastic kits from Japan from the 1960s.
  • Sanwa Plastic - Japanese 1:32 scale kits from Japan from about 1960, about the earliest kit maker from Japan.
  • Saratov workshop - 1:43 scale Russian diecast, often alterations of Radon models.
  • Saunders Swadar - 1:16 scale plastic kits from the 1950s like 1912 Mercer and 1914 Mercedes racers.
  • Scale Model Products - SMP was leading American plastic producer of promotional models, introduced the 3 in 1 kit, acquired by AMT.
  • Scale Model Technical Services - See SMTS.
  • Scale Racing Models - 1:43 scale F1 and other race cars, made in Cottingham, England.
  • Scale Structures Ltd. (SS LTD) - 1:87 scale HO railroad details, buildings, supplies and accessories, also pewter model vehicles. Made in USA.
  • Scalecraft - Plastic models from the 1960s.
  • 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.
  • Schaper - Known for clever big wheeled but accurately detailed plastic 'Schaper Stompers' lines of trucks and SUVs.
  • Schuco Modell - Traditional German toy producer in all kinds of scales. Very good detail, especially in 1:43.
  • Schylling - German wind-up tin toys for many decades. Chinese reproductions of many of those toys as well.
  • Scientific - Balsa wood models from the early 1950s. Newark, NJ.
  • 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.
  • H. Seener - British firm making London promo recasts, mainly of Budgie / Morestone. Seerol came later.
  • Seerol - British firm selling promo and tourist vehicles of Rolls and London Taxis. Models most often recastings of Budgie / Morestone. H. Seener came first.
  • Selcol - British plastic toys. "Self-balancing" motorcycle.
  • Septoy - Belgian maker of diecast also known as Gasquy-Septoy.
  • Series GTS - See GTS.
  • Serpent Model Racing Cars - Radio controlled cars
  • SES Minicars - Plastic HO scale cars like Lada sedan. Sometimes made in transparent plastic. Made in East Germany.
  • SFA - Tinplate toys from Paris.
  • James Shackleton & Son - Diecast clockwork trucks. Look like Dinkys. Clockwork like Schuco. Late 1940s - early 1950s.
  • Shangjia Model - model manufacturer in the People's Republic of China. Many scales available such as: 1:24, 1:35, 1:50, 1:87 etc. Models made in zinc alloy and plastic.
  • Sharp - Japanese plastic kits. 1:24 scale Beetles among others.
  • Shehovtsov, Yuri - 1:43 scale Russian. Conversions of Tantal Models.
  • Shelby Collectibles - Diecast Cobras, Mustangs and Aston Martins. Different scales.
  • Shimazaki - Japanese tinplate toys of the 1950s and 1960s. Also known as SS.
  • Shimizu Mokei - Japanese kits also labeled M.K. Pla.
  • Shinsei (models) - Cranes and construction vehicles, also plastic toy and remote control cars.
  • John Shinton Models - 1:43 scale and often F1 race cars.
  • Shioji - Japanese tinplate from the mid-1950s. Also called SSS.
  • Signature Models - Detailed 1:32 scale diecast models often sold in museums and dealerships.
  • Siku - German model manufacturer, mostly Matchbox size.
  • Roger Sills - Producer of promo-AMT-like 1955 resin Pontiacs and others.
  • The Silver Crane Company - promo producer, for example 10 inch long Checker banks and vanity.
  • Silverlit - Many remote control 1:16 scale vehicles. Many Ferraris.
  • Simms - Plastic hot rods and the Batmobile from the late 1960s to early 1970s. At times associated with Aurora.
  • Skid - 1:43 scale diecast of mainly rally cars. Lots of Mitsubishis.
  • SKK Ichida - Tinplate toys from Japan from the early 1960s.
  • Slik Toys - Aluminum toys made in Lansing, Iowa.
  • SLM 43 - British 1:43 scale of British race cars from the 1930s. Made in France.
  • Slottech - US Manufacturer of HO (1/64th) slot cars.
  • Slot.it - Italian manufacturer of 1:32 slot cars and accessories.
  • Small Wheels - A brand name of Western Models.
  • SMEC - Balsa wood car kits.
  • Smer - Longtime Czech producer of mainly plastic cars and trucks about 1:43 scale. Some kits.
  • SMTS - Scale Model Technical Services. Prolific white metal manufacturer, from Hastings, England, with their own range, also making brass masters for many other manufacturers, e.g. Conquest/Madison.
  • 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 40s
  • SONSCO - Japanese tinplate cars and motorcycles among myriad other toys.
  • South Eastern Finecast - 1:43 scale model kits of classic English sports cars, mainly. Company was formerly Wills Finecast.
  • Southern Cross Miniatures - 1:43 scale handbuilt LeMans cars from 1950s/1960s from Victoria, Australia.
  • Spa Croft - Label like Danhausen, using models from many manufacturers.
  • Spark - Mostly 1:43 scale European, originally in resin, but now diecast. Strengths are 'back of the pack' Formula 1 and GP models. Guangdong province. Variety is reminiscent of Minichamps.
  • SpecCast - Mostly 1:24 scale diecast line of Liberty Classics, Inc. headquartered in Dyersville, Iowa.
  • Speed Models - Line of resin cars in 1:43 by ABC Models.
  • 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.
  • S.R.C. Models - White metal F1 kits made in England.
  • SS - Shimazaki. Japanese tinplate toys in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • SSS International - Abbreviation for Shioji. Japanese tinplate toys, relation to SS is uncertain.
  • Stahlberg Models - Finnish promos of Swedish Saabs and Volvos
  • Arthur Paddy Stanley - White metal pre-war German racers built in the early 1970s.
  • Starline - 1:43 scale diecast. Mostly Italian cars, including Fiat, Lancia and Siata.
  • Starter Models - 1:43 scale, mostly GP and NASCAR handbuilt resin kits. Made in Marseilles, France.
  • Stelco - German brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic and 1:64 scale hard plastic toy cars
  • Sterling - Plastics company making Auburn Rubber style nicely proportioned plastic (not rubber) cars. Often they had pencil sharpeners underneath.
  • Steve's - 1:43 scale plaster models.
  • Straco - Plastic radio Controlled cars from about 1980s. Made in Hong Kong. Some interesting offerings like the Mercedes C-111 type 1.
  • Strombecker - Slot car maker from the U.S. since the late '50s, later merged with Tootsietoy.
  • 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
  • Sturditoy - Pressed steel trucks 1926-1933. Made by the Pressed Metal Company of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
  • Styling Models - a line of American '50s cars by BBR.
  • Stylish Cars - very high end $800.00 hand built Duesenbergs made in Germany.
  • Summer - Simple, but sometimes attractive Hong Kong 1:64. Identified by the triple pine tree logo with superimposed horse.
  • Sun Motors Company - 1:43 scale collectibles from the UK made by Rod Ward.
  • Sun Star - Chinese mostly 1:18 scale. Nicely done, especially limousines and pickup trucks. In 2000s moved into European racing cars of many types.
  • Superior Models - White metal kits in 1:24 and 1:43 scale.
  • Superscale - English company of 1:43 scale trucks.
  • Louis B. Surber S.A. - Made Max Models, Eligor, LBS, and Quiralu Re-editions in France.
  • Suzuki Gangu - Japanese tinplate from mid-1950s. Uncertain if related to motorcycle and real auto company.
  • Swash Design - Resin Models designed by Masaya Saito.
  • Swiss Mini 43 - 1:43 scale variety in resin, but several appear to be reproductions of Goldvargs.
  • Sword - Diecast trucks similar to Conrad.
  • SY - Japanese tinplate toy vehicles. Also known as Yoneya.

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  • Taguchi - Japanese Tinplate cars.
  • Taiseiya Cherryca Phenix - Diecast from Japan. Often seen as only Cherryca Phenix.
  • Taiyo Kogyo Company - Simple tin plate cars from Japan in the 1960s.
  • Takara Tomy - Japanese diecast manufacturer, mostly Matchbox size. Known as Tomy in English speaking countries.
  • Takatoku Toys - Name of TT toys, Japanese tinplate toy car maker.
  • Tameo Kits - Italian 1:43 scale model manufacturer, often F1 kits.
  • Tamiya - Japanese high quality die-cast manufacturer, more famous for plastic kits and RC cars. First 1960s exports were a range of 1/24 slot car kits. Some 1:43 scale diecast as well.
  • Tanaguchi - Japanese tinplate vehicles, also known as TKK.
  • Tantal - Soviet/Russian 1:43 scale model maker or exporting organization established in Saratov. Tantal means tantalum in English, which is a very hard silver metal. Tantal is also a Russian weapons manufacturer that could have made models.
  • Taylor & Barratt - Britain. Diecast race cars, buses, etc. from around from the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Teama or Team A - Hong Kong producer of accurate plastic models including buses, trucks, ambulances and tractors. From 1:48 (tractor trailers) to 1:16 (forklifts).
  • Team Azarashi - radio controlled cars
  • Team Durango - radio controlled cars
  • Technofix - French copies of original German tinplate race sets featuring motorcycles, cars, buses, etc.
  • Tecnomodel - Handmade Resin Models in 1:18 and 1:43 scale made in Italy. Exclusive lines of Aston Martins, Lancias, Alfas, Maseratis, and McLarens.
  • Tek-Hoby Miniature - Diecast and resin made in Switzerland. Mostly Swiss Sauer trucks and buses. Mostly 1:50 scale. Also, 1:43 scale Citroen Traccion Avant & Peugeots that look like copies of Dubrays.
  • Tekno - manufacturer of 1:43 scale die-cast models originally based in Denmark; now known for truck models.
  • Teknoby - 1:43 scale handbuilts.
  • Telsalda - Plastic vehicles of all kinds from Hong Kong.
  • Tenariv - 1:43 scale F1 kits from France.
  • Teplukhin - 1:43 diecast with plastic parts, alterations of Russian Miniature.
  • Testors Corporation - Known early on for model paints, later made plastic toy cars, plastic kits and metal kits, in association with Bburago and (later) Maisto. Also paired up with Italeri and Fujimi.
  • This Way Up - F1 white metal handbuilt kits from South Africa.
  • Julian Thomas - Replicas of cast iron originals from the late 1970s.
  • Thomas Toys - Plastic and metal made by Keystone.
  • Thunder Tiger - Remote control buggies and monster trucks.
  • Tiger Hobbies - 1:48 military associated with Hobby Master.
  • Timpo / TimpoToys - British die-cast manufacturer.
  • Tin Wizard - High quality 1:43 scale resin models made in Germany.
  • Ting - Balsa wood truck kits from the late 1930s.
  • Tipp & Co. - Classic tinplate vehicles from Nuremberg, Germany, 1912-1933.
  • TKK - Japanese toy tinplate vehicles - apparently acronym for Tanaguchi.
  • TN - also Nomura. Japanese tinplate cars.
  • TO Models - All decades of 1:43 scale military Soviet trucks. Made in Ukraine.
  • Togi - Italy. Special Alfa Romeo promotionals from the Alfa factory.
  • Tokyo Marui - Japanese manufacturer who briefly made plastic model car kits.
  • Tomica - Japanese diecast manufacturer, Tomy brand, mostly Matchbox size. Later models made in China and Vietnam.
  • Tomica Dandy - Tomica's 1:43 scale diecast line.
  • Tomiyama - More accurate Japanese tinplate toys. Predecessor name to Tomy.
  • Tomy - Japanese toy company making many different kinds of vehicles, and more. Makes Matchbox sized Tomica. Also Takara Tomy in Japan. As of 2011 now owns Johnny Lightning.
  • Tomytec - Subsidiary of Takara Tomy, mostly HO scale plastic cars.
  • Tomte Laerdal - Norwegian brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic toy cars using dies of old Dinkys and sometimes Tekno.
  • Tonka - US manufacturer of toy trucks and other vehicles. Often pressed steel, and often large scale.
  • Tonkin - Diecast trucks about 1:64 scale. Made in the 1980s.
  • Tootsietoy - American manufacturer of die-cast vehicles, produced their first model car in 1911.
  • Top Model - 1:43 diecast Ferraris, Alfas, Aston-Martins, Renault Alpines and others in the spirit of Box or Bang.
  • Top Gear - Remote control vehicle manufacturer including weird things like a Triumph Herald with a sail, and water crossing vehicles, amidst regular Ferrari fare.
  • Top Gear Pty - Australian diecast manufacturer. Makes models under its own banner and owns the Trax Models line of "Australian Motoring History".
  • Top Gold Model - Classic odd race cars like old Bugattis. Does not appear to be Top Model.
  • Toriumi factory - Early 1950s factory making Marusan tin toys.
  • Total Control Racing - A slotless HO Scale slot car system introduced in the late 1970s
  • Total Model - 1:43 scale F1 kits.
  • Totem Industries - Balsa wood 'Jet' cars and others from about 1950.
  • Touchwood Models - 1:3 scale pedal cars and then different scales of land speed record cars and boats, from Norfolk, England. Relation to Omicron Models uncertain.
  • Tough Wheels - Kidco line of Matchbox sized cars.
  • Toy State - More toy-like plastic cars and trucks, but many farm and other products are fairly realistic.
  • Toy World Collectibles - Diecast 1:43 scale Ferraris, Renaults, Vespas, more low brow and in blister card similar package.
  • Toy Zone - Diecast Hot Rods in different sizes, particularly Tom Daniels Hot Wheels / Monogram style rods brought back.
  • Toys For Collectors - White metal 1:43 made by Western Models for this U.S. store.
  • TP - Truck models - related to Conrad.
  • TPI-Me-Mod - Resin kits made in Switzerland.
  • Transpub - 1:43 resin handbuilt commercial cars. Made in France.
  • Trax Models - Australian cars mainly in 1:43 scale - made in China. Owned by Top Gear.
  • Traxxas - American manufacturer model nitro and electric car producer specialises in 1/10 scale cars.
  • Trends Haynes - 1:32 scale British car kits.
  • Tri-ang - English and Northern Irish concern - trains, tin cars, diecast - including Spot-On.
  • Trident - Austrian 1:87 scale plastic models.
  • TRL Models - 1:43 and 1:18 Chinese resin models. Mercedes and Rolls-Royce.
  • Trofeu - Portuguese manufacturer specializing in 1/43 scale rally cars.
  • Tron Models - White metal models by Paolo Rampini from Italy.
  • Tru-Scale - Tonka-like pressed tin and diecast miniatures like the International Scout.
  • True Scale Miniatures - 1:18 and 1:43 resin models made in Hong Kong and USA.
  • True-to-Type Products - Hereford, England. Made Knight's Head Precision Toys.
  • Trumpeter - Nicely detailed kits and models. Cars and military besides aircraft.
  • Trux - Truck line of Australian Trax. Owned by Top Gear.
  • TSM - Acronym for True Scale Miniatures.
  • Tsugawa - Tiny models from Japan. About 1" long.
  • TT - Japanese tinplate toy car maker.
  • Tudor Rose - Britain. Plastic trucks and buses. "Tudor Rose Toys for Girls and Boys".
  • Tuf Tots - HO diecast line of DCMT Lone Star of England.
  • Twin Cam - 1:43 scale resin models of '60s Jaguars and Bentleys.
  • Tyco Toys - American manufacturer of HO Scale cars and sets. Owned Matchbox during the 1990s.

U[edit]

  • Ulrich - HO scale diecast Kenworth semi trucks and tankers.
  • Underwood Engineering - New Zealand diecaster making the Fun Ho line in the 1960s.
  • Ungar - Kits from the 1960s, U.S. race cars, toy slot car sets, woodburning kits; at times associated with [[Eldon (toy company)]].
  • Unimax - Chinese manufacturer of military diecast (especially tanks) and 'Radline RC' remote control vehicles.
  • Union - Japanese plastic kits from the 1970s.
  • Unique Toys - full name, more commonly known as UT Models.
  • Universal - 1:43 scale white metal figurines (Ukraina).
  • Universal Hobbies - Eagle became this (out of Jouefevolution).
  • UPC - 1:43 scale plastic model kits of European brass era cars like 1911 Renault & 1914 Mercer. From the 1960s. Also large scale plastic cars.
  • USA Models - Mostly white metal handbuilts. A line of Motor City USA.
  • US Model Mint - Line of white metal models by SMTS.
  • Uralskiy Sokol - 1:43 scale Russian models of older Soviet cars and military vehicles. Often GAZ. Made in Ekaterinburg.
  • UT Models - Retired brand name of the former Gateway Global, sister company to AUTOart, also associated with Paul's Model Art.

V[edit]

  • V & V Model - From Czech Republic
  • Vanguards - Or "Days Gone Vanguards". Line of '50s and '60s mostly British cars and trucks made by Lledo.
  • Varney - Small plastic kits of construction vehicles and others.
  • Vatutin Toy Factory - 1:43 scale diecast from Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Vector Models - Mostly buses. Mostly 1:43 scale. Made in the Ukraine.
  • Verem - Majorette subsidiary producing old dies of Solido.
  • Vertex - Line made in Ukraine by Volodymyr Pivtorak.
  • VF Modelauto - Handbuilt models in 1:43 scale from Germany.
  • Victoria - Military vehicles, resin, made in Italy, defunct in the 1990s.
  • 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.
  • Villa Model - 1:43 scale kits, often of F1 cars.
  • Vilmer - Denmark. Early diecast make later related to Kirk and Tekno.
  • Vision Models - Taiwan manufacturer of military and racing cars.
  • Vitesse Models - 1:43 diecast metal models from Portugal. Later connected to Ixo?
  • Viva Scale Models - 1:43 scale special use GAZ trucks like a drilling rig. From Belarus.
  • Volchanetsky - 1:43 scale YA and Jag trucks from the 1920s - 1930s. Made in Zaporizhia, Ukraine.
  • V.Olga - 1:43 scale GAZ and ZIL and other special trucks and buses. Made in Rivne, Ukraine.
  • Vroom - 1:43 scale kits and handbuilts, often Bugattis.
  • K. Vshivtsev - 1:43 scale tinplate models made in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan.

W[edit]

  • Walldorf - German 1:43 scale white metal.
  • Wave Corporation - Japanese resin model manufacturer from the 1990s, notable for F1 models, no longer produces.
  • Wells Brimtoy - Company made Welsotoys plastic models in about 1:20 scale and others.
  • Welly - Chinese manufacturer exporting widely, with most scales covered. Over the years model precision and detail has steadily improved.
  • Welsotoys - Plastic models often in 1:20 scale. Made by Wells Brimtoy.
  • West-Craft - Punch out cardboard Jeeps from the late 1940s.
  • Western Models - handbuilt 1:43 white metal cars (incl. related brand Small Wheels). Used to provide models to Danhausen.
  • Western Stamping Corporation - Pressed steel toys made in Korea like the mail Jeep.
  • White Rose Collectibles - Specially detailed Matchbox Toys, and particularly, team sports versions.
  • Wiking - German maker of primarily 1:87 plastic models.
  • Wilkins Toy Co. - Made Kingsbury Toys in the '20s - '30s in pressed steel.
  • Wills Finecast - English producer of white metal kits in 1:43 scale. Often MGs. Later became South Eastern Finecast.
  • Gerald Wingrove
  • Don Winter - 1:48 scale early steam vehicles and tractors.
  • 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.
  • WMS - Abbreviation for Western Models.
  • WSI - Specialized diecast models, something like NZG, like the Dutch FTF truck with deluxe edition book.
  • Wyandotte Toys - Cast iron manufacturer from the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Wyn Edwards - LSR vehicles, probably resin. Made in England.

X[edit]

  • XCM - Tracked tanks and personnel carriers of all types. Made in Kazakhstan.
  • Xinghui Auto Model Co. Ltd. - Makes Rastar diecast in Shantou, Guangdong, China.
  • XQ - Remote control Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Ford GT40s, tanks, and buggies.
  • XRAY Model Racing Cars, Slovakian radio controlled cars

Y[edit]

  • Yamada SDM - Japanese plastic kits in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Yamazaki - Japanese company making 1950s tinplate toys and gold colored metal promotional ashtray 9" models specially cased.
  • Yatming - Hong Kong manufacturer of diecast models from small to large.
  • Yaxon - Group 5 and Formula 1 diecast cars made in Italy.
  • Yekaterinburg Laboratory - 1:43 scale diecast models made in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
  • Yodel - Japanese plastic kits.
  • Yokomo - Japanese radio controlled cars
  • Yonewa - Japanese tinplate cars - uncertain if related to Yonezawa below. Sometimes seen as SY Yoneya.
  • Yoneya - Japanese tinplate vehicles - relationship, if any, to Yonewa above or the more modern Yonezawa below is uncertain.
  • Yonezawa - Japanese toys. Tinplate in the 1950s and 1960s. Later diecast usually in 1:43 scale. See Diapet.
  • Yoshiyo - Japanese tinplate toys.
  • Young Engineer - English plastic kits (like of Ford sedans) from the 1950s.
  • YOW Modellini - Japanese 1:43 specialty kits & models of concept and one-off vehicles.
  • Y.Udarce - Member of GMM Minigrad. Soviet tractor models.
  • YVS - MAZ, Zil, BAZ, American and German heavy military vehicles and construction equipment. Made in Minsk, Belarus.

Z[edit]

  • ZAP - Remote control vehicles including NASCAR stock cars.
  • Zaugg (model cars) - White Metal handbuilts made in Switzerland.
  • ZAZ Kommunar - 1:35 scale plastic models of ZAZ cars made in the factory.
  • Zebra Toys - White metal reproductions of Morestone and maybe other toys.
  • Zee Toys - See Zylmex.
  • Adam Zhukovsky - MAZ container and dumper trucks, Minsk, Belarus.
  • ZIL - Possibly same as ZIL auto factory also making 1:43 diecast.
  • Ziss Modell - German 1:43 scale producer. Classic and modern cars. See R.W. Modell and Euro-Modell.
  • Z-Tanks - KZKT and other Soviet tanks.
  • Zvezda - Military model plastic kits. Apparently Russian.
  • Zwicky - 1:43 scale resin pre-assembled models.
  • Zylmex - Usually 1:64 scale diecast vehicles made by Zyll Enterprises. Some larger plastic vehicles.

References[edit]

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. 
  • Ralston, Andrew. 2008. Tinplate Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s from Japan. Dorchester, England: Veloce Publishing.