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Lledo was formed in 1982 by Jack O'Dell, co-founder of Matchbox, and Burt Russell. The first models appeared on the market in 1983 as the 'Days Gone' range, reminiscent of the Matchbox 'Models of Yesteryear', and made in England. The value of producing a wide range of variants in various liveries and in limited quantities was quickly realised, and an additional range of 'Lledo Promotionals' was launched. The company eventually became bankrupt in 1999 and the name and manufacturing rights were acquired by Corgi who continued production of Lledo models in China until 2005 when the last remaining models were absorbed into the Corgi Classics range.
Mattel's Hot Wheels cars were the first to have low-friction wheels for use on gravity tracks, and their enormous popularity forced rivals such as Matchbox and Corgi to adapt their existing ranges similarly in order to compete. Always offering a mixture of fantasy vehicles and models of actual cars, the Hot Wheels range offers marvellous detailing at a low price, thanks in part to modern tampo printing techniques.
Diecast models from a variety of manufacturers around the world.
Military, Farm, Zoo and other figures and models made by Britains Ltd of London.
Constructional toy made in the UK between 1934 and 1964, designed for making model houses and other buildings.
Tri-ang was the trading name of Lines Bros, a company established in London in 1919. Famous brands produced by Tri-ang included Pedigree, Frog, Minic, Scalextric, Tri-ang railways, Arkitex and Spot-On. The company acquired Meccano Ltd in 1965, adding Dinky Toys and Hornby to the list as well. Although in its heyday Tri-ang was a dominant force in the toy trade, its fortunes waned towards the end of the 1960s and the company finally went into receivership in 1971. Some of the major Tri-ang brands of course continued and flourished under new ownership.