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A to Z List Of Model Car Makers

A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safir - French producer, diecast metal early, plastic Grand Prix cars in 1970s.
Scale Model Products - SMP was leading American plastic producer of promotional models, introduced the 3 in 1 kit, acquired by AMT.
Scalextric - The longest-established manufacturer of model slot cars. Creator of the landmark 1:32 slot car line in 1957.
Schabak Modell - Made Ford and other German model cars in the 1990s mainly in 1:43 scale, known particularly for aircraft liveries.
Schuco Modell - Traditional German toy producer in all kinds of scales.
SCX - Spanish manufacturer of 1:43 and 1:32 slot cars and 1:32 digital slot car systems. Formerly Scalextric of Spain. Sold under the brand name Scalextric in Spain and Mexico. Outside those markets, sold under the brand name SCX.
Serpent Model Racing Cars - Radio controlled cars
Shinsei - Cranes and construction vehicles, also plastic toy cars.
Signature Models - Detailed 1:32 scale diecast models often sold in Museums and Dealerships.
Siku - German model manufacturer, mostly Matchbox size.
Slik Toys - Aluminum toys made in Lansing, Iowa.
Slottech - US Manufacturer of HO (1/64th) slot cars.
Smer - Longtime Czech producer of mainly plastic cars and trucks about 1:43 scale.
SMTS - British white metal manufacturer, who specialised in their own range as well as making brass masters for many others e.g. Conquest
Solido - French manufacturer of good quality 1:43 and 1:18 scale models
Soma - Tonka - like toys, mainly trucks.
Somerville British manufacturer of 1:43 scale White Metal models, especially British cars of the 1930s and 40's
Speedy - Matchbox sized line of cars made by Mercury of Italy.
Spot-on - 1:42 scale die-cast made by Triang in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eventually bought by Dinky. Resurrected by Norev.
Stahlberg Models - Finnish promos of Swedish Saabs and Volvos
Stelco - German brand of 1:43 scale soft plastic and 1:64 scale hard plastic toy cars
Strombecker/Bachmann - American Manufacturer started in 1962. 1/32 slot cars. Formerly Strombecker was a separate company making slot cars and Bachman, electric train sets.
Studio 27 - high end scale model and accessory manufacturer from Japan
Starline
Sun Star - Chinese mostly 1:18 scale. Nicely done, especially limousines and pickup trucks.
T

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

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

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

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

Y

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

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

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