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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Die Cast

The oldest toy company had its start in 1901 making miniature cars in the form of pins, cuff links, and charms,the first actual car was introduced in 1911.

(pronounced Midget-oy) founded by Alvin and Eral Herdklots A&E tool and gage co. after the   war was over they decided to make die-cast toys and were more basic than the already established Tootsietoy. there first die cast was made in 1946
Introduced by Lesney Products in 1953 named because they came in a box  similar in size and shape of a box of matches
Johnny Lightning
By Topper Toys ...their claim was the fastest cars
Al Unser was able to win victories in his blue lightning bolt decorated Johnny lightning special

in 1971 Topper Toys was forced to close due to business fraud and that was the end to the Johnny lightning car until 1994 when Playing Mantis Company acquired the rights and started to make reproductions of the original cars.
Hot Wheels .........Red Lines.... Introduced in 1968 the hot wheels cars we designed to be used on the hot wheels tracks

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