Category:Budgie Toys

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Budgie logo (1966).jpg
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Budgie Toys

1959 -     

The Budgie Toys ("They Speak For Themselves") brand appeared in 1959, applied by the distributors Morris and Stone (Morestone) to their own range of toys, which was produced for them by Modern Products. The sound of the name "Budgie Toys" resonated with the names of two existing ranges of diecast toys from other manufacturers, Dinky Toys and Corgi Toys, and while the name wasn't close enough to cause confusion, it was similar enough to be memorable.

Developments

The larger toy business S. Guiterman and Co. Ltd. took over the range in 1961, but around five years later Guiterman went bust, with a more limited part of the range then being distributed by souvenir specialists H. Seener Ltd.

Starcourt then took over production in around 1983.

After this point the mixture of companies, products, facilities and agreements gets rather confusing, but one notable company to eventually emerge from the mix was Oxford DieCast.

1966 description:

Budgie models are made in die-cast metal. They are true to life, well detailed and beautifully finished. The list of models gives some idea of the large range available and the numbers shown against each item will be found most useful when ordering. Budgie models are also obtainable in Gift Sets. These contain a selection of the most popular models in well-finished, attractive boxes with slide-off lids.

1966 listing:

  • 202 – Refrigeration Truck
  • 220 – Cattle Truck
  • 222 – Tank Transporter
  • 224 – Locomotive
  • 226 – Foden Dump Truck
  • 230 – Timber Transporter
  • 232 – Cable Drum Transporter
  • 234 – Tractor Transporter
  • 236 – Routemaster Double Decker Bus
  • 238 – British Railways Delivery Van (Hard Top) Articulated
  • 242 – Euclid Tipper
  • 270 – Esso Tanker
  • 274 – Refuse Truck
  • 276 – Bedford L.W.B. Tipper
  • 282 – Euclid 21-yard Scraper
  • 288 – Bulk Flour Tanker
  • 292 – Bulk Milk Tanker
  • 294 – Horse Box
  • 296 – Motorway Express
  • 298 – Alvis Salamander Fire Crash Tender
  • 300 – Lewin Sweepmaster
  • 302 – BOAC Cabin Service Lift Truck
  • 304 – Plate Glass Transporter
  • 306 – Tractor (with fork-lift shovel)
  • 308 – Pitt Alligator Low Loader
  • 310 – Leyland Cement Mixer
  • 312 – Super Tipmaster
  • 314 – Trackdozer
  • 316 – Overhead Maintenance Truck
  • 318 – Euclid Mammoth
  • 322 – Pneumajector
  • 324 – Duomatic Tipper
  • 326 – Highwayman Gas Transporter
  • 452 – A.A. Motor-Cycle Patrol
  • 454 – R.A.C. Motor-Cycle Patrol
  • 456 – Solo Motor-Cyclist—T.T. (Gleam Finish)
  • 456 – Solo Motor-Cyclist—D.R.
  • 456 – Solo Motor-Cyclist—G.P.O. (Gleam Finish)
  • 456 – Solo Motor-Cyclist—P.P. (Gleam Finish)

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