Category:Castoys

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
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Castoys

1948 - (1956?)


Mettoy Castoys (a compaction of "Cast Toys") were a range of heavy but quite nice largeish diecast metal vehicles produced by Mettoy from 1948 onwards.

These were fitted with clockwork motors, but were "windowless" – they were superceded by the more successful Corgi Toys range (1956-), which boasted plastic windows and plastic interiors, effectively making the Castoys range obsolete.

Range

According to the Ramseys British Diecast reference handbooks, the known range consisted of:

1:35-scale range:

  • Milk Handcart
  • 718 - Luxury Observation Coach "MTY 718"
  • 810 - Limousine "MTY 810"
  • 820 - Streamline Bus "MTY 820"
  • 830 - Racing Car
  • 840 - Eight-Wheel Lorry
  • 850 - Fire Engine
  • 860 - Tractor
  • 863 - Ferguson TE20 Tractor and Trailer
  • 870 - Delivery Van"EXPRESS DELIVERY" / "POST OFFICE TELEPHONES" / "ROYAL MAIL" / "AMBULANCE" / "BOAC"

for Marks and Spencer, 1:18-scale:

  • - Soft Drinks Van

1:35-scale range:

  • - Vanwall Racing Car

"Miniature Numbers" series:

  • 502 - Standard Vanguard Saloon
  • 510 - Police Car version
  • 511 - Taxi version
  • 512 - Fire Chief version with ladder
  • 602 - Standard Vanguard Saloon larger version
  • 603 - Standard Vanguard Saloon larger version with "bump" feature
  • 505 - Rolls Royce Saloon
  • 605 - Rolls Royce Saloon larger version
  • 606 - Rolls Royce Saloon larger version with "bump" feature

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