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Corgi Classics D980 Ford Popular Van - AbbyColor (Mint in Box)
Corgi Classics D980 Ford Popular Van - AbbyColor (Mint in Box)

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Product Code: CORGI003

Corgi Classics D980 Ford Popular Van - AbbyColor (Mint in Box)

UPC: 032435 109805    Made in Great Britain 1989  

Corgi Toys was launched in 1956 as a new range of die-cast toy model cars by Mettoy Playcraft LTD, the toy car company founded in 1936.
  • Sales increased in the late 1960s and early '70s. Corgi reformed as Corgi Toys Ltd. in 1984 and turned its attention to regaining the British toy company's confidence. Three years later Corgi turned to the export market for profits, soon distributing in Australia, Europe and the United States. Shortly after this Corgi started the Collectors Club, which quickly gained worldwide membership.
  • In 1989 the company was taken over by Mattel, the worldwide toy manufacturing giant (manufacturer of Barbie Dolls and Hot Wheels cars), and production was moved to Leicester, the Mattel headquarters. Corgi then introduced a new range: Corgi Classics, selling nostalgia cars, vans and trucks from the 1930s, '40s, '50s and '60s, aimed at those who had grown up during that period. At around the same period in the US, Corgi released a new range of trucks, fire tenders and buses based on North American prototypes, though these were not as successful as had been hoped.

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