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MAJORETTE vintage collectible Diecast Cars and Trucks for Sale from Gasoline Alley Antiques

These were well-done models with plastic bodies and metal bases – for a time these cars ktaalog marketed as a new ” series, but later regular Majorette models were also made in Portugal as blister packages were marked with red “P”s, “F”s, and “T”s for Portugal, France, or Thailand.

Majo-kits came with plastic pavement pieces that locked together to form the streets of a town. The s brought financial troubles and Majorette began to retreat from the U. Kikoler and his toy brand name Kiko also reached an agreement with Majorette to produce approximately 15 Majorette models in Brazil, at a factory in Rio de Janeiro.

This was in touch with the automobile industry’s trend of using plainer, metallic paints. Retrieved from ” https: Another popular line were the ‘Circus’ vehicles and Coca-Cola brand cars. Views Read Edit View history.

Majorette (toy manufacturer)

By producing locally, Majorette benefited by avoiding duties on importing from France. About Majorette became more visible in the United States with new lines appearing in several retail stores like Toys R Us.

This article may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience. For example, s series cars and trucks sported a nostalgic looking somewhat art-deco-style blister card package with yellow at the bottom which changed upwards to orange, red and then purple.

Another line based on the series were the Road Eaters. The car is very detailed and complete with all opening features, but all in plastic in a package with bright but Majorette-like red colors.

1990 Majorette Catalog

Among these were the series of semi-tractor trucks. This is a normal 2. Some new models were released later than originally expected, for example, the Nissan MuranoFiat Panda and Mercedes-Benz SLK were due to be released inbut they did not reach the market until Autumn With Toys R Us going out of business inhowever, much of that Majorette’s visibility was eliminated. This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat These vehicles had durable electronics – with batteries sometimes lasting an entire decade before losing power.

All were packaged in the same eye-catching red packaging. After Majorette’s parent company Ideal loisirs was purchased by the German entity Triumph Adler, now entering majorettd 21st century, batches of better castings have been introduced, as well as an image face lift that includes a modified kafalog, and a toning down of the bright aesthetics of the s and s. As ofthe factory had grown to 13, square meters. Majorette was purchased by Smoby in Majorette is a French toy manufacturer which mostly produces small die-cast cars and other construction and military vehicles particularly in 1: At the end ofMajorette purchased revered diecast producer Solido Militaires Solido website.

Inbrima models had a “black label” attached to the base identifying the place of manufacture, while the majority of models had the later “FAB ZF MANAUS” white plastic tab affixed to the base, indicating that the models had been made in that city. Also in this series is a line of plastic, but appealing, trucks; a trash truck, maorette logging truck, and a container truck.

Though realism and detail were not always as good as Matchbox or Tomica, by the early s Majorette established a reputation of making quality, heavy vehicles, incorporating features like opening doors and hoods, translucent plastic parts, and sprung suspension systems. The original Majorette brand survives. Pieces were straight, inner corner, outer corner and others that could be used as parking spaces.

Inbankruptcy was followed by a takeover by Ideal loisirs, and most Majorette production was relocated to Thailandwhere a factory was built in the Nava Nakorn Industrial Promotion Zone, in Pathum Thani Province, comprising 1, square meters. Scale varied whether a Majorette vehicle was a small mini car like the cutely-done Renault Twingo or the Volvo Yoplait truck – all being anchored to the 2. For a time, there were no illustrations.

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However, this was well executed, and even if the cars lost some realism, they had a particular, attractive solidness and style not like the competition. Majorette became the main French manufacturer of Matchbox -sized miniature vehicles scale variously pegged to 3 inches long. Each package was the same for each model, with little gold stickers on the plastic blisters labeling the number and type of majkrette in French.

Today, as part of the Simba-Dickie Toy Group, the Majorette line continues to be made in Thailand and newer models are made in China.

Around the same period, Mr. Please help by spinning off or relocating any relevant information, and removing excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia’s inclusion policy. For the dancers and performers, see Majorette dancer. Circathe Majorette lines offered today are standard “Singles” packaged in various ways, “Extractor” series construction”S.

Japanese Nissan and Toyota are also represented Raganp. The “Majo-Teams” offer vehicles of different sizes in different themes, and is reminiscent of offerings during the s. In the center of the package a downward pointing arrow design went rather spectrally from light green at the top to dark green and blue. About this same time the Portuguese company Novacar was also purchased and Majorette production commenced in Portugal. Into the s, vehicles normally appeared in bright red blister cards with more graphics and illustrations with a yellow band around the Majorette name.

Besides their important domestic presence, Majorette relies heavily on commercial sales to foreign markets.

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