I posted on the subject of Chinese cars before, this time I got some cars from a Chinese source made for the 15th anniversary of Foton. I found a website of the manufacturer, but forgot to bookmark it. Maybe somebody can help me in finding the manufacturer.
I am not sure if this truck is actually part of the set I bought, because the manufacterers website showed it with only passenger cars. However, I am pretty happy with this Foton Auman ETX truck, build with Mercedes-Benz technology I understand.
At the Nuremburg Toy Fair of 2012 a new series of diecast toys was presented by Corgi. The brand had not really had a presence in the "small scale diecast" market for about two decades, so it's return was quite unexpected. The cars are made in the so-called 3 inch-scale, about 1:64, though the trucks would more likely be scaled 1:87.
I received 2 out of the first series. The packaging is a nice blister like packaging, but it's not packed like a cardboard piece with a glued on plastic bubble, but a plastic bubble contained in cardboard. Quite pretty and allows for inspection on both sides. The cars I got have a plastic interior and chassis as one mould/piece and a metal body. The interior is very poorly detailed, the cars are quite well recreated and have nice paint detail.
HTI is a British brand of toys, Teamsterz is there brand name for diecast cars. They don't seem to be sold outsid of the UK and Ireland. My examples come from Ireland. They are incredibly cheap, 2 for less than the price of one Hot Wheels! And for the money not to bad either:
Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon
Recently, through http://modelcarweekly.com/ I was made aware of a Bus collection of Editions Atlas. They do some other collections as well, for example Opel. The buses have my interest, as it kinda fits the scale I collect in. The busses are highly detailed and the introductionary bus was only slightly less then 5 euro. In different countries, different busses are offered, though I assume all buses will be featured in the different countries eventually.
The first one I received was this Belgian bus, a Brossel A80 C/DAR with a body by Jonckheere. Brossel was a Belgian truck and bus manufacturer, bought in the sixties by British Leyland. The brand would not survive this decade. Body builder Jonckheere however still exists as part of Dutch bus manufacturer VDL.
Solido - Prestige Models tried to make displayable large scale models in the mid-Nineteen-Eighties. Although it is unclear if they actually did proper research on these or if they based the models on the US-export market of which there were several books available at the time.
Recently I was lucky to get this miniature car of the Toyota Avanza.
The Avanza is apparently a Daihatsu-designed vehicle constructed in Indonesia. The scale model is created in Indonesia by a new make (new for me) called RIMS, which apparently stands for Republic of Indonesia Model Scale. This is their first 1:64 scale model.