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universal hong kong 8 years, 9 months ago #1

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Re: universal hong kong 8 years, 9 months ago #2

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They sorta look like Corgi Juniors dont they.

Re: universal hong kong 8 years, 9 months ago #3

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The only one I think is close enough to what Corgi had produced is the 105 mm pak howitzer the rest are really unclear to judge by their image if they are what they are supposed to be. The M4 Sherman has been reproduced by a verity of manufactures within the Toy World while most of them have similarities silhouetted in design they all differ apart from those which were sold in a verity of packaging and names for the importer distributors. The truck is not clear enough although the other could be the look alike Corgi Jeep.



These Road Toughs were made by Yat Ming
Last Edit: 8 years, 9 months ago by GunnerJim.

Re: universal hong kong 8 years, 9 months ago #4

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The Universal Group was founded by Mr David C.W Yeh in 1964 in Hong Kong. His firm acted as a contractor for overseas toy companies. By the late seventies, Universal was the largest toy manufacturer in Hong Kong and during this time Yeh had established the firms reputation for marketing and designing their own toys. In 1982 Universal purchased Lesney Matchbox.

Scale Model Tanks the moulds were later acquired by IMEX.
Kidco/Tough Wheels.
Tiny Tanks for Montgomery Ward and K-Mart.  Combat Unit as shown and a Mash series which are hard to get at times. Uniborn, Victory Force, Die-cast metal tank, Bad Guys and Military Action were some of the marketing names used by distributors and by the Universal Group.


Matchbox Commando Series.

The only M4 Sherman made by Matchbox came out under Mattel.
Last Edit: 8 years, 9 months ago by GunnerJim.

Re: universal hong kong 8 years, 9 months ago #5

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Yat Ming Matchbox M4 Sherman and Corgi and Yat Ming and a generic copy.



I don't know if the Universal Jeep has a fixed or fold down windscreen as I am still yet to find one.

Re: universal hong kong 8 years, 7 months ago #6

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Yatmings packaged as Norevs..



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