Eco (medieval castle with lake)
Made by Eco Spielwaren GMBH in Neumarkt, Germany c:1970.
This toy fort is typical of those being produced using the vacuum forming technology emerging from the mid-1960s onwards. It is not known how long they stayed in production. Eco's products are often confused with those made about the same time by O & M Hausser under their trade name Elastolin. This particular model contains a variety of buildings and spaces somewhat in the nature of a fortified settlement, and is ideal for use with 25-40mm figures. It has a fully operating drawbridge over a moat / lake which was designed to contain water, thus providing great play value.
'GIVJOY' TOYS - large fort
TRI-ANG No:6 Tower of London
ELF (Joy Toys?) 3-tier fort (second version)
A toy fort of this design (but a different paint colour scheme) was first made by Elf Crafts, in Stourport-on-Severn, England, in the 1950s. It is almost certain that this version is from the early 1960s.