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List of brands


This list contains the brands of the Ferrari model cars currently or formerly in the "The Reds" collection.


The below information about the various brands has been collected mainly through Wikipedia and the websites of the manufacturing companies.

 

Altaya   Part of a conglomerate of brands from the Far East, with Atlas, De Agostini, del Prado, IST, Ixo, and Yat Ming.
Anson   Anson started production at the end of the 1980s and exited the market in 2002.
Art Model   Art Model is a brand name introduced in 1993 by M4, the Italian company that also manufactures the Best models and, since 2004, owns the Rio range.
Bang   The Italian model manufacturer Bang was founded in 1990, as one of the successors of the company Box Model. The Box Model castings were shared between Bang and another Italian company, Best Model. Bang soon completed the range of former Box models by newly developed models. Production ceased in December 2005.
Bburago   Called Martoys from 1974 to 1976, the company was founded by the Besana family from Italy, who had previously started Mebetoys, which they sold to Mattel. Martoys was renamed Bburago in 1976. In 1989 (or in 1994?), Bburago took over Polistil. In 1995, Bburago buys the moulds and tools of Techno Giodi from the bankrupt's estate of the manufacturer. By 2005, Bburago went bankrupt and was purchased by the May Cheong Group which also markets Maisto. They relaunched the name Bburago as of early 2007.
Best Model   Best was founded in 1990, as one of the successors of the company Box Model. The Box Model castings were shared between Best and another Italian company, Bang. The owners of Best are also manufacturing the model car ranges Art Model (Ferrari models, since 1993) and M4 (Alfa Romeo models, since 2007), and in 2004 they took over the model manufacturer Rio.
Bestbox   See: EFSI.
Box Model   Box Model was founded in Italy in 1984. In 1990, Box Model was split up, and the moulds were shared between two successing companies: Best Model and Bang.
Brumm   Brumm, based in Italy, was started in 1972 by Reno Tattarletti of the family concern that started Rio Models.
Corgi   The trademark Corgi Toys was introduced by the British Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. in 1956. The company went into liquidation in 1984 Corgi reformed as Corgi Toys Ltd. In 1989, the company was taken over by Mattel, the manufacturer of Hot Wheels. In 1995, Corgi regained its independence as a new company, Corgi Classics Limited. In 2008, Corgi Classics was bought by Hornby. Under Hornby ownership the Corgi brand underwent a rebrand in 2012, this saw the introduction of a new logo and style of packaging.
Detail Cars   From France, but made in China.
Dickie Toys   Dickie Toys is the second oldest brand in the Simba-Dickie Group. In 1971, Wolfgang Sauerborn founded the toy making firm Sauerborn & Stübinger, and in 1978 Dickie Toys Hong Kong. In 1993, Wolfgang Sauerborn was killed when his private jet crashed. Simba Toys (founded in 1982 in Germany, with its first office in Hong Kong established in 1984) took over all the rights and duties of his Dickie Spielzeug, Dickie-Tamiya and Dickie Hong Kong Ltd. This initiated the Simba-Dickie Group, which since 2010 also owns Majorette and with that, the Solido brand.
Dinky Toys   In 1933, Meccano Ltd from England issued a series of accessories to complement their model train sets, called Meccano Dinky Toys. In 1935, the name Meccano was dropped and the marque became Dinky Toys. The Dinky trade-name changed hands many times before ending up as part of Matchbox International Ltd in the late 1980s, uniting both names under one roof. No new dedicated Dinky castings have been created since Matchbox Collectibles was shut down in 2000.
Edocar   Edocar was a Dutch producer of toys and model cars. Parent company Edor Benelux NL BV was founded in 1950 and imported up to 1985 the British Matchbox miniature models. Edocar was active from 1986 on, and used under license models of other manufacturers. Initially mainly models of Maisto, later on also models of Hartoy, RealToy, GoldenWheels and Yat Ming. In 2007, for a short period of time a new series Edocar models were sold, made by Loyal Bright. Following the bankruptcy of its parent company, also Edocar shut down in 2007.
EFSI   EFSI started out in the Netherlands in 1959 or 1962? as Bestbox. The Bestbox name was discontinued in 1971. Around 1988, the EFSI name was changed to Holland Oto, which is still in operation. Holland Oto had connections with Dutch AHC, and thus today has connections to the JOAL and Pilen enterprises in Spain and is affiliated with or owns Universal Hobbies, Motorart, HiSpeed and Kids' Globe.
Ertl   Ertl has been producing since 1945. In 1981, Ertl acquired AMT. In 1987, Ertl, who until that time had been the American distributor of their kits, gained majority in ESCI, the Italian producer of CB Cars. In 1993, ESCI-Ertl SpA was liquidated. In 1999, Ertl was purchased by Racing Champions. In 2000, Racing Champions Ertl acquired Britains Limited. Ertl is currently a brand under the RC2 Corporation umbrella.
Faller   Gebr. Faller GmbH is a German toy company founded in Germany in 1946. Faller has manufactured die-cast model cars in the past, but now specializes in making scenery, plastic model kits and other accessories for model railroads.
Herpa   Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH, founded as Hergenröther und Patente in 1949, is a German manufacturer that since 1978 releases car models under the Herpa Cars & Trucks trademark.
Hot Wheels /
Hot Wheels Elite
  Hot Wheels is a brand introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. In 1989, Mattel took over Corgi, which regained its independence in 1995. In 1997, Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox, and united Matchbox with Hot Wheels under the same corporate banner.
Distinct from the Hot Wheels® lines of vehicles, Hot Wheels Elite™ is the Mattel brand devoted to replica car collectors. This line-up faithfully reproduces in 1:18 and 1:43 scale the most famous and appreciated cars.
Ixo Models   Part of a conglomerate of brands from the Far East, with Altaya, Atlas, De Agostini, del Prado, IST, and Yat Ming.
Jolly Models   -
JouefEvolution   Le Jouet Francais was created in 1944 in France, and about 1950 renamed as Jouef. In 1972, the Jouef company becomes integrated with the Jouef Francais Group, which includes also Solido. Early 1980's, the different companies of the group are repurchased by various speakers of the toy market, and Jouef is then bought by the CEJI group. Revell was also purchased by CEJI, but was again spun off by 1983. The CEJI group went bankrupt in 1986 and Jouef, recovered by independent contractors, starts a new policy of diversification for activities, amongst which the production of miniature cars under the name JouefEvolution. After another bankruptcy, the company is bought in 1996 by Rivarossi and the production of model cars ceased. Most of these castings, however, were acquired by Universal Hobbies.
Kyosho   Kyosho Corporation was created in 1963 and is based in Japan. Production of die-cast model cars began in 1992.
Maisto   The Maisto brand name was registered in 1990 by a conglomerate formed out of Mae Cheong (MC Toy) and May Tat Toy. Maisto has manufactured a number of Tonka products under license from Hasbro. In 2005, the May Cheong Group acquired the assets of Bburago, that had previously gone bankrupt.
Majorette   Founded in 1961 by Emile Véron, of the family that also created Norev, the firm initially produced model railways and was known as Rail-Route. By 1964, the first Majorette cars came to market. In 1967, the name was changed to Majorette. In 1980, Majorette took over Solido. About this same time, Novacar was also purchased. In 1993, due to insolvency, the firm was taken over by Idéal Loisirs. The original Majorette brand survives. In 1996, the German Triumph-Adler AG took over Idéal Loisirs. In 2003, Majorette joined the Smoby Group as Smoby Majorette. In 2008, Smoby itself becomes insolvent and is taken over by the Simba-Dickie Group, while Majorette is acquired by the French investor MI 29. In 2010, Majorette also becomes part of the Simba-Dickie Group.
Matchbox   The Matchbox name started in 1953 as a brand name of the British die-casting company, Lesney Products. Lesney went bankrupt in 1982. Lesney and the Matchbox brand name were then sold to Universal and Mr. David Yeh, who reorganized Lesney and renamed the group Matchbox International Ltd. In the late 1980's, Matchbox acquired the rights to the Dinky brand and united both names under one roof. In 1992, the Matchbox brand was sold to Tyco Toys, whose toy division in turn was bought out by Mattel in 1997, uniting Matchbox with Hot Wheels under the same corporate banner.
MB Sales   -
MC Toy   The May Cheong Toy Products Factory Ltd - Hong Kong was established in 1976. In 1990, MC Toy (which stood for Mae Cheong) and May Tat Toya formed a conglomerate and registered the Maisto brand name.
Minibri   Member of the Vitesse Group in Portugal. Manufactured also the brand Onyx.
Minichamps   The Minichamps company grew out of the Danhausen trade catalog of miniature vehicles and specially made Danhausen diecast releases during the 1970s. Setting up of Minichamps GmbH as German sales department of the Paul's Model Art Group was in 1996.
Mira   Spanish manufacturer.
Norev   Norev was founded by the Véron brothers, in France, in 1946. Around 1980, Norev either created or was taken over by LudOrev. In the early 1980s, Norev was acquired by daughter company Majorette. Majorette was bought by Smoby, which in turn was taken over by the Simba-Dickie Group. Norev was spun off. Today, Norev is still headquartered in France.
Novacar   At the end of 1980, the Portuguese company Novacar was purchased by Majorette, and Majorette production commenced at that factory in Portugal.
Old Cars   -
Onyx   Line of racing cars by the Portuguese company Minibri. Started about 1988.
Paul's Model Art   Paul's Model Art GmbH was founded in 1990. China is chosen as production site. Setting up of Minichamps GmbH as German sales department of the PMA Group was in 1996.
Penny   Starting in 1967, the 1:66 scale Penny series was marketed by Politoys.
Polistil /
Tonka-Polistil
  The company began as Politoys APS about 1960 in Italy. About 1970, the company name was changed to Polistil. In 1988, Polistil was purchased by Tonka. This merger created Tonka-Polistil, which in 1989 was taken over by Bburago. In 1992, Polistil cars were no longer sold under the name Tonka, and in 1994 sales stopped altogether, the name only to be revived by Bburago in 2003 and for a short period of time, for a series of model cars from China.
Progetto K   Italian manufacturer.
Quartzo   Racing model line of the Portuguese Vitesse.
Revell   Revell was founded in 1943 in the USA. In 1956, the German subsidiary, Revell Plastics GmbH, was founded. During the 1970s, this company developed and manufactured its model kits independently and outside the direct control of Revell, USA. Revell Germany also incorporated former Matchbox models from the UK. About 1980, Revell was purchased by CEJI, who had also bought Jouef, but by 1983 Revell was again spun off. In 1986, Revell was purchased by Odyssey Partners and folded into Monogram Models, which Odyssey had purchased earlier that year. In 1994 Revell-Monogram was purchased by Hallmark Cards as part of its Binney and Smith division. European Revell Germany became independent after its formal separation from Revell-Monogram LLC in September 2006. In 2007, Hobbico acquired the American Revell-Monogram, LLC (corporate owner of the Revell name). The Revell name now stands alone in the company logo, without the Monogram name also present, though Monogram still exists in the Revell stable. In 2012, Hobbico also acquired Revell of Germany, reuniting both Revells under one banner.
SIKU   SIKU is produced by the German company Sieper L├╝denscheid GmbH & Co. KG. The Sieper company was founded in 1921, but it was not until 1950 that they registered the trademark SIKU.
Solido   Solido was established in France in 1930. At the end of the 1970s, Solido entered the Jouef Francais Group which also included Jouef. After liquidation in 1980, the different companies of this group are repurchased by various speakers of the toy market, and Majorette buys Solido. In the mid-1990s, when Majorette Toys was taken over by Idéal Loisirs, Solido production was halted for a time, until January 1996 when the German Triumph-Adler AG took over Idéal Loisirs. In 2003, Majorette joined the Smoby Group as Smoby Majorette. In 2008, Smoby itself becomes insolvent and is taken over by the Simba-Dickie Group, while Majorette is acquired by the French investor MI 29. In 2010, Majorette, and with that, the Solido brand also becomes part of the Simba-Dickie Group.
Starter   French manufacturer.
STM   -
Tamiya   The Japanese company Tamiya Inc. was founded in 1946 as sawmill and lumber supply company. They started also producing wooden models of ships and airplanes. In 1953, they decided to focus solely on model making.
Techno Giodi   In 1995, Bburago buys the moulds and tools of Techno Giodi from the bankrupt's estate of the manufacturer.
Tomica   Tomy Co. of Japan was founded in 1924 in Tokyo, but it was not until 1970 that it started to produce the Tomica line of die-cast vehicles. Tomy Corporation made its North American and European debut in 2010, under the Tomica brand.
Tonka-Polistil   See: Polistil.
Top Model Collection   Manufactured by Top Model Collection S.r.l. from Italy.
Universal Hobbies   In 1991, Jouef, a well-established French manufacturer of model railroads and slotcars, started producing diecast model cars under the name JouefEvolution. In 1996, due to a bankruptcy, the Jouef production of model cars ceased. Universal Hobbies acquired most of the JouefEvolution castings, continued their production and added new models to the range. The models were marketed under various brand names, first Eagle's Race, then Eagle Collectibles and finally the company name itself. Universal Hobbies is affiliated with or owned by Holland Oto, the company that produced EFSI and before that, Bestbox.
UT Models   UT Limited (Unique Toys) was a company which manufactured scale model cars in the 1980s and 1990s, trading as UT Models. The company closed at the end of the 1990s, but the essence of the brand is now associated with Gateway Global Ltd which produces models under the AUTOart brand. UT had a partnership of sorts with PMA but the brand never belonged to PMA.
Vitesse   Vitesse was started in 1982 as a Portuguese company. It is a brand name of Cinerius LDA. Eventually, Vitesse was purchased by Sun Star Models of Macau. Three former Vitesse lines are now supported by Sun Star: Vitesse Models, Vitesse Rallye, and Quartzo.
Welly   Hong Kong based manufacturer Welly has been in the scale model business since 1980.
Western Models   Western Models Limited started in 1973 in England. The company ceased production of car models in 2007.
Yat Ming   Yat Ming Industrial Factory Ltd, based in Hong Kong, was founded in 1970. In the late 1990s, Yat Ming (formerly called Yatming) moved towards making more realistic models, and moved away from its toy-maker roots. Part of a conglomerate of brands from the Far East, with Altaya, Atlas, De Agostini, del Prado, IST, and Ixo.