Forty Years of Airfix Toys

Profusely illustrated with over three hundred photographs, Forty Years of Airfix Toys gives the full history of the Airfix toy range including year-by-year listings of all the toys sold by Airfix; logs and packaging; Airfix's magazines and ...

Author: Jeremy Brook

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785005367

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Airfix acquired the first plastic injection moulding machine in the U.K. in the mid 1940's and was soon manufacturing vast numbers of plastic toys. By 1981, when Airfix's financial woes led to takeover and the end of all production save for plastic model kits, it had made a wide variety of toys, games, arts, crafts, building sets, racing sets, model trains and even Meccano and Dinky toys. Profusely illustrated with over three hundred photographs, Forty Years of Airfix Toys gives the full history of the Airfix toy range including year-by-year listings of all the toys sold by Airfix; logs and packaging; Airfix's magazines and a full listing of Airfix pattern numbers. It is a comprehensive guide to the history of the toys produced by the iconic brand Airfix.

The Other Side Of Airfix

With its subsidiary Crayonne Airfix even harnessed the design talents of the then Terence Conranne in attempt to elevate plastic products to the rarified atmosphere of designer chic.So there's a lot more to Airfix than many might think and ...

Author: Arthur Ward

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473822313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 178

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Airfix is synonymous with plastic model kits. The brand name has virtually become a noun, occupying a special place in that lexicon of trade names alongside Hoover, Sellotape, Perspex and Aqua-Lung.Throughout the war years Airfix survived on government contracts for a whole range of plastic items and by virtue of Kove's tenancious apetitie for business and doing a deal. By the war's end Airfix was the market leader in plastic injection moulded combs in Britain. By the time Airfix had released its first proper construction kit, a tiny model of Drake's flagship Golden Hind, in 1952, the firm was well established as a leading toy brand. Indeed throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s Airfix invested heavily in developing new toys or manufacturing them under license for large US toy companies such as Hasbro. Very soon Airfix extended its activities beyond toys into games and arts and crafts and in short time famous names.Indeed so successful was Airfix at diversifying that by the 1970s the company had grown to such an extent that it had acquired other famous toy brands including Dinky Toys, Tri-ang, Meccano, and Romper Room. With its subsidiary Crayonne Airfix even harnessed the design talents of the then Terence Conranne in attempt to elevate plastic products to the rarified atmosphere of designer chic.So there's a lot more to Airfix than many might think and this book is the first attempt to document the myriad successful lines, outside of plastic kits, which contributed to the company's dramatic growth before a combination of factors forced it into brief liquidation in 1981. Written by someone with a lifetime's fascination for Airfix and who has written other books about the better known construction kit side of the business, The Other Airfix is a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

United States Customs Court Reports

It is settled also that classification by the collector under the toy provision gives rise to a presumption that the ... Airfix Figures The first group of protests covers 12 varieties of miniature animate figures , including replicas of ...

Author: United States. Customs Court

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ISBN: UOM:39015035604217

Category: Customs administration

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The British Toy Business

In 1976 Meccano's production costs were about 20 per cent higher than those of other leading die - cast companies like ... Their burden not only destroyed Frank Hornby's empire but also dragged down the parent company , Airfix .

Author: Kenneth D. Brown

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852851368

Category: History

Page: 278

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At its height British toymaking was a significant industry, with famous names such as Britains and Meccano known throughout the world. While in essence a specialised form of small-scale engineering, its products and market have always been unique, reflecting the current priorities of both parents and children. Yet, while individual toys and marques have been catalogued extensively, no previous history of toymaking as a whole exists. The British Toy Business provides a fascinating example of the development of a specific industry. Many early early toys were home-made. From the eighteenth century, with its growing recognition of children as something other than small adults, date the beginnings of specialised toys, usually produced by small workshops and sold by street-sellers. The nineteenth century, with its industrial growth and middle-class prosperity, saw an expansion of toymaking. The 1960s and 1970s were the most successful years of British toymaking, with companies like Lesney making record profits. Yet British toy makers failed to solve a number of fundamental problems. Following an unexpected sudden downturn in sales at a time of high interest rates, the major names in British toy making, Lesney, Airfix, Mettoy and Dunbee Combex Marx, all collapsed between 1979 and 1985, leaving the business to be dominated largely by importers.

Toy Trains

However, over the next few years manufacturers such as Lima from Italy became astrong competitor to Hornby. Other companies followed Airfix into the marketincluding Mainline, Replica and Bachmann, who used the Airfix moulds after they ...

Author: Bob Leggett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784423100

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The 00 gauge train set was the ultimate 'boy's toy' of the 1950s and '60s. Electric 00 gauge trains were introduced by Trix and Hornby Dublo in the mid-1930s, but the Second World War quickly halted production. However, they burst back onto the post-war scene with great success, and 00 quickly became the dominant scale in Britain, and was taken up by other large manufacturers including Tri-ang. Whilst the components of the sets themselves were often basic, they could be transformed into astonishing landscapes in the hands of imaginative builders. The sheer number of box sets, locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and accessories gave everyone the ability to form a bespoke layout. This beautifully illustrated introduction to the heyday of clockwork and electric 00 gauge trains tells their story up until 1975, when finer detailing and changing trends led to them becoming enthusiasts' models rather than children's toys.

New Statesman

a - IN LONDON THIS week , at the Toy Fair in Earls Court , the toy company Airfix was displaying , among other things , two new items : a cheap 60p Dinky toy and a small Meccano pack . In Liverpool this week , Meccano workers continued ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556026836395

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The History of Toy Soldiers

1930-56) Chapter 10: 'The Hollow Man's Burden' (nineteenth to twentieth centuries) Cameo: 60 years of collecting Toy Soldiers By ... century to today) Chapter 12.1: The 'Middle Earth': Airfix and others Chapter 13: The Era of the Model, ...

Author: Luigi Toiati

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473897311

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 640

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Humans have made and collected toy soldiers from time immemorial. They amuse and comfort us, awaken our curiosity, turn aggressiveness into creativity. In The History of Toy Soldiers, Luigi Toiati, himself an avid collector and manufacturer of toy soldiers, conveys and shares the pleasure of collecting and playing with them. Far from a dry encyclopedia, it leads the reader through the fascinating evolution of the toy soldier from ancient times to the early twenty-first century. The author, as a sociologist with an interest in semiotics (the study of signs), offers truly original insights into why different types of toy soldiers were born in a given period and country, or why in a given size and material. The author's writing is packed with factual detail about the different types of toy (and model) soldiers and their manufacturers, but also with anecdotes, nostalgia, wit and his enduring passion for the subject. Six hundred beautiful color photographs, many depicting the author's own collection, complete this delightful book.

Toys Prices 2006

215 EX $ 15 NM $ 42 MIP $ 55 AIRFIX 10th British Hussar 1915 , 1976 , 1:32 , Airfix , Model No. 2551 EX $ 10 NM $ 18 MIP $ 28 2001 : A Space Odyssey Orion , 1970 , Airfix , Model No. 701 EX $ 60 NM $ 80 MIP $ 110 2001 : A ...

Author: Karen O'Brien

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ISBN: 0896891526

Category: Toys

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Investors Chronicle

Toys that children played with For more photographs and prices of collectable toys , go to : in the 1970s and 1980s : Barbie dolls , Action Man , Airfix kits ( still http : www.investorschronicle.co.uk/sections/other_index.html TIPS FOR ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0089339808

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Collecting Toy Soldiers in the 21st Century

... hundred and fifty years. Metal British Toy Soldiers other than Britains Hollowcast 41. ... Airfix 56. Marx 57. Hong Kong 58. Lone Star 59. Others 60. Vehicles and Guns Other subjects types and toys 61. Blenheim and Nostalgia 62.

Author: James Opie

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848843738

Category: History

Page: 207

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This serves as an update of the author's successful Collecting Toy Soldiers (Collins, 1987; pbk edition, New Cavendish, 1991). In it James Opie gives the collector the benefit of thirty years' experience as the world's leading authority on traditional toy soldiers (as opposed to model soldiers used in wargaming etc) and a lifetime as a collector himself.

2004 Toys and Prices

101 EX $ 12 NM $ 32 MIP $ 55 London After Midnight , 1998 , Amazing Figure Modeler , London After Midnight EX $ 30 NM $ 60 MIP $ 90 AMT Charles 1 , 1965 , Airfix , Model No. 211 EX $ 10 NM $ 21 MIP $ 28 Empire Strikes Back , Slave I ...

Author: Karen O'Brien

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 0873496531

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Offers background information, descriptions, and values for banks, classic tin toys, action figures, games, Western toys, model kits, and other types of toys.

African World Annual

Take this PegONE OF THE RANGE OF AIRFIX Twiducts in Plastics It is attractive , colourful , strong and clean — typical ... They look ANIMALS ON This is the very latest other new AIRFIX line . very comprehensive range AIRFIX toy line .

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Time Tide

Another article in our series on the way British companies are shaping Unemployment this winter will hit Airfix - - 1 % CAR EMPLO YEAR END 31 MARCH Airfix Industries Limited started life with the rather unlikely name of E MILLION % The ...

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Escaping Suburbia

In 1964 I discovered plastic Airfix kits. There was a toy shop at the top of Town Lane that, curiously, was run by a rather unfriendly woman in her 50s or 60s; she seemed to dislike children and perhaps, having seen a lot of them, ...

Author: David J. Eveleigh

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750993418

Category: History

Page: 192

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Born into the gap between the eras of austerity and boom, David grew up in Merseyside amid an inexorable tide of progress, developing a fascination with the past. With a vivid eye for detail and boundless childhood curiosity for everything from steam trains to ‘My Old Man’s a Dustman’, his account documents the uneasy relationship between worlds old and new. Featuring unique photographs and authoritative observations on architecture, social and local history based on forty years' work in museums and heritage conservation, Escaping Suburbia offers a different view of the ‘swinging’ sixties.

Trade and Industry

Mr. Airfix staff from London visit Carter is based in Stockholm and Sweden two or three times each looks after all the nordic ... finding them very helpful . found that the size of SKF works One of the other areas of the toy both ways .

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ISBN: UOM:35128001539467

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Deutsche Modepuppen der 50er 60er

... of the english company ”Airfix” in the Fifties. At the begin of 1964 they decided to present a new fashion doll on the yearly Nuremberg toy fair. She was named Petra. The quality of her was not as nice as other fashion dolls, ...

Author: Silke Knaak

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734758355

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Das Buch beginnt mit den Anfaengen der Modepuppen in Deutschland, vor allem der Geschichte der BILD-Lilli, die von einer Comic zur Kultfigur wurde. Sie verkoerperte den Zeitgeist der Fuenfziger und Sechziger Jahre wie keine andere Puppe zuvor und wurde zum Vorbild fuer Ankleidepuppen in aller Welt. Dazu werden ausfuehrlich hundert verschiedene Bekleidungen und Ausstattungen der BILD-Lilli Puppe gezeigt und beschrieben. Ausserdem enthaelt das Buch wertvolle Sammlerinformationen und Beispiele der Bekleidung von Schwabinchen von Drei M, Petra, Fred, und Peggy von Plasty, Gaby, Kessy und Babsy von Schildkroet die deutschen Tressys und der DDR Steffi Puppe. The book starts with the beginning of the fashion doll era in Germany, especially the history of BILD Lilli, that transformed from a comic character into a cult figure. She showed the Zeitgeist of the Fifties and Sixties like no other doll before and inspired fashion dolls all over the world. Over hundred of BILD Lillis outfits are shown and described also. Valuable informations for collectors and samples for clothing will be shown about: Schwabinchen made by Drei M, Petra, Fred and Peggy by Plasty, Gaby, Kessy and Babsy by Schildkroet the German Tressys and the GDR Steffi doll.

Toys and American Culture An Encyclopedia

See also Designer Toys; Evel Knievel Toys; G.I. Joe (toy); Hasbro Inc.; Marx and Company (Louis Marx Company); McFarlane ... 34, 36, 60, 76, 128, 211–212, 251–252 Age of Aviation, 171 Airfix, 207 Airplane Toys, 12–14, 13i aero modeling, ...

Author: Sharon M. Scott

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313347993

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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Tracing developments in toy making and marketing across the evolving landscape of the 20th century, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference guide to America's most popular playthings and the culture to which they belong. • Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries document the historical and cultural significance of toys • Cross-references and a listing of additional resources accompany each entry and encourage further investigation • Photographs and illustrations gathered from public and private collections across the country depict the entire century of America at play • A guide to related topics identifies the entries according to broader categories such as toys, designers, companies, museums, events, and organizations • A resource guide provides information for contacting American toy companies, accessing national toy museums, and attending annual toy festivals, and offers many avenues for pursuing further information about toys and American culture including books, scholarly journals, audio recordings, films, and websites