The modern era of toy cars started in 1933, when the British company Dinky Toys first began manufacturing diecast miniature cars and trucks. Dinky Toys sat atop the British toy market for years, until Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. began producing its own in 1956.

Mettoy called its diecast miniatures Corgi Toys. Produced in Wales (and named after a Welsh breed of dog), Corgi Toys sought to compete with Dinky Toys by introducing more realistic models—the very first cars, for example, were advertised as “the ones with windows,” a phrase which became famous as the company ascended to market dominance.

Mattel purchased Corgi Toys in 1989, but Corgi Classics regained its independence in 1995 and continues to produce model cars today. In the meantime, Corgi Toys and their endless variety—from police cars to race cars to Batmobiles and everything in between—have become coveted items for collectors.


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This Short Will Take You Back To The First Car You Fell In Love With
Jalopnik, October 22nd

Around the age of 9, I started buying him a Corgi model Morgan whenever I had the chance. He now has a small, but meaningful collection of models. However, I don't think his collection ever really quenched his desire for a real Morgan... That is until...Read more

MANDATE Trade Union held a meeting opposing water charges in Bray's Royal ...
Bray People, October 17th

The toy and model collectors fair will take place in Bray Wheelers clubhouse on Schools Road on Sunday October 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The Collectors Association ... There will be tin toys, corgi cars, toy soldiers, kits and more. Blood pressure...Read more

Donation to hospice from toy and model fair entry
Bray People, October 14th

The Collectors Association run the event with directions to the venue available on www.braywheelers.com. Admission of €1 will be donated to hospice care. Anyone who comes along can buy, sell, swap, source restore or just chat. There will be tin toys...Read more

Police find toddler in roadway | Federal Way Police Blotter
Federal Way Mirror, October 11th

One of the witnesses looked toward the east of the property and saw a newer model Nissan Altima speeding away from the dead end and turn around near 2200 S. 244th St. The witnesses were too far away to see inside the vehicle and could not see a license...Read more

Wonkbook: How the courts are affecting the midterm elections
Washington Post (blog), October 10th

But in the absence of political will to raise the minimum wage — which would avoid penalizing firms that want to raise pay above poverty levels — perhaps The Source's strategy is the anti-poverty model that will ultimately win out." Catherine Rampell...Read more

Corgi Puppy Plays With Tiny Pumpkin
The Paper Magazine, October 9th

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Amanda Hearst's FOF fete is all about puppy love, not puppy mills
SFGate, October 9th

Miller, event planner and pied piper of the tech set, was faithfully followed by her female corgi, Frankie. And Matt Cohler, a Benchmark Capital general manager, wowed the crowd with Auggie, a St. Bernard who frolicked about like a 400-pound puppy. As...Read more

Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington
Daily Mail, September 20th

A Facebook page called "Justice for Molly the Corgi" has garnered nearly 5,000 followers as of Saturday. The corgi owners are spearheading a letter-writing campaign to the Whatcom County prosecutors' office, imploring them to seek the harshest penalty ...Read more