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Wikipedia: Welly (toy company)

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A brand of collectible cars beginning in 1979. Small-scale Welly cars are also sold under the Speed Wheels brand.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Welly (toy company) page on 24 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Welly Die Casting Factory Limited is a manufacturer of die-cast toy cars and has been in the scale model business since 1979.

The company's factories are located in Guangdong Province of China, and employ over 3000 workers.

At the beginning of the 1980s, Welly mainly produced die-cast toy cars roughly 3 inches in length (approx. 1:64 scale). 4.75 inch die-cast toy cars (approx. 1:38 scale) were added later that decade. In the 1990s, the company developed 1:24 scale models, then added 1:18 scale ones.

Welly currently manufactures a wide range of scales for its customers, namely 1:18, 1:24, 1:32, 1:38, 1:43, 1:64 & 1:87. It is a licensee of over 40 different brands, including ones for cars, trucks, bicycles, and motorbikes, off-road trailers, as well as ones for full playsets. Each year, the company invests additional capital in new models.

Welly recently established a research and development department, and began to developing different ranges of radio-controlled models, including 1:32 scale die cast cars and trucks, and 1:12 scale plastic RC cars.

There are hobbyist collectors who are attracted to the products manufactured by Welly, and keenly review and collect their products.

Welly reproduces Russian cars in 1/34 and 1/60 scales only for Russian market.

In South Korea,Pino B&D and Innocean sell 1:38 Hyundai & Kia diecasts.


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - 2514WAudi A4 Cabriolet1:18 scale, silver
Die Cast - 9851WMini Cooper1:18 scale, yellow w/white roof
Die Cast - 19844W1999 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab Fleetside Box1:18 Collection, black


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