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Majorette and Solido today remain a part of the Simba-Dickie group, which is more commonly called Dickie Toys. Majorette became the main French manufacturer of Matchbox -sized miniature vehicles scale variously pegged to 3 inches long. These varied from the Lincoln limousine to farm tractors and trailers and cement mixers.

These cars were usually offered in majoretfe packs.

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The car is katalogg detailed and complete with all opening features, but all in plastic in a package with bright but Mahorette red majoregte. In the center of the package a downward pointing arrow design went rather spectrally from light green at the top to dark green and blue.

Each package was the same for each model, with little gold stickers on the plastic blisters labeling the number and type of vehicle in French. The varied piece sized were not to scale with one another. Majorette is a French toy manufacturer which mostly produces small die-cast cars and other construction and military vehicles particularly in 1: One example from this new “Kids Mate” series was a Mini Cooper in about 1: These were promotionals advertising the new bus service, but though the labeling was true-to-life, the toy Majorettes decorated bore little resemblance to the real Londonlink buses Rixonp.

Majorette (toy manufacturer)

Aboutsimilar to Matchbox or Hot Wheels, Majorette was moving into plastic cars and trucks of larger sizes. Traditionally, production was centered in the urban area of Lyon, but models are now made in Thailand. Another line based on the series were the Road Eaters. Again, as with Inbrima, local color schemes and liveries unique to Brazil were used.


Packaging kaatalog Majorette models has always had a red or orange motif. This article may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience.

For example, s series cars kagalog trucks sported katxlog nostalgic looking somewhat art-deco-style blister card package with yellow at the bottom which changed upwards to orange, red and then purple.

The distribution of Majorette via major retailers has been limited mainly to Europe, South America and Asia. Into the eighties, series blister packs were a simple, even austere, red and white with the Majorette logo in gold. The popular series combinations of cars with trailers and boats as well as semi-articulated trucks dated from the mids Raganp. For comparison, Norev wheels are now detailed replicas of the real thing compared to Majorette’s more generic offerings.

Soon illustrations appeared, and the cards appeared with either red or blue backgrounds. Majoretfe sets would include one or more Majorette vehicles and others included figurines for added play value. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Only 3 models due to be released in actually made it onto the market that year, and were reported by collectors to be ‘very hard to find’. At this time, Majorettes began to lose the proud and familiar ‘Made in France’ on their bases and on packaging. Lastly, a new line of “Eco Tech” cars features electric, hybrid and other ‘green’ ktaalog environmentally friendly, but cool, vehicles.

About Katalov became more visible in the United States with new lines appearing in several retail stores like Toys R Us.

These were standard sized Majorettes that, when pushed down on, produced a siren blare with flashing majprette. Around the same period, Mr. Circathe Majorette lines offered today are standard “Singles” packaged in various ways, “Extractor” series construction”S. This venture was abandoned in when Majorette found itself insolvent again, and through a tribunal at the commercial court of Paris, a sale was granted to Simba-Dickie, who bought Smoby.

September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Some were cast in a rather bulky and thick style when compared with Matchbox, Siku, or Tomica. Other food products were also advertised and food coupons were offered with the vehicles. Wikipedia articles with style issues from September All majogette with style issues Wikipedia articles that are excessively detailed from September All articles that are excessively detailed Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Commons category link is on Wikidata.


Into the s, vehicles normally appeared in bright red blister cards with more graphics and illustrations with a yellow band around the Majorette name. Also in this series is a line of plastic, but appealing, trucks; a trash truck, a logging truck, and a container truck.

During the s and s Majorette made play sets called Majo-kits. As ofthe factory had grown to 13, square meters. The company soon became the largest French toy car manufacturer. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Today, as part of the Simba-Dickie Toy Group, the Majorette line continues to be made in Thailand and newer models are majprette in China.

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Japanese Nissan and Toyota are also represented Raganp. This line seems a more commercial “toy” ground whereas Solido also a Dickie company has the 1: Among these were the series of semi-tractor trucks. Inbankruptcy was followed by a takeover by Ideal loisirs, and most Majorette production was relocated to Thailandwhere a factory was built in the Nava Nakorn Industrial Promotion Zone, in Pathum Thani Province, comprising 1, square meters.

By producing locally, Majorette benefited by avoiding duties on importing from France.

The Majorette ktaalog and helicopters line was expanded in to include such airlines as Air Mauritius and TUIFlyalong with eleven others and five fictitious ones Majorette website