India

From the late 1960s several Indian companies produced diecast models: Maxwell, Nicky Toys, Milton and Leo. Many of these models were re-editions of older English Matchbox and Dinky Toys model cars, but their finish mostly didn't reach the quality of the English products. Among the Dinky Toys copies made by Nicky Toys there were models of the Indian built Standard Herald and Standard 20, based on Triumph Herald and Standard Atlas. Maxwell modelled two Indian cars in 1/43rd scale in its range, Premier President and Hindustan Ambassador. Another model of the Hindustan Ambassador was released by the Spanish and French publisher Altaya in their partwork "Taxis du monde/Taxis del mundo" in 2002. In the same range a model of the autorickshaw made by the Indian company Bajaj - quite common in South and Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia where Bajaj three-wheelers are also assembled - was available, too. Plastic models of recently produced Indian cars (Maruti, Tata, Mahindra) are made by Centy Toys, a company based in New Delhi, in 1/35th to 1/40th scale. Other Indian manufacturers of plastic models are Funtoyz, Speedage, Rushbah, Satya and Tinka Polymers. The Tata Nano, India's popular car, has not only been modelled by Centy Toys, but also by Norev, who released a 1/43rd scale diecast model of this car. Norev also manufactures other Tata models as 1/43rd scale promotional models. Tin toys have also been produced in India, and a company named "Bharatiya 707" offered simple models made of old tin cans.

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