Malaysia

A part of the Hot Wheels range of diecast models in about 1/64th scale by the American toy company Mattel has been made in Malaysia since the 1970s. Whereas the inexpensive Hot Wheels are produced in large quantities, another manufacturer from Malaysia, Ban Seng, has introduced a very exclusive range of 1/43rd scale resin handbuilt modelcars. The company went into business in 2001 and concentrates on concept cars and rare sportscars. The highly detailed models are, in most cases, only made to order, so they are only released in very limited quantities. Several cars made by the Malaysian companies Proton and Perodua have been modelled: A diecast model of the 2001 Proton Waja, the first car entirely designed in Malaysia, has been released by the toys distributor Daisheng. It is made in China, 1/32nd scale, featuring opening doors and pull-back action and is available in various colours, as well as in police livery. Daisheng also sells models of the Daihatsu-based Perodua Myvi and Perodua Kelisa, which are about the same scale and have similar features and finish.

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