Poland

Big scale plastic models were a product of the Polish model car industry: For instance, a company called "Czestochowska Fabryka Zabawek" manufactured models of Polish original cars such as Polski Fiat 125p and 126p or FSO Polonez in 1/15th scale. But the two most important brand names for plastic model cars from Poland in the 1970s and 1980s were Estetyka and Ruch. The Warsawian company Estetyka produced rather crude models in 1/43rd and 1/50th scale. In their range models of Polish cars such as Fiat 126p and FSO Polonez can also be found. The Seria Miniatur Ruch range consisted of cars, buses and trucks, all made in 1/72nd scale. Besides their own models both manufacturers also released copies of models originally made by Western European companies (Matchbox, Politoys). Matchbox and Corgi copies were also produced by a company called Lonza, Polgal produced plastic toy cars, and Carex manufactured simple 1/64th scale diecast models from 1983 to 1991. A range of 1/87th scale resin handbuilt models of Polish cars is currently made by Tololoko. 1/87th scale models of contemporary Polish Solaris buses are made by Rietze and VK Modelle from Germany, and a toy company called Hipo released a 1/32nd scale model of the popular FSM Syrena 105 L car in late 2005. This model is made in China for the Polish market. Finally, in 2008, a partwork series including detailed 1/43rd scale models of Syrena, Warszawa and Polski Fiat cars made by Ixo/IST Models was released in Poland by the publishing house De Agostini, and Welly introduced a range of Polski Fiat models in 1/34th to 1/36th scale.

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