Slovakia

In former Czechoslovakia, the larger part of the car industry was based in the western part of the country, which nowadays forms the Czech Republic. The situation was almost the same for the production of toy and model cars. Nevertheless, several manufacturers in this field had their factories in Slovakia. Pohorela was a centre of the Slovak toy industry between 1955 and 1980; manufacturers such as Tatrasmalt, Omnia and Strojsmalt made plastic and tinplate toy cars and trucks there. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Rozkvet VDI from Banska Bystrica released two 1/64th scale diecast models of contemporary Skoda cars. A Skoda 120 and a Skoda Favorit were available in various colours; the Favorit was also made in emergency and racing liveries. A Slovak producer of handbuilt models is Carmodels SK, a shop established in Kosice in 2005. Originally the company released conversions based on 1/43rd scale models of Eastern European cars made by industrial manufacturers, later resin models in the same scale were also added to the range.

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