Greece

From the 1960s to the 1980s, several Greek companies produced simple plastic toy cars. The models by Elvip and Kibi in various, rather big scales were usually copies of models made by well-known German or Italien manufacturers; for instance, Elvip released copies of Politoys and Gama models. Kibi also made copies of small models with plastic bodies and metal bases originally released by Faller of Germany in their "Hit Car" series. Other Greek manufacturers of plastic toy cars were Mister P, KB (Vasiliades), AP (Pappas Bros.), and Lyra. Plastic model cars in smaller scales were manufactured by the Vidalis brothers: Their range of trucks, buses and racing cars in about 1/87th scale was marketed under the name of AB ("Adelphoi Bitali", which is Greek for "Brothers Vidalis") or Joy-Toy. Various versions of a Mercedes-Benz bus by Joy-Toy were distributed by the German company Model International (maker of the Praliné model range) in the early 1980s. At the same time, Polfi Toys, another Greek company, made simple diecast toy cars in various scales (1/25th, 1/43rd and especially 1/55th and smaller). Some of these models were also copies of products by other manufacturers. AVF Models from Athens has specialized into handbuilt models of Greek prototypes: The company has released 1/43rd scale resin models of the Citroën-based Namco Pony from the 1970s and of classic trolley buses from Athens and Piraeus. In 2021, a 1/43rd scale diecast model of the Namco Pony appeared in a partwork series by the French publishing house Hachette featuring cars that were popular in Greece. Other models of historic Greek cars, such as Mava-Renault Farma, Fiat 127 Amico, and Attica 200 (built-under-licence Fuldamobil), followed in the same series. The Mava-Renault was also released in a partwork by Hachette dedicated to Renault 4 variants.