1:43 Remakes Made in USSR

Donetsk Toy Factory (DFI)

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  Donetsk toy factory (DFI), the first in the USSR has mastered the mass production of plastic car copies in 1:43 scale. In 1974, the plant produced the first mechanical toys 56 thousand. Scale model cars (30 thousand. Of which were delivered for export). In fact, all models - remakes discontinued Politoys company models.
  The first "series" includes models: Renault R16 (1965), FIAT 125 (1969), Autobianchi Primula Coupe (1964), Volkswagen 1600 Familkar and Ghia V.280. For 1975 already 150 thousand. Models were manufactured. The five named joined by Ferrari 275GTB / 4 (1969) and ISO Grifo (1963). About half of the models produced were exported. Price BFI patterns of production in the USSR was quite accessible - 1 rubles, so they quickly sold out not only by collectors, many parents as toys..

Models available:

Autobianchi Primula Coupe (1964) - № A-5 Catalog BFI (Mebetoys);
Bertone Runabout - № A-44 Catalog BFI (Mebetoys);
Chevrolet Corvette Rondine Pininfarina - № A-22 Catalog BFI (Mebetoys);
Ferrari 275GTB / 4 - № 540 Politoys catalog;
FIAT 1100R - № A-9 Catalogue BFI (Mebetoys);
FIAT 125 - № 578 on Politoys catalog;
Ghia V.280 - № 550 Politoys catalog;
ISO Grifo - № 553 on katalogu- Politoys;
Lancia Flavia (1960) - № A-6 Catalog BFI (Mebetoys);
Mercedes-Benz 250SE (1965) - N ° A-19 Catalog BFI (Mebetoys);
Renault R16 (1965) - number 579 on Politoys catalog;
Rolls Roys Silver Shadow (1965) - № A-26 Catalog BFI (Mebetoys);
Volkswagen 1600 Familkar - № 542 on Politoys directory.


Sikharuli Plant (Tbilisi)

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  "Sikharuli" (Tbilisi) in 1975 produced about 1 thousand. Metal and plastic models of foreign cars in 1:43 scale (remakes models Politoys, Mebetoys and Norev) every day, and almost all of them have been exported (for 1975 only, more than 100 thousand. put in socialist countries). Later production models has been increased. They cost 1 rbl. 40 kopecks. (Plastic) 3 rub.50 cop. (Metal). Produced and models of ships (remakes Heller).

Models available:

SIMCA Oceane - plastic, number 1, a remake Norev;
Renault Dauphine (1956) - Plastics, number 2, remake Norev;
Panhard 35CV (1927) - Plastics, number 3, a remake Norev;
Panhard Dyna 24ST (1964) - Plastics, number 4, remake Norev;
Panhard Dyna 24BT (1964) - Plastics, number 5, a remake Norev;
FIAT 850 Coupe - plastic, №6, remake Norev;
Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Bertone - metal. Number 7. remake Politoys № 514;
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ - metal, number 8, a remake Politoys № 516;
Abarth 3000SP - metal remake Mebetoys / Mattel № 6624;
Lotus Europa (1967 - metal, number A-39, a remake Mebetoys.