Die-cast toys have been around ever since the 1920s. These early toys were usually made of zamak (an alloy of zinc and aluminum). Scale models of automobiles, aircraft, construction equipment and trains were very popular. Dowst Brothers were the pioneers of die-cast metal toys in the United States. Impurities in the metal alloy used meant that the models then produced were not very durable. Cracks would soon appear and the model would soon be unusable. This explains why so few models of the 1920s still exist.
With the increase in technical proficiency, models became not only durable but also very detailed and realistic. Die-cast toys emulated their originals in true perfection, and if it were not for their size would certainly have been mistaken for their real-life counterparts.
Universal Hobbies is one of the leading die-cast toy manufacturers in the world, offering a very wide variety of products, each one more realistic than the other. Among the brand replicas that are offered there are Massey Ferguson, Fordson and many others.
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Here are some examples of the Universal Hobbies products:
The 1/16 Massey Ferguson TEA20
This is a fine example of the farm vehicles of the olden days. Immortalized in this die-cast model, the Massey Ferguson TEA20 offers an elegance that it shares with the original vehicle. Rustic and simple, it is affordably priced at less than $100. It is a genial entertainment for everybody.
The 1/18 Kuhn FC303 Mower
This slightly smaller model emulates the Kuhn mower to the perfection. Its bright red color is attractive and excites the imagination of both the child and the adult. Very cheap (around $40), it is an affordable toy for all ages.
The 1/18 Krone Big X Combine
The Combine is an agricultural vehicle that is very useful in land preparation on a large scale. Enjoy this tiny replica of this powerful machine and imagine yourself as the modern farmer that is cultivating hundreds of acres of prime agricultural land.
The 1/16 Fordson Power Major 1961
This antique tractor is now a collector’s item par excellence. Smallish, yet very detailed in its design, this model exactly replicates the original. The blue and yellow color makes it an attractive piece on its own. Priced at less than $100, it is still very affordable.
1/16 Massey Ferguson 35X
Another memorable tractor immortalized in this die-cast model. This model brings all the realism that a die-cast model could bring. Details of the engine, wiring and chassis have all been replicated to the perfection. This masterpiece is priced at less than $100 in most cases: a bargain!
Universal Hobbies has a very wide range of farm tractors and implements, one rivaling the other in realism and design superiority. Excellent pricing coupled with a quality and design sleekness, Universal Hobbies is one of the market leaders in die-cast toys.