Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#483 MC TOY – PEUGEOT 205, 309, 405 TURBO and CITROËN 2 CV (1986 and 1987)

MC Toy - Peugeot 205GTI [8611] and MC Toy - Peugeot 309 [8614]
Here’s another entry with more MC Toys. This time I have chosen a trio of French made cars: two Peugeots and a Citroën. I am quite surprised that the Hong-Kongese company MC Toy decided to reproduce this car models instead of any other, since they’re small European cars, only popular in certain countries of Europe. You might argue that the Citroën is more than that, some kind of iconic car, a symbol for the generation born in the mid 50s that got a car in the early 70s, but the two Peugeots are quite ordinary cars, with no especial charm.





No matter what, MC Toy managed to produce quite nice models, The Citroën is probably not as nice as the model made by Guisval, but the 205 is clearly much better. The 309 instead, is a model that to my knowledge was never reproduced by any other brand… what makes it a very interesting piece.

MC Toy - Citroen 2CV [8732]





The 405 Turbo is a car that due to its participation in the Paris-Dakar rally became very popular those years. Majorette manufactured it in yellow with many tampographies, and it looked great, with that impressive spoiler, and extra high wheels. This version is not as accurate as the Majorette version, because it features a white model, but it is still a very nice collection piece. The tampographies are not among the best by MC Toys, but they are still nice examples of what they were doing by the early 90s.

Poliguri also made this car in 1:64 scale. See entry #132.

MC Toy - Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 [8741]



FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: PEUGEOT 205 (Ref. 8611), 309 (Ref. 8614), 405 TURBO (Ref. 8741) and CITROËN 2 CV (Ref. 8732)
  • Scale: 1:64 (approx.)
  • Year: The two first digits in the reference number indicates the year of design and manufacture, so: 1986 and 1987.
  • Company: MC Toy (U.S.A./ Macau)
  • Size: approx. 3’’ or 7 cm

4 comments:

  1. the Peugeot 309 came in BLUE too, I have it that way


    the 2CV was also in yellow available

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    1. Interesting! I have never seen the blue Peugeot, is it really a MC Toys without thermo-paint (changes color when put in the fridge)? The yellow 2CV is actually more common than this orange one. I think I have it in yellow too.

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    2. the blue 309
      http://lovery-minicars.sakura.ne.jp/peugeot-02.html#309

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    3. Wow, never seen this model in blue before. Very nice. Many thanks for the link.

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