Friday, January 22, 2016

#636 HEIMO/ UNKNOWN TOYMAKER - HEIDI PVC FIGURES (1974)


Heimo is a German producer of plastik figures, very famous for their Disney plasic figures from the 60s an the 70s. There is very few information availble about the company itself, but apparently, Heimo is a brand of Marx Toys from the U.S.A., one of the „classic“ american toy manufacturers.

The figures made by Heimo were very popular, and despite being really old (40 or 50 years old), they are very unexpensive today. According to my German catalogue, these Heidi figures are 2 Eur worth each. As catalogues always pump up prices, I would say 1 Euro each is already enough.


The Heidi series comprises 5 figures: Heidi, Peter, The Grandfather, Josef (the dog) and a small lamb which is more difficult to find (catalogue price: 10 Eur) and seems to be also very fragile because of its thin legs.

The official Heimo figures have a logo at the back which is a cross inside a circle, as well as a copyright symbol.

In addition to the Heimo figures, I want to present a bootleg of the Heidi figure (the other two are Heimo original). At first sight, they seem identical, but a closer look reveals that they are different. The size is slightly higher, the colours applied differ and the mark at the back says „Zuiyo“, which are the Japanese studios that created the cartoons.


FACTS and FIGURES:
  • Name: HEIDI OF THE ALPS PVC FIGURES
  • Year: 1974
  • Company: Heimo/ Unknown Toymker (Germany / Unknown Country of Origin)
  • Size of the figures: 5 cm

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