A Brief History of Die Cast Corgi Toys

Corgi toys were first released in 1956 by the Mettoy Company. Before this time, the main product of the company was lithographed metal toys. In 1948 they produced their first die-cast models and named them 'Castoys', these early models contained a clockwork motor that was also used in early Corgi models, giving them an edge over their rival toy maker Dinky Toys. . The Corgi brand got its...