Welly is a Chinese diecast manufacturer formed in 1979.
Like Maisto, Welly produce diecasts in a range of scales. My collection has ten in the 1:60/1:64 scale, two in the 1:43 scale and two in the 1:34/1:39 scale.
At the 1:60 scale the cars are colourful and better representations of the original model than Maisto. They also compare well with Matchbox and Hot Wheels, although they retail here at 6 lari ($3.36) compared to just 4 lari ($2.24) for Hot Wheels and Matchbox. In 2016 the prices are reversed now Matchbox and Hot Wheels are over 6 lari and Welly 1:60 models are looking good value at 3.70lari.
Comparing two model Boxsters (Welly and Hot Wheels), the Welly model is slightly larger, the paintwork is of a similar quality, the Welly model has a black lined windscreen that includes sunblinds, the Hot Wheels model has a nice Porsche tampo along the side.
Comparing Welly and Matchbox Jaguars, the quality is similar, I prefer the Matchbox wheels, there is little to choose between the two.
Comparing Welly with Maisto at 1:60, Welly has more detail and is a better representation of the original car. Compare the Welly German Cabriolets above with the Maisto American Cabriolets below.
The cars come in boxes, not blister packs (which I prefer), usually with the car brand prominently displayed. I have also noticed they do come in blister packs, too and Welly Surprise Eggs.
At the 1:34/1:39 scale like Maisto the models have pull back motors and the quality is similar. I have an Opel Astra GTC and a Ford Crown Victoria “Chicago Police” Car at this scale.
Finding Polish classics (Polskie Modele Samochodów) at 1:43 by Welly was something of a surprise, I would think their appeal would be rather limited here in Georgia, where we don’t see any Polish cars on the road and they aren’t the stuff of dreams like Lamborghinis and Jaguars. The cars retail at 10 lari ($5.60). In addition to the Polonez, I also have a Syrena 105, a car I have never seen in real life.