Corgi “Golden Jacks”

Corgi had many innovations; one of the company’s cleverest innovations the Golden Jacks ‘Take-Off Wheels’ system which first appeared in March 1968. Authentically detailed die-cast take off wheels were fitted to these models and were attached to the axle by means of the ‘Golden Jacks‘ – die-cast golden metal stands, which when folded downwards both…

Some Corgis

An exotic line up of supercars ready to race. In the Corgi Catalogue of 1969 they had the Porsche and Ferrari lined up with a Mustang. I haven’t found the Mustang yet but the Lamborghini seemed a suitable substitute (even sporting the same number 7).

Corgi Toys

Corgi Toys were introduced in 1956 to compete with Dinky, which had become complacent on the British Market. Corgi were advertised as the “the ones with the windows” having a small plastic window insert making them look more like their full size counterparts than their Dinky counterparts (Dinky introduced windows in 1958). Corgi were named…