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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Some sets would include one or more Majorette vehicles and others included figurines for added play value.
These were promotionals advertising the new bus service, but though the labeling was true-to-life, the toy Majorettes decorated bore little resemblance to the real Londonlink buses Majortetep. This venture was abandoned in when Majorette found itself insolvent again, and through a tribunal at the commercial court katalot Paris, a sale was granted to Simba-Dickie, who bought Smoby. Though realism and detail were not always as good as Matchbox or Tomica, by the early s Majorette established a reputation of making quality, heavy vehicles, incorporating features like opening doors and hoods, translucent plastic parts, and sprung suspension systems.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Pieces were straight, inner corner, outer corner and others that could be used as parking spaces. One example from this new “Kids Mate” series was a Mini Cooper in about 1: The varied piece sized were majorettte to scale with one another.
As ofthe factory had grown to 13, square meters. By producing locally, Majorette benefited by avoiding duties on importing from France. After Majorette’s parent company Ideal loisirs was purchased by the German entity Triumph Adler, now entering the 21st century, batches of better castings have been introduced, as well as an image face lift that includes a modified logo, and a toning down of the bright aesthetics of the s and s.
All were packaged in the same eye-catching red packaging.
1990 Majorette Catalog
Besides their important domestic presence, Majorette relies heavily on commercial sales to foreign markets. These came in militarypolicefireand ambulance versions. Among these were the series of semi-tractor trucks. Into the s, vehicles normally appeared in bright red blister cards with more graphics and illustrations with a yellow band around the Majorette name.
Into the s, a marketing strategy emphasize the kajorette appeal of the cars, including brighter paints, large tampos and slightly exaggerated bodies. Some new models were released later than originally expected, for example, the Nissan MuranoFiat Panda and Mercedes-Benz SLK were due to be released inbut they did not reach the market until Autumn More plastic parts are now featured on the Norev katxlog and metal bases are common on their new castings, in contrast to Majorette which has now moved downmarket with plastic bases, and less expensive tampo printing for headlamps instead of clear plastic pieces.
The period had a tremendous impact in the quality of the miniatures.
For the dancers and performers, see Majorette dancer. The distribution of Majorette via major retailers has been limited mainly to Europe, South America and Asia.
The first line was the series of roughly 3 inch long vehicles Johnson Soon illustrations appeared, and the cards appeared with either red or blue backgrounds. With Toys R Us going out of business inhowever, much of that Majorette’s visibility was eliminated. Some of the castings, such as the Chevrolet 4-door Impala have been made continuously since the mids.
Doors on Majorettes are sprung as is the suspension. Another line based on the series were the Road Eaters.
InMajorette USA was established in MiamiFloridabut that extension was relatively short-lived as Majorettes were not heavily retailed in the U. Lastly, a new line of “Eco Tech” cars features electric, hybrid and other ‘green’ and environmentally friendly, but cool, vehicles. At this time, Aktalog began to lose the proud majoreyte familiar ‘Made in France’ on their bases and on packaging. Majorette and Solido today remain a part of the Simba-Dickie group, which is more commonly called Dickie Toys.
For comparison, Norev wheels are now detailed replicas of the real thing compared to Majorette’s more generic offerings. For a time, there were no illustrations.
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This was in touch with the automobile industry’s trend of using plainer, metallic paints. The car is very detailed and complete with all opening kaalog, but all in plastic in a package with bright but Majorette-like red colors. Also in this series is a line of plastic, but appealing, trucks; a trash truck, a logging truck, and a container truck.
Packaging for Majorette models has always had a red or orange motif. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Majorette.