In 1904 Christian Hausser and his sons Max and Otto founded the HAUSSER company, although it initially was named Müller & Freyer. Starting from 1912 the company was renamed into O&M Hausser. They carried the trade name Elastolin. In the 1930's the company moved to Neustadt bei Coburg. Like all toy producers, they had to stop production in 1943 by order of the NAZI regime and started again in 1947.

In 1939, HAUSSER designed a board game DEIN KdF WAGEN. The box art showed a blue gray KdF Wagen rising over a hill behind a tree and was produced in 2 pre-war and 1 early post war version.

In the oval era in the early fifties, the game was redesigned and renamed into DEIN VOLKSWAGEN. The artwork of the box as well as the gameplan changed considerably. The box showed a REUTERS drawing of an elegant couple driving with their dreamcar! There were 2 versions of the box: a national, German version and an international version with French, Dutch and German language. The game pieces initially remained identical to the clay KdF versions, but later versions featured 34 mm plastic gamepieces with fair details of the Oval Window Beetle. The wheels were incorporated onto the body. No markings.

A driving game was also produced in Switzerland called "Ferien in der Schweiz" that contained 6 plastic Oval VW game pieces produced by HAUSSER. The game box measured 27x40 cm.

  • Manufacturer: O. & M. HAUSER
  • Scale: 1/120
  • Length: 34mm
  • Production Era: Mid 1950s-Early 1960s
  • Country: Germany
  • Materials: Plastic
  • Color: Red, Yellow, Black, Blue, White, Light Green

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