MASUDAYA, founded in 1928, Japan, was the manufacturer of this Volkswagen Oval Window Sedan toy. It was thought to be a better idea, after the post WWII period, to sell the Japanese produced MASUDAYA toys for the USA market under the name of MODERN TOYS. The MODERN TOYS VW has a tin body with cut out windows and very good details of the front hood, rear hood, door seams, taillights and rear oval window with 14 air louvers. Shiny tin metal headlights, front hood strip, windshield, front and rear bumpers. Rear oval window found with or without tin strip. White painted tin hubcaps are normal although some MODERN TOYS VWs are equipped with large VW or slotted hubcaps which are seldom found. Tin chassis with a friction motor and with or without a clack sound resonator drum. Tin chassis also stamped JAPAN. Please note the funny typo on the original box: FLICTION ACTION instead of FRICTION ACTION!

  • Manufacturer: MASUDAYA
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Length: 165mm
  • Production Era: Late 1950s - early 1960's
  • Country: Japan
  • Materials: Tin Plate
  • Color: Red, Blue, Green, Grey, Light Purple

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