BOCO Plastic Produkt was producing plastic toys in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1950 to 1952 only. The production included the VW Type 1 and Type 2, a Catalina airplane and a motor bike with side car to mention a few toys. The designer of the VW models, but also other toys, was a man called Erik Spon, who in 1948 was hired by the plastic company BOCO. In 1953 he moved to Tekno.

The BOCO VW Bus has a clear plastic roof with cut out windows. The back section of the roof, lower body section and chassis is plastic and a light blue color. The chassis contained separate parts to include luggage, three seats, steering wheel, engine, and three sets of passengers. Plastic wheels attached with hubcaps. The BOCO VW Bus construction kit also came in a large box and the box cover opened up and folded into a nice display. The plastic parts were secured to the cardboard insert and held with rubber bands as well. There were instructions for assembly printed on the side panel of the box. This lesser known manufacturer copied the construction kit idea from WIKING but did not copy the quality.

The kit was issued by SMC (Skandinavisk Motor Co), who was the importer of Volkswagen cars in Denmark. They also issued the kit with the VW split window beetle (see BOCO under Split Window Toys (SW)). It is unclear whether the VW bus (or the VW split beetle) ever were sold or given away without the box. Who has any information? Please mail us.

  • Manufacturer: BOCO
  • Scale: 1/38
  • Length: 110mm
  • Production Era: 1948-1952
  • Country: Denmark
  • Materials: Plastic
  • Color: Clear/Light Blue, Clear/Red, Clear/Green

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