The owner of the REX Company, based in Nürnberg, Germany, was Max Ernst. In 1933 he married the daughter of Karl Arnold and from 1935 on he was in the management of the ARNOLD Factory and in 1948 he became the managing director of ARNOLD and stayed until the mid-1970s. REX was a sister Company of ARNOLD. In 1955, the first evidence of the existence of REX appeared in the form of an ad for plastic toys. In 1957 REX started cooperating with TUDOR ROSE. REX marketed the TUDOR ROSE products in Germany and also used its molds for producing toys. Starting from 1958 until 1973, ARNOLD and REX together advertised in many toy magazines. ARNOLD produced some of the REX toys as well!

A diecast metal VW Kombi VW Bus with cut out windows. Details include front door seams, side door seams, VW front hood emblem, side air louvers and engine compartment lid. Silver painted headlights, bumpers and a dab of red paint on the taillights. Diecast chassis with metal wheels and axles. There are 2 holes in the rocker panel on both sides of the lower body that tabs on the chassis secure to. The original box is a clear plastic top, a soft rubber base, and is embossed in gold letters on the side. This REX VW Bus was part of the JUWEL series.

  • Manufacturer: REX
  • Scale: 1/86
  • Length: 47mm
  • Production Era: 1960
  • Country: Germany
  • Materials: Diecast Metal
  • Color: Light Blue, Ivory, Red, White
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