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These vehicles had durable electronics – with batteries sometimes lasting an entire decade before losing power.

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Some sets would include one or more Majorette vehicles and others included figurines for added play value. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Buses like the ‘Londonlink’ were also produced in the series in the mids. Doors on Majorettes are sprung as is the suspension. InMajorette USA was established in MiamiFloridabut that extension was relatively short-lived as Majorettes were not heavily retailed in the U.

Scale varied whether a Majorette vehicle was a small mini car like the cutely-done Renault Twingo or the Volvo Yoplait truck – all being anchored to the 2. Number plates and detailed plastic parts set the older Majorettes apart.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Majorette factory in Bangkok, Thailand was almost completely destroyed by heavy floods in the fall of Views Read Edit View history.

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Production at this facility was resumed by July with most of the employees keeping their jobs. Only 3 models due to be released in actually made it onto the market that year, and were reported by collectors to be ‘very hard to find’. One line of cars was known as the Sonic Flashers.

Again, as with Inbrima, local color schemes and liveries unique to Brazil were used. Into the s, a marketing strategy emphasize the toy appeal of the cars, including brighter paints, large tampos and slightly exaggerated bodies.


The original Majorette brand survives. Packaging for Majorette models has always had a red or orange motif. Other manufacturers, like Tri-ang’s Spot On maintained precise scale across all vehicles, which often was a problem when considering uniform packaging techniques.

The company soon became the largest French toy car manufacturer. By producing locally, Majorette benefited by avoiding duties on importing from France. The varied piece sized were not to scale with one another. Package backs featured fifteen illustrations not photos of other vehicles in the series with their accompanying numbers. This was in touch with the automobile industry’s trend of using plainer, metallic paints. Zinc injection molding equipment, nearly all plastic injection machines, and all mechanical equipment – needed to be replaced.

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The s brought financial troubles and Majorette began to retreat from the U. 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 kaalog hoods, translucent plastic parts, and sprung suspension systems.

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat With Toys R Us going out of business inhowever, much of that Majorette’s visibility was eliminated. Traditionally, production was centered in the urban area of Lyon, but models are now made in Thailand. Despite some occasional poor paint choices, and an intriguing fixation with the silver grey, the style change has been successful. One example from this new “Kids Mate” series was a Mini Cooper in about 1: For example, s series cars and trucks sported a nostalgic looking somewhat art-deco-style blister card package with yellow at the bottom which changed najorette to orange, red and then purple.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Each package was the same for each model, with little gold stickers on the plastic blisters labeling the number and majorethe of vehicle in French. Some of the castings, such as the Chevrolet 4-door Impala have been made continuously since the mids. For a time, there were no illustrations.

About the same time, especially for the U. Also in this series is a line of plastic, but appealing, trucks; a trash truck, a logging truck, and a container truck.

Some new models were released later than originally expected, for example, the Nissan MuranoFiat Panda and Mercedes-Benz SLK were due to be released majorettrbut they did not reach the market until Autumn In the center of the package a downward pointing arrow design went rather spectrally from light green at the top to dark green and blue.

However, this was well executed, and even if the cars lost some realism, they had a particular, attractive solidness and style not like the katalov. Majorette became the main French manufacturer of Matchbox -sized miniature vehicles scale variously pegged to 3 inches long.

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Each piece had at least one hole on it where objects such as traffic signsstreet lightsparking metersrubbish bins, majoregte telephone booths and even buildings could be inserted. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Majorette. The first line was the series of roughly 3 inch long vehicles Johnson ,