Always wanted to know more about these mysterious Hong Kong plastic models


Musings By Joschik
Christian obsesses over collectibles, antiques and toys more than the average person, but (he believes) in a productive way. Documenting collectibles has been a passion since working on a book about his favorite childhood toys from Timpo 41 years ago.

I owned two of these roughly HO-Scale trucks as a child (they transported my Airfix figures) and always wanted more about them  –

They only said “E” and “Made in Hong Kong” under them.  I had not thought much about them until recently our Squad Coordinator Isaac came for a visit and as a first thing to do showed me all the models he bought on the way – various Hot Wheels, Matchbox, an M2 Machines and one of these Bedfords!  Intrigued I looked around and found a lot of them which I bought and then also figured out who was behind that logo!  Here is my Bedford haul (the red and orange one on the top left is I believe a color variant of the tipper right below it)  –

Empire Toys!  I bought these fourteen abd have added them and two more color variants that I found images of online to the Empire Toys’ Bedford Series. Now, of course, I am keen to find out if there are any more?  Let me know if you own one (or even better add it to hobbyDB)!  I

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Christian Pamp
Christian Pamp
1 month ago

I only have one of them, I guess an ex stake truck.
They are pretty accurately 1/76 scale, presumably to be used as trackside models for the British 00 Gauge model railways.

Empire Bedford S.JPG
ModelCarFreak
ModelCarFreak
1 month ago

I love that hobbyDB covers these esoteric subjects (and got one of them, the tanker).

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