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esle9
19th May 2009, 07:36 PM
I have had this lion for a long time. It is hard plastic, with no marking on the bottom. Does anyone know who made it?

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WILLYBACOBOY
19th May 2009, 09:09 PM
Are you sure there is nothing under this animal.
Look between the legs behind if there is no China written or something like that.
This lion is a copy a a model from Elastolin.
It was made before in composition,and later in soft-plastic.
I have one myself to,made in China.
The other pictures are from the 1972 catalogue from Elastolin.

http://www.imgbox.de/users/public/images/c40481t83.jpg (http://www.imgbox.de)

http://www.imgbox.de/users/public/images/p30929r83.jpg (http://www.imgbox.de)

http://www.imgbox.de/users/public/images/r3726g83.jpg (http://www.imgbox.de)

http://www.imgbox.de/users/public/images/f31932k83.jpg (http://www.imgbox.de)

esle9
19th May 2009, 10:12 PM
Thanks for your help! I am quite positive there is nothing written on the bottom, but I might be looking in the wrong place.

taos
24th May 2009, 08:51 PM
Would agree with Willy.I also have a number of these lions and they were all made in either hong kong or china in the 70s and 80s

WILLYBACOBOY
25th May 2009, 11:43 AM
Yes,it is quit common to find a lot of models from the normal manufacturers,copied by Hong Kong,Singapore and other China manufacturers in the 1970s.