Lone Star

Lone Star

 
 
Reference data:  Version 1.0 Updated May 2011. Author: D Brown
Contact for changes or updates: blackdragoncollectables@gmail.com

 Maker:

  • Lone Star ( D.C.M.T Ltd )

Ownership:

Lone Star Began life as Die Cast Machine Tools Ltd – D. C.M. T in 1939 (This was always the underlying legal owner of Lone Star). By the mid 40′s they were making toys for “The Crescent Toy Company”.

When the relationship with Crescent finished in 1949 they retained many of the moulds and began making toys themselves having removed the Crescent branding. The son of DCMT founder set up a new toy company called “The Harvey Toy Company” making lead figures.

In the early 50’s they were producing toys in a number of areas under a brand name “Slikka”. At some time they started producing western themed toys such as cap guns and outfits and made a decision to rebrand calling themselves Lone Star. They got the Harvey Toy Company which then also owned by then (did they always own it?) to make a series of plastic “Unbreakable” 54 mm figures called the “Harvey Series”  but branded Lone Star .

These figures form the bulk of Lone Stars plastic production through much of the 50′s and 60′s.  D.C.M.T. and all its subsidiaries went into liquidation in 1983.

Output:

Significant. 1950-late 80′s

Country:

  • England

Material:

  • Plastic ( Lone Star Branded made by Harvey)

Dates: 

  • 1939- 1983 ( plastic production during 50′s and 60′s )

Key people:

  • Robert ( Bob ) Mills – Founder
  • Sidney James Ambridge- Founder
  • Eagles Family ( Crescent )
  • Roy Green ( Cowboy Steve Larabee)

Figures:

54mm

  • Cowboys
  • Wild West Children
  • Indians
  • Mounted Cowboy and Indians
  • Fighting Pair (Indian and Cowboy)
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Tonto
  • Zorro
  • Dick Turpin
  • Robin Hood set
  • Knights
  • Medieval
  • African Natives
  • Afghan/Arab
  • American Civil War
  • Foreign Legion
  • Desert Troops/ African Troops
  • WW2 Germans – 2 types
  • Paratroopers
  • Stretcher Team
  • Figures for Army Vehicles
  • Khaki Infantry
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Marines
  • Frogmen
  • Frogmen (James Bond)
  • Midget Submarine figures
  • Guardsmen
  • Guards band
  • Life Guards
  • Highlanders
  • Swoppets

60mm

“King Size” Figures

65mm

  •  Ski Troops

Other

  •  Siege weapons & numerous vehicles (die cast)
  •  Safari set
  • RAC set
  • Noddy set
  • Popeye set
  • Farm Animals

Figure Types:

  • Solid Plastic
  • Swoppets

Brands:

  • Lone Star
  • Harvey Series
  • “Unbreakable”
  • “king Size”

 Scale:

  •  1:32 / 54mm
  • 60mm
  • 65mm

Other Information:

http://www.lone-star-diecast-bk.com/history.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Star_Toys

 

 References Sources:

 Plastic Warrior Lone Star Special –http://www.plasticwarrior.co.uk

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