Lone Star

Lone Star

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


  • Lone Star ( D.C.M.T Ltd )


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.


Significant. 1950-late 80’s


  • England


  • Plastic ( Lone Star Branded made by Harvey)


  • 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)



  • 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


“King Size” Figures


  •  Ski Troops


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

Figure Types:

  • Solid Plastic
  • Swoppets


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


  •  1:32 / 54mm
  • 60mm
  • 65mm

Other Information:




 References Sources:

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


9 Responses to Lone Star

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  6. Denis William Eagles says:

    Denis Eagles wishes to advise that much of the information on Harvey Toy is incorrect. My father ‘Arthur Eagles’ was the brother of ‘Henry Eagles’, one of the Founders of Crescent Toy. He joined Crescent under the name of Harvey to minimise charges of nepotism. When his brother Henry died in 1942’ish, my father continued to manage Crescent Toy, which was at this time make munitions’, until after the end of the 2nd World War.
    I have recently updated and corrected Wikipedia’s information, which contained similar errors and you will find more information there.

  7. Paul says:

    I have some Indians that were made by lone star, that must be at least 60 years old. Is there away I could check the value of them?

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