The Great Database of Corgi! ToyPedia documents every Corgi model ever made Having all but polished off its Dinky guide with the help of some 25 volunteers, ToyPedia® – Toy Collector’s wiki-based online database of collectable toys and models – has set its sights on Corgi. Th
a team of up to 50 Corgi fans to complete this project in the next six months, if you are interested please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Corgi is one of the best known toy and collectables brands. Corgi Toys was launched in 1956 as a new range of die cast toy model cars by Mettoy Playcraft LTD. Corgi reformed as Corgi Toys Ltd. in 1984 and started distributing in Europe, Australia and the USA. In 1995, Corgi regained its independence as a new company and was renamed as Corgi Classics Limited. In May 2008 the international models and collectables group Hornby agreed to buy the brand, tooling and intellectual property rights from Corgi International Limited.
Although Corgi is well known for the production of die-cast collectables such as planes, cars, buses and trucks, the company has also won awards for toys for younger children. Corgi also holds several film, television and comic licenses and has produced well known and loved models based around James Bond, Dr Who, and Batman as well as Captain Scarlet and Wallace & Gromit.
About Toy Collector
Launched in 2008, Toy Collector is a web portal for collectable toy and model enthusiasts designed to allow collectors to share their passions via blogging, discussion forums, picture and video galleries. The site currently hosts over 25,000 toy-related articles and over 180,000 images. It offers resources like want ads and a yellow pages supplier directory and boasts the largest toy-and model-related event calendar on the internet. It also hosts ToyPedia® and the TC Market.
For selling on the market or more information on the site please go to www.ToyCollector.com or contact Laurent on email@example.com or +44 (1494) 727 947.
In addition to all this, the site features ToyPedia® – a Wikipedia-style online encyclopaedia of collectable toys which currently covers over 167,000 items and is growing constantly.
Currently, the project is supported by;
• 27 communities including www.DiecastAviationForum.com www.HobbyTalk.com, www.ModelRailForum, www.SlotForum.com and www.Wings900.com
• 670 volunteers
• 12 authors who have permitted the organisers to use text and images from 26 books as part of a ToyPedia Book Documentation Project
• 355 toy brands who have agreed to open their archives
• 15 leading auction houses including Bonham’s and Christie’s have allowed use of their images
• 3 Museums (Brussels Toy Museum, Singapore’s MINT Museum and the Los Angeles Slot Car Museum)
• 32 members of the ToyPedia Advisory Board who advise on organisation and taxonomy
For more information please go to www.ToyCollector.com/ToyPedia or contact Louisa Cross, the ToyPedia Curator on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (1494) 727 947.