Distler toys

Johann Distler, Nuremberg, Germany, 1895 - 1968. Produced lithographed tin penny toys, comic and erratic action transportation toys.

The company "Johann Distler KG" was established in Nürnberg in 1895. Johann started as a penny-toy manufacturer, specialized in lithographed tin toys but his range of products comprised 500 items. In 1917, Distler took on Brown & Mayer as partners. In 1923, the partners took over after Distlers death. Brown & Mayer sold out to Ernst Volk in 1935.

Just after the Second World War Distler started to manufacture electric toy trains and, later, electric cars as well. Distler's electric Porsche 356 model, produced since 1955, was a beautiful. Distler's rather simple printed tin models were usually not sold in specialized toyshops, but in department stores. In the beginning of the sixties, Distler could no longer maintain it's position against the larger and better brands like Schuco, Trix and Märklin in Germany, and for example Dinky Toys in the UK.

The production in Germany was discontinued in 1962. The company was sold to a firm in Belgium (including machines and production rights), where Distler Toys S.A. in Nivelles continued the production of the Distler brand until 1968.

Questions, comments, or sweet memories?
Share on this Distler forum!


(will not be displayed)
yes, mail me the link to this page

Gary H. Carlson - September 29, 2013

I have owned a D-3150 BMW Distler Roadster for since the very early 1950's. It is Green with red wheels and seat.Somewhere along the way, the complete right rear wheel has been lost. Can you help me find a wheel to replace it? Otherwise it is in beautiful shape. I would deeply appreciate help. I have owned it since new.
-----
Best is to contact toy restoration shops, they might know how to find one. Look on my links page under 'Restoration & repair'.

Karin - July 18, 2013

Any ideas of where to find a small front wheel to a Distler car with a monkey that tips his hat?Thanks!
-----
Try the repair and restoration sites on my link page, maybe they can help Karin!

Doctorbozo - January 28, 2013

How does the rear bumper on the distler packard wind up work? Mine is in the down position and seems to be spring loaded. Does it interact with the spare?
-----
I couldn't find any info regarding any function of the rear bumper on this car. Here is a video of the toy.

Cheryl - September 13, 2012

I have a mint green distler porsche - bottom is marked Distler Electromatic 7500, German and Foreign Patents Applied for, Trademark, Made in Western Germany.It is in poor condition. Does anyone know the year made or value?
-----
Try this list of sold Distler 7500 on eBay to determine value and for more info.

Arnold - March 27, 2012

HOW CAN I TELL YEAR OF GREEN BENZ TIN WINDUP CAR MADE IN US OCUPYED GERMAN
-----
If it is a Prameta, between 1946 and 1958.

Wendy - November 9, 2010

I have a old toy in the box and not used, called Distler-Pistol, made by Distler Toy, made in Belgium and the handle takes two batteries. Not having any luck finding out the value.

For sale on eBay USA. To change country, click on flag:
Change selection: <---
worldwide only USA
ebay New to eBay? Join here, it's free!
Jaguar XK XK120 140 Coupé DISTLER vintage
jaguar xk xk120 140 coupends in 3h$99.00
details  ►
1950 s Distler MERCEDES wind up Car 4 gear
1950 s distler mercedes windends in 18h$299.99
details  ►
50 s Distler Wind up Mercedes w Original Box
50 s distler wind up mercedes$375.00
details  ►
Vintage Distler BMW Wanderer Everything
vintage distler bmw wanderer$99.95
details  ►
Distler Wanderer BMW Windup Car Windshield
distler wanderer bmw windup$10.00
details  ►
VINTAGE U S ZONE GERMANY DISTLER TIN WIND UP
vintage u s zone germany$200.00
details  ►
1950 s Distler FORD wind up Car 4 gear
1950 s distler ford wind up$329.99
details  ►
distler ford in toy
distler ford in toyends in 8h$125.00
details  ►
1950 s Distler Germany Packard Convertible
1950 s distler germany packard$79.95
details  ►
Antique Tin Toy Book Brauch Bangert Gely
antique tin toy book brauch$149.00
details  ►
1950 s Distler WANDERER wind up Car 4 gear
1950 s distler wanderer wind$349.99
details  ►
1950 s Distler PACKARD wind up Car working
1950 s distler packard wind up$225.00
details  ►
1950 s Distler FORD wind up Car 4 gear
1950 s distler ford wind up$224.99
details  ►
Vintage DISTLER Packard Convertible 1950s
vintage distler packard$324.95
details  ►
Antique Tin Karl Bub Gauge 0 Clockwork
antique tin karl bub gauge 06 bid(s)ends in 22h$67.00
details  ►
US Zone Germany Blue Distler Ford D3200 Tin
us zone germany blue distler$350.00
details  ►
Antique Tin GELY Germany Touring Car Tippco
antique tin gely germany$1,377.00
details  ►
1950 s Distler wind up Packard w
1950 s distler wind up packard$399.99
details  ►
Vintage Distler Packard Wind up German Tin
vintage distler packard wind$475.95
details  ►
Rare Antique Original VTG Large German
rare antique original vtg$1,649.95
details  ►
Antique Tin Toy Gunthermann Bus Coach
antique tin toy gunthermann14 bid(s)ends in 22h$96.00
details  ►
Superb Original U S Zone Bavaria DISTLER Tin
superb original u s zone$300.00
details  ►
VINTAGE DISTLER PACKARD 1950S ERA WITH
vintage distler packard 1950s$495.00
details  ►
Antique Tin Toy Karl BUB Train Set Box
antique tin toy karl bub train$87.00
details  ►
Parts for 1950 s Distler wind up Cars
parts for 1950 s distler wind$19.99
details  ►
WW2 Era Distler Packard 4 Gear Wind Up Metal
ww2 era distler packard 4 gear$249.99
details  ►
Scarce antique Gunthermann Distler Tin Wind
scarce antique gunthermann$500.00
details  ►
Antique Tin Toy Karl BUB Train Set Box
antique tin toy karl bub train8 bid(s)ends in 22h$117.50
details  ►
20 s Germany JDN Distler Large Tin Wind Up
20 s germany jdn distler large$1,250.00
details  ►
Antique Tin Toy JNF Neuhierl Mercedes Silver
antique tin toy jnf neuhierl$697.00
details  ►
1920S DISTLER GERMAN BALLOON VENDER TIN LITHO
1920s distler german balloon$595.00
details  ►
Antique Tin Toy Joustra Race Car France
antique tin toy joustra race$247.00
details  ►