Mettoy-logoThe Mettoy company , founded by German emigree Philip Ullmann in 1933. Ullmann set up a business in Stimpson Avenue, Northampton, England. He had twenty one years experience running his own toy company in Germany called Tipp, and he was soon joined by South-African born German, Arthur Katz, who had previously worked for him. In the 1940s and 1950s Mettoy produced a large range of diecast model cars & vehicles which proved to be popular and Ullmann and Katz realised that a wider range of toy cars could not only be profitable, but could also break the stranglehold that Meccano's range of Dinky Toys had over the market.

In 1964, Mettoy introduced a range of smaller scale vehicles called Husky Toys. These retailed at a lower retail price than the larger Corgi Toys, and competed with Matchbox Toys.

More big selling film and television tie-in models were released over the next few years, each with special features to entertain children, and in 1966 Mettoy were awarded two of the most prestigious awards; 'The Queen's Award To Industry' and the 'National Association Of Toy Retailers' Highest Standards Award'.

Mettoy value and price guide

What's your 'Mettoy' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Ultra Rare Large Tin Race Car Racer 1950 07/2019 $900.00
Mechanical Tin Toy Racing Car In 07/2019 $700.00
Ou2 Clown Motorcycle Worldwide Shipping 07/2019 $441.00
Uk 1st Prize Clown Motorcycle Worldwide 06/2019 $355.00
1950s Great Britain 7 Race Car Tin Litho 06/2019 $223.50

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Comments (3)

Matt - August 5, 2019

Hi I have a Mettoy race car similar to the " Ultra Rare Large Tin Race car racer" in the picture that sold for $900 US, how can I find out it"s value ? Thanks
-►reply: Well, if it's the same and in similar shape I guess you're lucky :) On this page you'll find prices so you can compare: Mettoy racing cars.

Anne - April 12, 2013

hii have a mettoy type of racing car but do not know what it is, so i was wondering if you could help me out,if you could reply to my e-mail address and i could forward you a picture many thanksanne

Kevin - December 19, 2012

Hi I found in my attic a mettoy made Rotary printing machine could you shed and info on this for me many thanks Kevin from Northampton
►reply: Can't find much about it. On eBay there was one sold last August for about 7 GBP, boxed.