Technofix tin toys

Technofix made tin toys, comic and erratic action litographed tin wind-ups. Prior to 1930s, their toys can be identified by the initials GE or GEN. The company was founded by the Einfalt brothers Georg and Johann in Nuremberg, Germany and existed from 1922 to 1977.


The brothers Einfalt continued to produce tin toys in the west under the name of 'Technofix' and many of their toys were marked 'Made in the U.S. Zone Germany'. The tin toys produced in this period reflected the technical and scientific advances. As new transport vehicles like cars had replaced horsedrawn ones, new toys appeared that reflected interests in new technologies and innovations like for example space technology, land-speed records and new car designs.

The toy industry found it had to respond quickly to these changes and new models were designed and manufactured in a short time and cheaply. One of the results was the replacement of clockwork and wind-up mechanisms with cheaper friction motors.

Updated: 28 April 2019

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Comments (21)
Sten - November 9, 2021
Bought a mint 310 Zebra Crossing, but no signs :=(
Any one have a pair of signs for this track to sell?
Different pins on the signs that go into the track, one small and one big.
Also check this page (and search different countries): Jeff - September 19, 2021
Sten - March 6, 2020
Hi! Got hold of two 249. One original in box and the other do not have the made in germany on the cars or technofix on the box. It says " sen record 94131" on the box litho and on the 'houses' on the track. Is it a Frensch/Italiano copy. Both mint in box. /Sten Sweden
Hi, no idea if this is a French/Italian version, sorry...
Clive - November 19, 2019
thank you for that, I don't think I'll be letting it go then, the memories are worth more than EUR 100
Enjoy your beautiful toy! Value only increases with the years ;-)
Clive - November 17, 2019
Hi, I have a technofix toboggan 290 set with both cars and in perfect working order, it also has it's original if tatty box, whilst I've no real urge to part with it I wondered if it does have any value ? Kind regards, C.
There is one for sale right now on eBay Germany for EUR 50 but without box, so yours could be around EUR 100. Also, have a look here: Technofix toboggan.
Kae - March 21, 2019
a scooter with two riders, male, female and a doghas GE-292 as licence plate, very colorful,red scooter, riders have green, red, blues, yellowsthanks
Hi, there is one for sale right now, you can follow the auction and look how it will end: Technofix GE292.
Sten - February 14, 2019
Still looking for race cars for my 249 Tankstelle. I have plenty to swap.
I haven't got many visitors to this page... :-(
Sten - July 2, 2017
Hi!Looking for cars for my 249 Tankstelle. Any body?
Ian - January 4, 2017
I have a 1950s motorcycle racer, no.15, which sadly has lost its mechanism,but is otherwise in good condition. Can it be restored and if so, would it be cost effective?
Everything can be repaired :-). At what cost, I don't now. You could ask for example
Isabel - December 30, 2016
Hola tengo un juego technofix CITY TRAFFIC DRIVE Y PARK 313 esta sin usar con la caja un poco estropeada del paso del tiempo y le falta la llave para darle cuerda. Me gustaria saber que precio tiene porque quiero venderlo.
Entre 60-150 EUR
Tracy - February 21, 2016
We have a Technofix Europa Cup 305 game was just wondering if worth anything.Has original box
Probably around 40 to 80 GBP.
Louise - September 27, 2014
I'm looking for info found a technofix 282 scooter and its has initials DBGM and it says made in west Germany. Any ideas what the initials stand for as its obviously not the initials mentioned on this page? And any idea on value? thanks
The Technofix 282 can be worth between 100 and 200 USD depending on state. DBGM is some kind of German 'copyright' or patent on the design which has been used after 1949 (before 1949 it was DRGM).
Huckleberry - June 12, 2013
I'm looking for info on behalf of my friend who has a Technofix London Bridge. he was given this as a child about 1960(?). Does anyone know what this could be worth?
There were two sold (but for parts...) on eBay in last month for 90 USD.
Bob - May 13, 2013
Hello,I have the #315 Gigant Construction toy
Sandi - March 9, 2013
I have a Marke Technofix Rocky Mountain Train 1963-65, any thoughts on its value? Box is a bit tattered but toy itself with two trains/key are in great condition.
Scott - January 29, 2013
Hi, I have a gebruder einfalt wind up/clockwork defeated boxer toy. I have seen them w/ 1 white
Very nice and rare toy and can fetch between 800 and 1000 USD or more.
Vincent - February 18, 2011
Rcently I have become interested in the small technofix trains with the blue-gray and red-black square boxcars. Just found one on ebay with engine. Was a track manufactured for this small wind-up train? Can you send me any additional information?
I am not a Technofix expert, but what you can do is search for images of your train and find out what type it is you so can determine the kind of track, try this link: technofix train