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Dutch model maker Lion Toys bites the dust

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UDEN A 64-year-long run at making miniature vehicles on a scale of 1 to 50 has come to an end at Lion Toys, the Dutch competitor of the widely known British Dinky Toys. The Dutch firm made quality models for an adult customer base, including brand names such as DAF, Scania, Mercedes and promotional models of Coca-Cola and McDonalds and others. Lion Toys has millions of models in circulation but became a victim of changing times. The company was founded by model enthusiast Arie van Leeuwen.