Corgi 60th Anniversary Collection
2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Corgi model. Corgi first appeared in the toy shops of Great Britain in 1956 as a new range of die-cast model cars from Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. These new toy cars were soon a huge hit and were famous at the time for their transparent plastic windows, soon becoming known as ‘the ones with windows’.
Today, Corgi has many highly recognisable collections under its umbrella including The Aviation Archive, Hauliers of Renown, Vanguards and The Original Omnibus Company. Corgi Toys continue to delight a new generation of die-cast enthusiasts.
To celebrate this very significant birthday we are offering a range of specially priced limited edition models featuring some of the most famous vehicles and liveries from the air and road, presented in commemorative 60th Anniversary packaging.
If you would like to contribute to the 60th Anniversary celebrations we'd love to hear from you - perhaps you have a collection that you're especially proud of, or a particularly notable vintage Corgi model, even the well-loved Corgi toys that you played with as a child - send us an email and you may be featured in our Corgi 60th Anniversary Die-cast Diaries features later this year.
To round off our 60th anniversary year in style, nominate and vote for your favourite ever Corgi model and help us to find The Ultimate Corgi Top 10