Marsuan HO Slot Cars
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Marusan History ...links
to a current website (as of June 2009 and unaffiliated with toybaron.com) with
good history and timeline but
nothing about slot cars. History notes that San-Marusan dissolved in 1968, but two new companies were reorganized; Marusan and Bullmark. Bullmark also made some slot car items...
1961 arrangement with Atlas to provide them slot car parts such as track, controllers, and chassis's. Atlas also provided body styles for Marusan to market in Japan and New Zealand
-Chassis can be seen in various shades of grey
-1st version: no tension pick up springs
-2nd version with tension pick up springs--says "NEW" on bottom
Sets Click this link to visit some of the unique marusan slot car sets...
Cars click this link to see pictures of some of the Marusan body styles
Atlas Styles click this link to see pictures of Marusan branded cars that were licensed from Atlas Model Motoring
Eldon Styles click this link to see pictures of the Eldon borrowings...
--- Street Signs and Figures
---early Bandai Set pic 1, pic 2, pic 3
---early Tokyo Plamo Set pic 1, pic 2
---early Bullmark set pic 1, pic 2