Siku Toys are produced by a German company called Sieper Lüdenscheid GmbH & Co. KG. The year 1921 saw the foundation of the company, while it extensively began manufacturing toys in 1950. Gradually SIKU developed a range of car models which gained immense popularity. The word "SIKU" was formed using the first two initials of its founder Richard Sieper and "Kunststoffe" which is the German word for plastic.
SIKU's Super Series 1:55 die-cast is still one of SIKU's highly selling products apart from an admirable and enviable range of vehicle range. You can check out the entire range of vehicles offered by SIKU category wise viz. Agriculture, Bus and Rail, Camping and Leisure , Classic Cars , Cranes , Emergency Rescue , Gift Sets , Local Community Service , Military , Police ,Private Cars , Roadworks , Special Purpose Vehicles, Transporters and Loaders and Winter Service. For those of you who love collecting vintage car models, SIKU offers a series of them in the scale 1:50 and the most preferred one of them being the Mercedes Platform Truck with Round Bonnet.
By introducing the V-series in 1955, SIKU toys become very popular. The V series were replicas of licensed vehicles and were in about 1/64th to scale. In 1960's SIKU models were made out of zinc alloy and spray painted by hand. The 1970's saw toys being made out of metal models while plastic models were slowly eased out.
The 1980's witnessed the introduction of the SIKU FARMER series which contained toys at the scale of 1:32 which primarily are required for farming purposes. Till date, the SIKU FARMER series is still one of the most popular offerings from SIKU. Moving over to offer a vintage range of tractor models, SIKU introduced the SIKU FARMERCLASSIC range at the scale of 1:32, in the year 2002. The year 2005, SIKUSUPERCLASSIC series was introduced comprising of highly detailed fire-engines in the vintage variety at the scale of 1:50. The latest introduction is the launch of a new radio-controlled generation of models. Do check out the truck with the MAN lowboy semi-trailer or the John Deere track tractor which are easy to operate and play with.
Make sure you check out the entire range of Siku Farm Toys such as John Deere 7530, Tractor with Hay Loader, Claas Ares with Front Loader, Tractor Deut with Front Loader, Rider Lawn Mover, Lamborghini Tractor and so on. Today, SIKU toys are extremely popular and aspired for. The SIKU Gift Sets which are available in various ranges such as Farmer 1, Farmer 2, Cars, etc prove to pretty affordable and valuable for gifting to loved ones especially if they love collecting vehicle models. With most of them available online along with the related accessories and spares, you could easily buy them and gift them to somebody as well.