Die-cast toy

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Die-cast model of the 1960's Batmobile, made by Corgi, in its original package

A die-cast toy is any toy produced by the process of die casting. The toys are made of metal with plastic, glass and rubber details. The most common die-cast toys are scale models of vehicles, aircraft and trains. Hot Wheels toys are an example of die-cast cars. Early die-cast toys were made of lead.[1] Modern toys are made of Zamak which is an alloy of zinc, aluminium, magnesium, and copper.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sharon M. Scott, Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2010), p. 73

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