The Germans have a long and distinguished history of making interesting and superb toys. Their toy motor vehicles go back to the early days of the automobile--which was itself born in Germany. Though most of the early German toy cars, like some of their present day descendants, were made of sheet metal, the firm of Ernst Plank made a series of diecast trucks many years ago. In this new book, Ed Force shows the work of the leading German manufacturers of diecast toys. Included are Conrad, Cursor, Gama, Marklin, N.Z.G. Schabak Schuco, Ziss and R.W., and others. Photographs of over 2,000 vehicles in full color make this a most useful book for collectors and other fanciers of miniature vehicles.
Ed Force lives in central Connecticut and is an avid collector of diecast toys. He has published several books with Schiffer Publishing on the subject, including Corgi Toys, Dinky Toys, Matchbox and Lledo Toys, and Miniature Emergency Vehicles.