Diapet is a well-known brand of die-cast model vehicles and toys that originated in Japan in the late 20th century. The Diapet brand was owned by the Japanese company Yonezawa Toys Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1950 by Yoshitada Yonezawa and initially specialized in producing tinplate toys. These early toys included tinplate cars, robots, and other mechanical toys, which were popular during the mid-20th century.
In the 1960s, Yonezawa Toys recognized the growing popularity of die-cast metal toy vehicles. As a result, they shifted their focus towards producing die-cast model cars and trucks, launching the Diapet brand which gained a reputation for producing highly detailed and accurate die-cast model vehicles. Diapet models were known for their attention to scale and realistic features, making them popular among collectors and enthusiasts.
Yonezawa's toy division was transferred to Segatoys in May 1994. The Diapet more...
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