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Three models of Muky made by Induguay S.A.

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# 7 Ford Sedan 1941

# 8 Lola G.T SPOILE

# 9 Ford MK IV Turbo

# 10 Ford GT 40 Turbo

# 11 Chevelle SS the famous AMX American car

# 12 Lincoln Continental

# 13 Arenero Muky

# 14 Lola GT

# 15 Dodge Charger

# 16 Corvette Especial

# 18 Ford MK IV

# 20 Turbo GT- 0

# 21 Cadlilac Eldorado

# 22 Lamborghini

# 24 Policia

# 27 Furgon Muky

# 28 Chaparral 2 G

# 30 Ford Coupe 36

# 32 Lancia 3000

# 33 Rapit Urbano

# 35 Bomberos,Fire Chief

Taxi, anyone?
# 37 Taximetro

# 38 Vokswagen escarabajo,BEATLE

# 39 Ferrari 301AND ITS RED!

From the Buenos Aires Toy Museum we have another Great TOY for sale world wide.And a bit of its history ...... Muky the south american hotwheel.

Muky of Argentina is one other mystery within the history of toys made in our country. For collectors these are the Argentinean Hotwheels for the similarity with the American models. And ever since they first got hold of one of Muky’s models there’s been a constant doubt about the origin and production of these miniature wonders. Some say the castings were stole form the Mattel plant many years ago, and then brought to our southern country to begin production of a similar item under an other brand name. Some others, the most uncontroversial ones prefer to believe that the similarity is the result of some god knows what coincidences. However most of us, without choosing either solution want to know the truth for sure, whether they were stolen, sold or copied, how and where did it happen, and most of all why.

In order to solve that mystery, the Buenos Aires Toy museum, who has been working on the reconstruction of the Argentinean toy industry’s history for many years now, began to work on a deep and complicated research process. The first and foremost difficulty we had to face in advance was the lack of public or private information about this matter. Due to a contium of political and economical critical situations the registration of most industrial activities of the 60s, 70s and 80s are not much.

Confronted to the lack of records and in need of answers we began to trace down information lines we collected from fellow collector, who remembered to have heard someone saying something about Muky.

Our hard work paid off, and we were able to contact Muky’s owners with which we had the honor of interviewing.

As a result of the interview we have some new and fresh information in order to begin to solve a part of this mystery.

As most of collectors might have noticed not all Mukys are the same. Some of them are fully made out of zamac –the metal material-, some others have the lower part in plastic. This difference is mainly the result of a change not only in the technique but in the owners. That is the difference you find in the lower part, with the full metal items showing a sign that reads “Super veloz” –super fast- and the ones with metal and plastic –which actually run faster,  Induguay-. This corresponds to two different owners of the Muky company.

Among the many other differences within the models is the box and blister packages alternatives, the full blue and white package is from the second Era in the production of Muky, while the more eclectic and colorful packages belong to the first Era.

But our goal was fixed in the main mystery we were looking to solve: the castings origin. When asking Muky’s most recent owner about the castings, he replied that the newest ones –the latest numbers in the series- were made by them in Argentina with local craftsmen, who were inspired in many of the cars they saw every day on the streets. He added that many of the first models were bought together with the company already producing them. He thought the previous owners had bought them in the States and brought them to Argentina to work with. But he had no further information on the matter.

The latest input in this matter is the result of the hard and complicated work carried on by the museum’s research team on Argentinean toys. Yes, the castings were bought in the States; no, they weren’t stolen from Mattel, nor they were bought from that company. Our latest information on the matter is that back in the early 50s Mattel wasn’t producing within their plant all their castings, but they bought them from third parties. It had been this casting craftsman the one who sold those Hotwheel alike castings to Muky. They were brought to our country and set off to production.  The similarity is crystal clear, the differences appear in quality and finishing touches, as well as in the way those cars run.

Therefore, Muky of Argentina, aka the Argentinean Hotwheels share the same original castings with the Mattel diecasts, but not only where they not stolen, but they were legitimately bought and put into production.

One highlight about the Muky models is an outstanding difference with most of the 70s Argentinean diecasts, for they had produced an interesting number of concept diecast cars. A line of visionary models which were to come in the international market and that would be a design breakthrough within the industry that was anticipated in the world of toys. And one of those avant-garde companies was Muky. A highly treasured item very appreciated in the world of collectibles.


For this information is so precious to us all collectors, the Buenos Aires Toy museum is futhering on this research projects into an upcoming catalog like book, with all the latest information on the subject together with a detailed list of all Muky models available throughout its history.  


MUKY Superveloz Esdeco
Lola GT Number 14 metal base

Oldest Box I've seen so far.
Belonging to the time the companies name was Muky Superveloz, un producto ESDECO

Today we are selling Muky diecast , you can choose from the list below...... in some cases we have several colours: Email us your want list......
# 7 Ford Sedan 1941
# 8 Lola GT Spoiler
# 9 Ford MKN Turbo
# 10 Ford G.T 40 Turbo
# 11 Chevelle SS
# 12 Licoln Continental
# 14 Lola GT 40
# 15 Dodge Charger
# 16 Corvette Especial
# 18 Ford MK IV
# 20 Turbo GT- 0
# 21 Cadlilac Eldorado
# 22 Lamborghini
# 24 Policia
# 28 Chaparral 2 G
# 30 Ford Coupe 36
# 32 Lancia 3000
# 35 Bomberos,Fire Chief
# 37 Taximetro
# 38 Vokswagen escarabajo
# 39 Ferrari 301


The full set, numbers are like this, see below, hopefully some time soon we will have them all........
# 7 Ford Sedan 1941
# 8 Lola GT Spoiler
# 9 Ford MKN Turbo
# 10 Ford G.T 40 Turbo
# 11 Chevelle SS
# 12 Licoln Continental
# 13 Arenero Muky
# 14 Lola GT 40
# 15 Dodge Charger
# 16 Corvette Especial
# 17 Casa Rodante Muky
# 18 Ford MK IV
# 19 Mac Laren M.G.A Turbo
# 20 Turbo GT- 0
# 21 Cadlilac Eldorado
# 22 Lamborghini
# 23 Cisterna Muky
# 24 Policia
# 25 Camion Jaula
# 26 Super Turbo
# 27 Furgon Muky
# 28 Chaparral 2 G
# 29 Skoda Baby
# 30 Ford Coupe 36
# 31 Volcador Muky
# 32 Lancia 3000
# 33 Rapit Urtano
# 34 Mc Laren MS A
# 35 Bomberos,Fire Chief
# 36 Servicio Medico
# 37 Taximetro
# 38 Vokswagen escarabajo
# 39 Ferrari 301

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          Bob Frassinetti,would like to thank his team that has formed around the TOY MUSEUM, during the years 2001 to 2004, they worked very hard, they are Florencia Rodriguez, and Julian Rodriguez,who whith out there full time collaborataion on this and many of my investigations and interviews, like the Buby one, that also come out in Dana Johnson Magazine,Toy Car Collecting Magazine, Issue number 31/32.Year 2003.......would'n thave been possible.

Today's instant buying trend .......

The ever-growing world's market has found during the last few years new means of expansion and connection. Such is the case of Internet based auctions were one can buy and sell all sorts of wonderful treasures from all over the world.

To this trend Argentina has been no stranger, and nor have we, threw the Toy Museum, Bob Frassinetti Art and Antique Dealer on eBay.

I found this to be an extraordinary way to connect with the world's trends and movement and to show some of the fabulous treasures I discovered in Buenos Aires.

I have been selling at ebay for many years now, started way back in 1997, and as my feedback shows, I've done some great deals with high quality items, reasonable prices and the best possible treat to the buyer. I put the best of me in all my auctions deals and sales because I love what I do and auctioning valuable Argentinean made TOYS not only allows me to continue researching and discovering Argentina's wonderful culture and history through means of its items but also through means of the Internet auctions, wordlwide collectors have discovered Argentina's wonders.

If you're looking for an Argentinean crafted TOYS that I don't have for sale or posted in my museum please let me know, I -from time to time- hunt out treasures in off the path flea markets and fairs and may be I can help in your quest!

Argentinean, Bob Frassinetti. Art and Antique Dealer who has been collecting art, antiques and collectibles ........ my long awaited Project: the first virtual toy museum in Argentina. I have made this dream come true for a long time now and today it is a reality that I want to share with you. Come, log in and check it. You will find all I could do in my life as a collector: historic data, toys impossible to get, pictures; all you look for about national toys is at the Buenos Aires Toy Museum,


If you have any questions, if you want information about a particular object or if you simply intend to talk about toys with somebody, get in touch with me and my journalistic team or I will answer you immediately.

It would be very useful for us that before leaving our Website, you make some written comment about the good and bad things you saw here, it will help us enlarge this site and improve the quality of our incipient museum.

I hope that you enjoy knowing my museum as much as I did in making it. Thanks a lot for your visit, I expect it to be only one more visit among others.

Roberto Dario Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Toy Museum. Argentina.





In Argentina, it is happening a fact that is not common in the rest of the world, at least it is not in the richest cultural countries where we can find our own country with its innumerable artistic activities and manifestations.

Here, the best cultural exhibitions and samples, related to the quality and quantity of works and objects, and even the most famous museums fall back on private funding. Argentine collectors, assemble expositions and museums that quickly become national cultural events, as the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires shows, created by Constantini, where we find plastic works and sculptures by the most renowned artists of the continent and prime exhibitions.

On the other hand, the museum samples and the cultural expositions organized by the State are carried out by means of temporary loans of individual collectors or foundations from all over the world, so the public sector depends, in this case, on the private one.

Thus, we see how the private contribution in the country is fundamental help to keep the rich history and the cultural present time of Argentina, which is a reason for national prestige in any part of the planet.

 The lack of state policies in this area and the country almost non-existent budget make it impossible for the Culture Department and the institutions depending on it to be able to purchase works and outstanding objects, that is why they are obliged to ask for constant private contribution or directly the donation by artists with the aim of making an interesting collection of samples.

This way we see that mainly in the last 40 years, from the beginning of the Di Tella Institute,  private collectors are the ones who lead the cultural activities in the country, in some cases by organizing events, samples, expositions and even museums through which our patrimony is made known and kept, and in other cases by lending their collections for public samples.

Toys, cultural expressions of a particular time, are no exception. Today, the presence of the State is absolutely null and thus all activity falls back on the individual collector or private foundations that generally organize samples that help keep our history alive.

The Buenos Aires Toy Museum is another manifestation of this national reality and invites whoever is interested in participating in it with objects or information to improve the quality of our permanent sample.




The end of covertibility in Argentina brought about an important possibility of inversions at low cost for those people that want to invest money in the country. This is happening in a particular way in the building branch and in the reconditioning of old structures, where the figures can even be more profitable for those who intend to build in Buenos Aires, taking into account that the growing tourism needs new places not only for recreation but also for accommodation.

The increasing cultural activity in the city of Buenos Aires, which is getting the level of the unforgettable 60's again, results in the opening of new cultural centers, thematic bars and other places related to art and culture in general month after month. The new Latin American Art Museum of La Recoleta  is a clear example of the benefits that the opening of such spaces can offer, from the cultural and economic viewpoint. The important thing is to know what Buenos Aires needs today, what its people and tourism demand at the moment of entertaining and enjoying.

     What the city really lacks is a Toy Museum. A museum that succeeds in keeping this part of the cultural and historic patrimony of the country and  serving as a permanent exhibition place for children and adults as well, a space where children can see the old toys their parents enjoyed playing with, when neither computers nor  Internet existed; and adults can nostalgically remember the pleasure instrument that they liked so much when they were children themselves.

On the other hand, it will be soon transformed into an ideal place for the wide range of collectors that are arriving at the country in search of low price pieces.

These specific facts convert the museum not only into a possible project but an urgent necessity, besides being a great commercial possibility, both, because of the building of real property at low prices in Buenos Aires, where today every square meter that is built does not exceed 570 pesos and because it assures an everyday visit by a big quantity of people since it would be a wonderful novelty in the city, it would not have any competition, and it is a wanted place not only by Argentine young people and adults but also by collectors.

Moreover, the possibility of equipping a thematic bar in its interior and the renting of rooms for other exhibitions would not do more but to revalue the project's idea.

Today, Buenos Aires offers , among other things, this huge opportunity, where both the investor and the city itself would greatly benefit.




During the decade of Carlos Saśl Menem's presidency (1989-1999) and until the economic crisis at the end of the year 2001, Buenos Aires was one of the most expensive cities in the world, the currency equality one peso = one dollar known as "convertibility" made real estate price rise ostensibly equalizing them with the North American currency. For this reason, purchasing

properties in Argentina -departments, lands, houses, etc- was an expensive investment comparable             with the purchase of real property in the most developed cities in the world.

Today, due to the devaluation, real property prices suffered, only during the year 2002, an average  drop of 52% of the value they had before this economic catastrophe. This fall was produced in every kind of property, without taking care of the place nor the type.

Nowadays, real estate in the most elegant and exclusive zones of the city of Buenos Aires are recovering part of its old value. Only during the first two months of this year, in some neighborhoods of Belgrano, Palermo, Puerto Madero, Recoleta and Caballito Norte a rising of a 15% was observed in the real estate cost, this makes an excellent opportunity mainly for foreigners or for those who wish to acquire properties in the country which have a low inversion cost because of devaluation and they could buy in a moment when prices, although they are rising, they are not so high, therefore in a short time the value of them will be greater.

This fact was already considered by a wide range of tourists who have bought properties in such zones during the last months, many of them used the figure of the real estate trust, already known in the developed countries but it is totally new in Argentina. This sort of trust serves the purpose of attracting a fund of investors where all the ones that belong to him have important advantages, apart from the one mentioned above caused by the currency exchange. On the one hand the cost of maintenance that is added to the properties is in pesos, what represents a very small percentage of the total investment, and on the other hand a legal figure that acts as a protector of the investor personal  patrimony and defends him from any possible politic-economic risk that can happen in the country.

At present, Argentina is again a good place to invest, at least regarding real estate matters. 

The Buenos Aires Toy Museum can recommend you places where a real estate investment can result more profitable and contact people on your behalf.


Bob Frassinetti.


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