Topic: Muky, Die Cast, Argentina
Muky, Die Cast, Argentina. Another world famous die cast made in Argenina.
The MUKY History so far:
We wanted to know about the history and evolution of one of Argentina?s most important diecast companies: Muky. Our aim was to find some kind of information that could help us to rebuild a piece of our culture, so important to all of us, Argentineans, collectors and historians.
At first we began talking about this with fellow collectors, trying to set a direct contact line with those who have managed this company until its closure in the early 90s. So we began to draw a trace map from scratches: info on the packages of these diecast cars, comments we?ve received through numerous ways such as our website or fellow collectors. However, the task appeared gigantic. The puzzle we were trying to complete missed central and important pieces; we lacked precious information and there were no governmental records on the subject. All these made the project a distant dream. Countless stories came up, though blurry and with no certain information. But after many months of hard work we finally got hold of a number? and when the phone rang Mrs. Dell Arciprete, wife of Muky?s last owner, answerd.
Unfortunately he had passed away a few years ago.
However she was willing to know about our quest to contact them and surprised with our project.
During our conversation she told us that Bruno, her son, was the one who could help us the most, since he?d always been very interested in this family business and knew all the details. She also told us about their current situation, working in a whole different area ?fertilizing- they had managed to keep all the machines from the Muky company in working conditions, although they didn?t produce any diecast at the moment. We were astonished with their care towards the company and it?s legacy.
That distant dream became a reality, as we began to put our new pieces into the picture.
Muky diecast?s history begins during the 1970s. According to our sources, it was then when two brothers that were living in California at that time, had bought from Hotwheels several molds that were obsolete to the company and had latter brought them to Argentina and began to produce this tiny marvels called Muky. The De Conti brothers had rented a warehouse in Gualeguay, Entre Rios ?a small a town located on the shore of the Uruguay River, 5 hours away from Buenos Aires- to set the company. They produced in Argentina till the late seventies, when due to a very complicated economical situation our country was going through, they moved production to Brazil.
A few years after, Mr. Dell Aricprete bought Muky.
Unfortunately there is very little information on this first period of Muky, since until now, we were unable to contact either of the De Conti brothers.
Its important no know that inspite of continuing Muky, this was not the same firm. The De Conti brothers owned Super veloz, and Mr. Dell Arciprete?s Muky was Induguay. This can be seen on the lower part of the cars as well as on the packaging.
During our interview with Bruno Dell Arciprete, we asked him about his family?s history with Muky?
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