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Foundation date: 1947-06-19
(1982-06-11) Lesney Products goes bankrupt. Company reformed into Matchbox Toys, Ltd.
(1985) Robotech toys released.
(1986) Company sponsors Harmony Gold's production of Robotech II: The Sentinels, but but pulls out with only three episodes completed.
(1992-10-02) Universal Matchbox Group acquired by Tyco.
(1997-03-31) Tyco and Matchbox acquired by Mattel, nearly three decades after Mattel threatened Matchbox's toy sales with their Hot Wheels line.
Other articles: Show:
The Mike Toole Show - The Island of Super Misfit Robots (Aug 1, 2010)
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Robotech II: The Sentinels (U.S. movie) : Production
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