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Chgowiz17 Jan 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

I've just received a shipment from Germany of an unknown vacuum formed castle. Could be Elastolin or ECO. My search on the Internets has come up empty – maybe you know who the mfg is, and which castle this is?

Here's the link to the blog post and pictures.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

Definitely looks like an Elastolin castle, by the style and the way it is painted.

cavcrazy17 Jan 2017 12:02 p.m. PST


John Treadaway17 Jan 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

Elastolin. I did a piece on converting one in a magazine article back in the early eighties.

John T

John Leahy17 Jan 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

Yep, I have one just like it. Elastolin.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2017 1:32 p.m. PST

Agree- Elastolin. I bought one similar (drawbridge missing) for about $20.00 USD about 2 years ago, so about average price here in Germany for used ones. There is another ( again, similar) with a working drawbridge across the street from me for 25 Euros I was thinking of getting because it's there. Have not seen too many in the USA and so far, (including yours), they have all been different.

While Elastolin (taken over by Preiser now) is bringing back the figures, I have not yet seen the castles in the catalogs. Despite the nick on the corner, I feel yours is in great shape! Decent price for it as well. Congrats on getting there in such great shape!


Patrick R17 Jan 2017 1:45 p.m. PST

I used to have one just like it as a kid.

Chgowiz17 Jan 2017 1:54 p.m. PST

Thanks for the confirmations on it being Elastolin. I've found that the ECO "Camelot" I have looks a lot like an Elastolin, so I wasn't sure.

Any ideas on what Model # of Elastolin it is… or which castle this is modeling?

thehawk18 Jan 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

Is it this?

Elastolin Ritterburg Art. Nr. 9733 Tiefziehfolie Burg Von 1973.


Search for Hausser ELastolin Ritterburg or Burg. Lineol Burg also.

It's unlikely that the models are of real castles.

Chgowiz19 Jan 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

@thehawk That link was great! I did find it. It's a Ritterburg, but looks like it's from 1983.

The 1983 Ritterburg


My castle


Looks like a match to me! Thank you!

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