In 1945, Fred ERTL Sr. forged his first tractor replica in his Dubuque, Iowa basement, confident that children young and old would embrace toys created with exacting attention to durability and detail.

Today, The ERTL Company carries a tradition of more than 50 years of craftsmanship forward with a superior commitment to authenticity and value.  In 2010 ERTL was acquired by Tomy of Japan.  Tomy has committed to continuing and expanding the ERTL product lines and tradition of excellence.

ERTL toys range in scale from 1/87 up to 1/12.  Most pieces are designed to be played with.  However, 'Precision Classics' and certain other items are better suited for adult collectors.