LANI - Norway
Over the years, four Norwegian readers of tohan.dk have sent information
about figures similar to Krolyn's, but labeled LANI instead. Stian JK
"Seeing that it is mentioned under Krolyn's History that an Anne Lise
Klinke took over the company in 1957... with the same imagination as the
name Kro-Lyn was put together, I do see the possibility that ANne LIse can
be put together to LANI, but that might be a stretch that too far.
A friend who has a much better overview of toys from these times than I
do, thinks he remembers a Norwegian manufacturer who may have been "Lani"
from around the 60s/70s who sold metal figures, and since the molds were
for sale in 1962, yes, this is completely possible"
It is apparently a Norwegian production and I think the theory about the
composition of the name LANI sounds extremely likely, not least
considering the origin of the name Krolyn. Likewise, the time period is
first confirmed in the 60s by several people. So until proven otherwise, I
assume Krolyn's molds were used for said production after the sale.
Photo of three different figures is inserted in the gallery above. Also
Lying cowboy, shooting gun, mrk. LANI 1208
Standing cowboy with raised gun mrk. LANI 1203
Indian, with bow, LANI 1252
Indian, standing with shield and Tomahawk, LANI 1254
Indian, standing with oval shield and Tomahawk, LANI 1261
Any additional photos and info about LANI will be posted on this page.
Thanks to Terje, Erik, Stian and Gunnar.
(Mainly translated by Google Translate)