HTI has been making JCB digger toys under licence since 2003.
HTI, rebranded in 2010, began life in 1952 as a toy importer trading as David Halsall Ltd.
Today the company make a range of mainly plastic replica diggers based on iconic JCB models. Some feature interactive light and sound effects.
The HTI Construction Series is a collection of models which include the versatile JCB 3CX, Loadall and Fastrac. The comparable models from Britains or Bruder are durable and this is reflected in the higher price points for their ranges. This Series displays well and therefore appeals to older collectors.
More rugged, and ideal for youngsters, are HTI’s outdoor series such as the JCB WLS Wheeled Loader which is designed with play in mind. This heavily stylized little toy digger has a very chunky look and feel with rugged tyres, a five toothed front bucket and famous black and yellow JCB livery.