The first Showgard Model was released in 1985. All models in the first series were die cast in England by Lledo of London. A limited number of the Series I models are still available. Series I number 14, the Foden Steam Wagon is perhaps the last casting by Lledo before their sale to Corgi.
Series II, from 2000 to 2006, was cast under the Lledo name in China by Corgi.
All models are 1/43 scale. Models have small pieces and are not intended for children under 3 or anyone else who likes to swallow small objects.