In the mid-1960s Corgi led the way with cars tied to TV shows and films (notably James Bond's Aston Martin). Dinky struggled to keep up, but the market was healthy and both companies continually upgraded their ranges. Competition from Matchbox, who made a popular line of antique cars (Models of Yesteryear), forced Dinky to try this idea too, but it was abandoned after a few models. In December 1964* Tri-ang took over the parent Meccano company (which included Hornby trains as well as Meccano itself). As Dinky were more popular than Spot-On, it was Dinky that continued, although there were a few cars, originally meant for Spot-On, that were made in Hong Kong but marketed as Dinky cars – the only 1:42 scale Dinkies; of which 28* have been recorded. Dinky at this point decided to keep to a 1:43 scale, which was already popular in Europe (French Dinky had for some years used this scale).