DML was started in 1987 to manufacture plastic model kits according to its own designs, and then export them to all parts of the globe via agents in different countries. The high quality products that DML have produced have won numerous awards from magazines and modeling societies throughout the world. The products are marketed under the label "Dragon". Since its establishment, DML has constantly been investing capital in new equipment and tools. Since its founding it has now released more than 1,000 items. Recent years have seen DML's products marketed under the label "Revell/Monogram" in the USA, "Revell" and "Italeri" in Europe, and "Hasegawa" and "GSI" in Japan, all ODM products.
Dragon Models business scope includes plastic models, action figures, die-cast collectables, resin, PVC and vinyl, and R/C products. Dragon sets the industry standard in many areas, and is a market leader in many of its lines. Its fine products are much sought after by collectors.
In 1997, Dragon Models diversified into the airliner model field, manufacturing airliner models for airline promotional use and for collectors. The resulting Dragon Wings line of 1/400 scale aircraft has since grown to become one of DML's most successful and diverse series, representing the unique livery of over 100 commercial and national airlines ... a total that is still climbing. DML maintains strict standards of quality which reflect the original specifications of the aircraft, feature working parts, accurate commercial markings and scale. Dragon Wings continues to hold a unique and respected position in the die-cast model aircraft industry. DML is the officially appointed supplier of aircraft models for Airbus and Boeing for their promotional and souvenir purposes.
In 1999, Dragon Models brought its modeling background and expertise to 1/6 scale with the introduction of its New Generation Life Action Figure series. By January of the following year, this series - which features fully posable military and licensed 12-inch figures with meticulously researched cloth uniforms, detailed weapons and equipment -- was universally recognized as setting the new benchmark in high-quality collectable action figures. This range has won many awards from industry magazines and has attracted a strong and passionate base of Dragon action figure collectors worldwide. The series currently stands at some 400-plus individual releases, with subjects varying from World War II, Modern Special Operations and Law Enforcement, to licensed character figures from movies, popular music, sports, electronic games and comics. This line of 12-inch action figures is arguably of the best quality in the world.
Dragon Models continues to expand its catalog of collector-oriented figures in the new millennium with its "Dragon Minis" series -- smaller and more stylized figures that are geared towards a younger audience with high emphasis on both collectability and a "fun factor". Another new range was the "Action18" series of ultra-realistic 1/18 scale fully posable action figures - a unique composite of modeling and action figure philosophies, but at a scale more appropriate for modelers and diorama builders.