We need to quit this foolishness and get die-cast down with a little bit of 1990s Bburago goodness!

For some reason my Bburago posts are always a bit left field, and what a title! But I mean, what’s not to love about these wonderful 1990s die-cast toy car images… brought to you via catalogues from the Italian manufacturer Bburago and lovingly scanned by your humble TVTA editor. We ain’t no fools, sucker!

Bburago was founded by brothers Mario, Ugo, and Martino Besana in 1976. Hailing from the town of Burago in their native Italy, they combined the letter “B” of Burago with the initial “B” of their family surname to create Bburago. You can see my additional posts for Bburago here. In the meantime, check out my selected scans from the 1991, 1992 and 1994 catalogues featuring the models of the day along with examples from the Die-Cast Metal Kits 1/18 and 1/24 scale range, packaging examples, and key rings!

Love gas-guzzling, environmentally-unfriendly, status symbol, wealth-screaming Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Porsche, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz mean machines? Yes but no. They’re cool, design-beautiful, icon-worthy and dripping in pop culture… and at least here they’re only adverts for toys. Enjoy the scans, mostly greenwash-free and saved for posterity 😎

Die-Cast Metal Kits range, 1/18 and 1/24 scale


Models 1991 / 92 / 94


Packaging examples 1/18 and 1/24 scale


Packaging examples 1/43 scale

Keyholders and Special Keyholders range


As always, thanks for looking! Be sure to check out TVTA’s range of vintage die-cast toy cars adverts and catalogues here 


 

8 thoughts on “We need to quit this foolishness and get die-cast down with a little bit of 1990s Bburago goodness!

  1. AH! The petrolhead in me rejoices! I loved this brand of die-cast cars as a youngster (and as a not so youngster too). I am a big fan of motorsports and had a few BBurago F1 cars, namely Nigel Mansell’s two Williams Renault cars he drove (the Williams FW13 and FW14 versions). I still have them somewhere, though they are probably not in the best condition. The cool thing was that BBurago also had more obscure/exotic models such as the Arrows F! racing team cars too.
    I also owned a really nice Datsun/ 240Z model in black with gold/tan trim which had opening doors, bonnet and rear boot, plus it had a full interior (in tan) with reclining seats!

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    • Hi FT, thanks! You’re right to say: “The cool thing was that BBurago also had more obscure/exotic models such as the Arrows F! racing team cars too.”
      So cool you had some models as a youngling. From the ads and catalogues alone I would easily place Bburago in the splendid die-cast company of Corgi, Dinky, and Matchbox for their output, quality and attention to detail. A fine brand for sure.

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  2. This is right up my rue!!

    I haven’t painted an EV as yet but I’m not against the idea… there’s a few hybrids coming out which I’d like to tackle at some point. OK, the Lamborghini has a whopping V12 but I’m sure that torque filling of the electric motor is put to good use.

    I used to have a few Bburago models, the main model I’ve kept hold of isn’t a Bburago though it’s a Minichamps. It’s the Jordan 191 and I’ve got no intentions of losing that one. Why? Because I’ve also got a part of the real thing so it’s definitely staying in the collection 😀

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