A superb original vintage collection from the archive of Roberto Bigano, Bburago’s photographer from 1991 to 2000, and owner of these originals: large format Kodak & Fuji transparencies up to 8×10″. Polaroids, proof and final prints and much more. None of these items is available elsewhere.

From 1991 to 2000, Roberto Bigano worked as a photographer for Bburago, the leading manufacturer of diecast model toy cars. In this posts, he will tell the story of this fascinating work relationship. We will see the original photographs, taken in large format with the study variants, Polaroids, prints and a lot of exclusive vintage material, some of which can be purchased in our store.

The stunning, extremely rare 1992 Bburago Mmonza Diorama Garages.

The MMonza Garages was probably the Bburago’s most ambitious project, with obsessive attention to detail. Produced in only five pieces per subject, towards the end of 1992 they were put on sale in a test area for 850,000 lire (about $ 700 at the time), that was about forty times the price of the basic 1:18 model and they didn’t sell. Mr. Besana realized that he should have change target and dealers, from toys to collectible items, and the project was aborted. As a consequence, these items are today scarce.