Buby Diecast, image gallery, made in Argentina, a bit of information for those interested in foreign toys. By Bob Frassinetti. Buby Diecast made in Argentina, a bit of information for those interested in foreign toys.....I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I have doing the investigation and finding the info. Best wishes from a sunny Buenos Aires, Argentina. Some input on the BUBY diecast in the Argentinean toy history, Buby made not only 1:43 but also 1:64 an 1:50 scale diecast toys...... -- Several model diecast manufacturers have existed in Argentina in the past, the best known of them is Buby. -- This company, run by Haroldo Buby Malher was a well known and loved product, he produced model cars from the late 1950s up to the end of the 1990s, first in 1/43rd scale, later also in 1/64th scale. He made scale models of both European and American cars, but often these original cars were specially prepared, re edited, for the South American market and were made only in Argentina. -- In the1960s Buby painted and assembled models supplied by the French manufacturer Solido. These Buby models differed from the French models only by a sticker on the box. -- Until 1992 Buby produced the "Collector's Classics" and "Buby's Classics" models, this was limited diecast models edition of American cars of the 1950s and 1960s in 1/43rd scale. His latest contribution were the Buby Bus Urbano of Buenos Aires in the scale of 1/50. These were built in the late 90's. -- The only book written in Argentina on Buby is a photo catalogue, Buby Photo catalogue of diecast cars made in Argentina, in Spanish its known as Buby "La historia en fotos" by Lucien C. Brousse. Its in Spanish, some 286 pages in photos in B & W, has fine information details on each model made, wheels and other car details. A must for any series collector. For more information :Email: The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go to the Toy Museum :The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Argentina. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Updated in 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.
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Buby Diecast Made in Argentina
Toy Museum: Where does the Buby name come from, what does it mean? Buby: Well, that's a whole other story. the thing is that we were all burning our heads trying to come up with a name for the company. First we thought Terry, then Roby, after that one more thousand names. We wanted a short name, that people could remember, that it was kind of catchy. And after a while I decided to name the company as myself, Buby, which had been how my Dad called me when I was born and stayed with me forever. For more information :Email: The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go to the Toy Museum :The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Argentina. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Updated in 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.