Bburago is an Italian brand and former manufacturing company of toys and die-cast scale model cars. The company was founded as "Martoys" by the Besana brothers, Ugo, Martino, and Mario, who sold their first well-known brand Mebetoys to Mattel. After only two years, the Besanas renamed the brand "Bburago" (with two 'B's at the beginning of the name). It is said that the change came because of possible confusion with the classic toy maker Marx Toys. It was based in Burago di Molgora, where all products were made from 1974 to 2005. At its most popular, Bburago's main competitors were Politoys and Maisto, the latter of which was to become dominant in the 1:18 market segment around 2000.
Bburago quickly became one of the leading manufacturers of die-cast model cars, because of its high quality and realistic detail. In the 1980s, Bburago expanded its more...
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