I would like to start a thread about the Japanese model maker Ebbro. While I know they have moved into some 1:24 scale stuff, I have posted in this forum about their 1:43 scale cars - by far the bulk of the company's output.
I myself am a collector of their Skyline GT-R range - their R32, R33 and R34 series to be exact, and I just wanted to create the opportunity to make contact with, discuss, debate, and generally mutually appreciate the amazing quality these cars demonstrate. I am a bit of a technophobe, so those seeking to find pics of my collection of Ebbro Skylines attached will be disappointed, although I have posted a handful of pics of a portion of my Ebbro's here:
So, if anyone has any experience with collecting, handling, dealing, selling etc Ebbro's cars, you are most welcome to relate your experiences here. I personally would love to hear them.
I find that they constitute the most satisfying section of my entire diecast collection, because Ebbro have produced models of my favourite all-time car: The Nissan Skyline GT-R, and in particular, the R32 series. I have unfortunately, only two R32's by Ebbro, whereas in the R33 and R34 range of roadcars, I have the lot. Filling the gaps and finding the missing cars is almost impossible as there are so many people who have never heard of Ebbro, and if they have, then they only started collecting the cars since the more recent R34 range was released. When they do crop up from time to, their rarity makes them prohibitively expensive (for a 1:43), and I cannot justify, nor are willing to pay, the prices asked.
I also want to add that I do have a lone Integra Type R in white by Ebbro, so I also appreciate the quality Ebbro put into other cars in their range. I know for instance that Ebbro NSX's are eagerly sought after in the United States, so I am surely not alone in lamenting the difficulty in completing a collection of our favourite Japanese supercars.
I would be pleased if anyone else has had experience with Ebbro products, and if so, what do you think of them? I would say to those that have not seen an Ebbro car, that they constitute a comparative level of quality and detail as Minichamps, so we are talking about a quality product here.
Thanks for reading, and I hope I get some replies!