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ESCI - (Page 3 - Esci under other labels)

Revell/Esci (H2300 series), Esci/ERTL, Esci announced but never released, Esci/Humbrol, Esci/Polistill/Armor, Esci/Polistill, ERTL/Esci, Esci/AHM, AMT/ERTL, Esci/Aurora, Esci/Soldat, Esci/Hasegawa, Esci/GunzeSangyo, Esci/Alby


Esci no longer exist, their models are getting hard to find. A major loss to the 1/72 scale. But, you can some time find the kits in the shops and shows. Where are the old moulds? Lost? Fortunate not all !!!! --- See the Italeri page for re-release from a lot of old Esci/Ertl kits

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Kits from early series - (Revell/Esci - H2300 series)

Possibly as early as 1975 Revell Germany started to produce The Esci Armor 1/72 kits. They had the usual Revell "H" numbering, starting with the PzKfw II (H-2300).
They were packed in the well known sturdy two part Revell boxes. These are famous for not having any staples or glue : they are simply folded together and can be made flat easily without any damage to the box. They are verry strong and when empty many are re-used for spare parts or other kits. They were mainly sold in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Holland and many survive.
They were actually the first Esci kits with full box art and as with the original Esci 8000 series, the landscapes were painted behind the exsisting Esci whitebox 8000 series vehicle/soldiers picture. However the Revell series full color landscapes are all different from the later Esci full color 8000 series releases but equally beautiful ! People with keen eyesight will also spot subtle differences in the vehicles pictures too, the M4A1 Sherman being a good study object for boxart detail variaty : it was released by various manufacturors in at least 12 different boxes (currently by Italeri) !!!
The verry early Revell Esci H-2300 releases had a plain carton/white underside but a little later they were all released with the same color profiles at the bottom as the Esci 8000 Armor series. Again details could change, especially the colors ! The PzKfW IV G (H-2359) and the Sherman Calliope (H-2360) were the last releases in the two part boxes and they regrettably had the plain white undersides again. (I do hope to stand corrected on this one !!).
The three issues after that : the Diorama Accessories (H-2361), the Japanese Soldiers (H-2362) and the Iwo Jima Marines (H-2363) only appear in the normal Esci full color 8000 series flipopen boxes and they carry a "REVELL ESCI MODEL" logo sticker at the box top corner and/or sides, usually together with the "H" number.
The Bishop (H-2344) and the Churchill AMRCR (H-2349) were later releases and also got the normal Esci 8000 box with the Revell stickers. (I only have seen the AMRCR confirmed).
Untill 1980/81 also other normal Esci 8000 kits are seen with the Revell stickers. (Confirmed is the Hetzer).
Revell Esci kitnumbers H-2335 and H-2350 are not used and also not found in any kitlist. The Wirbelwind, Sherman M4A3 and Brummbar are listed untill 1981 in the Esci catalogi as H-2364, 65 and 66 respectively but I have never seen them with Revell stickers...
In the European Revell catalogi they appear in the 1976, 77, and 78 issues. The H-2300 Revell Esci series is verry appealing and collectible due to their strong boxes and a complete series makes for a nice collection. They still are often up for sale at reasonable prices. ---------------Alfred van Netburg , august 2010

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Who can help me with the missed boxes:


Last release ESCI - ERTL

The last release from the Esci kits was under ESCI-ERTL label in White-Green boxes. Who is so kind to help me with other scans of this series!!


Historical Info

The Esci Ertl "greenband" series were produced from 1996 onwards up to 1999 when the final two armor releases came from China. They were packaged in America and probably moulded there too, ususally in pale yellow plastic and often a lot of flash. Instuctions often look like photocopies of the earlier redband isues. The instructions and/or the decals carry a production date. The kits produced are a random outtake of the 8300 series. (same numbers too). The series also includes a Merkava and a M 901 Vulcan 20mm AA.......Alfred van Netburg, august 2010


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Follow information were only the SdKfz.251 and the Opel Blitz in this box lay-out
(note - in the SdKfz.251 box was an SdKfz.251/16 and not the SdKfz.251/1 and in the Opel Blitz box was an Ambulance version and not the truck)


Never released Esci kits announced in 1976 catalog, posted by Hubert Cance, France

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In the 1976 catalog was with kitnumber 8044 also an Crusader announced (picture 4)


Esci kits released under "Humbrol" label

Esci-Humbrol History

The Humbrol-Esci series started approximately in 1991. The boxart was the same as the Humbrol Heller aircraft 1/72 series : a picture of a finnished model on a yellow orange floor. Verry ugly but boxart was like that in the early nineties.
The series was short lived, at the most two years but they don't seem to be rare. They are numbered HK 72201 - HK 72213......Alfred van Netburg august 2010


Catalogue info

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Esci kits released before 8000 serien and under "Polistil-Hobby and Armor-Esci" label

The Esci Armor Polistil story

Esci started to produce 1/72 armor kit together with Polistil from 1976 untill 1978. These kits are basicly the same as the regular 8000 Armor whitebox and full color releases. The boxart has some complicated differences I will try to discuss them chronologicly. See also the Esci Armor history on the 8000 series elsewere on the Esci pages. Most of them were sold in France and Italy and they are not particulary rare*, although not always recognised as different kits from the normal series...
With the early whitebox "Armor" logo kits a POLISTIL logo sticker is put on the front of the box. With the whitebox "flag" kits and the "black square" series kits things get complicated : They can have a POLISTIL logo sticker, a POLISTIL logo print or a POLISTIL HOBBY logo print... In general the "flag" series have very mixed logos and the "black square" series usually have the POLISTIL HOBBY logo print. The POLISTIL logo sticker is seen throughout the series instead of a print.
The full color boxart 8000 series with the colorprofile backs (that's a mouthfull !) are again another story. Up untill 8054 they are confirmed to have a POLISTIL HOBBY ESCI logo print on the front and sides of the box were usually the normal ESCI logo is printed.
From then on a white POLISTIL logo sticker appears randomly on the later full color 8000 series; confirmed are the PzKfw II F (8003), the Kingtiger (8008), and the SdKfz 251/16 Flamm (8055).
Sofar I have not seen POLISTIL logo's on any "redbox" series either 8000 or 8300 series. I hope with this information I have shed some light on this complicated subject of Esci history *P.S. : The POLISTIL HOBBY logo print also appeared in the large Diorama Battlescene series with the white edges. These are verry rare ! Alfred van Netburg , august 2010

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Esci kits under "Polistil" label

"Polistil" Catalogue

Polistil was a small manufacturer from Italy, and has released also some own kits

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Kit KB01 - T34/85

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Kit KB02 - Leopard

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Kit KB03 - Tiger 1

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Kit KB04 - M47 Patton

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Kit KB05 - Panther Ausf. G

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Polistil released five or more original 1/72 scale tank models. As seen in the pictures, KB05 Panther G is not the same as ESCI Panther G


Esci kits released under "Ertl-Esci" label

"Polistil" Catalogue

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Historical Information

The Esci Ertl early redbox issues were produced from 1982 upto 1985 and mark the first co-operation between Esci and Ertl. from 1988 onwards The influence of Ertl got stronger untill in 1990 they took over Esci and were named ERTL-ESCI untill 1999 when they went under....
The Ertl redbox issues were produced in two series : 8 kits in 1982 in topopen boxes (8300-8307). 6 kits in 1983/84 in flipopen boxes and random kitnumbers. Although only sold in America they are not rare........Alfred van Netburg , august 2010


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Esci kits released under "AHM" label

Historical Info

AHM (Associated Hobby Manufacturers) Is one of those American import companies that resold kits in their own boxes. (Others include UPC, MPC, ERTL and AMT)
From 1974 untill 1975 they produced 5 Esci Armor kits with their own boxart in flipopen boxes. The last one, the Hummel 150mm SP is numbered out of sequence : 0559.
I don't have a AHM catalogue that lists them.......Alfred van Netburg, august 2010


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AMT Catalogue History

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Esci kits released under "AMT-ERTL" label

AMT produced a few Esci kits in 1989 and 1990 including two combination kits with soldiers. Emphasis on modern subjects. Mainly sold in north America/Canada. They have their own nice boxart and instruction leaflets. Decals are sometimes a little different from their mainstream Esci 8300 series counterparts. Some kits carry production dates and they have their own kitnumbers.
They are not rare but the combikits are not often seen.

The M 113 ACAV was only available in the combination kit with modern soldiers from Esci (8601) or AMT-Esci (8648). The M 113 With ACAV guns/armor was never issued as a single kit from Esci untill it was eventually re-issued as an Italeri kit.---- Alfred van Netburg , August 2010

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AMT-ERTL WorldWar II series - Armored Assault

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Aurora Catalogue History

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Historical Info

At the very end of their exsistance Aurora produced some Heller and Esci kits under the name Aurora-Prestige. A catalogue from 1977 lists most of them. (unfortunately I do not own one..) Kitnumbers are from 6201 until 6230. Production ceased in 1978 when Aurora went out of buisiness.......Alfred van Netburg, august 2010


Esci kits released under "Aurora Prestige Series" label

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Kit 6212 - Nebelwerfer Battery

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For an "Al Magnus" review about kit 6212 - Nebelwerfer Battery visit:

logo "On the Way" Website.


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Esci kits released under unknown "Soldat" label

The Esci "S" or SOLDAT kits have a red square S or SOLDAT logo printed on the boxfront. On some kits this is done with a sticker (8049 Churchill AMRCR). These kits were produced and sold in Spain in the early eighties as they use the 8000 series white edge box with same boxart on both sides. Front of box states : Made in Spain in fine black print and sometimes also on the insstructions on the decal page. It is not clear how many kits are in this series. They are not often seen and somewhat rarer than the Polistil/Hobby issues.--------- Alfred van Netburg, august 2010

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Esci kits under Hasegawa label

Hasegawa pruduced a large series of Esci kits in 1975 and 1976 with The SdKfz 250/10 as highest Esci number (8051). The kits with the soldiers have smaller flipopen boxes and their backsides show a combination picture with a Hasegawa kit. The Armor kits are the same size flipopen box as the Esci-Armor series and have the same color profiles at the backside.

The numbering of the kits is typicly confusing Japanese style : kit Afrika Korps Soldiers front of box states : Minibox E series No. 17 . on the side of the box is : Kit No. MB-117 : 250.
The last three numbers on Japanese kits is usually a production run series number (examples: 100, 150, 250, 300 etc). To confuse further on the side-edge is : Hasegawa E17.
In short the kitnumbers run from 01 to 45 as stated on the page. Sofar I have not found a Hasegawa catalogue that lists these kits. They seem te be widely sold in Japan and also exported to America. As Japanese kit collectors hold on to these old kits they are hard to find.---------Alfred van Netburg , august 2010


November 2008: Mikio Aida and Yasuo Saito, both from Japan, has informed that in the period 1975 until 1979 Hasegawa has issued 45 Esci kits in total as next:

MB-101 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M
MB-102 Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.C
MB-103 Gerrman Tank Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.F
MB-104 Gerrman Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe
MB-105 Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.G
MB-106 German Panzerjager Marder III
MB-107 German Tank 38(t) Hetzer
MB-108 Self-Propelled Gun "Hummel”
MB-109 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.N
MB-110 Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.C Rocket LaunchMB-1r
MB-111 German Tank Destroyer elefant
MB-112 Konigstiger
MB-113 Jagdpanzer IV L/70
MB-114 German Tank Jagdtiger
MB-115 German Opel Blitz Ambulance
MB-116 German 3 Ton Half-Track Sd.Kfz.11
MB-117 Afrika Korps German Soldiers
MB-118 US Soldiers Marine Corps
MB-119 British 8th Army Soldiers
MB-120 WWII Russian Soldiers Guards Units
MB-121 German Anti-Tank Gun
MB-122 LKW 3 ton Opel Blitz Truck
MB-123 M4A1 Sherman
MB-124 Self-Propelled Gun M12
MB-125 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H
MB-126 Jagdpanther
MB-127 Panther
MB-128 Italian Tank FIAT?Ansaldo M13/40
MB-129 Italian 75mm FIAT?Ansaldo 75/18
MB-130 British Tank Matilda Mk.II
MB-131 Russian Tank KV-1 Type-1 C
MB-132 US Armored Scout Car M3A1
MB-133 US Light Truck WC51
MB-134 US M6 w/ 37mm Gun
MB-135 Morris Quad 4×4 Tractor
MB-136 British 25pdr Gun and Crew
MB-137 German Half-Track Sd.Kfz.250/3
MB-138 German Half-Track Sd.Kfz.250/9
MB-139 German Half-Track Sd.Kfz.250/10
MB-140 German Tank Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B
MB-141 German Command Tank kl.Pz.Bef.Wg.I Ausf.B
MB-142 GMB-1rman Self-Propelled Gun Pz.Jg.I Ausf.B 4,7cm Pak L/43
MB-143 T-34/76 M1942
MB-144 T-34/76 M1943
MB-145 German Tank 35(t) Skoda

Esci released under Hasegawa (Minibox) Label - (pictures posted by Katsumi Otsuka)

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MB-101
Hasegawa/esci/e03.jpg
MB-103
Hasegawa/esci/e04.jpg
MB-104
Hasegawa/esci/e05.jpg
MB-105

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Hasegawa/esci/e06.jpg
MB-106
Hasegawa/esci/e08.jpg
MB-108
Hasegawa/esci/e09.jpg
MB-109
Hasegawa/esci/e10.jpg
MB-110

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Hasegawa/esci/e11.jpg
MB-111
Hasegawa/esci/e12.jpg
MB-112
Hasegawa/esci/e13.jpg
MB-113
Hasegawa/esci/e14.jpg
MB-114

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Hasegawa/esci/e15.jpg
MB-115
Hasegawa/esci/e16.jpg
MB-116
Hasegawa/mb/m03.jpg
MB-117
Hasegawa/mb/m02.jpg
MB-119

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Hasegawa/esci/e20.jpg
MB-120
Hasegawa/esci/e21.jpg
MB-121
Hasegawa/esci/e22.jpg
MB-122
Hasegawa/esci/e25.jpg
MB-125

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Hasegawa/esci/e26.jpg
MB-126
Hasegawa/esci/e28.jpg
MB-128
Hasegawa/esci/e29.jpg
MB-129
Hasegawa/esci/e30.jpg
MB-130

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Esci/Hasegawa/131.jpg
MB-131
Hasegawa/esci/e32.jpg
MB-132
Hasegawa/esci/e33.jpg
MB-133
Hasegawa/esci/e35.jpg
MB-135

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Hasegawa/esci/e36.jpg
MB-136
Hasegawa/esci/e37.jpg
MB-137
Hasegawa/esci/e38.jpg
MB-138
Hasegawa/esci/e39.jpg
MB-139

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Hasegawa/esci/e40.jpg
MB-140
Hasegawa/esci/e41.jpg
MB-141
Hasegawa/esci/e42.jpg
MB-142
Hasegawa/esci/e43.jpg
MB-143

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Hasegawa/esci/e44.jpg
MB-145
Hasegawa/esci/e45.jpg
MB-145

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Esci kits released in collaboration with Japanese "Gunze-Sangyo" label
(posted by Otsuka Katsumi)

Catalogue History

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1989
Esci/gunze-sangyo/cat/cat1990.jpg
1990
Esci/gunze-sangyo/cat/cat1991.jpg
1991
Esci/gunze-sangyo/cat/cat1992.jpg
1992
Esci/gunze-sangyo/cat/cat1993.jpg
1993

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Gunze-Sangyo released 24 Esci kits in early 1990s. Kit numbers of Gunze-Sangyo and Esci are as follows

GE-304 8304 M163 Anti Aircraft Vehicle
GE-305 8305 M113A1 APC
GE-311 8311 Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar
GE-313 8313 Sherman Calliope Rocket Launcher
GE-314 8314 Hummel
GE-318 8318 M60 Blazer
GE-319 8319 Jagdpanzer IV
GE-328 8328 Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.G
GE-330 8330 Kingtiger
GE-333 8333 M48A5
GE-334 8334 T34/76 1942
GE-338 8338 Merkava II
GE-339 8339 Churchill AMRCR
GE-340 8340 T62
GE-343 8343 Sd.Kfz. 251/7 Pioneer Vehicle
GE-344 8344 Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Rocket Launcher
GE-346 8346 Sd.Kfz. 251/16 Flamethrower
GE-348 8348 Sd.Kfz. 11
GE-356 8356 M3 RECCE Vehicle
GE-360 8360 Elephant Sd.Kfz. 184
GE-362 8362 M12 Self-Propelled Gun
GE-363 8363 Panther G
GE-364 8364 Pz.Kpfw. IV Sd.Kfz.161
GE-366 8366 Opel Antiaircrtaft Vehicle

Esci/gunze-sangyo/304/01.jpg
GE-304
Esci/gunze-sangyo/305/01.jpg
GE-305
Esci/gunze-sangyo/311/01.jpg
GE-311
Esci/gunze-sangyo/313/01.jpg
GE-313

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Esci/gunze-sangyo/319/01.jpg
GE-319
Esci/gunze-sangyo/328/01.jpg
GE-328
Esci/gunze-sangyo/333/01.jpg
GE-333

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Kit GE 334 - T34 M1942

Esci/gunze-sangyo/334/01.jpg Esci/gunze-sangyo/334/02.jpg Esci/gunze-sangyo/334/03.jpg Esci/gunze-sangyo/334/04.jpg Esci/gunze-sangyo/334/05.jpg


Esci/gunze-sangyo/338/01.jpg
GE-338
Esci/gunze-sangyo/344/01.jpg
GE-344
Esci/gunze-sangyo/346/01.jpg
GE-346
Esci/gunze-sangyo/348/01.jpg
GE-348

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Esci/gunze-sangyo/356/01.jpg
GE-356
Esci/gunze-sangyo/360/01.jpg
GE-360
Esci/gunze-sangyo/364/01.jpg
GE-364

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Esci kits released in collaboration with French "AL-By" label - Combination kit - (posted by Alfred Netburg)

Update Esci-Alby combination kit numbers (source : onthewaymodels.com which has some pictures of the box tops, parts and reviews) :

CK01 Wirbelwind FlaKpanzer with new turret and FlaK-barrels
CK02 Brummbar late with new hull
CK03 SIG 33 auf StuG III with new hull and gun
CK04 Sherman M4A3 76mm with new hull and turret
CK05 Sherman M4A3 105mm with new hull and turret
CK06 Sherman M4A3 Firefly with new hull and turret
CK07 SU 76i StuG III with new hull and gun
CK08 Sherman Aunt Gemina (no details known)

All these Esci-Alby kits are in a red flipopen box with a color picture glued on top. Out of production, rare and expensive !


Kit Alby CK01 - Wirbelwind FlaKpanzer with new turret and FlaK-barrels

Esci/alby/ck01/02.jpg Esci/alby/ck01/03.jpg Esci/alby/ck01/04.jpg Esci/alby/ck01/05.jpg

For an "Dave Showel" review about kit ck01 - Wirbelwind FlaKpanzer with new turret and FlaK-barrels visit:

logo "On the Way" Website


Kit Alby CK02 - Brummbar late with new hull - (no picture)


Kit Alby CK03 - SIG 33 auf StuG III with new hull and gun

Esci/alby/ck03/01.jpg Esci/alby/ck03/02.jpg Esci/alby/ck03/03.jpg

For an "George Buzby" review about kit ck03 - SIG 33 auf StuG III with new hull and gun visit:

logo "On the Way" Website


Kit Alby CK04 - Sherman M4A3 76mm with new hull and turret

Esci/alby/ck04/01.jpg Esci/alby/ck04/02.jpg Esci/alby/ck04/03.jpg

For an "On The Way" review about kit ck04 - Sherman M4A3 76mm with new hull and turret visit:

logo "On the Way" Website


Kit Alby CK05 - Sherman M4A3 105mm with new hull and turret

Esci/alby/ck05/01.jpg Esci/alby/ck05/02.jpg Esci/alby/ck05/03.jpg

For an "On The Way" review about kit ck05 - Sherman M4A3 105mm with new hull and turret visit:

logo "On the Way" Website


Kit Alby CK06 - Sherman M4A3 Firefly with new hull and turret

Esci/alby/ck06/01.jpg Esci/alby/ck06/02.jpg Esci/alby/ck06/03.jpg

For an "On The Way" review about kit ck06 - Sherman M4A3 Firefly with new hull and turret visit:

logo "On the Way" Website


Kit Alby CK07 - SU 76i StuG III with new hull and gun - (no picture)


Kit Alby CK08 - Sherman Aunt Gemina (no details known) - (no picture)


"1/72 Esci/Ertl"
Part 4 Dioramasets and Kits with Figures sets

Around 1987 has Esci/Ertl also released a line with "Diorama Sets""- (8600 serie) and a line with "Kits with Figures" - (2000 serie)

part 1 part 2 part 4

Who is so kindley to help me with 1:1 scans from the original Esci Box-tops?
(or maximal 600 pixels high)

My thanks in advance!! - HenkofHolland

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