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This manufacturer, originating from Singapore first used the name 'LH' when they presented a series of halfdone but promising modelcars at the 1985 Nuremberg Toy Fair. A year after that the name was changed to 'Miber' but models were still not available. Apart from founding an import company in Neu-Isenburg, Germany in 1988 there was not much business activity. Then, Miber began advertising it's models more often and they were finally available in a few hobby shops. In 1990 their headquarters was moved to Bielefeld, Germany. Meanwhile the main emphasis had been set on racing models with decals and fine prints, whereas the normal program remained interesting but - in terms of quality - dissatisfactional. Moreover their information policy has often been criticised and a lot of models have been announced but were never made. Miber definitely presented some new models in 1994 but soon after that the production ceased.



Miber Sauber C9 

Excerpt from the Bielefeld Chamber of Commerce record about Miber, what is odd is the date of deletion....  years after the models disappeared from the market.

Full company name: Miber Spielwaren Import- und Export-Handels GmbH
Deleted: 14.07.2000, cancellation ex officio
Register#: B 34032
Registration date: 08.10.1991
Common capital stock: 50000 DM (25564,59 EUR)
Principal office: Bielefeld
Legal form: GmbH
Size group: 1
Main focus: Wholesale trade with toys and musical instruments
Reference person: Mrs. Li-Hwa Bernadini, function: sole agent
Company subject matter: Import and export as well as trade with and production of toys, sweets and and other 
goods, as long as they don't require legal authorisation
Remark: The principle office was moved from Neu-Isenburg to Bielefeld

Last known adress:

LH Industries PTE Ltd.
No. 6, Joo Koon Road
Jurong
Singapore 2262

On the 87thScale messageboard Mark Maticek told this very interesting story:

'About the Honda Civic....yes, I saw one at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1995. I met with the owner of Miber at his booth. The booth was bizarre to say the least. He claimed that his van was stolen and all of the models he had on display came from a local hobby store. If I didn't know better, I would have thought it was a front for a drug operation. 
In any case, we talked about importing his models into the U.S. and he seemed interested. He gave me my choice of models as a result and I chose the Honda (Acura) NSX. I have never seen another one since. The NSX is no where near as nice as the MGM model or even the Mini Collection version, but because of the story behind it, it is one of my favorite models (probably one of the rarest in my collection).'

Apparently the Honda Civic and the Honda NSX have both been made but may never have made it to your dealer's shelves. 

Pictures of Mark's Miber Honda NSX

Catalogue scans:

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Miber_cat1991-2.jpg (391031 bytes)

Miber_cat1991-3.jpg (308870 bytes)

This is how the list works: column 1 lists the cat# before 1989, column 2 lists the cat# after 1989, column 3 lists the cat# for the versions with metallic paint. Columns 4 to 6 are selfexplanatory. If there is an 'X' in colum 7, the model was announced but never produced, if there is red asterisk (*) in column 5 the model has been shown at the 1995 Nuremberg Toyfair.

 

<1989 >1989 Metallic Model Released / Announced Colours Additional information X
? ? ? VW Golf I ? ? - X
? ? ? VW Passat I ? ? - X
? ? ? Lotus JPS 37 ? ? - ?
? ? ? Ferrari 156/85 ? ? - ?
? ? ? Citroen BX with spoiler ? ? -  
? ? ? Renault Espace ? Blue German 'THW' version  
- - - Alfa Romeo 164   1993 Green Messemodell 1993  
001 3011 ? VW Bus 1992 ?  -  
002 ? - VW Bus 1992 White/green German Police version  
003 ? - VW Bus 1992 Yellow German 'Post' version  
004 ? - VW Bus 1992 ? Fire brigade version  
005 ? - VW Bus 1992 Blue German 'THW' version  
006 1061 ? Ferrari 308 GTB 1988 White, black,blue -  
007 1071 ? Ferrari 308 GTS 1988 Red, yellow -  
008 1082 ? BMW M1 with spoiler 1988 Black, white -  
009 1091 ? CitroŽn BX 16 TRS 1989 Red, beige, black, lightbrown, silver This model exists with and without rear spoiler.  
010 1102 ? Ford Escort XR3 1989 White, red -  
011 1112 ? Lamborghini Countach with spoiler 1988 Red, white, black -  
011A 1111 ? Lamborghini Countach 1988 Yellow, white, red -  
012 1121 ? Renault 5 Turbo 1988 White, yellow, blue, black -  
013 1131 ? Mercedes 500SEC 1988 Darkblue / grey, beige / grey -  
014 1141 ? Fiat Regata   1989 Brown -  
015 1152 9152 DeTomaso Pantera GTS with spoiler 1988 White, black, metallic green -  
016 1161 ? Pontiac Firebird 1986 ? Sample of body shown at Nuremberg Toy Fair X
017A 2172 - Peugeot 205 Turbo  1988 White Rally Monte Carlo 1986  
017B 2173 - Peugeot 205 Turbo  1988 Yellow Rally Paris Dakar 1987  
018 1181 9181 Rolls-Royce Camargue 1989 White, off-white, dark-blue -  
019 1191 9191 Lotus Esprit 1992 Yellow, green, white -  
020 1201 9201 Fiat Uno  / additional picture   1989 Blue, grey, white -  
021 1211 9211 Honda Jazz   1990 Red, white -  
022 1221 9221 Aston Martin Lagonda 1990 White, brown, blue -  
023 1231 ? Mazda RX7 Savannah 1988 ? Sample of body shown at Nuremberg Toy Fair X
024 ? - Brabham BT54  1988 Black F1 series  
- 1011 ? Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1989 ? - X
- 1021 ? Ferrari 348 TS 1990 Red -  
- 1031 9031 Toyota Supra 3.0 1990 Black, red -  
- 1032 ? Toyota Supra 3.0 1990 ? -  
- 1041 9041 Toyota Celica 2.0 1991 Red, black -  
- 1051 9051 Renault Espace 1990 White -  
- 1241 ? Peugeot 405 1989 ? X
025 1251 ? Lancia Delta 4WD 1988 Beige -  
- 1261 ? Ferrari F40 1989 Red, yellow  
- 1271 ? Mazda 323   1991 White, beige  
- 1281 9281 Alfa Romeo 164 1990 Green, red -  
- 1284 ? Alfa Romeo 164 1991 ? -  
- 1291 ? Mazda MX5 Miata 1990 ?  
- 1292 ? Mazda MX5 Miata coupe ? ?  
- 1301 ? Alfa Romeo SZ 1600 Zagato 1990 ? - X
- 1311 9311 Ferrari 348 TB 1990 Red, white  
- 1321 ? Maserati Bi-Turbo 1991 ? X
- 1331 ? CitroŽn XM 1990 ? X
- 1341 ? Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo 1990 ? X
- 1351 ? Renault Clio 1990 ? X
- 1361 9361 Subaru Legacy 1990 ?  
- 2032 - Toyota Supra 3.0 1990 ? Rally Safari 1988 X
- 2033 - Toyota Supra 3.0   ? White Turbo Team Tom's  
- 2042 - Toyota Celica 2.0 1991 White Rally Monte Carlo 1989  
- 2043 - Toyota Celica 2.0   1993 Turquoise Leyton House F1 team  
- 2044 - Fiat Uno ? Grey TAG Heuer - Motorsport  
- 2052 - Renault Espace ? ? Longines - Motorsport series   
- 2053 - Renault Espace  ? ? AGS Racing - Motorsport series  
- 2054 - Renault Espace ? ? Ligier F1 team  
- 2055 - Renault Espace ? White Elf Motor oil  
- 2058 - Renault Espace ? ? Camel F1  
- 2062 - Ferrari 308 GTB 1989 Blue Rally Tour de France 1982  
- 2082 - BMW M1 Turbo 1990 White ProCar  
- 2102 - Ford Escort XR3i  1989 White Rally Monte Carlo 1982  
- 2122 - Renault 5 Turbo  1989 Yellow Rally Monte Carlo 1981  
- 2141 - Fiat Regata 1990 ? Rally  
- 2142 - Fiat Regata  1990 ? Raid  
- 2152 - DeTomaso Pantera GTS   1990 Red Daytona  
- 2174 - Peugeot 205 Turbo  1989 White Rally Paris Dakar 1988  
- 2202 - Fiat Uno 1990 White Rally Portugal 1986  
- 2203 - Fiat Uno ? ? Agip Motor oil  
- 2242 - Peugeot 405 MI16 1994 Yellow Rally Paris Dakar 1990  
026 2252 - Lancia Delta 4WD  1989 White Rally Monte Carlo 1987  
- 2253 - Lancia Delta Integrale 1990 ? Rally Monte Carlo 1989 X
- 2262 - Ferrari F40 1991 Red IMSA - motorsport series  
- 2262 - Subaru Legacy  1990 ? Motorsport / Rally  
- 2272 - Mazda 323 4WD 1989 ? Rally Monte Carlo 1987 X
- 2273 - Mazda 323 4WD ? ? Rally Sweden  
- 2282 - Alfa Romeo 164   ? Red Autodromo di Monza - Motorsport series  
- 2283 - Alfa Romeo 164   1993 Yellow Pirelli  
- 2321 - Audi 90 Quattro  1990 White IMSA - Motorsport series  
- 2362 - Subaru Legacy  ? ? Rally Acropolis 1990  
- 2372 - Audi 90 Quattro  1990 White IMSA - Motorsport series  
- 2382 - Alfa Romeo 155 1994 Red DTM 1993  
- 3012 - VW Bus 1989 ? Miber Racing team  
- 3013 - VW Bus   ? White Zakspeed F1 team  
- 3014 - VW Bus   ? White Rial F1 team  
? 4011 ? Generic F1 type, unidentifyable 1990 Blue F1 series  
- 4021 - Ferrari 640  ? Red F1 series  
- 4031 - BMS Dallara 189 1990 ? F1 series X
- 4041 - Benetton B192 1994 Yellow F1 series  
- 4041 - Ligier JS33 1990 ? F1 series X
- 4051 - Ferrari 642   1990 Red F1 series  
- 4051 - Zakspeed 891 1990 ? F1 series  
- 4088 - Benetton B921 1994 ? F1 series  
- 4089 - Benetton B931 1994 ? F1 series  
- 5011 - Porsche  1990 ? Quaker State X
- 5021 - Alfa Romeo Indy Car 1990 ? Alex Morales X
- 5031 - Lola T90 1990 ? Newman / Haas X
- 5031 - Lola T90 1990 ? Shierson  
- 5031 - Lola T8900J 1990 ? Budweiser  
- 5032 - Lola T8900C 1990 ? Provimi Veal / Dutch boy  
- 5041 - Lola T90 ? ? Domino's Pizza X
? ? ? Renault Espace ? Blue German 'THW' version  
- 6011 ? Sauber Mercedes C9 1991 Silver Le Mans prototype 1989  
- 6021 - Porsche 962C 1989 ? Le Mans prototype 1988 X
- 6022 - Porsche 962C 1989 ? Le Mans prototype 1988 X
- 6031 - Porsche 962C 1989 ? Le Mans prototype 1988 X
- 6032 - Porsche 962C 1989 ? Le Mans prototype 1988 X
- 6041 - Sauber Mercedes C10 1990 Silver Le Mans prototype 1990  
- 6041 - Toyota 88C-V 1989 ? Le Mans prototype 1988  
- 6042 - Toyota 88C-V 1989 ? Le Mans prototype 1988  
- 6051 - Jaguar XJR12  1990 ? Le Mans prototype 1990 X
- 6061 - Nissan 1990 ? Le Mans prototype 1990  
- 6071 - Peugeot 905 1990 White Le Mans prototype 1990  
- 6081 ? Mazda Charge 1990 ?

Le Mans prototype 1990

 
- 7011 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 1990 Red Scuderia Ferrari   
- 7031 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 1990 ? Benetton Racing team  
- 7041 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 1990 ? Moneytron Onyx Racing Team  
- 7051 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 1990 ? Miber Racing team   
- 7061 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 ? ? Peugeot Racing team   
- 7071 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 1990 ? Alitalia  
- 7081 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 1990 ? Swissair  
- 7101 - Iveco Turbostar 190.42 ? ? Alfa Romeo DTM   
- 7021 - Renault AE500 1990 ? McLaren Racing Team  
- 7061 - Renault AE500 1990 ? Canon Williams Racing Team  
- 8011 ? Lamborghini Diablo 1992 Yellow, red, white Mi-Tech series  
- 8012 ? Lamborghini Diablo with spoiler 1993 Yellow Mi-Tech series  
- 8013 ? Honda NSX   1995* Yellow  
- 8014 - Honda NSX ? ? Rescue Suzuka F1 Circuit -  
- 8021 - Honda NSX 1994 Yellow -  
- 8031 - Ferrari Mythos 1991 - - X
- 10001 - VW Bus ? ? US military Red Cross  
- 10002 - VW Bus ? ? US military  
- 10003 - VW Bus ? ? German Bundeswehr Red Cross  
- 10004 - VW Bus ? ? German Bundeswehr  
- - - Honda Civic 1995* ? -  
- - - Fiat Tempra ? ? - X



Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS


Ferrari 348 TB


Renault 5 Turbo


Lotus Esprit


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