the small island off the coast of portugal is another remote location where maisto has found a big following. and thanks to our distributor, david lopes, that following should be growing.
june 1st is the international day of the child, and mr. lopes and the key retail chain arranged a nice little treat for the children of madeira.
as the kids were walking in, they could tell it was going to be a pretty good day. a special gift, perhaps?
man – they are giving out maisto 1:12 motorcycle model kits – sweeeet!
the second one from the left is NOT giving his up!
they seem pretty happy, don’t they?
and there it is – the Honda motorcycle model kit!
all that is left is the victory dance…
and to head out and put that puppy together
the promotion was covered by radio, tv, and the newspapers, and of course, needed to be repported in tha daily dose. thanks david for giving the company a great promotion to report on!
Here are three of the dozens of Vespa scooter models that Maisto makes in 1:18 scale.
If you are traveling to Italy, be sure to visit the Piaggio Museum & Gift Shop adjacent to the plant in central Pontedera, near Pisa. You can see the official website, in Italian, for the museum at http://www.museopiaggio.it/collezionevespa/collezione_Vespa.html
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Louie Napolitano of Andover, Massachusetts sent us photos of some of his collection and included the following information:
I started collecting bikes and cars 12 yrs ago, and now I am up to 410 pieces from matchbox to the largest scale (bikes in photos)I have all scales as you can see. Right now there are 250 bikes, multiple 4 wheelers, over 100 cars including Dubs, exotics, street tuners, and trucks all tricked out. I have Ferrari’s, some cost 65.00 each. Just got new Nissan GT-R. I have racing bikes, all the Harley bikes, most of the sport bikes made, choppers, 3 wheelers, etc.I have run out of room in my home gym as you can see. I own multiple cars including a 2000 Corvette C-5 convertible customized with Borla exhaust and K&N filter, air induction(420 horses) painted calipers,custom Foose chrome wheels, etc.It will do 175 mph. Also have had sport bikes, Honda CBR 600′s, dirt bikes, and now my son has a suzuki 110 GSX race bike. As you can see we like our toys in all shapes and forms.Thanks for posting the pics, and keep the pieces coming, there are a few more exotic cars I need to have.
If you would like to see photos of your collection here, send some photos to us at the link on this page and we’ll consider them.