Here are photos of our tooling model for the upcoming 1:24 Nissan 370Z, stock #31200. Of course, in production the windows will be clear and the wheels and tires will have authentic shapes and colors. This resin model is used to verify the shapes of the parts before the molds are made for the die-cast model.
Narrow like a bike, wide like a car — the Maisto Shadow-2X is the future. In the narrow mode, the 2X can drive through tight places a car could never go. Press the Morph button on the remote and watch the 2X expand to full width as a red strobe on top flashes during the transition. Then the Cyclops headlight on the front glows red and the 2X is ready for more action with the increased stability of the wide-track wheels. For maximum maneuverability it can spin 360 degrees then zoom off in any direction. It’s available in four colors: yellow, green, red and silver. Stock #81125.
In the Spring 2010 issue, due out in early January, DieCastX magazine has an article on our two versions of the 1955 Buick Century. One, the Special Edition, is the replica of an actual California Highway Patrol car. The other, in our ProRodz line, uses the same body but is modified into a hot rod.
Alan Paradise’s article with photos by Hope McCall compare and contrast the two models. Paradise writes, “The real power of these two Maisto Buicks is in play when displayed together. It’s a law and order versus a no-holds-barred contrast that makes them compelling.”
Both are 1/26 scale. The Special Edition CHP car is #31295 while the ProRodz is #31326. You can reach the magazine at http://www.diecastxmagazine.com/ME2/Default.asp