We received some images from our factory the other day regarding our 2011 1:64 Elite Transports. That’s right, twenty-eleven Elite Transports. So, until we get the official word from the licensees that they are approved and good to go – here are some sneak peeks. We’ll post full images soon.
Well thanks for looking and check back soon for the full image update.
For those of you keeping track, here is the complete 2010 release of the 1:64 Elite Transport International Durastar flatbed. Thank you for following this tool from beginning to end here on the Maisto DD. If you missed it, here is the original post showing the tooling model.
International Durastar with the Hummer Hx
International Durastar with the 50 Merc
International Durastar with the Audi R8
International Durastar with the 29 Ford
International Durastar with the ’57 Chevy Bel Air
International Durastar with the ’64 Ford Galaxie 500
The 2011 release are already being produced so stay tuned for that, of course we’ll be posting those pics when those arrive!
Fresh out the box and just landed here at CAPD.
Well, since RHB is gone…jet setting around the globe, kissing babies, shaking hands and the like, guess that means I should throw a blog up.
So my contribution this week will be the introduction of the last of the 2010 Target Allstar RED Transporters. These little hotties should already be in your local Target stores, if they aren’t, they will be soon so keep an eye out.
We have chosen 2 automotive icons to close out the 2010 season, the race themed 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and cloaked in fire gear, the 2010 Ford Mustang GT.
Here’s a quiz for ‘ya, who can identify the history behind the fire theme? Sorry, no prize for this one, you’ll just be a little wiser.
And for your viewing pleasure, here are the other 6 that complete this years release.
So there you have it, the 2010 Allstars Target RED Transporters.
Ok, so we’re posting a little late today, but you know how it is on a Monday. Putting out fires from the previous week, you’re thrust back into kick butt mode after vegging out, and chillaxin all weekend. But enough of that, better late than never right? Here are a couple more new Elite Transport’s to look out for, following last week’s post from SkidKid. You can add these to your list of “Gotta Have It’s”!
In February, CJ and his dedicated crew from diecastspace.com put on the fantastic Diecast Super Convention in Las Vegas. He was kind enough to invite folks from Maisto along with a bunch of celebrities in the toy and real car world. Three of us, Ralph Benitez, Eddie Casto and yours truly, Charles Hepperle, attended the events, autographed posters and picked our favorites in the customizing contest. Bryan Johnson’s entries were our favorites — we couldn’t just pick one of them because they were all so good.
Here is a photo of one of his entries as well as a picture of the master himself soon after his selection was announced at the awards dinner. You can see more photos of his customized 1:64 diecast in Castro’s post on July 9 here.
Here is the handmade trophy that we made for Bryan — he’ll be receiving it soon. The die-cast on it is the Maisto 1:64 AllStars Knuckle Dragger with special paint and a drag chute added on the back. The base paint is the original liquid orange color but the pad print decoration was removed. Then, several coats of flat clear with silver flakes were sprayed on followed by several coats of flat clear without flakes. When it dried, the paint was carefully sanded and polished to eliminate the roughness of the flakes and a few more coats of flat clear were applied. The drag chute was hand-shaped from styrene plastic then painted silver.
The car on the trophy is nothing compared to the detail that Bryan puts into his contest-winning cars but it’s our tribute to his skill.
Be the first to see it!
Here’s another Maisto Marvel 1:64 die-cast, this time from the Iron Man 2 line of single-packs. It’s the War Machine decoration on the Maisto Leadslinger casting. The stock number is 15135 and should be in stores soon.
Here’s the Marvel Iron Man 2 Dual Loop Challenge from Maisto. With two loops, a mechanical release device for fair starts and a pair of cool 1:64 die-casts it’s a lot of fun. The cars will be the Armored in Mark VI deco and the Slayer in Whip Lash deco. A plastic barrel at the end of each lane provides some smash-up action. It should be at stores in a few months.