and so it begins. the greatest contest in the history of mankind. a contest so enormous in proportion it will make the world cup, the super bowl, the world series, the olympics (summer, not winter), and the pba world championship, if all rolled up into 1, look microscopic in comparison. maisto announces the first ever rock crawler contest.
it is a contest so simple, even i could win it. except i can’t, cuz i am an employee of the company, and the government frowns on that kind of stuff. besides, i can crawl rocks all on my own…
of course i think Rock Crawler would have beat my sorry a** up that mountain, and with less recharging breaks. and guess what, we don’t want to just give you as rock crawler, we are throwing in a AUDIOBAHN car audio system, and a years supply of ROCKY ROAD candy bars! Whoa – now I got your attention, didnt i?
want to know more – hit the link for the detes:
don’t want to read so much – here is what you absolutely need to know:
- on-line consumer promotion starts oct 15
- maisto will have a new website by then (pray, and pray again)
- promoted on the new web-site, www.audiobahn.com web-site, yahoo.com, facebook.com, motortrend.com, twitter, etc
- it is a simple, enter-to win sweepstakes, with a grand prize winner and 2 runners-up awards
- the grand prize includes: 1 R/C Rock Crawler, 1 assortment of Die-cast from Maisto, 1 Audiobahn car stereo system, 1 1 year supply of Rocky Road Candy.
mark your calendars – october 15th is the date. let’s get ready to rock and crawl!!!!!!!
i promise this is the last of the pics i have from my trip to hong kong. and it is of an item we are not even making.
yes, we are producing a 1:10 R/C Audi R8, and it looks sweeeeet. but then walking around the cubies in hong kong, i spotted this version. apparently they had someone try this out to see what it would look like – the look is unreal, but so is the cost, unfortunately. so no go, but a few fotos for your viewing pleasure.
Not gonna lie working for a die cast company is pretty fun. Today we had a random attempt at a tandem battle with the Maisto Monster Drift R/C. B-Rad and myself loaded up some batteries and smashed the controllers. Not much tandem action, but still fun for sure. And with Formula Drift season ending next month, these R/C cars will have to hold me over till next year.
The Monster Drift R/C are available at a store near you.
check it out…
ROCK CRAWLER FROM MAISTO TECH PREPARE FOR HOLIDAY ASCENT
Fontana, CA. (July, 2010)
Maisto International, a worldwide leader in vehicle replicas in the toy and hobby industries, announced the initial shipments of ROCK CRAWLER, the latest title from their Maisto Tech line of radio controlled toys.
Rock Crawler features a sleek off-road body sitting on top of a massive chassis with enormous, rugged deep tread off road tires. Articulated front and rear axles keep the tires in contact with all sorts of rough terrain, even while climbing seemingly impossible ascents. The coil springs at each wheel assist in the shock absorption. The vehicle is powered by three different motors and also features tri-channel support, so three vehicles can be operated in the same area at the same time.
“This title is going to be a major breakthrough for us in the Radio Control category,” said Rick Berman, Director of International Licensing/Marketing/Design for Maisto International. “Our plan was to take a hobby-grade play pattern and make it for the masses. We were excited to see the prototype. We were thrilled with the functionality in the pre-production stage. And the final outcome is absolutely awesome and even better than we had hoped for. Retailers, who have already given us significant support for Rock Crawler, will be thrilled with the shipped product.”
Berman continued, “In addition to an outstanding product, we are looking forward to delivering our current fan-base as well as new customers the opportunity to enter-and-win several exciting prize packages from Maisto and other promotional partners during this holiday season via an on-line promotion. We will have a lot of information on this contest shortly, and will be posting it on our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Rock Crawler will also be promoted in the annual TOY INSIDER™ holiday gift guide that will appear in the November issue of Woman’s Day magazine delivering over 10 million consumer impressions during the holiday season.”
The Maisto brand name was registered in 1990 by May Cheong, a vertically integrated manufacturer based in Hong Kong. The company has been manufacturing die cast replicas for over 40 years, employs over 11,000 employees worldwide and and maintains their own manufacturing facilities covering over 2,000,000 square feet. For more information, visit them at www.maisto.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Maisto/120615934616973, and follow them at http://twitter.com/maistotoys
For more information concerning this release, contact Rick Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org
not sure who this berman guy is, but he sounds like a tool… anyway, another action shot of the RC R.C.:
and one of our fave videos…
our favorite distributor from the czech republic, pama, is back at it, doing the promotion thing right and making kids happy all in the name of maisto and bburago. how does he do it? let’s walk you through it…
first, when people are driving up to the mall, they have to have something visual for what they will be in store for. cue up the vans with maisto and bburago billboads on them – check.
posters – OMG did we forget the posters? chill dude, we got them – posters check.
ok, we are all set up. let’s take a beauty shot now so we can send it in to the DD for posting – check.
let’s get this party started – cue kids for sign-up – check!
and we have started. pic of kids playing with rc cars while the parents are off having latte’s somewhere else in the mall. check.
ok – honey, i told you, drive between the wood blocks. this aint a Rock Crawler…
and that my friends is how you run a mall promotion. Pama has it down pat, we have some more photos from another promotion he did a week later that we’ll run tomorrow. and we encourage our other distributors from around the world to send in your pics so we can get them up on the DD.
i know, i know. i said 1 post a day, and for 3 days we kept to it. but about 10 minutes ago i got this video from ford, Mustang With a Vengeance. it was made by the folks at the ford collection. let’s just say these guys got style, and there was no way i could hang on to it until my next blog day, which is saturday. nor was i going to share with castro for manana. big thanks to mark for sending it over to us, and huge thanks to the folks at the ford collection for making our children into stars – it just gets us all choked up….
Wow – check out the new video of our 1/14 Ford Raptor SVT Radio Control. This one was created by The Ford Collection themselves. Nicely done, we must say. And check out the soundtrack – damn, those boys in Detroit can BrInG iT – Crank it UP!!!!!!!
Maisto’s Rock Crawler R/C was recently picked as one of The Gadget Show’s Toy Fair “Top 5!” If you haven’t seen it in action yet, just take a look! It’s super fun to race around, climb, crawl, and kick up some dirt!