Craziness…

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on August 6, 2008

Remember the movie “Minority Report?” Well, it seems that technology is already here. I mean, I know everyone’s got touch screens these days, but this just blows me away. Imagine when the day comes that we can browse the internet and flip through holograms that are projected into our living rooms, now all I need is that cool microwave on the jetsons that made any dish you wanted!

http://gizmodo.com/5033040/massive-multitouch-hologram-is-like-microsoft-surface-without-the-surface

source: GIZMODO

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COMIC-CON 2008!

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on July 29, 2008

Once again it’s the annual gathering of the nerds, comic-geeks, superheroes, scantily clad women, and fanboys! This year has been extremely busy for us in the CAPD and only a couple of Maisto heads were able to make it out. I had my lightsaber ready to go, but sadly did not have time to attend this year. I’m sorry, but it looks like you will have to wait till next year to see the “ghetto jedi”. These photos were taken courtesy of Julia. Thanks Julez!

HULK SMASH little nerd boys!!!!

there are some strange characters in this part of the galaxy!

As always, STAR WARS has a huge presence at Comic-Con. Here they are promoting the new animated movie, STAR WARS: The Clone Wars

I’ll get you Han Solo, and your little Wookie Too!!!

Han Solo frozen in Carbonite! AWESOME!

Hello Ladies! …No Mom, really, I just go to see the comics and my favorite artists! My Mom’s picking me up at 5 if you wanna go grab a bite to eat.

a Bat Cycle with sidecar….like Robin’s not cool enough to ride his own bike! HOLY TRAINING WHEELS BATMAN!

Batman…and BARTMAN! I want one!

REVENGE IS COMING!!!

Transformers….More Than Meets The Eye!!! I always wanted this Optimus Prime as a kid, and never got it! DARN YOU Santa Clause, DARN YOU! 

vinyl toys are wicked cool, and buffmonster is cooler.

a huge Iron Monger!!! this would be awesome to have in the CAPD, or my living room.

I think comic-con is the only place a dude can walk around with a realistic looking military assault weapon and everyone feels “safe”.

snake eyes is rad, YO JOE!!! GI-JOE the movie drops next year folks! I have been waiting for this one.

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!…….Oh sorry, I can’t touch it?, sorry…

Thanks for the photos Julez!!! You Rock!

Oh yeah, there were also some custom painted cars from the “M-Pire”,  but YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THOSE!!! (Waves hand in front of screen, using the force.)

See you next year suckaz!

Uncle Sam Rolls In a 100-MPG Solar Plug-In Hybrid

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on July 2, 2008

Sign me up for a 100-MPG vehicle…but my only question is, when are they gonna make these dang things look a little cooler? Why are all the eco-friendly, fuel efficient, electric/hybrid vehicles so dorky looking?  I mean if we put a little design effort or made the cars look a little more serious, maybe people would be lining up for them? Just my 2¢.

Tony Markel drives a plug-in hybrid that runs 50 miles per charge, goes 100 miles per gallon and gets power from the sun. If he has his way, you’ll drive one too before long.

His 2006 Prius has a lithium-ion battery six times more powerful than the nickel-metal hydride pack Toyota put in it. But what makes the car really cool is the solar panel on the roof. It generates enough juice to go 5 miles.

Markel is a senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He and his colleagues have been experimenting with the car for about a year in a quest to make lithium-ion batteries cheaper and more durable. “Those are the barriers — battery cost and battery life,” he says. “That’s the main thing holding the technology back.”

The way he sees it, though, the barriers won’t stand much longer.

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SOURCE: WIRED

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Hello CASTRO, Where Do You Want To Go Today?

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on July 1, 2008

KITT Car: Knight Rider Themed GPS Unit

You know sometimes you’re sitting there at work browsing the web (researching for work of course), and you come across a crown jewel of sorts in the midst of the same old boring junk. Like this Knight Rider themed GPS. It is an in-car unit which delivers turn by turn instructions in the genuine voice of KITT, aka voice actor William Daniels.

This GPS, from satnav maker Mio, also added some killer red swooping lights as seen on the front of KITT. According to Autoblog, the unit will actually ask “Hello Michael, where do you want to go today?” when powered up. How friggin cool is that? It makes me only wish my name was Michael!

It’s not out yet, but will be $270 when available.

SOURCES: Gadget Lab, Autoblog

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Death Race Anyone???

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on June 24, 2008

I personally think this movie is gonna RULE!

Ex-con Jensen Ames (Statham) is forced by the warden of a notorious prison (Allen) to compete in our post-industrial world’s most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

 

WELCOME TO L.A.!!!

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on June 11, 2008

87-81 LAKERS TAKE GAME 3!

So the tables turn a little now that our boys are back on their home turf! Vujacic (the machine) and Kobe held this one down and Gasol kept the green at bay! No offense to our Boston friends or collectors, but what a game, huh? It was sure close, but I wouldn’t count our L.A. boys out just yet. Growing up in Southern California, it’s always been about the local L.A. teams. Through both the good and the very bad times, I’ve always been a loyal fan. Sure I like some other teams, but in the end the City of Angels always has my heart. See you in game 4!

 

3G iPhone….WHAT?

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on June 9, 2008

 

Apple introduces the new iPhone 3G

The new iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking, built-in GPS, and iPhone 2.0 software that supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs hundreds of third party applications built with the iPhone SDK. Available in 22 countries on July 11, iPhone 3G comes in two models: an 8GB model priced at $199 (US) and a 16GB model priced at $299 (US).

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Yes, I was one of the first to rush out and buy the 1st generation iPhone, and it really didn’t bother me when they dropped the price shortly after. The rest of the CAPD soon followed the dream that is owning the coolest damn phone on the planet! I am so looking forward to the 2.0 software update. The new price drop and upgrades are making me drool a little. We are a little gadget crazy over here, so we thought we’d share the awesomeness! This makes us here in the CAPD very excited. I think I’ll take 2!

 

 

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WORKIN 9 to 5!!!

Posted in Maisto by CASTRO on May 8, 2008

…well, actually like 8:30 to about 6:00! We were extremely busy today, so I didn’t have time to post anything. But busy is good right? It’s not just today either, we have loads of stuff to knock out in the next few weeks so you guys can have more cool stuff to buy soon! We’ve got a zillion e-sheets to do, packaging, turnarounds, and several other projects. Plus we get bombarded with mockup requests on a weekly basis, oh and the BLOG! We want to keep you all informed on the latest happenings with Maisto, our twin Sistah from anotha mother Bburago, and the CAPD! Some things I’d love to share, but you know, we gotta keep some things secret! What does everyone think of having some contests up in here? You know, giveaways, limited stuff, customs, stickers, freebies, what does everyone think? Let’s see some comments!

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