New Color!: 1/24 Maisto Design: Modern Muscle, The 2015 Ford Mustang GT

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Our old friend Friday is back again to close out the week, and this time around we’ve decided to give a quick look at a new color option for the 2015 Ford Mustang GT coming from our 1/24th scale Maisto Design series, Modern Muscle!  That’s right, this die-cast muscle car for the next generation is now available in a new color, Red, with a single Black stripe running straight down the middle and sits on a full set of Black rims! A set of opening doors, along with an opening hood will give you a better peek at all the custom details and performance upgrades tucked away inside! Be sure to keep an eye out for this one, as well as the other Modern Muscle models, at your local retailer by looking for our special Maisto Design packaging color-coded Red and labeled MUSCLE!

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McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Announced!

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If you’ve been paying attention to your motor news lately, McLaren Automotive’s new Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo car has caused quite a stir, and if you’re anything like us, it’s pretty easy to see why!

For those still out of the loop, in a response to video game creator Kazunori Yamauchi’s call for vehicle manufacturers to design “visionary GT cars,” McLaren’s Ultimate Vision was brought to life, with some collaboration in development from Yamauchi himself, for competition in the upcoming highly anticipated PlayStation 4 title, Gran Turismo Sport, who’s debut took place on October 17th!

Now this vehicle is not a prototype for any future McLaren model, but what it does do is provide us with an spectacular look toward the future with what McLaren could be capable of producing beyond the year 2030 focusing on technological excellence and their inherent principles such as a continued commitment to putting the driver first. The McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo also utilizes carbon fiber construction with Integrated Active Aero features, pioneering central prone driving position and a 1,150 horsepower hybrid powertrain, among other things, making it one extreme race car!

McLaren Automotive’s very own Design Director, Rob Melville, had this to say about the design experience, “We wanted to break new ground and to innovate and the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo does exactly that. It puts the driver absolutely at the center of the action, delivering a sensory overload with incredible sound and awe-inspiring acceleration. From the game player’s point of view, the driving experience in this car will be like nothing else: the amazing glass cockpit and the motorcycle-like driving position – with your head far forward, almost right above the front axle – combine to allow you to see exactly where the apex of the corner is so you can shave vital milliseconds off each lap. More than anything though, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a stunning looking car. The design form communicates exactly what the car’s mission is and what its intentions are: it’s the ultimate expression of the McLaren design pillars and principles we have already established, future into the 2030s.”

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On the opposite side of the spectrum, Gran Turismo’s creator and President of Polyphony Digital Inc, shared some choice words on bringing the whole project together, “I created the Vision Gran Turismo project to give car manufacturers the opportunity to design something that has all of the characteristics of their brand, and will live on as a playable vehicle in Gran Turismo. Many of the cars have become legendary in their own right, continuing to shine for years and attracting players from different eras. For me, a car needs to be an extension of the driver; I am focused not just on the appearance, but on the handling, the sound of the engine, and the feeling you get when you are racing. So, it was an honour to work with McLaren to bring the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo to life, and to put such a car on the circuits of Gran Turismo Sport for players to enjoy driving at the limit.”

As we stated before, Gran Turismo Sport, the latest title to be released in the famous Gran Turismo franchise for PlayStation, is right around the corner, and it gives players the ability to choose their preferred car from a slew of production and concept vehicles to compete in any one of 17 world-class circuits including Brands Hatch as well as the 24-hour Nürburgring!

Although the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo, just like the other Vision GT concepts that have come to fruition, will only be available in the digital space, you can’t help but dream about one day getting your hands on one.

 

New Color!: 1/16 Harley-Davidson Custom R/C, The 1964 Chevrolet C-10

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We’re officially halfway through the week and we’ve decided to amp it up with a new color option for a vehicle coming from our 1/16th scale Harley-Davidson Custom R/C line-up, the 1964 Chevrolet C-10! That’s right, this larger scale Chevy C-10 has picked up a new look, sporting Harley-Davidson’s iconic colors, Black, Orange and White, as seen above with a set of Silver rims and trim to bring it all together! Its previous color variant can also still be found on store shelves, and just like it, this new one features full function radio control as well as a steering alignment adjustment! When on the lookout at your local retailer, be sure to keep an eye out for our special H-D Custom packaging with the Harley-Davidson logo and colors shown throughout!

1/64 H-D Custom, The 1950 Mercury

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Today we’re taking a quick peek at a new model joining our 1/64th scale Harley-Davidson Custom line-up, the 1950 Mercury! This little die-cast vehicle which can be seen above features some of H-D’s classic colors and even slight deco touches such as the outline of the Harley-Davidson logo as seen on the side! A set of whitewall tires and a chrome bumpers really pull this piece together! When on the lookout for it or any of our other 1/64th scale H-D Custom models at your local retailer or Harley-Davidson store, be sure to keep an eye out for our special H-D Custom packaging with the H-D logo in full view!

Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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It’s a brand new week and today we’re back with a brand new piece coming straight from the wasteland itself, the Fresh Metal Desert Rebels 1978 Chevrolet Corvette! Just like the other desert dwellers, this die-cast vehicle is approximately 4.5″ long and features a set of oversized tires as well as a removable plastic armor cage! You also find this ’78 Corvette in two different color options and deco variants, Silver and Metallic Red! When on the lookout for them at your local retailer, be sure to keep an eye out for our Fresh Metal blister card or window box packaging with the Desert Rebels logo!

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New Color!: Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 2015 Ford Mustang GT

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Earlier this week we talked about and gave a quick peek at the 2015 Ford Mustang GT coming from our Fresh Metal Desert Rebels series. This time we’ve got its alternate color variant, Red, with some Grey wheels and a set of new deco! Just like it’s twin, this die-cast Desert Rebel is approximately 4.5” long and also features a set of oversized tires, along with a removable plastic armor cage! When on the lookout for it or the other die-cast roamers of the wasteland at your local retailer, be sure to keep an eye out for our Fresh Metal blister card or window box packaging with the Desert Rebels logo!

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Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 2015 Ford Mustang GT

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It’s Wednesday meaning we’re halfway through the week and we’re back with a look at another model coming from our Fresh Metal Desert Rebels series, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT! This die-cast GT can be found the Blue and Orange color variant seen here, as well as a Red and Silver color option! At approximately 4.5″ long, the Desert Rebels feature a set of oversize tires along with a removable plastic armor cage! When looking for the Mustang GT or any of the other 6 die-cast Desert Rebels at your local retailer, be sure to keep your eyes open for either our Fresh Metal blister card or window box packaging with the Desert Rebels logo!

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